You can't recreate the inviting character and warmth of an antique home...or the history. For example, here's a home where George Washington actually did sleep. Or the Westchester, NY estate of Macy's department store founder's family. Here are the Editor's Picks for this month:
HISTORICALLY RARE GEORGE FARLEY HOUSE
$1,850,000 | Gilmanton, NH
Impeccably reconstructed and renovated, this unique estate is comprised of antique buildings dating back to 1665.
Set back from the road on 12 acres, this historic residence has been admired as one of the finest historic homes in the region.
Original details and historic accents were carefully preserved in the home. Brick fireplaces, hand-hewn beams and antique wrought iron blend seamlessly with new amenities and systems.
The estate includes an 1800's post and beam barn, schoolhouse, corn crib and a water tower overlooking a private pond.
HISTORIC SUTTON CORNERS FARM
$3,250,000 | Bedford, NY
This historic property was built for the daughter of R.H. Macy, founder of the legendary retail empire.
Sutton Corners Farm offers priceless value and an ideal setting for those with an appreciation of its distinguished history and premier locale in the heart of Bedford's prized Guard Hill estate area.
Built upon the occasion of the marriage of the daughter of R.H. Macy to prominent art dealer James Sutton, and visited by New York's social and business elite throughout Mrs. Sutton's tenancy (1879-1930s), the estate retains the grace and pastoral splendor of its storied past with a sweeping landscape originally designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, creator of New York's Central Park.
Adding to the pastoral splendor are the fine equestrian facilities including a Victorian Barn, Lawton Adams Olympic Riding Arena, multiple paddocks and direct access to the area's 200+ miles of beautiful riding trails. Vintage outbuildings including a large guest Cottage and a two-story Studio; and a sparkling Pool further enhance this distinguished property.
$4,950,000 | Delaplane, VA
Original owner? George Washington. The manor house has sweeping views of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains and the beautiful valley below which they surround.
Perfectly situated upon a hilltop in the Virginia countryside this very private residence is a 15 acre oasis surrounded by three large parcels totaling more than 300 acres of land all in protected easements.
The original portion of the house dates back to 1790, a period when George Washington was the owner of record.
The remainder of the house has been completely redesigned and reconstructed from ground up.
HISTORIC 1780 QUAKER BARN
$1,495,000 | Philmont, VA
A magnificent stone barn built in 1780.
This historic Quaker stone barn was built in 1780, and has been completely restored and updated in the last two years to become a four-five bedroom, three and a half bath home with three fireplaces.
The vaulted ceilings expose 40’ hand hewn beams and original barn timbers. Stunning lower level reveals chestnut log beams, fieldstone walls and flagstone floors.
Top of the line finishing throughout is further enhanced by the reclaimed stone façade surrounding the pool, terrace and outdoor fireplace.
SILVER HILL FARM
$756,000 | Near Woodstock, VT
An economical, easy Vermont escape.
The perfect Vermont country escape home, this 1820 antique was carefully rebuilt in 2011 with efficiency and luxury in mind.
Bright, free-flowing living areas surround a great kitchen featuring black granite and handcrafted cabinets.
Outside there is a new barn converted from an existing Sugar House, open, flat land, and an additional barn. There is room for an office, artist studio or workshop.
HISTORIC SASSAFRAS FARM
$7,850,000 | South Salem, NY
One of Westchester County's finest historic properties, Sassafras Farm delights with its refined Colonial, charming outbuildings and extensive amenities.
A pool, lighted tennis court, guest house, studio, 7-stall stable, indoor and outdoor rings and a 5-car garage enhance this illustrious offering, which enjoys rights to nearby Lake Truesdale.
Built by a member of South Salem's founding family, the home blends the immense character and warmth of its 18th century roots with the grandeur of a 1920's expansion.
$30,000,000 | Bedford Corners, NY
This stately brick Georgian Manor was built for J. Borden Harriman, and has been restored to its original splendor while adding a wealth of modern improvements.
The main residence features 19 rooms with impeccable details.
The residence offers 21,000 square feet of living space that includes 8 bedrooms, 8 full and 2 half baths, and 7 fireplaces.
Extensive recreational and equestrian facilities grace this park-like setting, which also hosts a carriage house, horse stable with 5 oak stalls, guest house, caretaker's house and collector's garages.
HISTORIC FLEETWOOD FARM
$4,200,000 | Tamworth, NH
Surrounded by 98+ acres of open fields, fences pastures and serene woodlands, Fleetwood Farm elegantly merges history with modern amenities.
Overlooking a private pond, this historic farmstead is peacefully located off the road atop a soft elevation.
A mural depicting the estate beautifully decorates the dining room. Original features and antique charm accent each living space.
The estate includes an 11-stall barn, guest house, caretaker's house, and a quaint picnic cabin overlooking the expansive fenced fields.
$2,975,000 | Lyme, NH
Quintessential Gentleman's Farm on 246 acres with extensive road and brook frontage in New Hampshire's Upper Valley.
Located on a quiet dirt road, gracious gardens and patios surrounde the expanded 1778 brick cape residence.
Original fireplaces, mantles, exposed beams and hardwood floors compliment the sunlit rooms.
Open fields, panoramic views of the Vermont and New Hampshire Upper Valley, and woodlands surround this private farm.
THE KIDDER FARM
$2,975,000 | Walpole, NH
Privately situated at the end of a paved road, The Kidder Farm offers 34+/- acres on two lots and abuts 106 acres of conserved town land.
The 1837 antique cape overlooks the open fields, private pond with dock, and Vermont mountain views.
The master bedroom suite includes a balcony with mountain views, and overlooks the substantial barn and paddocks.
An ideal, end-of-the-road location provides privacy and protection. The abutting 106 acres of conserved land will never be developed.
