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Famous Historic Homes Currently For Sale

Fairview, the Clairborne Kinnard House
> Location: Franklin, TN
> Built in: 1850
> Asking price: $5.9 million

On a 31-acre property in the horsey neighborhood of Kinnard Springs, Fairview is considered to be a prime example of vernacular I-House architecture.

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Grand Historic Mansion in Monte Vista
> Location: San Antonio, Texas
> Built in: 1920
> Asking price: $1.3 million

This historic home near Trinity University, perhaps built originally as a stagecoach stop, has such features as a conservatory, a wine cellar, a guest cottage, and a hidden garden with fruit trees.

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Plantation Home
> Location: Corsicana, Texas
> Built in: 1860
> Asking price: $1.29 million

There are 12-foot ceilings, 19th-century hardwood floors, a library, and a sunroom in this Plantation-style home south of Dallas. There’s even a hen house.

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Beechenbrook Chapel
> Location: Lexington, VA
> Built in: 1874
> Asking price: $750,000

A Gothic Revival gospel chapel near Washington & Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute, reconfigured into a single-family home, this is one of only two historic properties in the Jordan’s Point Historic District.

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Greek Revival House
> Location: Fredericksburg, VA
> Built in: 1840
> Asking price: Not disclosed

It’s said that during the Civil War, a cannonball was fired into this Greek Revival mansion and lodged in an upstairs wall. The Green family bought it in 1867, and their descendents owned it until the 21st century.

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William Christopher Ivey House
> Location: Lynchburg, VA
> Built in: 1904
> Asking price: $997,500

Considered transitional Queen Anne/Colonial Revival in style, this immense mansion was designed by J.M.B. Lewis, one of Lynchburg’s major architects of the era, for William Christopher Ivey of Ivey & Owen, a firm that made a fortune manufacturing snuff.

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