1023 Forest Ave, Palo Alto, CA
Temperatures are warming up, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, and the real estate market is gearing up for a busy spring. There are so many old houses hitting the market that *need* your attention right now! Here is a mashup of everything that’s making me exclaim “Ok, that’s just…WOW!” at my computer screen this week.
1. 94 Court St, Plattsburgh, NY – $299,000
9 beds/4 baths
5,860 sqft, 0.3 acres
This one is currently the coziest B&B and looks very capable of forcing visitors to pull off the road and check right in. I’m partial to green, so this one checks all of my boxes from the curb, but I think the caliber of woodwork visible once stepping inside (grand staircase, inlay flooring, fabulous little fireplace arch area) could win over anyone.
2. 1023 Forest Ave, Palo Alto, CA – $5,488,000
4 beds/4 baths
4,516 sqft, 0.23 acres
Located just down the road from Google, Apple and Facebook in Silicon Valley, this home is the epitome of analog craftsmanship’s finer accomplishments.
3. 143 Fox Hall Ln, Barton, VT – $750,000
7 beds/6 baths
3,985 sqft, 29.3 acres
A unique victorian set on over 29 acres overlooking Lake Willoughby, the Lake Lucerne of America. Two restored summer cottages, a chapel, bath house and dining hall are also included in the sale.
4. 5264 State Hwy 215S, Monticello, SC – $795,000
4 beds/2 baths
5,043 sqft, 18.22 acres
The Pearl at Monticello was designed by renowned architect Robert Mills and sits on over 18 acres. Only three families have owned this home since it was built in 1840!
5. 932 W Main St, Franklin, TN – $2,595,000
4 beds/4 baths
4,505 sqft, 0.4 acres
This National Register listed property c. 1896 earned its place with 7 stained-glass windows, heart of pine floors, pocket doors and 9 fireplaces! That’s right, 9 fireplaces.
6. 5285 Sweitzer Road, Mohnton, PA – $1,500,000
5 beds/4 baths
5,881 sqft, 42.82 acres
Echo Hollow Farms includes a c. 1790 farmhouse nestled on over 42 acres. That’s space for orchards, an in-ground pool, stone barn and an active spring house with natural spring water! That sounds luxurious, no?
7. 1670 Church St, Appomattox, VA – $695,000
6 beds/6 baths
5,100 sqft, 2.8 acres
This c.1933 Tudor estate has had several additions over the years, but I’m still loving it. It’s just a ten minute drive from Appomattox and has a lot of potential as an event venue.
8. 114 Sycamore St, Tiffin, OH – $284,500
6 beds/5 baths
3,936 sqft, 0.44 acres
This purple Second Empire is in the sought-after south side of Tiffin and really *must* be the coolest house on the block. Who can say no to a mansard roof?
9. 8739 Myers Lake Ave NE, Rockford, MI – $399,900
4 beds/3 baths
1,970 sqft, 2.01 acres
This victorian just looks at home nestled in the snow. Surrounded by 2 acres, this beautiful, turn-of- the-century home and classic red barn are just outside of Downtown Rockford.
10. 405 E Bridge St, Cynthiana, KY – $384,500
4 beds/4 baths
A Queen Anne in one of Cynthiana’s finest historic districts. Original to the home are: 8 fireplaces with tile surrounds and ornate mantles; two sets of double pocket doors; most of the hardwood floors and unpainted Eastlake woodwork and windows.
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AUTHOR ALIX ADAMS
Alix is CIRCA’s Properties Manager. She relishes working directly with homeowners and real estate agents to track down new stewards for homes with secrets to keep and stories to tell! On a lifetime mission to visit every great flea market in the world, she’s probably going to need a bigger old house soon.