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Boston Real Estate and Beyond: Historic Homes

In addition to seeingtruly exceptional real estate in the Boston real estate market, as part of theSothebys International Realty network, Im also exposed to truly remarkable properties beyond Boston. For those who love historic homes,Im showcasing some lovely ones,here in Boston and beyond. Whether your dream historic home is in Boston or somewhere else, these homes courtesy of my Sothebys affiliates are remarkable.31 High Street BostonBoston, MassachusettsCirca 1863, the Everett Torrey Mansionhas almost 4,000 square feet of living space.This majestic Italianate Victorian townhouse is a rare south-facing home with glorious sunshine throughout.Impressive original details abound including pressed tin ceilings, cornice moldings, picture rails, plaster medallions, and six marble mantels. The refined elegance begins at theetched double door vestibule with a sweeping foyerand grand staircase. The receiving parlor opens to a chef's kitchen with abundant cabinetry, granite counters, and a butler's pantry with serving counter. There is a formal dining room for memorable entertaining, and a charming private courtyard directly off the first floor with lush mature landscaping for intimate outside enjoyment.An exquisite second floor drawing room has an ornately carved mantel and piano alcove.There is also a tranquil library/4th bedroom, three enormous en suite bedrooms, and a huge top floor family room.For more information and photos of this historic Boston home, click here. $2,750,000 
Historic homes Boston and beyond

Palisades, New York

Circa 1920s, this stone house is built into the cliffs of the Palisades with extraordinary views of the Hudson River. It is located on an extremely private, fenced-in two acre parcel with electronic gate and in ground pool overlooking the river. It also features a one-room stone guest cottage.Long stone terraces face the water off the living and dining rooms from wide sets of French doors. Stone steps lead to the lower level lawn built into the rock face and also go up to the large yard, flower garden, pool area and great lawn.This fully restored and expanded home evokes the feeling of Provence, not New York State - but is only 25 minutes to Midtown Manhattan. It has a sophisticated, French country feel, tranquil and private. This is an important early 20th century property built by members of the Tonetti family, pioneers in Snedens Landing who raised the bar for the arts and a respite for actors, artists and dancers. The home features brick and wide board pine floors, numerous hand hewn beams, four fireplaces and guest cottage. Once home to Mike Nichols and Diane Sawyer.

For more information and photos of this Hudson Riverview stone house, click here.$4,600,000 

Historic homes Boston and beyond

Poggio al Sorbo, Castellina in Chianti, Sienna, ItalyPoggio al Sorbo is located in the heart of Chianti on the ancient road that connected Florence and Siena, between the hills that follow one another through rows of cypresses.Thischarming medieval hamlet is on a vast plateau with rustic and elegant stone houses. The villa is a military tower enlarged during the Renaissance and in the 17thcentury until it reached the present appearance.From the large gate, with the important stone arch, you enter the small enclosed garden where you can enjoy absolute privacy. On the facade of the main house there is a vault that shows an incision with the date of construction "1200/1300", meanwhile the historical archive of Florence has a copy of the first transfer of ownership on behalf of Sir John Sernigi, wealthy Florentine whose portrait is on display in the Sacred museum of Art in Tavernelle Val di Pesa by the painter Neri di Bicci.There are 8 hectares of vineyard producing Chianti Classico wine, 1,700 square meters of residential property divided between villa and farmhouse, a magnificent courtyard and beautiful authentic unique interior.For more information and photos of this Chiantiproperty, click here.$3,658,409American Dollars 

Historic olive farm in Cape Winelands, Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa

Historic olive farm, Paarl, Western Cape, South AfricaThis stunning estate of 27 hectares was established in 1668 and has magnificent views of the surrounding mountain ranges.The manor house has been lovingly restored. Modern conveniences include a complete gym, sauna, and steam room; a 12 seat home cinema;a laundry facility; andhigh tech security system.There are five guest cottages with separate swimming pool, all set in a beautifully manicured garden.The entire farm is planted with established olive trees and has a fully functional and sophisticated olive pressing factory. The factory also contains a state of the art bottling plant, office and staff facilities.Apolo field, 12 fenced paddocks, and 2stable blocks makes this an ideal option for equestrian activities. For more information and photos of this Cape Winelandsproperty, click here. $2,843,460American Dollars I can handle your real estate needs here in Boston as well as globally. As always, if you have questions about buying or selling homes in Boston or beyond, please call me at617-584-9790, orsend me an email via the linkbelow. Boston real estate