These 5 Old Houses Have Elegant Woodwork

148 Hawthorn St, New Bedford, MA

Along with the faulty wiring and the headaches, old houses come with the absolutely, most positively stunning details that make your jaw drop and your heart soar. These beautiful built-ins and most extravagantly ornamented rooms are so pretty that it boggles the mind and pretty much no one would, or could, execute them to such perfection today. Craftsmanship, people. Here are a selection of homes that have the *wow* factor when it comes to woodwork.

1. 310 West Broadway Street, Brunswick, MO  – $399,000

6 beds/5.5 baths 
4,810 sqft, 1 acre

The combination of wood paneled walls and fabulous inlaid wood flooring in this room is luxurious. That shade of green is perfect. The owners have cared for The Ashlyn House for over 20 years and it’s served as a Bed & Breakfast in the past. I’m not surprised because I, too, would pay money to read a book in this glamorous nook.

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2. 1085 Georgia Ave, Macon, GA  – $1,600,000

10 beds/10 baths
14,375 sqft, 0.33 acres

Burke Mansion has it all. Fabulous wainscoting, staircase, intricate inlaid wood flooring and more. Pocket doors, bedroom fireplaces. The works. You have to see every photo. What I’m absolutely loving, though, are the built-ins in the Butler’s Pantry. So classic.

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3. 332 Sharon-Goshen Turnpike, West Cornwall, CT – $1,085,000

3 beds/3.5 baths
2,483 sqft, 11.57 acres

Cornwall Estate c. 1750 is complete with kitchen hearth, low exposed beams and the absolutely cozy feel of period Colonial homes. The imported antique English paneling and fireplace in this room really steal the show. Museum quality stunning, folks.

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4. 626 4th St N, Stillwater, MN – $1,200,000

8 beds/8 baths
6,957 sqft, 0.6 acres

Currently operating as a Bed & Breakfast, and good, because this place must be seen by the public! The Sauntry Mansion is a fabulous Queen Anne with layers upon layers of fabulous woodwork. The dining room’s built in buffet is easily the most magnificent feature.

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5. 148 Hawthorn St, New Bedford, MA – $395,000

10 beds/3.5 baths
5,130 sqft, 0.29 acres

The Leander Plummer House is a unique blend of Greek Revival and Gothic elements. The interior’s got chestnut floors, coffered ceilings, paneling and a tiled fireplace with painted scene that is absolutely. haunting. Also, the light pouring into these rooms is so good.

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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.

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