What’s Old Is New Again: Five Historic Homes

In locations from West Coast to East with the Wild West in between, these five irreplaceable homes offer opportunities to own a piece of American history.

Jewel of Sutton Place

Recognizable by its iconic blue door, this 1920 Georgian townhome was designed by Mott B. Schmidt for Anne Vanderbilt. Filled with period detail and finery, it features a formal dining room with French doors opening to a terrace, manicured lawn, and garden; a sweeping staircase; a drawing room overlooking the garden; a glass-enclosed sunroom; an eat-in chef’s kitchen; and a magnificent master suite—one of six bedrooms in the home. Nearly every room has views of the river and the 59th Street Bridge.

Offered at: $21,000,000
Location: 1 Sutton Place, New York, NY 10022
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Alhambra Award Winner

Nestled amid mature trees, lush lawn, and other historic homes on the most coveted street in Alhambra, this award-winning 1927 English Tudor residence has been lovingly maintained, beautifully renovated, and updated with every modern comfort. Highlights include three welcoming bedrooms and a generous living room ideal for entertaining. Handsome oak floors, leaded-glass windows, antique light fixtures, ornate fireplaces, French doors, and other architectural details reinforce the home’s authentic character.

Offered at: $1,788,000
Location: 436 North Almansor Street, Alhambra, CA 91801
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Historic Sag Harbor Manor

Capturing the classic character of Sag Harbor, this circa-1765 four-bedroom home was the original manse of the Old Whaler’s Church. Sensitively updated in 2012, it is filled with irreplaceable charm and beautifully preserved period details, including walls constructed from ship ballasts, waxed Venetian plaster surfaces, dentil moldings, and floors of brick and wide-plank pumpkin pine. A rear dining deck overlooks a heated lap pool and an outdoor shower enveloped by mature landscaping and privacy hedges.

Offered at: $5,995,000
Location: 12 Suffolk Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
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Steeped in Wine Country History

Built in 1860 for one of the daughters of Gen. Marian Guadalupe Vallejo—one of the first commercial wine makers in California—the estate known as Twin Palms is a rare property steeped in the history of Sonoma. Sited on roughly two acres with sweeping views of vineyards and hills, it includes a recently remodeled three-bedroom residence, an enticing swimming pool and cabana, a guesthouse, a tennis court, and lush mature landscaping.

Offered at: $3,998,000
Location: 1275 E Macarthur Street, Sonoma, CA 95476
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Santa Fe’s Las Milpas

An authentic piece of Santa Fe history, this one-of-a-kind residential compound consists of a home, a two-bedroom casita, a three-room studio, a library, a chapel, a four-bay garage, stables, and several other outbuildings, all on approximately 1.24 acres minutes from the historic downtown Plaza and the famed Canyon Road art thoroughfare. A 25-year endeavor to maintain and restore this extraordinary property has resulted in an estate that epitomizes the region’s distinctive culture and Spanish revival architecture.

Offered at: $4,900,000
Location: 2 Cerro Gordo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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