Little Rock, Ark. | $ 450,000
A four bedroom, three bath craftsman's home built in 1903 on a 3 acre lot
Located in the heart of downtown Little Rock, this home is just blocks from the Arkansas Governor's Mansion. A pharmacy and coffee shop are also within easy walking distance, and Arkansas Children's Hospital is less than five minutes away by car. The riverside, which includes a food hall, farmers market, and Arkansas history museums, is 2 miles away. Another big draw in this part of town is the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum in a 12-acre public park.
Size: 3,268 square feet
Price per square meter: $ 138
Inside: A path flanked by old trees leads over a wide staircase to a covered veranda that is large enough for benches and a swing. The wood and glass front door opens into a foyer with a beamed ceiling and original parquet, which extends to the right into a sunny living room with a brick fireplace in the corner.
Original pocket doors separate the living room from a dining room with blue walls, white moldings and an ornate hanging lamp. Another door leads from the dining room to the kitchen, which used to be a winter garden.
The master suite, which is being used by the sellers as an office space, is just off the dining room with two high rooms and a recently renovated bathroom with an oversized shower and penny tile floors.
On the second floor there is a bright bedroom with parquet floor and another next door with carpet; Across the hall is a bathroom with a claw foot bathtub. At the other end of the hall is a third bedroom with a walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom. Nearby is a cave with a black-painted brick fireplace and an attached conservatory.
Outside space: A wooden deck from the kitchen leads down to the back yard, where plant boxes house a herb and vegetable garden. There is a chicken coop on a lawn. A covered carport behind the driveway offers space for two cars.
Steer: $ 2,345 (estimated)
Contact: Chase Rackley, Rackley Realty, 501-519-4889; rackley.team
Dallas | $ 450,000
A two bedroom, one bathroom bungalow from 1930 on 0.1 acre lot
This property is in the Bishop Arts District, which is often compared to Austin or Nashville, as there are many shops selling vintage clothing and housewares. North Bishop Avenue, the neighborhood's main drag, is four blocks away, so there are plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance, including a New Orleans-inspired jazz bar and at least one speakeasy-style bar. Less than half a mile away, Kidd Springs Park features a swimming pool, tennis courts and a recently renovated recreation center.
Downtown Dallas is about a 15-minute drive away; The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is about half an hour away.
Size: 1,090 square feet
Price per square meter: $ 413
Inside: A paved path leads from the sidewalk to the front door, which is located in a covered porch. The door opens directly into a living room with original pine floors and paneling that was restored during an extensive renovation in 2021.
Behind a decorative white-painted brick fireplace in one corner of the living room is an open dining area and kitchen, a space large enough to accommodate a table that seats six. The kitchen features a kitchen island with a butcher's block from a local antique store and new stainless steel appliances. A screened porch is added off the kitchen during the renovation.
A short hallway from the dining area leads to the two bedrooms and the bathroom. The bedroom at the front of the house has its own outside entrance and is large enough to accommodate a queen bed or a home office setup. At the other end of the hall is the master bedroom overlooking the back yard and a walk-in closet with custom-made shelving. Between the bedrooms is a bathroom with striped paper walls and subway tile; Penny tile floors; a vanity from an antique cabinet; and a claw-foot bathtub with brass fittings.
Outside space: During the renovation, the back yard got a new fence and new lighting. There are old trees at the corners of the lawn. The garage has space for a car with additional storage space.
Steer: $ 5,112 (estimated)
Contact: Kelly Kinzer, Coldwell Banker Realty, 214-521-0044; Coldwellbankerhomes.com
Minneapolis | $ 450,000
A 1927 Tudor style cottage with four bedrooms, three bathrooms set in 0.2 acres
This home is located in the Keewaydin neighborhood, just blocks from Lake Nokomis, where water activities include kayaking and swimming and the surrounding park has a community center, garden and children's playground. Also within walking distance is Minnehaha Creek Park, which has a creek side path that meanders towards the Mississippi.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is approximately six miles away. Downtown Minneapolis approximately 15 minutes' drive; St. Paul is 20 minutes away.
Size: 1,867 square feet
Price per square meter: $ 241
Inside: The front yard is laid out with grass, with steps to the front door that leads directly into the living room. This room has oak floors, a gray-painted brick fireplace, and two windows facing the street. An arched door leads into a dining room with a mid-century-inspired light fixture, large lattice windows and a glass door that opens to the back yard.
To the left is a kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, including a Bosch dishwasher. A staircase in one corner leads to the basement.
There are two bedrooms on this level that open off a hallway leading off from the dining room. One has a window facing the street; the other, on the other side of the hall, faces the back yard. Both have cabinets with original doorknobs, and each is large enough to hold a large bed. Between the bedrooms is a bathroom with a combination bath and shower and a white pedestal sink.
Behind a door in the dining room there is a staircase to the second floor where the main suite is located. The bedroom has two deep cupboards; The en-suite bathroom has a glass-enclosed shower. Another bedroom behind the stairs could serve as a nursery or study.
The vendors use the finished basement, which has a built-in wet bar, as an entertainment room. One bathroom on this level has a bathtub and shower lined with white subway tile; There is a combined laundry and storage room next door.
Outside space: The paved terrace off the dining room is large enough for lounge furniture and a barbecue. An old tree stands in the middle of the back yard and garden boxes line the wooden fence along the perimeter. A long driveway leads to a detached two car garage next to the house.
Steer: $ 4,936 (estimated)
Contact: Michael Bartus, Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty, 952-400-7000; sothebysrealty.com
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