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Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Everything you need to know about historic homes, from renovating the kitchen to researching its history.

Rare 1682 English-style home asks $600K

Called the Tobey House, this rare "First Period" home was originally constructed as a single-story, two-room Cape with a loft.

Wood-filled Victorian asks $795K in St. Louis

Lovers of old houses, you’ll swoon over this hand-carved grand foyer and fluer-de-lis stained glass.

Charming 1881 home in Savannah asks $1.6M

Constructed in 1881, the home looks southern on the outside and British on the inside thanks to a renovation inspired by the elegance of a London townhouse.

Charming Georgian-style farmhouse asks $399K

The 1803 home features cute green shutters, mature landscaping, and a picture-perfect front porch.

Historic tavern built in 1795 asks $525K

The home was built by Ross Coon, a self-proclaimed physician and minster who was remembered as a tavern keeper "who kept a good bar."

Historic 17th-century home with barn asks $650K

Built by William Hill, one of the founders of Hartford, Connecticut, the home features a traditional "keeping room" with a fireplace, stone walls, and views out to the gardens.

Renovated historic Craftsman yours for just $70K

As featured in an HGTV pilot show called "Almost Home," the house’s restoration involved modernizing the property while maintaining its authenticity.

Majestic Victorian on the Hudson River asks $5M

Located about 45 minutes north of Manhattan, this historic boasts pocket doors, eight fireplaces, and beautiful stained glass.

Historic Georgian Revival jewel asks $6.8M in Savannah

The stately home features hand-painted murals and a gorgeous backyard pool.

Dreamy stone cabin in the woods asks $542K

This peaceful one-bedroom retreat is less than three hours from San Francisco.

Towering 1887 Queen Anne asks $1.3M

The impressive facade includes a welcoming front porch that measures over 700 square feet—perfect for lemonades and lazy breezes.

Celebrate the 4th of July with this $825K colonial

This home and former bakery, built in 1772, is older than our country.

Art Deco estate designed by Charles Eames asks $1.9M

While not midcentury modern in style, the sprawling home foreshadows Eames’s future work.

1750 house with plenty of historic charm asks $419K

This Federal style home in Salem, Massachusetts, boasts wide pine floors and multiple fireplaces.

Charming 1908 bungalow asks $829K

Located in Portland, Oregon, this four-bedroom house features a cute front porch and plenty of woodworking.

Striking 1897 Victorian with pool asks $2.2M

Built in 1897 in the Queen Anne style, the 4,848-square-foot structure has been lovingly restored to maintain its period-appropriate integrity.

Historic Victorian with 7 fireplaces asks $329K

Located in Ocala, Florida, this 1903 home boasts oak floors, wood trim, and pocket doors.

Historic Queen Anne features incredible woodworking for $425K

Constructed in 1903, this Victorian boasts a wraparound deck, dreamy turret, and intricate wood features.

1875 ‘Victorian dollhouse’ asks $1.6M

The historic home features original plaster moldings, pocket doors, and ornate medallions.

Historic home gets dramatic makeover, asks $439K

The three-bedroom house built in 1906 boasts a back porch with retractable screens and a hanging bed.

1930 cottage with Old World charm wants $1.5M

This cute Spanish style house features vaulted beamed ceilings, original hard floors, and colorful floor tile work.

Historic craftsman on 3.5 acres wants $2.2M

The historic home features pillars of river rock, a stone fireplace, and exposed wood beams.

Renovating a midcentury modern home: 9 tips from an expert

From what to do about wall paneling to the best landscaping, here are nine tips for restoring a midcentury modern house.

Gorgeous 1880 Queen Anne yours for $314K

Featured on HGTV’s show Hunting Vintage, the 2,868-square-foot house welcomes guests with a show-stopping grand foyer, five fireplaces, and mahogany doors.

How a fashion designer transformed an 18th-century home into a dreamy inn 

After nearly 10 years at the helm of menswear design for J.Crew, Frank Muytjens left the brand in 2017. His next adventure? Creating a boutique in in the Berkshires.

Rethinking the modern house museum

How these historic sites can cope with costs, challenges, and societal changes in an Instagram era.

Historic mansion with 7 fireplaces asks $650K

Located on 3.5 acres about 1.5 hours west of Boston, the eight-bedroom, five-bath home was constructed in 1900 and painfully restored in the 1980s.

Cozy historic cottage with beamed ceilings asks $344K

On the market for the first time in 35 years, this three-bedroom, two-bath clapboard-frame house one hour east of Newark is packed with charm.

This eclectic, circular midcentury house could be yours for $1.7M

This stunning midcentury home in Dallas was inspired by architect Bruce Goff and features a patchwork of organic design elements.

Historic 1948 ‘hobbit house’ with lake views asks $2.75M

The home was designed by the inventive architect Earl Young, who became known for his "hobbit houses" that heavily employed boulders to assert an underlying connection with nature.

How to research your historic house in 7 easy steps

Researching your historic home is an exciting process—follow these basic steps to start digging into the past of the place you call home.

Historic homes 101: What exactly is a summer kitchen?

Largely found in upstate New York and the Midwest, summer kitchens were used in the late-18th and early-19th centuries to separate kitchen activities from the rest of the house during the warmer months.

How to restore your dream old house: a primer

It’s no secret that historic homes usually need a bit of a renovation. But how do you know when the house—even if it needs a lot of work—is right for you? We decided to find out.

Brownstones vs. Greystones: Why They're Different, and Why It Matters

Each week, we see a healthy number of houses come across our desks—many of the now-fashionable and well-known Brooklyn brownstone types among them. Recently, though, our counterparts at Curbed Chicago introduced us to the lesser-known greystone.

How Historic Homes Are Moved

The task of moving a house is not an uncommon one. Here's how it's done.