Historic Real Estate: The White Clapboard Edition
You'll have plenty of room for entertaining in this grand house -- eight bedrooms, two kitchens, and four fireplaces ensure there is space for everyone.
John Howland Wood Mansion -- Bayside, Texas
The Wood House was built in 1875 for John Howland Wood, a soldier, rancher, merchant, and civic leader in Texas. His magnificent home is one of the most substantial and least altered country mansions in post-Civil War Texas. It is a true piece of history, as the mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 and became a Texas Historic Landmark in 1998. Price: $1,495,000
Bellevue -- Accokeek, Md.
Bellevue is a remarkable example of a small plantation from the early 19th century. In addition to the five-bedroom, five-bathroom house on the gated, 10-acre property, there is also an orangery, folly (Grecian temple), and a guest house. The beautifully landscaped grounds, stone walkways, and open green space make the private estate a peaceful respite from nearby busy city life. Price: $899,000
Charles M. Ball Home -- Coffeyville, Kan.
Mr. Ball was the Condon National Bank employee who interrupted the infamous last Dalton Gang Bank raid on October 5, 1892, by telling the robbers the safe would not be open for another 10 minutes. His more than 4,000-square-foot home has been carefully restored and maintained, including the third floor suite, perfect for a rental apartment or bed and breakfast. Price: $282,500