Sup­ported by brick piers, or built over a full “English base­ment”—rais­ing the house lends ad­van­tages.

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Raised houses.

MO­BILE, AL / $440,000

A 1905 Arts & Crafts Bungalow on brick piers has a pyra­mi­dal roof, a broad, gas-lit front porch with large square col­umns, orig­i­nal tiled fire­places, stained glass, pe­riod wood­work, and a back porch with a swing.

RAN­DOLPH, NJ / $679,000

Tuttle Cooper­age is a his­toric bar­rel-maker’s house dat­ing as early as 1797, but with later ad­di­tions. The old­est sec­tion of the Na­tional Reg­is­ter house is a sum­mer kitchen in the English base­ment, with old brick floors, ceil­ing beams, a walk-in fire­place with a bee-hive oven, and iron cranes for cook­ing over the hearth.

NEW OR­LEANS, LA / $759,900

Raised base­ments were es­sen­tial for homes in low-ly­ing ar­eas. With a deep brack­eted roofline, this raised Ital­ianate cot­tage fea­tures floor-to­ceil­ing win­dows, heart-pine floors, a grand arch be­tween par­lors, and pe­riod man­tels and doors.

APEX, NC / $549,999

This ca. 1905 Queen Anne on low brick piers has two front gables with lapped fish-scale shin­gles, a re­stored wrap­around porch, and a new tin roof. In­side find tongue-and-groove pine floor­ing, the orig­i­nal stair­case, nine fire­places, vin­tage shiplap.

WASH­ING­TON, DC / $879,000

A deep, or­nate cor­nice, rib­bon cours­ing, and a set­back en­trance give this ca. 1890 brick row house ar­chi­tec­tural depth. Tran­soms over doors, an orig­i­nal stair­case with span­drel or­na­ments, pat­terned brick fire­places, and a full English base­ment await.

C. Es­ther De Wolde, (604) 309-3340, phan­tom­

Taffy Hol­ven­stot, Re/Max Her­itage Prop­er­ties, re­

Jeremy Bradham, Cap­i­tal Area Preser­va­tion, cap­

James Grant, Keller Wil­liams Cap­i­tal Prop­er­ties, kw­cap­i­tal­prop­er­

Michael Bain, Do­rian Ben­nett Sotheby’s, db­

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