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.

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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

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