The Maine barn from the beloved children’s book “Charlotte’s Web” is officially on the market.
Listed at $3.7 million, the New England property, including the beautiful barn, was home to late author E.B. White. It was where he lived with his wife until his death in 1985, according to an online exclusive from Yankee Magazine.
Since then, Robert and Mary Gallant have made the lovely Allen Cove farmhouse in North Brooklin, Maine, their home.
“It’s clear they do not want to leave,” Yankee Magazine writer Mel Allen penned. “They know they should. It is time, they say, to downsize to one home and live closer to their four children and seven grandchildren, who remain in the Carolinas.”
So now, decades later, the Gallants want another family to love the home the way they have.
The more than 200-year-old New England property has the original swing hanging by the doorway (the same one that E.B. White’s character Fern enjoyed) and, Allen wrote, “there may or may not be a spider spinning her web in the darker corners of the rafters.”
It includes 12 rooms, six working fireplaces, three and a half bathrooms and a wood cook stove.
The 44-acre saltwater farm also features views of the bay and mountains of Acadia National Park, a sun porch, a boathouse with a dock and more.
The House at Allen Cove listing is priced at $3.7 million.
According to The Associated Press, Down East Properties listing agent Martha Dischinger said Wednesday the property retains many historical touches, and the owners maintained the gardens tended by E.B. White’s wife, Katharine, before her death in 1977.
Since its initial listing for $28 million on Sotheby’s International Reality, the price for the estate has dropped more than $11 million to $16.9 million, reports Business Insider.
Chateau Des Palmiers is a beachfront property that contains 11 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. A listing on 7th Heaven Properties provides details about the property for potential buyers:
Located in a highly exclusive gated enclave a direct beachfront location, the world-class residence comprises an ocean side villa, a garden side villa and a manager’s house, plus a wide range of amenities, including: a huge heated pool, an open air and air conditioned fitness center, a tennis court, and covered outdoor bar, billiards and dining areas.
Trump purchased the property for an undisclosed amount in 2013.
Oprah Winfrey made her career in the windy city of Chicago. While she currently ranks as one of the wealthiest women in America, a home she bought in 2001 in Elmwood, Illinois, is for sale and you just might be able to put an offer in for it.
The four bedroom, two bath single family home is for sale for $393,875, according to Trulia.
Architectural Digest notes that “she previously listed the property in September 2016, but pulled the listing after a few months.”
Also an important detail: “Oprah has never actually resided on the property.”The media mogul recently sold a famous Austrian painting as well, so perhaps she is unloading some extra assets she owns.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have opened up their vacation home on their own private island in the Bahamas, and your jaw is guaranteed to hit the floor.
The couple created a dream world on the island, which is accessible only by plane. The process took a lot longer than they thought. They first bought the island in 2003 and only moved into their stunning home less than a year ago.
So, what was the holdup?
“We were a little bit naive, possibly,” Faith told Architectural Digest.
She continued: “We set out to build a house. We had no idea we had to build everything else. We basically had to build a little town.”
When they first bought the island, there was no electricity or running water, according to Architectural Digest. They had to build all that infrastructure, as well as housing for the construction workers and current caretakers on the island.
“You don’t quite put all that together at first,” Tim said.
In the decade it took to build their amazing home, Tim and Faith and their three girls all lived in a pair of seaside yurts, or portable round tents, when visiting the island.
“The kids loved it,” Tim told Architectural Digest.
As for the current home, Tim and Faith partnered with Nashville-based architects and designers to create a unique getaway. Everything about the house is designed to bring the stunning environment of the island indoors.
“We’ve been all over the world, and we really wanted to create a special place we couldn’t find anywhere else,” Faith said. “We wanted to feel connected to the outside. When the breeze comes through the room, it’s just life-changing. It really is! It’s something for the soul.”
Tim and Faith will surely enjoy their island paradise after putting in a year on tour together.
A real estate prospector just profited big-league from the sale of President Donald Trump's childhood home.
According to CNN, the 2,500-square-foot New York Tudor has a new owner just three months after Michael Davis bought the property in Queens' Jamaica Estates neighborhood for $1.4 million. Last week, an unnamed bidder reportedly shelled out $2.14 million for the home where Trump lived until he was about 4.
The house, built by Trump's father, Fred Trump, has "a brick and stucco exterior and an old-world charm interior featuring arched doorways, hardwood floors, five bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, library, living room with fireplace, formal dining room, basement and more," Paramount Realty USA said in the listing.
Brianna Chambers contributed to this report.
Donald Trump's new Washington D.C. address will be a bit smaller than his popular Palm Beach, Florida estate.
When the president-elect and his family relocate to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., they'll have slightly less room to roam than at Trump's iconic Florida property, Mar-a-Lago.
Trump has suggested that he intends to spend a significant amount of time at Mar-a-Lago, which he referred to as "the Winter White House" in a recent Twitter post:
Writing my inaugural address at the Winter White House, Mar-a-Lago, three weeks ago. Looking forward to Friday. #Inauguration pic.twitter.com/S701FdTCQu— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2017
According to the Palm Beach Post, Mar-a-Lago was built by cereal heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and opened for the 1927 winter season with 58 bedrooms and 33 bathrooms. Its name means "sea to lake," signifying the property's position stretching between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway.
When Post died in 1973, she willed the estate to the U.S. government, but the government declined, citing Mar-a-Lago's high maintenance costs, the Palm Beach Post reported. According to Town & Country, annual maintenance costs totaled around $1 million.
Though the estate was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1980, it sat empty until Trump purchased it in 1985 for $8 million. Trump and his then-wife Ivana spent years restoring the property. Trump turned the estate into a private club in 1995 and built a 20,000-square-foot ballroom on the property, among other notable features.
The Mar-a-Lago club, which caps at 500 members, has a non-refundable membership fee of $100,000 and annual dues of $14,000, according to the club's managing director and executive vice president, Bernd Lembcke. Members are also required to spend $2,000 on food every year.
Construction of the White House, home of every U.S. president since John Adams in 1800, began in 1792.
Here's how the two properties compare:
The White House
Year constructed: 1792 - 1800
Square feet: about 55,000
Number of rooms: 132
Tennis courts: 1
Year constructed: 1924 - 1927
Square feet: about 110,000
Number of rooms: 126
Tennis courts: 6
According to Realtor.com, the White House comes equipped with a jogging track, swimming pool, movie theater, bowling lane, half-court basketball court, horseshoe pitch, rose garden and military guard. Mar-a-Lago boasts a swimming pool, beach club, salon, croquet court, spa and concierge service.
A home built by President-elect Donald Trump's father, real estate developer Fred Trump, is set to be auctioned off by Paramount Realty USA on Tuesday.
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Donald Trump lived in the house from birth until he was 4 years old.
Michael Davis, a real estate prospector, bought the house last year for just under $1.4 million with the intention of flipping it, The New York Times reported. Now, Paramount is selling the home.
"It's unique, and it has intangible value that goes beyond just the physical real estate," Misha Haghani, the principal of Paramount, told The Times. "The value of Trump's name, the value of the president-elect living there as a child, an infant, that value is impossible to define."
According to Paramount, the 2,500-square-foot house features "a brick and stucco exterior and an old world charm interior featuring arched doorways, hardwood floors, five bedrooms, four and a half baths, library, living room with fireplace, formal dining room, basement and more."
The Tudor-style home is located in Jamaica Estates, a neighborhood in Queens, New York.
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