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Extreme Real Estate: Patriotic Homes

More Than Just Flags


While almost all Americans show their pride around the Fourth of July with flags and other red, white and blue tchotchkes, only certain homes exemplify the American spirit.

The following five homes are patriotic in their own unique way. Some have great views of American monuments, while others were lived in by real American patriots of the Revolutionary War era. Each has its own story, and amazing architecture, to add to the larger tale of America that we celebrate each year.

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The Crocker Tavern House


The Crocker Tavern House is one of the most historic homes in Cape Cod, serving as an inn and tavern as early as 1754. The 7-bedroom house served as a meeting place for the Whigs before and during the Revolutionary War, making this one of the places where the idea of America began to start taking root. The Crockers, who owned the home, were Whig leaders along with James Otis, Jr., known as "The First American Patriot."

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The Crocker Tavern House


Located in Barnstable, Mass., the Crocker Tavern House has been fully restored and updated for a 21st-Century owner, with a beautiful kitchen and 6.5 bathrooms.

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The Crocker Tavern House


The listing, with Paula Markiewicz of Sotheby's International Realty East, is for $1.38 million and includes the main house, a heated and paneled barn and 3 acres of terrain. The home is located about 80 miles outside of Boston and about 30 miles from Plymouth, Mass.

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Arlington, Va.


What's better than a home with Revolutionary War history? One that helps you celebrate that history with great views of fireworks. This Arlington, Va., condo located in The Weslie gives you access to fantastic views of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. from its spacious balcony.

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Arlington, Va.


The condo, which features 2 bedrooms and 3 baths, has a spacious kitchen, laundry room and parking for one car.

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Arlington, Va.


Listed for $1,695,000 with Ann Worley of McEnearney Associates, The Weslie condo has amazing floor to ceiling windows that allow the owner to take in the beautiful sites of the nation's capital and its Fourth of July fireworks.

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Boston


Heading back up the East Coast, we found a beautiful home in a city that has hosted some of the Revolutionary War's most important events: Boston.

The condo seen here is listed for $425,000 and located just steps from the Old North Church, where the patriots were alerted to the arrival of the British and the term "One if by land, two if by sea" was coined after Paul Revere's midnight ride.

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Boston


Located at 174 Salem St., the condo features 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a galley kitchen that helps make the most of this 625 square-foot home.

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Boston


The apartment has access to a roof deck, where you can clearly see the Old North Church and a piece of true American history. If you're a fan of history who believes in the number one rule of real estate (location, location, location), it doesn't get any better than this.

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The John Blake House


Charleston, S.C., is home to the John Blake House, located at 58 S. Battery. The home, which was constructed in the early 1800s by Revolutionary War patriot John Blake, features architectural and decorative details like dentil moldings and wainscoting, in addition to six fireplaces.

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The John Blake House


The chef's kitchen includes two dishwashers, three ovens, a five burner range and even a wood-burning fireplace for crafting the perfect meal.

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The John Blake House


The grounds of the property, listed for $3,695,000 with William Means Real Estate, also include a piazza and garden that create an oasis that reflects all of the colors of Charleston.

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The Barracks


Known locally as The Barracks, the property at 32 Edgehill St. in Princeton, N.J., is a historic treasure. The home was built long before the Revolutionary War, but has ties to the war nonetheless. The property was owned by the grandfather of Richard Stockton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Interestingly, this home also was called home by James Madison and Alexander Hamilton during the Continental Congress sessions in the summer of 1783.

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The Barracks


The fieldstone house is currently listed for $1.85 million, and features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a hideaway office with a second floor deck.

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The Barracks


The kitchen has been completely updated and renovated with state-of-the-art appliances to make this historic home modern and functional for its new owner.

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