If owning a historic waterfront home is your dream, you could do worse than these three properties on the market now.
Summer is officially here, and if you don’t already own a summer home, I would be willing to bet the thought has at least crossed your mind as the weather heats up. Everyone wants to get out of the city during the warmer months, and there really is no better place to go than to a waterfront home. These historic, water-adjacent retreats are the perfect summer escape, especially for people who appreciate both nostalgia, and Americana.
Arnold, Maryland- 6 beds, 8.5 baths, $5.395M
This 10,000+ square foot mansion sits along the banks of the Severn River. Built in 1909, it features extensive carved woodwork, seven fireplaces, and includes 20-acres of land and a dock.
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin- 3 beds, 4.5 baths, $5,995M
Also built in the early 1900s (1901 to be exact), this home is the largest estate on Lake Geneva. The 12,000 square foot house is both Neoclassical, and Beaux Arts. In the past it has been used as an all girls school, to a French restaurant, to a multi-family condo. It would need a bit of work to be converted back to a single family home, but for a piece of American history, it would be worth the cost.
Gloucester, Virginia- 6 beds, 4 baths, $4.55M
Originally built in 1853, this Greek Revival is 6,300 square-feet, and features ear molding (typical of the Greek Revival style) throughout.
Named Glen Roy, the house sits on 59 acres, and was used as a base for Union soldiers during the Civil War, and was even the scene of the Battle of Glen Roy, in 1863.[ via ]