May 9, 2014

Historic Real Estate: The Oak Edition

  • By: Emily Potter
blog_photo_Shady Oaks, NC
Shady Oaks is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a wonderful example of the elegant homes built in North Carolina's Roanoke Valley.

Shady Oaks -- Warrenton, North Carolina

Shady Oaks is thought to have been originally constructed for tobacco planter, entrepreneur, and civic leader Robert Tines Creek. The home’s most notable features are the elegant woodwork found in the music room and living room and the “carved blind arch” found in the entryway. These and other historic elements have been carefully preserved by previous owners. Price: $395,000

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Maryland's Oakland house is well-situated, near exceptional schools, shopping, major hospitals, and universities.

Oakland -- Towson, Maryland

Built circa 1813, this beautifully restored stone Colonial house has maintained its original historic charm while receiving modern upgrades. The house offers a double-parlor and dining room, seven bedrooms, and three-and-a-half baths, plus a finished basement -- all located at the end of a long private driveway. Price: $850,000

blog_photo_Old Pineapple Inn
This charming historic home in Florida is just an hour's drive from Orlando and only 10 minutes from the ocean and 30 minutes from Port Canaveral.

Old Pineapple Inn -- Melbourne, Florida

Framed with oak trees and a white picket fence, this working bed-and-breakfast offers a beautiful space for weddings or other social gatherings. The three-story home was built in 1886 by the first Lieutenant Governor of Florida, William Henry Gleason. In addition to Gleason’s original office, the interior features a caged elevator and stained glass windows. Price: $699,000

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