9 Cool Colonial Homes to Mark Independence Day
We hold this truth to be self-evident: Colonials are cool. The style can be traced back to the 1600s, with the first settlers coming over from Europe. Over the centuries, the style of Colonial homes evolved, and began to incorporate local materials and a few new twists. It's a mainstay and classically American as apple pie.
In honor of Independence Day, we found nine Colonials that hark back to the early days of America, but were all built in the 20th century.
So wave an American flag and celebrate nine Colonials available for purchase right now. Tricorn hat optional...
Price: $510,000 Freedom features: A little over 2,700 square feet, this four-bedroom brick house from 1978 has been “pampered and meticulously maintained” by the original owners. Although it may need a few updates inside, you can’t beat the one-acre lot, wood flooring, and brick fireplace. Bonus: The place comes with a 14-carat gold weathervane. Nice!
Price: $839,000 Freedom features: This three-bedroom charmer from 1950 includes a traditional entry foyer, dining room, living room with fireplace, and kitchen, plus a half bath. You’ll swoon over the beech tree out front, as well as the fenced landscaped backyard with a deck, with space to add a pool. The home is minutes from the ocean, beaches, the famous Cliff Walk, and the town.
Price: $1,225,000 Freedom features: In addition to its abundant curb appeal, this Evergreen State gem from 1947 on 1.55 acres has been transformed, with freshly painted cabinetry, quartz counters, and new stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. The covered patio and backyard enjoy views of the Columbia River and Mount Hood.
Price:: $449,000 Freedom features: The classic colonial features crown molding, oak floors, and two fireplaces, and combines with modern updates. The renovated farmhouse-style kitchen includes quartz counters and subway tile, updated baths, and a master bath with walk-in shower.
Price: $620,000 Freedom features: Built in 1977 by Norm Abram, of “This Old House” fame, the home has been “lovingly maintained” by the original owners. The layout includes four bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms on almost 3 acres, and features a living room with huge brick fireplace, a formal dining room, and an open kitchen and casual dining area with sliders to the outdoors. The grounds include a barn that could be an office, storage, or a chicken coop.
Price: $1,100,000 Freedom features: With over 4,000 square feet, this spacious Colonial from 1918 features a formal dining room and living room, with French doors to the library. The family room opens to a gourmet kitchen. Both spaces open to a wraparound deck with access to the backyard and pool.
Price: $3,595,000 Freedom features: This high-end home in the exclusive coastal locale has an open floor plan with a formal living room, solarium, and new gourmet kitchen. There's a step-down dining room, a pine-paneled library, and family room with French doors. Along with five beds, there’s a master suite with bath and separate vanities. The property comes with deeded rights to the beach at Mead Point.
Price: $325,000 Freedom features: Built in 1941, this brick beauty features original hardwood floors and woodwork. The kitchen includes oak cabinets and a marble backsplash. The living room and brick family room each boast fireplaces. We fell in love with the library, with its floor-to-ceiling bookcases, a rolling ladder, and a gas fireplace.
Price: $819,000 Freedom features: This idyllic residence features fresh paint and refinished floors and simply needs a new owner’s touch to bring it into the modern era. The four-bedroom home includes a formal entry, living room with fireplace, sunroom with 14 windows, formal dining room, and eat-in kitchen.
Claudine Zap is a writer who covers a wide array of topics, including home, entertainment, travel, food, art, and culture.