March 23, 2013

Historic Real Estate: The Delightfully Named Edition

  • By: Emily Potter

blog_photo_Edenton, NC
Hope Cottage; 1,800 square feet; 3/4 acre lot; move-in ready.

Hope Cottage -- Edenton, North Carolina

Nestled among the trees is Edenton’s Hope Cottage, recently named one of North Carolina’s Great Places by the NC Chapter of the American Planning Association. Decide for yourself if the 1907 waterfront property, which comes with a finished outbuilding perfect for an office or hideaway and one of the finest gardens in town, is indeed one of the greatest places. Price tag: $485,000

Gracious Galveston; 4,786 square feet; 4,200 acres; move in ready.

Gracious Galveston at its Finest -- Galveston, Texas

This Galveston gem was built in 1885 as the home of Peter Gengler, who was a noted Galveston grocer. The current owners spent three years meticulously restoring original features and incorporating modern updates. The home has also been featured on Galveston Historical Foundation’s Historic Homes Tour and its Christmas Tour. Price tag: $641,500

Quietude; 4,300 square feet; 12.3 acres; move-in ready.

Quietude -- Livingston, Alabama

If the name “Quietude” doesn’t say it all, its location does. Set atop a hill of century-old pecan trees, and surrounded by 12 acres of rolling pasture and fruit and nut trees, this beautiful Greek revival style home offers 4,300 square feet of spacious rooms, eight fireplaces, and solid pine floors. Price tag: $249,900

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