Special Report

Famous Historic Homes Currently For Sale

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Jewel of Manasquan River
> Location: Brick, NJ
> Built in: 1905
> Asking price: $1.85 million

On a bluff overlooking the Manasquan River, this gated estate, once known as Turkey Point Farm, is now appearing on the market for the first time.

Stanhame
> Location: Edgewater Park, NJ
> Built in: 1854
> Asking price: $2.95 million

This Italianate stone house in a riverfront enclave was originally a summer retreat for wealthy Philadelphians. The Italian fireplace mantel may be as much as a thousand years old.

The Castle
> Location: Hopewell, NJ
> Built in: 1900
> Asking price: $4.99 million

This historic estate has nine bedrooms, nine baths, and two income-producing carriage houses on nearly five acres of grounds.

Drumthwacket Garden House
> Location: Princeton, NJ
> Built in: 1905
> Asking price: $2.77 million

The Drumthwacket Garden House was one of six original outbuildings on financier and Princeton University benefactor Moses Taylor Pyne’s 300-acre Drumthwacket estate. Today, the estate’s main house serves as the New Jersey governor’s mansion.

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Honeybrook
> Location: Princeton, NJ
> Built in: 1920
> Asking price: $2.98 million

Sitting upon almost five acres, this 100-year-old house near Princeton University was designed by renowned architect Rolf W. Bauhan, said to have been responsible for about 300 homes in the towns of Princeton and New Hope.

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Battle Road House
> Location: Princeton, NJ
> Built in: 1911
> Asking price: $3 million

The original owner of this house was George B. McClellan, Jr., a former U.S. Congressman and the 93rd mayor of New York City, serving from 1904 through 1909. The marble tiles that line the entry hall are the same kind used in Grand Central Terminal.

McNaught Family Farm
> Location: Bovina, NY
> Built in: 1817
> Asking price: $899,000

The McNaught Family Farm was established by Scottish immigrants in 1817, and belonged to five successive generations of McNaughts until it was sold to outsiders in 1962.

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Greek Revival House
> Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
> Built in: 1832
> Asking price: $1.1 million

A classic Greek Revival building designated on the National Register of Historic Places as the 1832 Captain Waterbury House, this structure is currently arranged to house ground-floor office space plus two rental apartments.

Perry-Cherry House
> Location: Mount Olive, NC
> Built in: 1904
> Asking price: $650,000

There’s a secret room as well as a wine cellar, a sun room, and a library in this Greek Revival house in a town between Wilmington and Raleigh.

James Heyward Hull House
> Location: Shelby, NC
> Built in: 1840
> Asking price: $800,000

Built in the Early Classical Revival style, this building has been repurposed to include three rental apartments in addition to the main living quarters downstairs.

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