Historic English-Style Manor

Seven acres of land, 7,000 square feet of living space and more than 70 years of history? Not a bad deal for a price tag under $1 million.

Location: Athens, Tenn.
Listed By: Vick Dyer of Coldwell Banker Wallace & Wallace
Price: $975,000

Listed for $975,000, today's cool house was built in 1939 for Robert J. Fisher, an industrialist who established Athens' first hosiery mill and invented the Fisher typewriter -- an improvement over previous models because it could type on a bound ledger book. The Fisher family crest still stands above the entrance of the stately stone mansion.

We've seen our fair share of historic homes that have been updated over the years, and in our humble opinion, this one gets it just right. Though original details have been preserved throughout the residence -- medieval wood trussing, peg wood floors, roll-out windows -- contemporary touches keep the place from feeling stuffy.  We could absolutely make ourselves at home in that elegant living room without feeling like we were hanging out in a museum.

Outside, the property is appointed with an in-ground pool, tennis courts and acres of lush gardens. See it all for yourself in the photo gallery below.

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