6 ornate homes with historical significance
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Lake Forest, Illinois. Howard Van Doren Shaw, a leader in the American Craftsman movement, built this seven-bedroom home in 1909.
The fully renovated House of Four Winds features ornate plaster moldings, eight fireplaces, and original millwork. The Smithsonian has documented the contemporary gardens. $2,995,000.
Saint Paul, Minnesota. Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Secretary of State Frank B. Kellogg resided in this four-bedroom house listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The red granite home was renovated in 2004 and has five fireplaces, inlaid floors, vaulted ceilings, crown moldings, and French doors. The 0.5-acre property includes a reflection pool and a carriage house. $2,295,000.
Hagerstown, Maryland. This eight-bedroom home was constructed over three different periods, starting with a stone house in 1775. In the 1840s, a Greek Revival section was added, and in 1908, a living room, dining room, catering kitchen, and multiple bedrooms were added.
Presidents Washington and Jefferson visited the residence and now 4-acre property that boasts views of South Mountain. $599,900.
Winchester, Virginia. This Second Empire Victorian was built for Judge Edmund Pendleton in 1872. The seven-bedroom house features a grand center hall, a ballroom, black walnut floors, and decorative moldings.
Lucille Ball, Adam West, and other celebrities and dignitaries attended events here. The 4.2-acre property includes an in-ground pool and lush lawns. $1,800,000.
Cazenovia, New York. Drovers Tavern was a Federal-style inn completed in 1820. Known as a stop for cattlemen headed to New York City, the house was recognized by the Department of the Interior in 1934 and is archived in the Library of Congress.
The four-bedroom home features three fireplaces, the original inn sign, and a kitchen with a wood-beamed ceiling. The 114-acre property near Syracuse has a pool, a carriage house, and a barn. $895,000.
Wyoming, Ohio. This Victorian Italianate was built by Civil War Col. George House in 1868 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The four-bedroom home has four fireplaces, wood floors, high ceilings, and crown moldings. Updates include a new roof and a recently painted exterior. $450,000.
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