OLD HOMES FOR SALE

$495,000

Isabella Person Home

1009 Church Street Port Gibson on sale
  • 6,693 sq ft
  • 5 beds
  • 7 baths

Listed on the National Register as the Person Home, Isabella Bed And Breakfast is located on Highway 61 between Vicksburg and Natchez, just off the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Originally constructed in 1834 as a small one story dog- trot cottage, the property was updated to become a two-story residence in 1880. The James W. Person family purchased the home in 1908, where Isabella Person and four siblings were born and Isabella continued to live for the next 92 years. After her death, it quickly fell into a state of sad disrepair. It wasn’t until Phil and Bobbye Pinnix’s extensive restoration in 2010 that the Person Home again became a source of Southern pride. With its magnificent stained-glass windows and stately 1880 Queen Anne architecture, guests enjoy classical beauty and an array of modern amenities.

$95,000

Rivesville Eye Catcher

2097 Mccurdysville Pike Rivesville on sale
  • 1,222 sq ft
  • 3 beds
  • 1 baths

This 19th Century home may be part of history! Estimated to be built in 1830, just as Rivesville was becoming a town and before West Virginia was a state. The home is filled with history, charm, love, and is ready for new memories. Come discovery it today!

$699,000

Shaker Brook Farm

155-157 Troy Road Marlboro on sale
  • 6,000 sq ft
  • 9 beds
  • 5 baths

SHAKER BROOK FARM, a unique estate on 73.3 acres of gently rolling hills consisting of woods, crystal clear brook, wildlife pond, extensive gardens & sweeping lawns. In this charming rural setting you will experience a high level of gracious living & entertaining & unusual privacy. There are 3 exceptional & very different structures. The main house has been impeccable preserved & maintained. The 2 bdrm guest house, currently being used for a small home business. A glass enclosed breezeway connects the main house to the octagonal Shaker style building that once was a gallery & now serves at the LIV rm w/ fireplace & the master suite. The upper level balcony is an office. This property could be a wonderful destination for fundraising events, special parties or perhaps a B&B. And it would be perfect for a family who home schools. Minutes from Keene & near VT & MA. 2 more lots 63.7ac & 26ac available. Reg. Certified American Tree Farm

$425,000

The John Hutchinson House

305 2nd Street NW Faribault on sale
  • 5,177 sq ft
  • 6 beds
  • 8 baths

Sitting high on a lot amongst some of the oldest and most prestigious homes in Faribault is a lovely Queen Anne Victorian home that was built in 1892 for John Hutchinson, a prominent and successful businessman in the area. This “Painted Lady” features a unique three-story octagonal tower and an ornate porch which wraps around the front façade. Many of the original interior architectural elements survive such as pocket doors, gingerbread trim, inlaid hardwood floors, two elaborate fireplaces, and a beautiful decorative staircase (an amazing achievement for a home that at one time in its history was a boarding house and whose floorplan has been slightly altered over the years). The home was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1982 and is currently operating as the Historic Hutchinson House Bed and Breakfast.

Hutchinson was born in Montreal, Canada in 1840, immigrating to the United States with his parents in 1851. Eight years later, he settled in Rice County and worked with his father in farming, as well as a contractor and builder. In 1862, he enlisted with the 6th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, serving first in the US-Dakota War of 1862, and then moving south a few years later to fight in the Civil War. After mustering out in 1865, he returned to Minnesota to begin a career in the saw-milling and lumber industries. It was in 1885, after a stint as manager for the Flynt Furniture Company, he founded the Faribault Furniture Company, in partnership with Albert Stockton. The company became the leading manufacturer of furniture in the region. Not one to dabble in only one trade, he also partnered the Faribault Roller Mills and Faribault Loan and Insurance Company.

Times were hard for Hutchinson when it came to family, losing his first wife in 1876, and his second wife just a few years after moving into the Queen Anne home. He married his third wife in 1902. In 1915, he moved to California with his wife and youngest child, passing away in November of that year at the ripe old age of 75. His prominent home still survives though, and stands as a testament to the prestige and beauty of a bygone era in Faribault, Minnesota.

This historic property is currently listed for sale, with additional information available at the property website www.3052ndStreetNW.com. The B&B business is also for sale but being sold separately.

$2,995,000

The Donaldson Mansion

1712 Mount Curve Avenue Minneapolis on sale
  • 12,195 sq ft
  • 7 beds
  • 9 baths

History of the Home
 
Built in 1906, this stunning home was designed for Lawrence Donaldson, who with his brother William, founded the Donaldson Department Store in Minneapolis. The architectural firm of Kees and Colburn was commissioned to design the family’s residence, known for a number of major works in Minneapolis including the Grain Exchange Building, Donaldson’s Office Building, and the Charles H. Harrington Mansion. They later designed the Loring Theater, the Ford Centre, and The Lowry, to name a few.
 
