These Five Colonial Homes Prove Tradition Is Always in Style

In locations from sea to shining sea, these classic homes have been respectfully refreshed and updated, demonstrating that Colonial architecture in all its grand variations is enduring, timeless, and perpetually stylish.

Time-Honored Refinement Updated in Greenwich


The traditional façade of this stately eight-bedroom manor in midcountry Greenwich suggests a dedication to classical Georgian Colonial refinement. The approximately 14,500-square-foot interiors feature timeless spaces, including a grand entry hall, formal living and dining rooms, a spacious kitchen with charming cabinetry, and a library with richly hued wood paneling and a warming stone fireplace. The home is also outfitted with an array of appealing contemporary features and amenities, including a home theater, a private wine cellar, and a gym.

Offered at: $12,900,000
Location: 2 Deer Park Meadow Road, Greenwich, CT 06830
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A Southern Colonial Filled with Modern Touches


During a recent renovation and expansion, utmost attention was paid to preserving the Colonial trappings of this refined five-bedroom home in Houston. Towering oaks frame its classical façade, beyond which lie formal living and dining rooms with original hardwood floors, paneling, and wainscoting; a wine room; an elegant kitchen with professional-caliber appliances; a study with an adjoining wet bar; a game room; and upper- and lower-level master suites with regal details. Throughout, French windows and doors overlook and open to patios and the lush backyard.

Offered at: $3,750,000
Location: 2954 Chevy Chase Drive, Houston, TX 77019
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Land’s End on Nantucket Sound

This grand seaside home has been in the same family for a century. They spent many a summer of carefree seaside living in the 6,507-square-foot, nine-bedroom Colonial residence, replete with delightful details and spaces, from classic shingling and a gabled roof to a formal dining room and two sleeping porches. Perfectly sited on 4.15 acres where Nantucket Sound meets Osterville’s West Bay, the estate enjoys panoramic water views and includes a tennis court, a boat house, and a cabana overlooking a private white-sand beach.

Offered at: $9,995,000
Location: 979 Sea View Avenue, Osterville, MA 02655
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Traditional Greenwich Colonial

With a silhouette and façade that exemplify iconic early Americana, this light-filled center-hall Colonial is filled with light and timelessly enchanting details. Built in 1926, it offers 4,012 square feet, four bedrooms, and handsome hardwood floors in many rooms along with a renovated kitchen, five updated baths, and a finished lower level. An inviting deck overlooks the lush backyard. The location, on a sought-after street near Greenwich Avenue and the train, is ideal.

Offered at: $2,295,000
Location: 32 Perryridge, Greenwich, CT 06830
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Caribbean Meets Colonial in Palm Beach

With the open, airy ambience and glorious light characteristic of every splendid island getaway, this inviting four-bedroom home is a fine example of coastal Georgian Colonial style in a coveted location in Palm Beach. In addition to hardwood flooring and classical millwork in the study, library, and formal living and dining room, it features a spacious, welcoming kitchen and family room, a sun-drenched terrace off the master bedroom, and a breezy loggia overlooking the swimming pool and lawn.

Offered at: $5,800,000
Location: 310 Eden Rd, Palm Beach, FL 33480
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