Tryon, N.C. | $ 1.225 million
A 1947 home with four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, including an adjoining one bedroom, one bathroom guest suite, set on 18.12 acres with a swimming pool
Known as Rosebay, this home is located in a historic resort of approximately 1,600 in southwest North Carolina. From 2015, it was expanded to include a guest suite and a detached double garage with a workshop. Other recent improvements include a paved driveway replacing gravel and a new roof.
The property, which is less than a mile from the city's commercial park, is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, approximately 74 kilometers southeast of Asheville, NC, and 50 kilometers northeast of Greenville, SC The Tryon International Equestrian Center and Resort, which It hosts horse shows and has accommodation, restaurants and shops, located approximately 25 km to the northeast.
Size: 3,881 square feet
Price per square meter: $ 316
Inside: The house has two levels and several entrances. A solid wood door with colorful glass squares opens into a living room with green walls, a brick fireplace in a wall of floor-to-ceiling bookcases, hardwood floors and a bay window with a view of Hogback Mountain. The adjoining dining room has its own outside entrance, a similar picture window and view, the back of the living room's brick fireplace and ruby-red paneled walls.
The kitchen was updated in the mid-2000s with white-painted wood cabinets, subway tile backing, stainless steel appliances, a country kitchen sink, and black and white checkerboard floor tiles. Next to the kitchen is an enclosed porch with exposed beams, brick floors, and a half bathroom (now with striped walls and a tiny corner sink) that was originally used by the gardener when this was an outside area. A second closed veranda with yellow wooden walls and hardwood floors served as a winter garden. An interior window looks into the adjoining media room with rust-colored walls and a wood-burning stove.
The guest suite is reached through the media room or through a door from the driveway. The cathedral ceiling, arched windows, stained wood floors and paneling, and stone fireplace have been designed to blend in with the original structure. A wet bar is built into a niche on the fireplace wall and covered with blackboard paint. The guest suite bedroom has red walls and a stained glass window; The bathroom has a large walk-in shower and a washer and dryer.
Two bedrooms with a Jack and Jill bath in between make up the original master suite on the ground floor. One bedroom has blue walls and hardwood floors; the second, used as a living room, is wallpapered with an extravagant bird print. The bathroom has green tiled floors and a shower over the bath.
The fourth bedroom is on the lower level and has a door that leads onto the pool terrace. There is also a bathroom on the lower level.
Outside space: The spacious property includes a white entrance area, rolling lawns, old trees, a butterfly garden and a pavilion next to the pool area. From the pool you can see a mountain called Rocky Spur.
Steer: $ 2,111 (2020 based on a tax bill of $ 349,191)
Contact: Damian D. Hall, Christie's International Real Estate, 828-817-2046; damianhallgroup.com
Madison, Conn. | $ 1.249 million
A two bedroom, two bathroom clapboard house built in 1997 on a 0.9 acre property
The current owners hired a Connecticut architect named Robert Page to design this home, which has the rustic feel of a Maine boathouse. It is one of two condos (the other is an adjoining Victorian clapboard house) and has exclusive use of the property. The property is located in central Connecticut, one block from Long Island Sound, in an AE FEMA Zone that requires flood insurance. (The listing agents estimate the cost to be $ 650 per year.)
The home is about a mile south of Company along Route 1 and three and a half miles west of Hammonasset Beach State Park. Its granite foundation comes from the quarry in the village of Stony Creek, Connecticut, which provided the stone that was used for the base of the Statue of Liberty.
Size: 1,965 square feet
Price per square meter: $ 636
Inside: The house is located on a hill and offers year-round water views to the west and winter views to the south. A wide outer archway leads into a foyer with a granite floor; Off the foyer is a bedroom with a full bathroom. On this level there is also a utility room with washer and dryer and access to the individual garage.
The second level is in a large, fully wood-paneled room with an exposed brick fireplace that extends to the top of the vaulted ceiling. The open kitchen has tiger maple cabinets and there is a second bedroom and bathroom with a shower over bath.
A staircase with a decorative wrought iron railing leads you from the ground floor to the second level and a closed staircase leads to the third level, where a catwalk connects a cave with an office with Juliet's balcony.
Outside space: A covered porch in front of the great room overlooks the water. There is a totemic stone fireplace in the back yard.
Steer: $ 12,740
Contact: Margaret Muir or Clint Rodenberg, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, 203-245-6700; 117islandavenue.com
San Francisco | $ 1.25 million
A 1912 Tudor Craftsman add-on home with two bedrooms and one bathroom on 815 square feet of land
This brick, clapboard, and stucco-clad home is in the Inner Richmond neighborhood, one block below the Presidio and four blocks east of a boulevard that leads to the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands (to the north) and Golden Gate Park and Daly City (in the south). Shops, grocery stores, restaurants, and public transportation hubs line Clement Street, one block south. The University of California's San Francisco Medical Center at Mount Zion is less than two miles to the east.
Size: 1,154 square feet
Price per square meter: $ 1,083
Inside: The front door, which is in a covered porch, opens to an interior with white painted walls and wooden floors. If you turn left, you will find yourself in a 4-meter-wide living room with a wood-burning brick fireplace along the front wall. The dining room is at the rear of the building; It has a large paneling, a box beam ceiling and built-in storage space with drawers, storage compartments and lead-glass cabinet fronts. The full-circle kitchen, with entrances from the hallway from the foyer and dining room, includes vintage cabinetry and has recently been refreshed with paintwork and vinyl tile floors.
Both bedrooms are on the second floor. The larger one is nearly 4 by 16.5 feet and has built-in drawers and a window niche. The smaller one measures approximately 3 feet by 14.5 feet and is connected to a bathroom with a claw foot tub and shower head. (This bathroom can also be entered from the hallway.)
The basement is unfinished. It includes a washer and dryer.
Outside space: A narrow terrace from the dining room leads down to the basement.
Steer: $ 15,625 (estimated)
Contact: Tara Robello, Keller Williams San Francisco, 415-879-0581; kwsf.com
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