10 Beautiful Historic Houses For Sale in Southwest Florida Right Now

Homes on the Market as of July, 2019
By
Cortney Tarell
10 Beautiful Historic Houses For Sale in Southwest Florida Right Now

Southwest Florida is one of the state's fastest growing areas, with thriving cities and pristine, white beaches that seem practically untouched. But the discovery of this area isn't new, it has been a well kept secret for generations. In fact, both Henry Ford and Thomas Edison wintered in Fort Myers, and their neighboring homes are now a popular tourist destination. Any of the 10 homes on this list will put you right in the middle of all that history, but also make you a part of what makes this area an up-and-coming destination. All of the houses on this list were built in 1930 or earlier. They are listed in order from least expensive to most, and the prices are very spread out from $120,000 to $9,400,000. So there's something for you here no matter what your budget.

 

1. Arcadia, Florida

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Price: $120,000

Year Built: 1930 (possibly earlier)

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According to Zillow, this house was built in 1930, but current owners claim it goes back further than that, being built between 1910 and 1916. It's in the antique district, surrounded by history and local charm. This home is the perfect opportunity for you to own a little piece of the past without sacrificing your budget or your space. It comes with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

 

2. Fort Myers, Florida

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Price: $359,000

Year Built: 1925

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Live in a unique piece of history with this Spanish-style home. It is located within walking distance of the beautiful Caloosahatchee River, along which Thomas Edison once lived. The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and plenty of extra space. The most recent updates were done in the 1980s.

 

3. Punta Gorda, Florida

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Price: $379,000

Year Built: 1920

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This house is the perfect combination of historic charm and modern comfort, all available at a reasonable price! With original features such as the hardwood floors, you'll feel the history everywhere you stand, but many other features have been recently renovated to give you the best of both worlds.

 

4. Punta Gorda, Florida

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Price: $390,000

Year Built: 1926

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This centrally located house is locally known as the Yeager House. In addition to the overwhelming amount of historic charm, this house also has a private pool, original hardwood floors, 4 bedrooms plus a den that could count as a 5th, and tons of additional space. It is within walking distance of downtown.

 

5. Fort Myers, Florida

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Price: $679,900

Year Built: 1925

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This Spanish-style home is located in the Fort Myers Historic District within walking distance of the Fort Myers Country Club. It has tons of space on a 1/2 acre lot with a large, screened-in pool. With 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and recent updates, this house has everything you're looking for.

 

6. Fort Myers, Florida

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Price: $699,000

Year Built: 1926

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This home is overflowing with Southern charm and a welcoming atmosphere. All of the space in this corner lot house makes it the perfect place for entertaining. It is practically famous in the local area, having been featured in Gulfshore Life Magazine, Fort Myers News Press Tropicalia, and in a few commercials.

 

7. Venice, Florida

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Price: $825,000

Year Built: 1926

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Want a home with historic significance? This might be the one for you. Built in the Italian Renaissance style of the renowned City Planner, John Nolen, it beautifully represents classic Venice. The 4 bedroom/4 bath home is located in the Venezia Park Historic District.

 

8. Fort Myers, Florida

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Price: $1,195,000

Year Built: 1930

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The Pink Lady, as this home is lovingly known, is a historic gem built in the most historic part of town, close to the Edison-Ford Estates and the Fort Myers Country Club. Its gorgeous facade is only a preview of what to expect from the expertly renovated inside. With 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, tons of elegant details, and over an acre of land, this home has everything a true historic masterpiece should.

 

9. Naples, Florida

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Price: $3,695,000

Year Built: 1926

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Just down the block from the beautiful beach, this home is the perfect way to live in paradise on the shore. It has 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms with a master suite both upstairs and downstairs and a beautiful private pool. It would be a great house to use as rental property or to live in yourself.

 

10. Captiva, Florida

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Price: $9,400,000

Year Built: 1925

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This house is located on private Captiva Island, with a dock that stretches into the bay and the Gulf of Mexico just across the street. It is built in the Castilian architectural style, and sprawls across over an acre of private waterfront land.