From Bermuda to North Carolina, four elegant architectural gems built in the late 19th century — and one, in London, dating to the original Queen Anne period of the early 1700s. All of them, of course, offered by Christie’s International Real Estate
One of Bermuda’s most elegant homes, Cedarhurst is the island residence of the U.S. Consul General. Originally constructed in 1902, it combines the American Queen Anne style with adaptations for the Bermuda lifestyle. The formal entrance, high ceilings, massive cedar staircase and deep wraparound verandahs are the embodiment of Queen Anne grandeur. Gated for privacy, the grounds feature manicured lawns, a swimming pool and a pool cottage for accommodating guests.
This elegant waterfront estate on secluded Chapoquoit Island has served as a seaside retreat since its construction in 1898. The 4,305-square-foot, three-storey house is an eclectic blend of Queen Anne Revival and the vernacular Shingle-style architecture of New England. The original features include ornate millwork, fir floors, and three fireplaces. The grounds include a pier with access to the protected West Falmouth harbour, Buzzards Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Built around 1704, 15 Queen Anne’s Gate is an exemplar of the Queen Anne Baroque style. This landmark Grade I-listed townhouse also has an illustrious location in London’s prestigious Birdcage Walk Conservation Area, between Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament. The residence features four grand reception rooms, six bedrooms, a modern kitchen, and a patio garden. Among its many notable architectural details is a statue of Queen Anne, after whom this prestigious street was named, on the north façade.
This residence from the late Queen Anne Revival period combines Old World architectural elements with contemporary creature comforts. Situated in the coveted neighbourhood of South Congress, overlooking the Austin skyline, the property is an entertainer’s dream with six bedrooms, a bunk room, games room, two kitchens, a resort-style pool terrace and spa, and a pool house with guest retreat.
The picturesque town of Asheville, North Carolina, is the setting for this enchanting Queen Anne Revival house, designed in 1899 by notable Victorian architect Richard Sharp Smith — resident architect of the historic Biltmore Estate. Surrounded by formal gardens with a koi pond, this storybook property enchants with its shingled, half-timbered exterior, wide verandah and turreted roof. The property has been meticulously restored throughout and is complemented by an original carriage house.