6 beautiful homes on the National Register

The Week Staff


Isle au Haut, Maine. Built in 1907, the Keeper's House is on the National Register of Historic Places, homes officially deemed worthy of preservation. The four-bedroom, solar-powered house has ornate molding, wood floors, and wood stoves.


The property, on Penobscot Bay, has 700 feet of waterfront, two cottages, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a boathouse, and a deep-water dock. The town maintains the lighthouse. $1,975,000. The Knowles Company, (207) 276-3322.


Woodinville, Washington. The Nelson-Parker house was built in the late 19th century by Nordic settlers. The four-bedroom, Swedish-influenced log home was constructed from hand-felled red cedar and features three fireplaces, cathedral ceilings, an art studio and wine-making station in the cellar, and a wraparound deck.


The 3.6-acre property has panoramic views and includes a vegetable garden and a barn. $2,500,000. ­Cindy Kelly, Compass, (425) 260-2017.


Sarasota, Florida. Architect Thomas Reed Martin designed this three-bedroom ­Mediterranean ­Revival in 1927 for Detective William J. Burns, called the American Sherlock Holmes.


Details include a marble fireplace, the gift of circus master John Ringling; the original iron staircase; a sunroom with French doors; and a master suite with bay views. Outside are a large pool, a dock, and a 7-ton boat lift. $3,650,000. Lynne Koy, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, (941) 544-5117.

Portland, Oregon. This five-bedroom home was built by architect ­Richard Sundeleaf in 1940. Remodeled in 2017, the house has a gourmet kitchen with marble counters and a living room with a dining area that leads to a covered porch.


The 1.1-acre property has a sports court and mature trees; the brick patio features a stone wall with a built-in fireplace. $1,935,000. Suzann ­Baricevic Murphy, (w)here, (503) 789-1033.


Newport, Kentucky. Originally a wood church built in 1901, this four-bedroom home stands in the East Row Historic District. The open living space has 44-foot ceilings, a kitchen built into the nave, and a master suite in the choir loft.


Recent improvements include a new heating system, exterior paint, and a two-car garage. $625,000. Adam Sanregret, Coldwell Banker West Shell, (513) 321-9944.


Middletown, Connecticut. The Captain Giles Wilcox House, a four-bedroom Georgian Colonial, dates to 1786. The home features the original hardware, paneling, and wainscoting; six fireplaces; and a tavern room, and has been owned by only two families in the past 230 years.


The 3-acre property includes a gunite saltwater pool, a barn, and a manicured lawn. $389,000. Laurie McCann, William Pitt/Sotheby's International Realty, (508) 237-5700.