Nestled in the dense woods outside of Asheville, North Carolina, is this 1941 stone cottage.
It is currently listed for sale at $575,000.
This Arts & Crafts style home was commissioned by Madeline Hollwerith and designed by Henry Gaines.
It has been updated but still retains a great deal of charm.
Let’s have a look inside…
Today I am featuring this gorgeous Second Empire style mansion which is actually just down the road from where I live in Canon City, Colorado.
This exquisite 1884 home is located down by the Arkansas River just off of Highway 50. It has been for sale at least twice since I have lived in Canon City and it finally sold, not to a private owner, but to a company which runs special events. That may sound like a less than desirable fate for a historic home but it has actually been a very positive thing both for the mansion and for the community.
The mansion is now impeccably well-kept and for the first time ever, members of the general public can rent out all or part of the mansion for special occasions such as weddings.
I had the hedonistic pleasure of touring the Robison Mansion last year around Christmastime when the company which now owns the property opened its doors to the public for a fundraising event in conjunction with a local non-profit.
This house is located in the Old Astoria neighborhood of Queens in New York City.
At first glance I thought it was photo-shopped.
But no, it is the real deal.
This is what happens when duplex dwellers have a sense of defiant individuality.
Two questions for you:
1) If you lived in a duplex (or row house), would you want your side to be visually different from the other side?
2) If you had to choose one side of the duplex [pictured above] in Old Astoria, which side would you pick?
This unique hacienda is located in Silver City, New Mexico. It is a treat of southwestern warmth and New Mexican charm. And it is currently for sale!
Named Emory Oak Farm, this property also includes an artist’s studio, wood-working shop, and a large equine facility on 15 acres of high desert land with mountain views. List price is $498,000.
The eco-friendly adobe main house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathroom in 2,600 square feet. It sports hand-plastered walls, stained concrete floors and custom rough-sawn cabinets with river rock knobs.
Here’s a fun house that is up for grabs…
A few months ago I profiled a large, elegant octagonal mansion – the Armour-Stiner House – you can read more about that one here. But this much smaller-scale octagon house in Whitewater, Wisconsin is for sale for a very attainable $139,900.
This modest blue house is not a historic preservation show-piece like the Armour-Stiner House, but it is cute as a button nonetheless.
This uniquely shaped home has been gutted inside and now features new floors, new drywall, new counters, new sinks, even all new windows.
Subsequently, not much of the original character remains inside but it is still very charming.
Have a look at what they did with the kitchen…
It’s kind of an awkward shape but they have made good use of the space.