Feature

6 charming homes from the 1800s

It doesn't hurt to look!

Grand View–on-Hudson, New York

Home.

Courtesy image

Green Hill dates to the 1860s. The five-bedroom furnished house has wide-​board chestnut and fir floors, carved mantels, a mahogany stairwell, updated bathrooms, and a chef's kitchen.

Home.

Courtesy image

The 2-acre riverfront property features trails, cliffs, a waterfall, old sandstone walls and herringbone brick paths, native spruce and specimen plantings, and a greenhouse, koi pond, gunite pool, bocce court, and pizza oven. $3,850,000. Richard Ellis, Ellis Sotheby's International Realty, (914) 393-0438.

Weston, Connecticut

Home.

Courtesy image

This 1890 Swedish church converted to a three-bedroom home is on the State Register of Historical Places. The structure's renovation included a master suite built into the apse; an open living area with cathedral ceilings and stained-glass window; a reading nook in the bell tower; an eat-in chef's kitchen; a butler's pantry with dishwasher, refrigerator, and sink; and a floor-to-ceiling library shelf with rolling ladder.

Home.

Courtesy image

The 0.42-acre lot surrounded by trees features a large stone patio. $775,000. Tracy Serpa, Brown Harris Stevens, (203) 803-3473.

Winter Harbor, Maine

Home.

Courtesy image

Grindstone Neck Cottage on Frenchman's Bay has eyebrow rooflines, coffered ceilings, a porte cochere with granite columns, and many other traditional shingle-cottage details. The 1892 eight-bedroom house features a family room with a curved granite fireplace, a paneled dining room, a gourmet kitchen with hand-painted French tiles, a sunroom, two game rooms, an extensive deck, and mountain, bay, and ocean views.

Home.

Courtesy image

The 4.6-acre wooded property includes lawns, perennial gardens, a three-car garage, and 231 feet of deep waterfront. $3,890,000. Story Litchfield, LandVest/-Christie's International Real Estate, (207) 276-3840.

Marblehead, Massachusetts

Home.

Courtesy image

This seven-bedroom Georgian-style estate was built in 1896 with high ceilings, hardwood floors and paneling, five fireplaces, a carved staircase, and multiple covered porches. Rooms include a principle suite with water views, modern kitchen with granite counters and work island, billiard room, wine cellar, and library.

Home.

Courtesy image

The 1-acre landscaped lot overlooking Marblehead Neck Harbor features lawns, a herringbone brick driveway, a two-car carriage house, and 230 feet of water frontage with deepwater dock rights. $4,995,000. Steven White, William Raveis Real Estate/Luxury Portfolio International (781) 690-6433.

Summerville, South Carolina

Home.

Courtesy image

The iconic red front door of this 1897 Victorian pays tribute to cosmetics mogul Elizabeth Arden, who once kept the house as a summer home. The five-bedroom mansion in Summerville's historic downtown retains its original double piazzas, 12-foot ceilings, heart-pine floors, hand-carved moldings, and six fireplaces, and includes a chef's kitchen, bar room, and dining room.

Home.

Courtesy image

Outside are a Robert Marvin-designed garden, two gazebos, a pool, a pool house with kitchen, and three cottages. $2,295,000. Kalyn Smythe, William Means Real Estate/Christie's International Real Estate, (843) 708-3353.

Zoar, Ohio

Home.

Courtesy image

This 1820 two-bedroom log cabin is one of the earliest homes in Zoar, founded in 1817 by German religious separatists and now a National Historic Landmark. The house has floors of thick-cut wood and local brick, exposed beams, a black-walnut banister, two fireplaces, an updated kitchen with copper farm sink, and a screened porch with a swing.

Home.

Courtesy image

The lot includes lawns and a garage with efficiency apartment. $300,000. Katherine Campbell, Street Sotheby's International Realty, (419) 651-8237.

This article was first published in the latest issue of The Week magazine. If you want to read more like it, you can try six risk-free issues of the magazine here.

Recommended

Oversight Board says Facebook must 'urgently improve' transparency
Facebook
'not acceptable'

Oversight Board says Facebook must 'urgently improve' transparency

The Biden administration's sloppy supply chain spin
Biden administration members.
Picture of W. James Antle IIIW. James Antle III

The Biden administration's sloppy supply chain spin

The daily business briefing: October 21, 2021
Wall St.
Business briefing

The daily business briefing: October 21, 2021

Biden, Democrats exploring new tax options amid Sinema veto of rate hikes
Kyrsten Sinema, Joe Biden, Rob Portman
Build Back Cheaper

Biden, Democrats exploring new tax options amid Sinema veto of rate hikes

Most Popular

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry indicted on charges of lying to federal investigators
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry.
see you in court

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry indicted on charges of lying to federal investigators

The American 'Great Resignation' by the numbers
Help wanted sign
Help Wanted

The American 'Great Resignation' by the numbers

Assaults against law enforcement officers rose in 2020
Miami Beach police officers.
public safety

Assaults against law enforcement officers rose in 2020