$575,000 | Cornish, NH
A preservationist's dream, this Connecticut River farm is available for purchase for the first time in over 235 years.
Sited on 72+/- acres, the 1775 residence includes over 3,000 square feet of living space, four bedrooms, and one bathroom. The property includes one of the only British long barns in New England.
A massive field stretching up a slight hill behind the residence. Fertile and lush, the field has been maintained and would make excellent pasture for horses.
More then 800 feet of waterfrontage along the Connecticut River provides an exceptional escape for fishing, swimming and kayaking.
WILLOW BROOK FARM
$795,000 | West Windsor, VT
An 1800's Vermont Cape on 26 peacefull acres with meadows and paddocks overlooking a private trout pond.
Sited off the road for privacy and protection, this classic residence offers comfort and the historic details Vermont Capes are known for, including wide plank floors. Natural light floods each room.
The interior features of the residence have not been altered, and continue to exude warmth and charm.
Two barns provide 15 stalls and storage for 800 bales of hay. This property has large, flat paddocks, often difficult to find in this area.
THE 100-ACRE COLGATE FAMILY ESTATE
$10,950,000 | Sharon, CT
This 1901 Palladian residence originally built for the Colgate family, is one of the few historically important estates available in tact and as a residence within the United States.
An intimate residence of 12,000 square feet, this home was constructed using granite mined on the property and showcases lush details in every room.
The 25 interior and landscape designers who were selected to decorate the mansion and surrounding gardens have created an atmosphere befitting of the Colgate Mansion, also known as the Fliston House.
Stunning grounds and gardens surround the home. The English stables include five stalls that can be further expanded.
THE ELI WELTON PROPERTY
$1,795,000 | Bridgewater, CT
This traditional 1794 New England Colonial has been authentically restored and expanded with the finest quality materials, craftmanship and attention to detail.
Tasteful and historically accurate, the residence offers 2,700+ square feet of living space, four bedrooms and five fireplaces on 11 acres.
Stunning paneling, exposed beams, large contiguous hearth and wood floors blend seamlessly with modern details.
The 11-acre property includes a separate six-acre buildable lot. Cobblestone paths and boxwood gardens meander through the landscaped grounds.
900-ACRE CALDERWOOD FARM
$5,250,000 | Lincolnville, ME
Vast hay fields, woodlands, and blueberry fields provide the equestrian great privacy and endless open space.
This historic 1820's cape offers four bedrooms, more then 2,000 square feet of living space, and is conveniently located 15 minutes from Camden, Rockport and Belfast, Maine.
Antique details and modern conveniences are combined for charm, comfort and convenience.
The barn has five spacious stalls, a tack room and an office.
SALMON FALLS FARM
$1,495,000 | Buxton, ME
Beautifully restored and maintained property on 64+/- acres of rolling fields, board and rail fencing, woodlands, and rural privacy along 1,696+/- feet of Saco River waterfront near the village of Bar Mills, Maine.
Beautiful Salmon Falls Farm: an historic residence with attached five-stall barn, pastures and fields with pond, elegant gardens, and river views convenient to Portland, Boston and horse competition circuits.
The terrace gardens overlook fenced paddocks and rolling fields. Woodlands frame the farm for privacy.
Hunt fences traverse the established fields on the property. A historic barn includes five stalls, three of which open directly to pasture.
BELLEMONTE - 600+ ACRE FARM
Variable Price | Staunton, CT
A 626-acre certified organic cattle farm in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley.
The spacious brick manor is sited atop a knoll at the end of a drive lined with dogwood trees.
Recently renovated, the 4,000-square-foot home offers exceptional amenities and beautiful details.
Stunning views of surrounding fields, farmland and mountains frame the estate. Please click below for pricing.
THE COLTER FARM
$875,000 | Draft, VA
Birthplace of John Colter, discoverer of the area now comprising Yellowstone National Park and explorer with the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
This historically significant property includes 27 acres, fenced pastures and a pole barn for horses. Mountain and pastoral views.
Built in 1780, this brick residence has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, five stunning fireplaces, geothermal HVAC system and updated details throughout.
The home is surrounded by mature landscaping and gardens, brick and flagstone patios and walkways. A guest cottage is also included with the sale of the property.
THE OAKLAND ESTATE
$875,000 | Deerfield, VA
Originally a stage coach tavern, this lovely estate is sited on 221 acres.
Built in 1845, the four bedroom home includes classic southern details throughout the 3,000 square feet.
Fenced fields of exceptional quality are ideal for hay production and turnout. There are 270 degree views of the mountains within the George Washington National Forest.
The barn offers great versatility for use, stalls, storage and riding.
100-ACRE TROUGH HILL FARM
$5,000,000 | Middleburg, VA
103 acres and towering white oaks surround this delightful 1800's Virginia farmhouse ina well-protected area near Foxcroft School.
The classic 1800's residence has five bedrooms, six and one-half baths and nine fireplaces. A stone guest house is just next to the main residence.
Near the pool is a game house with entertainment room, kitchen, bar, powder room, and a dressing room for the pool. There is also a greenhouse and guest suite.
The bar includes 10 stalls and there are vast fields on the property. A tranquil pond completes this estate.
THE BUCKLAND BARN
$1,425,000 | Aiken, SC
A classic southern-style equestrian residence in the heart of Aiken's horse district.
A rare location in the heart of Aiken's horse district, this property is within hacking distance to the Hitchcock Woods, the Aiken Training Track and polo fields.
Two former trainer's cottages have been completely and delightfully renovated with granite counters and top of the line appliances.
Redesigned for larger horses, the original barn includes eight 12' x 20 stalls, plus tack, feed and wash areas. There is a six-stall shed row and a dressage arena.