Country Living (USA)
Jolly Red Real Estate
From fiery farmhouses to a cardinal Cape, these century-old homes—bold enough to stop the Big Guy in his tracks!—pair well with seasonal swag.
Mathews County, VA $229,900
Known to the locals as Bayberry Wood, this three-bedroom, two-bath Greek Revival farmhouse boasts views of the Piankatank, a tidal river of the Chesapeake Bay. The circa1850s interior is a treasure trove of heart-pine floors and historical fireplaces. Agent: Tracy Foster; tracyfoster.com
Ironton, MO $389,000
Make hosting for the holidays a cinch with this six-bedroom, seven-bath home. Overlooking several wide-open acres and a lovely creek, the established, turn-of-the-century bed-andbreakfast is already set up to warmly embrace out-oftowners. Agent: Christopher Spitzmiller; spitzmillerrealty.com
Longs, SC $359,900
Beadboard ceilings are an endearing feature inside this four-bedroom, three-bathroom 1920s-era farmhouse, while a wraparound porch and hanging swing bring plenty of charm to the exterior. There’s no lack of places to entertain here, be it the open living room or the pool and Jacuzzi out back. Agent: Blake Sloan; sloanrealtygroup.net
Cortlandt Manor, NY $340,000
A large brick, wood-burning fireplace adds an extra dose of cozy to this delightful circa-1860s farmhouse, one of a collection of antique homes that comprises the local historic district. It features exceptionally wide floorboards and a backyard that provides a shortcut to miles of hiking trails.
Agent: Lynn Harmonay; northcountrysir.com
Tuftonboro, NH $425,000
Perched on a road lined with old stone walls, this threebedroom, two-bath circa-1806 Cape has fine features, including pine floors and a Rumford fireplace with a working beehive oven. Set up shop in the attached barn or garden in the expansive backyard. Agent: Randy Parker; nhwaterfrontluxury.com