It's tough not to get a little weak in the knees over this super-hot Bywater beauty. The three-bedroom, three-bath, 175-year-old home belongs to local artist Mary Cooper, and her expertise in color and design is obvious. With 2,469-square feet of living space and parlors and sitting rooms galore, it may be the definition of Southern splendor. This place doesn't have a balcony, it's a teak loggia and the yard doesn't have any old garden, it's a lush parterre garden, okay? Asking $498,000.
· Listing: 818 Congress Street [Gardner Realtors]