Location: Winchester, Virginia
Selma is the name of this heart-melting Second Empire mansion dating back to 1872 and sitting high on a lush 4.2 acres in Virginia's picturesque Shenandoah Valley. The seven-bedroom, 9,159-square-foot residence offers splendid high ceilings on all levels, not to mention its original black walnut doors, center staircase, heart pine and black walnut floors, and multiple fireplaces. Sure, the interiors can use some freshening up (the florid wallpaper, for one, may not be to everyone's liking), but the bones here are exquisite.
According to the listing, the storied estate has been host to many "Queen's Balls" and "Apple Blossom Festivals" throughout generations and has entertained celebrities like Lucille Ball and Adam West. The property also has zoning approval for use as a bed-and-breakfast inn.