August 1, 2014

Historic Real Estate: The Amenities Edition

  • By: Emily Potter
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This historic New Mexico adobe home was restored in 2001, and seamlessly combines the old and new both inside and out.

Taos Adobe -- Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico

Built in 1795, this four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is enveloped in culture and history. The High Road to Taos ends in Ranchos de Taos, where Spanish settlers first began to build homes in the late-18th century. With its thick adobe walls, hand carved railings, and a dining room fireplace designed for cooking over an open flame, this historic home transports you through time -- but also includes modern upgrades for comfort. And it doesn't stop there. Additional amenities include a separate one-bedroom casita, greenhouse, and root cellar. Price: $750,000

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Cross Manor, whose most recent owner was broadcasting journalist Ted Koppel, overflows with luxurious amenities.

Historic Cross Manor -- Saint Inigoes, Maryland

Gorgeous waterfront views (over 3,000 feet of waterfront along the Saint Inigoes Creek) and elegant interiors aren't the only selling points for this circa 1765, fully restored home. The property also includes two one-bedroom guest houses, boathouse (provide your own boat), multiple barns (including stable, storage, and tobacco barns), pool, and lighted tennis court. You won’t be lacking in activities living at this historic house. Price: $3,945,500

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Hudson Bush Farm has hosted many public events over the years, including annual plant sales, Garden Conservancy tours (which are still being held today), weddings, and historic house tours. 

Hudson Bush Farm -- Hudson, New York

Hudson Bush Farm is one of New York’s most historic and architecturally significant homes. Built in 1785 by Hendrick van Rensselaer, the graceful Georgian house has been meticulously maintained inside and out. Make your way upstairs via an elegant staircase from the Grand Hall, display your favorite items in the built-in cupboard in the dining room, and bring together family and friends in the large kitchen. You can also offer overnight visitors a stay in the 1830s guest cottage, store your tractor (or other vehicle or machinery) in the tractor barn, or spend time in the greenhouse (tending plants for your three acres of formal gardens), potting shed, or summer tea house. Price: $2,400,000

More than 12,000 years of history are written throughout the sacred landscape of Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. Tell your lawmakers to support the Bears Ears National Monument Expansion Act and protect this special place.

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