New Bedford, Massachusetts $ 299,000
Shingled cottage from 1876 with two bedrooms and two bathrooms on a plot of 0.05 acres
New Bedford is a coastal town with approximately 95,000 inhabitants, which was the capital of whaling from the 19th century. This house, in the city center County Street Historic District, has easy access to shops, restaurants, bars, tea rooms and bakeries. New Bedford Whaling National Historic Park, a 13-block neighborhood reminiscent of the area’s maritime heritage, is less than a mile to the east. Right behind it is the Acushnet River, where ferry terminals provide services to Nantucket and other destinations. Buttonwood Park, a 97 acre park with a zoo, is less than a mile to the west.
Size: 1124 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 266
Inside: The house has recently been refurbished with new kitchens and bathrooms, vinyl flooring resembling wooden planks and a layout that opens the main level from front to back. The foyer now flows into the living room on either side of the chimney, which includes a fireplace facing backwards and wood.
The open kitchen was rebuilt at the other end, and white Shaker-style cabinets, granite counters, and a pair of industrial-style stainless steel hanging lamps hung on the peninsula with bar seating.
Behind the kitchen is a bedroom with a wide wardrobe and a bathroom in the lobby with a glass shower, marble countertops and Moroccan cement floors.
The reconstructed upper floor is a skylight, which is partially divided by a chimney. It is located at the front, where there is a significantly large round window, at the back and ends with a bathroom with a combined bath and shower and ceramic floor.
Outdoor space: The new roof includes solar panels that generate revenue-generating electricity. The white fence fence forms part of the cover of the side and rear lawn. The driveway on the other side of the house will park two cars.
Taxes: $ 3,390 (2020)
Contact: Team ROSO, Re / Max Vantage, 508-951-4104; remax.com
Cincinnati | $ 299,900
Apartment with two bedrooms and one bathroom in a three-storey brick building from 1890
At the turn of the 20th century, this building was a police district in what was then a German working-class neighborhood called Over-the-Rhine (because it was separated by a canal from downtown Cincinnati, just south). One hundred years later the neighborhood broke out in protests after many cases of police brutality against her predominantly black community, it culminated in the death of an unarmed black teenager named Timothy Thomas in 2001. OTR, as the area is known, has since undergone significant reconstruction.
This property was converted into apartments three years ago. It is a block west of Vine Street, which has numerous shops, restaurants and bars, and less than a mile northwest of Kroger on the Rhine, an 18-month food supermarket concept. The West End Stadium, the soon-to-be home of FC Cincinnati, is half a mile away.
Size: 886 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 338
Inside: This unit is on the second floor. The attic living and dining area includes a white-painted brick exterior wall, hardwood floors, exposed pipes and an arched window (as well as several rectangular ones). White cabinets with granite countertops line the wall of the open kitchen. Stainless steel appliances include a wine cooler. The sliding barn door reveals a pantry.
Both bedrooms have hardwood floors, plenty of wardrobes, recessed lighting and ceiling fans. The black hexagonal floor tile in the bathroom continues into a large glass shower; granite decorated vanity of dark wood resembles a kitchen island. There is a folded washer and dryer in the hall. Another storage is in the basement.
Outdoor space: The hotel is three blocks from Washington Park, which offers public markets, live music and outdoor fitness in non-pandemic times. In front of the building is reserved parking on the street for residents who hold cheap permits.
Taxes: $ 1,496 per year (with discounts until 2028); Homeowners Association Fees: $ 270 per month
Contact: Johnson Real Estate Group, Cutler Real Estate, 513-240-2027; cutlerhomes.com
Winston-Salem, North Carolina $ 250,000
Cape Cod style house from 1987 with three bedrooms and two bathrooms on a plot of 0.37 acres
This house is located in the Harrison Estates subdivision, less than five miles west of downtown Winston-Salem, with a 330-acre innovation district dedicated to science and technology research and the Old Salem Museum and Gardens, a complex of racial monuments. and the cultural diversity of the American South. Two local hospitals attract medical professionals to the neighborhood. Wake Forest University is four miles north.
Size: 1,681 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 149
Inside: Formerly a two-bedroom house, the sellers renovated this house and created a third bedroom in the upper attic space. The roof was replaced in 2014 and the furnace was updated in 2019.
The living room has narrow hardwood planks, vaulted ceilings with exposed wooden beams and a fireplace with gas logs. French doors open onto the terrace and the corresponding suite in the adjoining dining room leads to a covered veranda. The dining room has white Shaker-style lockers, glass tiles and ceramic tiles. There is a pantry on both sides of the entrance from the dining room.
The bedroom on the main level has built-in wardrobes, a double-leaf wardrobe and windows with folding shutters. It is located next to the lobby bathroom, which has been refurbished over the last decade with a glass shower and marble countertops.
Landing on the second floor is located above the living room. Two bedrooms have hardwood floors and plenty of light; they share a bathroom with a claw tub with a hand-held sprayer. Bedroom No. 3 includes a skylight and a wall of open shelves built up to the ceiling.
Outdoor space: The terrace is paved with bricks and the covered back porch includes a lattice wall. Both overlook a large fenced backyard dotted with tall trees.
Taxes: $ 2642 (2020)
Contact: Chase Arredondo, Leonard Ryden Burr Real Estate, 336-865-1505; lrbrealestate.com