Constructed mainly of brick, the home is exquisitely detailed with a mixture of several design styles, the most prevalent being Arts & Crafts and Beaux Arts. Subtle design elements throughout the home, linked to Mr. Donaldson\’s Scottish heritage, feature the thistle. Probably the most identifiable symbol of all things Scottish, the flower can be found on the facade of the house, the entry columns, above the entry door, on the chimneys, in the living room Tiffany window, and more!
 
Completed sometime in 1907, additional modifications to the home began in 1908 by expanding the north side – a dining room and a second floor bedroom were enlarged, a sleeping porch was added, and the screened-in porch became an enclosed sun room. The Donaldson’s also hired well known designer John Bradstreet to create a Japanese inspired Sun Parlor, as well as design the Reception Room/Study off the main foyer. In 1916, the carriage house was completed with four large carriage stalls, a second floor apartment, a number of work rooms, and a connecting tunnel.
 
As happened to many large properties in the Twin Cities as time moved on, the estate was subdivided into six separate lots in 1959 when it was sold by the Donaldson family. After the passing of many decades and multiple owners, the main house was bought by the current owners in 2000, who later that year acquired the original northwest hillside lot extending down to Kenwood Parkway, and in 2001 the carriage house. With three of the six lots reunited, the land totals just over an acre, or 44,792 square feet, representing one of the largest residential properties in Minneapolis.
 
Restoration of a Gem
 
Thankfully the new owners had a vision of restoring the home back to its former splendor. Over the last decade, with love and dedication, some of the highest quality craftsman and artisans were employed to bring the home back to life, while incorporating state of the art technology and modern conveniences for today\’s busy lifestyle.
 
Carriage House
 
The 3 level carriage house includes a fully restored and renovated upper level 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath apartment with kitchen, living room, and dining room and just under 1500 finished square feet. If leased, one parking stall is included with the apartment, and is located on the main level in the property’s terrazzo floored 4 car garage. The space would also be perfect as a nanny or in-law suite. The garage main level also features a workshop and tool room. The lower level, which connects to the main residence via a tunnel includes an exercise room, work shop, half bath, and storage rooms.
 
 

 

$3,950,000

Vaux Hill Estate

1248 Pawlings Road Phoenixville on sale
  • 8,951 sq ft
  • 7 beds
  • 10+ baths

The ‘Fatland Estate’ also known as ‘Vaux Hill’ is a spectacular and historic 15-acre property. The Estate, originally constructed in 1776, features the beautifully renovated, restored and expanded Greek Revival Mansion designed by renowned Philadelphia architect, John Haviland. The main mansion is +/-9,000 square feet with 7 bedroom suites, 4 full and 2 half baths, open living spaces, a real ‘pub’ in the fully finished basement, and a roof deck overlooking the entire county. The owners of this masterpiece have added unique and valuable details throughout the home making it even more special. The expansive room sizes of the main level, with windows the size of doors, overlook all the terraces which are perfect for peaceful everyday living and fabulous, elegant entertaining all over looking Valley Forge National Park and minutes from Valley Forge Casino. The property also includes an elegant pool, stylish pool house complete with plumbing, tennis court and horse pastures. Vaux Hill is also being sold with a separate 3 acre parcel including a barn. The mansion and grounds must be seen to be believed. Enter through the grand gated entrance of the fully fenced grounds, along the impeccably manicured, tree-lined drive and into the breathtaking circular courtyard with museum quality, carved marble fountain, surrounded by glorious grounds. Incredible original architectural designs, millwork moldings and features are exquisitely blended with the finest newly imported materials, incredible antique fixtures and refinements, masterful craftsmanship, updated systems, gourmet kitchen, and all new imported marble baths including two luxury steam baths. This property is a historic treasure, make it your impressive home or turn it into an incredible entertainment and event venue also exists.

$72,000

Historic Bishopville Victorian

401 W. Church Street Bishopville on sale
  • 3,006 sq ft
  • 4 beds
  • 2 baths

Victorian home located in Historical area of Bishopville, is in search of new owner to restore to original grandeur. Large deck overlooking the established yard with pecan & fruit trees, approximately 3000 sq. feet, entry foyer, wide spacious hallways, formal living and dining rooms, built-ins, 4 Bedroom, 1.5 baths, hardwood floors, fireplaces, ceiling fans, widows watch front view 2nd floor, front and side wrap around porches for family gatherings or relaxing rockers.