10 Prettiest Historical Homes that Hit the Market

People who are on a constant hunt for your perfect homes certainly we did not disappoint you! From a majestic Southern mansion to a cosy log cabin, we present here the 10 historical homes that topped your wish list this year. Have a look on it!

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The top 10 historical homes which hit the market this year given below by country living are as follows:

01. This Cozy New England Farmhouse:

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The warm glow inside this beautiful Maine home seems to beckon, “Come inside!” Situated on 25 idyllic acres in a coastal town, and featuring a fireplace in nearly every room, this farmhouse would make Currier & Ives (and the rest of us, too) feel right at home. Dating to the 1700s, it was moved from Massachusetts to its current location in 2001, and meticulously restored to preserve all of its original character.

Asking price: $950,000

For more information, contact Randy Dee Ferrell, Ocean Gate Realty at (207) 615-1513

02. This New Hampshire Great Camp:

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Few of the original great camps remain on New Hampshire’s storied Lake Winnipesaukee, but we’re certainly glad that Boulder Lodge (once owned by the Lipton family) has stood the test of time. Built in 1840, its beautiful historical interior is the perfect mix of rustic and elegant. It comes with nearly six acres and offers stunning lake views.

Asking Price: $4,500,000

For more information, contact Kristin Hayes Claire, LandVest at (603) 227-2411

03. This Spectacular Southern Mansion:

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Tara has nothing on this 55-acre Natchez, MS plantation, the centerpiece of which is a gargantuan c. 1856 mansion that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As the only surviving antebellum mansion in Mississippi that’s encircled by columns (there are a whopping 26 of them!), it’s our Southern fantasy come-to-life.

Asking Price: $6,950,000

For more information, contact Peter Patout, Talbot Historic Properties at (504) 481-4790

04. This Adorable Kentucky Log Cabin:

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A few rustic log homes caught our attention this year (remember that Tennessee charmer with a working grist mill?), but the most swoon-worthy of the bunch was Cabin Creek Farm, nestled on 28 secluded acres in rural Kentucky. Decked out in primitive country style, it’s equal parts classy and cozy. There’s a sweet back-story to boot-the current owner first fell in love with the home when she saw it on the cover of Country Living in 1993.

Asking Price: $385,000

For more information, contact Ken Garcia, RE/MAX Elite Bluegrass Team at (859) 494-5521

05. This Insanely Inexpensive Illinois Gingerbread House:

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If there’s one thing we learned in 2016, it’s that you don’t have to spend a fortune to find a beautiful historical home. We spent the year ogling cheap homes, rounding up a handful of gorgeous homes under $100,000 and another bunch of that were just too pretty to be so affordable. But our all-time favorite might be this Gothic gingerbread house in Tiskilwa, IL, offered at just $85,000, with enough vintage detail to please any old-house lover.

Asking Price: $85,000

For more information, contact Larry Thomas, Landmark Realty of Illinois, LLC at (815) 866-8390

06. Every House in This English Village:

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Why dream about living in a romantic English cottage when you could own a whole town full of them? The entire village of West Heslerton in North Yorkshire popped up on the market this year, and the asking price of $20 million includes a manor house, 43 cottages and a pub, in addition to 2,000 acres. The most recent owner passed away in 2010, and while she left no beneficiaries, she did leave behind a legacy of kindness and benevolence, having kept the village rents exceptionally low throughout her ownership.

Asking Price: $20,000,000

For more information, contact Cundalls

07. This Charming Cape Cod Cottage

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We’d be hard-pressed to find a house we didn’t love on the magical oasis that is Cape Cod, but when we heard that one of the peninsula’s oldest homes was on the market (it’s thought to date to 1639!) we knew we had found our latest house crush. Situated in Cape Cod’s oldest town of Sandwich, the house has all the features you’d expect to find in a cottage by the sea, from the shingled exterior right down to the blossoming hydrangea bushes.

Status: SOLD (Sob!)

For more information, visit Thayer & Thomas/William Raveis

08. This Shabby Chic Texas Ranch House:

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A picturesque 131 acres comprise Rustic Ranch, our favorite property to hit the market in Texas’s Hill Country this year. It’s been used for years as an event venue, though we’d happily transform the entire place into our own private oasis. Though the property also contains a bridal cottage and a log groom’s cabin, the c. 1905 main ranch house-with its picture-perfect shabby chic decor-is the real showstopper here.

Asking Price: $4,995,000

For more information, contact Dave Murray, DMTX Realty at (512) 695-2176

09. This Creekside Pennsylvania Beauty:

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Every feature of this Pennsylvania log home has us drooling, from the back porch with creek views to the large bank barn to the massive stone wine cellar. Life here would be like stepping back to c. 1765, when hand-crafted details were commonplace (Even the finished basement is gorgeous!). Bonus: It’s surrounded by other period-perfect historical homes. Where do we sign?

Asking Price: $775,000

For more information, contact Katherine Matson at Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Home Services, (610) 223-8543

10. Basically, Every Fixer-Upper We Laid Eyes On This Year:

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There were more fixer-uppers on the market this year than ever before, which is good news for those of us who love a challenge. Whether or not you consider yourself to be an old-house lover, it’s difficult not to walk into an old, dusty, abandoned home and not want to save it. We saw more beautiful fixer-uppers than ever this year, from that $99,000 farmhouse in South Carolina, to that stunning Pennsylvania showstopper to that sprawling New York Victorian on 270 acres. There were fixer-uppers for lighthouse-lovers, and for those who dream of life in an idyllic white farmhouse. If you happen to soon become the lucky owner of a historical fixer-upper, make sure to preserve at least part of the original home—after all, they just don’t build ’em like they used to.

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Richa Parmar





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