dioceseWith a substantial main house, a carriage house, and a great location in the middle of downtown Charleston, South Carolina, the Morton Waring House (currently home to the local Catholic diocese) is going to give some enterprising individual a great potential home — or even perhaps a bed and breakfast-type situation. (more…)

MamaroneckImagine a home that’s a brief drive to everything Manhattan has to offer, but also gorgeous water views that stretch from Larchmont Harbor to the Long Island Sound.

Hi — we’ve found it for you. Check out this gorgeous and luxurious 1927 Spanish Mediterranean home in the gated Edgewater Point area of Mamaroneck, New York. With four bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms, this home is beautifully appointed both inside and out. (more…)

HenriettaWhen Realtor Cheyenne Key says her listing in Henrietta, Texas, is a piece of history, she’s completely serious. But it’s not just a piece of history — it’s also a perfect opportunity to have a great historical shelter or a potentially bustling bed and breakfast for people who are looking to head outdoors, but still want some creature comforts.

Located about 100 miles northwest of Fort Worth on U.S. Highway 287, Henrietta offers opportunities for fishing, hunting, fun at Lake Arrowhead State Park and the Red River Valley, and even great food shopping, including Young’s Orchard. (more…)

Historical shelterThe bones of the Baer Barn B&B in Fredericksburg are steeped in history — the original structure was built in 1860. But this historical shelter has seen a little bit of new construction and a great deal of upgrading, making it a seamless combination of old and new.

The home sits on 4.81 acres of Hill Country land, just outside of the main part of Fredericksburg proper. Built of log, timber, and rock, the home and guest house would be a great income generator and also a great place to plan a day of wine tours and fine dining. (more…)

Leona ValleyA California midcentury modern with views for days, tucked into an 11-acre property studded with pine, in the heart of a newly-designated AVA (American Viticultural area) designated area sounds like an amazing second shelter — especially when you see all the room it has for entertaining. (more…)

LBJJust a week after becoming president, Lyndon Baines Johnson picked up a ranch in Blanco County — Johnson City, to be exact — as a hideaway where he could relax a bit.

And when he announced he wouldn’t be running for re-election in 1968, it was his 800-acre spread that he retreated to, giving staffers strict instructions to keep the press at bay for a while. (more…)

historical shelterIt’s not often that we are able to bring you a historical shelter that is a) close enough to be able to attend an open house, and b) is having an open house so you can actually go see it in the flesh.

Today, you’re in luck, because we have an adorable historical storefront that could be commercial property, but is currently staged and used as a home — in the cute little East Texas town of Golden.

Close to Mineola, as a home, it manages to give up both a farmhouse country feel and an industrial loft feel at the same time. (more…)

manhattanThis week’s historical shelter is a gorgeous contemporary home built in 1972 (so it’s a spring chicken compared to most we look at) — and bonus, it’s both on a lake and 28 minutes from Manhattan.

At $2.2 million, it’s not as inexpensive as some of the other historical homes we’ve showcased, but you really do get a lot of bang for your buck with this home on the 60-acre Larchmont Reservoir Nature Conservancy, parked with beautiful views of Sheldrake Lake. (more…)