August 30, 2013

Historic Real Estate: The Aerial View Edition

  • By: Emily Potter
blog_photo_Rocky Farm, RI
Aerial view of Historic Rocky Farm.

Historic Rocky Farm -- Newport, R.I.

This beautiful, private retreat features unparalleled views of the ocean and Gooseberry Island. The 17th-century house is one of the oldest in Newport, once owned by Newport founder Governor William Brenton. Patios, gardens, a garage, and workshop complete the enchanting property. Price tag: $4,700,000

blog_photo_Almodington, MD
View from the end of the dock -- Almodington farmhouse to the left and guest cottage to the right.

Almodington -- Princess Anne, Md.

Eat breakfast in the waterside breakfast room, relax with a fishing pole or good book on the 100-foot dock, or invite family and friends over for a weekend to stay in the adjacent brick guest cottage. This idyllic 18th-century Eastern Shore farm will take your breath away with over 4,000 feet of waterfront property and 203 acres. Click through to the listing to see the aerial view. Price tag: $3,495,000

blog_photo_Mosby Birthplace, VA
Front and left side of the Mosby Birthplace addition, which was constructed of materials from a house built in 1837. 

Colonel John S. Mosby CSA (Gray Ghost) Birthplace -- Powhatan, Va.

Colonel Mosby was a Confederate cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War, whose battalion was known for its ability to elude Union Army pursuers and disappear by blending in with local farmers and townsmen (hence the “Gray Ghost” nickname). Mosby spent the first part of his life in this 18th-century Federal home. Originally a two-over-two, the house was dismantled in 1980, moved one mile on the same property, and rebuilt with an addition. Click through to the listing to see the aerial view. Price tag: $899,000

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