Whether on a register of historic places or just a neighborhood beacon, landmark properties are important fixtures that make up the tapestry of local communities. Steeped in the past and often concealing tales of times gone by, each of the following four homes is akin to a trophy piece of artwork.
Weehawken, New Jersey | sothebysrealty.com Property ID 21088399
Located in the prestigious Kings Bluff area of Weehawken, directly across the Hudson River from New York City, this elegant, 7,000-square-foot property has unmatched and unobstructed panoramic views of water and skyline. The custom-built house is situated on Hamilton Avenue, named for General Alexander Hamilton who was mortally wounded in 1804 after a historic duel with then-Vice President Aaron Burr that took place near this spot.
Washington, DC | sothebysrealty.com Property ID 20898756
The only surviving example of the grand Glided Age mansions that once graced Washington, DC's Dupont Circle, the Patterson Mansion exemplifies the Neoclassic-Italianate style so popular in that era. Designed by the renowned architect Stanford White, the four-story white marble and brick residence occupies a one-third acre site. Built by the Patterson family, onetime owners of the Chicago Tribune, the mansion helped to establish the family’s prominence in Washington society. In 1927 U.S. President Coolidge lived at the Patterson Mansion while the White House was under renovation, and hosted Charles Lindbergh after the pilot's historic transatlantic flight.
Monticello, Georgia | sothebysrealty.com Property ID 20886086
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this beautiful home was originally built in 1840 in Devils Half Acre, Georgia. Four years later it was moved 17 miles by ox cart to its current location in Monticello, just 50 minutes outside Atlanta. Meticulously restored and renovated with all of today's modern conveniences, this serene country estate is ideal for the equestrian enthusiast, with some 40 acres of pastures, riding rings and a gorgeous custom designed 6-stall show barn.
Sharon, Connecticut | sothebysrealty.com Property ID 4399231
Tucked away in the Connecticut countryside is the beautiful and historic Colgate Mansion. The award-winning architect J. William Cromwell, Jr. created the 1901 Italian Renaissance residence for Romulus Riggs Colgate, the soap heir, and his wife, Susan. Romulus worked meticulously with the architect on every detail, while Susan planned the décor found within the home’s nineteen interior rooms. Spacious yet intimate, the home retains touches of Mrs. Colgate’s multifaceted tastes.
$8,999,000 USD | Litchfield Hills Sotheby’s International Realty