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Deb R. Brimer

Historic Camp Woods Estate Is a Once-in-a-Blue-Moon Turnkey Find

By Deb R. Brimer | June 23, 2019 | Comments Off on Historic Camp Woods Estate Is a Once-in-a-Blue-Moon Turnkey Find

Camp Woods Estate is surrounded by rich American history. Located in Ambler, Pennsylvania, the estate took its name from the adjacent 36-acre Camp Woods Land Preserve where General George Washington and his troops spent the fall of 1777 during the Revolutionary War. And the birthplace of America in Philadelphia’s Center City is only 16 miles […]

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Mel Gibson’s Former Historic Estate in Connecticut Redefines Splendor

By Deb R. Brimer | June 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Mel Gibson’s Former Historic Estate in Connecticut Redefines Splendor

This magnificent historic estate has an abundance of star power all its own. Not only did famed actor, director, and producer Mel Gibson call it his Connecticut home for 15 years, its more than 75 landscaped acres is deemed to be the largest and most opulent landholding in Greenwich.

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Inside the Historic Hudson Valley Estate Once Owned by Composer Marvin Hamlisch

By Deb R. Brimer | June 9, 2019 | Comments Off on Inside the Historic Hudson Valley Estate Once Owned by Composer Marvin Hamlisch

One can only imagine how much musical history legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch made at this circa 1839 compound. But one thing is certain: the awe-inspiring 40-acre estate – bordered by lush meadows and wooded greenery – is ideally arranged for creativity. From a visual standpoint, the reimagination of noted architect Paul Gleicher takes center stage. […]

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The Duff House Offers Two Historic Virginia Homes in One

By Deb R. Brimer | June 2, 2019 | Comments Off on The Duff House Offers Two Historic Virginia Homes in One

If this 19th century Antebellum farmhouse doesn’t capture your senses, wait until you see the log cabin inside that predates the Revolutionary War. Located at 21276 Alvarado Drive in Abingdon, Virginia, this 4,410-square-feet home on 3.68 acres is a striking blend of two eras in American history. Despite modern restorations and amenities that recent owners […]

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Concord’s Thoreau-Alcott House Is a Treasured Historic Find

By Deb R. Brimer | May 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Concord’s Thoreau-Alcott House Is a Treasured Historic Find

Historic properties like the Thoreau-Alcott House – as in legendary authors Henry David Thoreau and Louisa May Alcott – are rare finds. While owning a piece of American history is the beauty of purchasing any historic home or estate, the immaculately maintained Thoreau-Alcott House comes with multiple layers of history. Built in 1815, the 5,807-square-feet, […]

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Historic Georgetown Gem Once Owned by the Hope Diamond Owner

By Deb R. Brimer | May 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Historic Georgetown Gem Once Owned by the Hope Diamond Owner

Washington socialite Evalyn Walsh McLean obviously knew a treasure when she saw one. In addition to once owning this historic 7,715-square-feet gem, she was the last private owner of the Hope Diamond. Located in Georgetown, Washington D.C., the totally reimagined mansion is a stunning mix of a 19th-century façade and a contemporary 21st-century interior designed by award-winning […]

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