Newport, R.I. | $2.75 Million
A 1750 house with four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, on a 0.1-acre lot
This house is less than half a block from the water, on a street lined with some of the city’s oldest homes. It is within easy walking distance of a public park, public beaches and Newport Harbor. The Gilded Age mansions of Bellevue Avenue, many open to the public, are less than 10 minutes away by car.
Ferries depart regularly from the harbor, carrying passengers to Providence and Block Island. Driving to Providence takes a little less than an hour. Boston is less than two hours away. New York City is about a four-hour drive, depending on traffic.
Size: 2,856 square feet
Price per square foot: $963
Indoors: A weathered wood fence separates this property from the street, and stairs lead up to the front entrance.
Inside is a foyer with original wide-plank hardwood floors and a staircase to the upper levels. To the left is a living room with street-facing windows and a fireplace that holds a cast-iron stove. To the right is a dining room with a fireplace that has its original brick hearth. An adjacent sitting room has a window seat and built-in bookshelves.
The updated kitchen, off the dining room, has stainless steel appliances, gray-blue cabinetry, a yellow center island and wallpaper printed with colorful roosters. This space has access to a patio and a powder room.
The primary bedroom, on the second floor, has a fireplace and windows overlooking the back and side yards. The room next door, used as a family room, has a fireplace, a built-in entertainment center and built-in bookshelves painted pale green. A full bathroom is off the hall, along with a laundry room that has a side-by-side washer and dryer.
Three more bedrooms are on the third floor, one currently used as a home office. They share a full bathroom with a white porcelain pedestal sink and soaking tub.
Outdoor space: The property is planted with mature trees, at least one bearing apples. The back patio is paved with stone and surrounded by flowering hedges. A second patio, paved in brick, is in a corner of the yard. There is also an outdoor dining area partially covered by a pergola. A small storage shed is painted the same green as the house. The off-street parking area has space for three cars.
Taxes: $15,852 (estimated)
Contact: Kimberly Doherty, Lila Delman Compass, 401-862-3956; liladelman.com
Carmel, Calif. | $2.795 Million
A 1922 Craftsman bungalow with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, on a 0.1-acre lot
Like many homes in Carmel, this one was built by Michael J. Murphy, whose whimsical bungalows and cottages made use of local materials, including gravel from the Carmel River. It is a few blocks from Carmel Plaza, an outdoor shopping center with wine-tasting rooms and quirky home-goods stores, and about the same distance from the coast: Carmel Beach is about 10 minutes away on foot.
Other Monterey Peninsula destinations, including Monterey and Pebble Beach, are within a 15-minute drive. Big Sur is 40 minutes away. Driving to Santa Cruz takes about an hour. San Jose is 90 minutes away and San Francisco about two hours.
Size: 1,874 square feet
Price per square foot: $1,491
Indoors: A stone path leads from the street to the front door, which opens into a foyer with original hardwood floors, used by the sellers as a reading nook.
The hardwood floors continue into a cozy living room with redwood walls, beamed ceilings, a fireplace framed by local stone and glass doors that open to a patio.
At the back of the house is a combined kitchen and eating area outfitted with a vintage range that has red enamel detailing and a farmhouse sink with skirted legs. There is room for a small sofa, a table and three chairs under a period-appropriate light fixture.
The primary suite is on this level, off a short hall between the living room and the kitchen. The bedroom has high, pitched wood ceilings, an alcove that could be a home office or dressing area, and an attached bathroom with a claw-foot tub and green tile floors.
A staircase in the living room leads to two more bedrooms on the second floor. One is big enough to hold a queen-size bed; the other holds two twin beds. They share a bathroom with a pedestal sink and a windowed shower.
Outdoor space: The brick patio off the living room is surrounded by a fence, with mature hedges above, creating a sense of privacy. The attached garage holds one car.
Taxes: $34,932 (estimated)
Contact: Ryan Melcher, Sotheby’s International Realty, Carmel Brokerage, 831-521-5024; sothebysrealty.com
Denver | $2.795 Million
A five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom Tudor Revival house with Craftsman-style elements, built in 1900, on a 0.2-acre lot
This house is in the Country Club neighborhood, a few blocks from the city’s botanical gardens and a pavilion with mountain views in Cheesman Park. Denver Country Club, from which the neighborhood takes its name, is less than five minutes away by car. Public elementary, middle and high schools are less than two miles away.
The central business district is 10 minutes away. Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies baseball team, is a 15-minute drive. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater is 25 minutes away. Boulder is a 40-minute drive.
Size: 6,316 square feet
Price per square foot: $443
Indoors: The house is several steps up from the street, behind a wrought-iron gate.
The front door opens into a small entryway that leads to a large foyer with original hardwood floors and a grand staircase to the upper levels.
To the right is a living room with more hardwood floors and a fireplace flanked by original leaded-glass windows.
Across the foyer is a dining room with large windows looking out into the trees. This space connects to a kitchen with white cabinetry; a center island with an integrated sink; stone counters and a stone backsplash; a Thermador induction cooktop; and a built-in Miele coffee maker. A powder room, a wine room and a mudroom are off the kitchen.
On the other side of the kitchen are a sunny family room and a windowed home office.
The updated primary suite is on the second floor. The bedroom comfortably holds a king-size bed, and the bathroom has a soaking tub and shower enclosed by glass walls. A second en suite bedroom, used as a den, is also on this level.
Three more bedrooms are on the third floor, the largest set up as a home gym. They share a bathroom with two sinks and a combined tub and shower. A second living room with built-in storage is also on this level.
The finished basement has hardwood floors and a fireplace.
Outdoor space: The property’s landscaping was recently redone, and the stone patio behind the house is shaded by mature trees. It has a built-in firepit and room for outdoor dining. The detached garage is heated, with two parking spots and a studio on the second floor.
Taxes: $13,212 (estimated)
Contact: Jim Rhye, Kentwood Real Estate, 720-436-9864; kentwood.com
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