I love a good Real Estate Sampler, so I’ve rounded up 8 interesting properties for you to check out today, starting with “Bronxville’s Most Colorful Home” for sale in New York…
1. A Quirky Artists’ Colony Victorian
This house was designed by architect William Bates in the late 1800s, along with many other homes in Lawrence Park, Bronxville’s turn-of-the-century artists’ colony. Two artists live here today and it’s evident from the listing photos that they consider their home an extension of their art.
Check the Sotheby’s listing for all the photos and information.
2. Star Pudding Farm in Vermont
The listing is with Lisa Grady of Pall Spera Realty who writes, “Drive past ancient trees, a 4-bay garage, the caretakers cottage and a large barn with finished apartment and complete workshop. An imposing stone tower greets arrivals and sets the tone for a farmhouse design that is both whimsical and timeless.”
3. Townhouse in Harlem
A reader told me about her townhouse for sale in Harlem. The listing says: “Two-unit townhouse in prime Central Harlem; Lovely 3 BR Triplex Home + 1Bedroom Apartment. Totally gut renovated interior. High ceilings with crown molding and recessed lighting. Hardwood floors throughout.”
I can’t help but think how much Sheldon would love this one. The listing says, “Globally acclaimed and masterfully engineered, the fabulous 19.67 acre estate regarded as the finest railroad of its kind.” Cool train set-up aside, the main house itself is very nice, too:
You can take a video tour of the property and the trains that run on it here.
Curbed reports that after “a half century of neglect,” Perry and Peggy Hirsch restored the Queen Anne Hiram Higgins Mansion, which was declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 1988. If it looks familiar, that could be because it’s appeared in many movies, including the Addams Family in 1991.
That front door is something else. Wow. The house is on the market for the first time in three decades. Check the listing for photos and details.
The listing says, “Circa 1815, Moor Green (National & Virginia Historic Register) sited on 10+ acres minutes to Prince William County Pkwy. Combination of historic charm & elegance w/ today’s modern amenities makes for a spectacular living experience. Inviting outdoor spaces with pool, patios, barn w/4 stalls, horse pastures, riding arena.”
This waterfront home on Bainbridge Island has a ton of potential…and a ton of wallpaper, too. This could be a real charmer for someone willing to put the work into updating it (read: willing to strip wallpaper from vaulted ceilings).
The listing says, “Remarkable Six Acre Estate with 200+ feet of sandy no-bank waterfront. Water views across perfectly manicured, park-like grounds. Comes with a cozy guest cottage, boat house, heated pool & pool house, and four garages.”
8. “Trophy Penthouse” in NYC
The listing says this “trophy penthouse” has “reclaimed hardwood floors from the Portuguese embassy in Paris, which were milled to designer specifications in France.”
“The open layout of this Penthouse can be customized by a stunning feature — two retractable glass garage doors on opposite sides of the apartment. One door separates the living room from the master bedroom suite, transforming the space from an open loft into a well-proportioned one-bedroom residence. The other door separates a corner living space and large sauna bathroom.”
Thanks to all the readers who submitted these! Do you have a favorite?