Noank, Connecticut $ 749,000
One and a half storey cottage built in 1846 with two bedrooms and two bathrooms on a 0.26 acre plot
This property is located in a small historic village on a peninsula between Groton (about six miles northwest) and Mystic (about three miles northeast) on the southeastern coast of Connecticut. It occupies a residential and commercial street near the waterfront at a high enough altitude to prevent flooding. (Website Flood factor advises 30 years of risk as a minimum.) The house is in several blocks of deep harbors and popular restaurants, including Costello’s Clam Shack and Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough. A liquor store on the street supplies vans with a golf cart.
Size: 1721 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 435
Inside: The current owners, one of whom is a retired construction contractor, bought the house five years ago and furnished a new kitchen. The front door opens into a small foyer. On the right, a French door leads to a lounge measuring about 12 to 14 feet with hardwood floors, two exhibits, a built-in library and a propane fireplace. This room and the hallway next to it continue to the living and dining room, which extends the width of the house (about 24 feet) and includes built-in elements and a broken fireplace.
The door and passage provide access to the kitchen, which has white and knotty cabinets with marble counters, white backsplash tiles, a central island and stainless steel appliances. Behind the kitchen is the second hallway, which connects to the white tiled bathroom with corner shower. The sliding door at the back opens onto the terrace.
The second floor contains a short corridor with entrances to two bedrooms with sloping ceilings and skylights; full bathroom; and dressing room. The back bedroom opens into another large closet; behind it is a room with windows measuring 13 x 19 square feet, which currently contains a full-size washer and dryer.
Outdoor area: In front of the house is decorated with a white fence. The back terrace is paved in bluestone and there is a large lawn, pergola and shingles. The gravel driveway provides ample parking space.
Taxes: $ 7,572
Contact: Judith Caracausa, Market Realty, 860-912-9903; marketrealtyllc.com
St. Louis | $ 729,999
A 1902 American Foursquare with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms on a 7,187-square-foot site
This house is located in the Central West End neighborhood, about a mile north of Forest Park with lakes, lagoons and cultural riches, including the St. John’s Zoo. St. Louis Museum of Art Louis and Forest Park Golf Course. The area has many shops and restaurants and is close to the Barnes-Jewish Medical Complex, University of St. St. Louis and the historic Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.
Size: 4,073 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 179
Inside: The front entrance with windows leads to a central corridor lined with tiger oak tiles, carved door frames and folded columns. To the right opens a pocket door to a double living room with bay windows in the front and side and a pair of currently non-functional brick fireplaces lined with stained glass.
To the left opens another set of pocket doors to the royal blue dining room with period lighting. There is a fireplace covered with subway tiles and surrounded by plaster decoration. At the end of the middle hall is a powder room with vintage-style accessories and floor tiles with a basket binding.
Turning left in front of the tiger striped oak front staircase – which has a window on the landing area with a diamond pillar and a bench – will take you to the kitchen. The recently updated room includes marble floors with ceramic tiles, silver metal hardware, lighted top lockers and a walk-in closet. The service staircase is off on one side and the porch on the other side leads to the courtyard.
On the second floor, the bedrooms have connecting doors and corridor entrances, which offer opportunities to create a large master suite with an office and a private bathroom (with marble floor, Shaker-style toilet with double sinks and a sidewalk). in the shower). The second bathroom is painted purple and has a bathtub with shower. There is also a laundry room with windows.
The third floor includes two more bedrooms with wooden floors and dormers and a bathroom with marble toilet and shower.
Outdoor area: There is a rocking chair in front of the veranda and a lawn and garden beds in the back. The detached brick garage can be entered on foot from the garden or by car from the back alley.
Taxes: $ 11,031 plus an annual $ 500 homeowner fee for landscaping and maintenance of common land
Contact: Robin Halterman or Traci Stix, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314-456-6733; dielmannsothebysrealty.com
St. Paul, Minn. | $ 739,900
Queen Anne’s House from 1890 with seven bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms on a plot of 6,098 square meters
This pale purple house is located on Summit Hill, seven blocks south of Grand Avenue, the main shopping hall of the district, and less than 15 minutes from the center of both Twin Cities. Cafes, wine shops, parks and Pottery Barn are within walking distance. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is about six miles southwest.
Size: 4,033 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 183
Inside: A deep rocking porch with columns leads to the interior with narrow plank wooden floors and a black and white color scheme. The house had only five owners in 130 years. Many of his Victorian ornaments were left intact as his systems were upgraded by central air conditioning.
The front door with paneling and windows opens into the hall dividing the double lounge and dining room to the right of the study and the staircase to the left. The lounge includes a front window with leaded glass over the center panel and a currently non-functional fireplace with green tiles and a mirrored fireplace. The original chandelier is lined like a drum dress.
More leaded glass adorns the side windows, while matching chandelier glitter hangs from the ceiling as you move toward the dining room at the back. There is a stained glass chandelier and a wrought-iron fireplace, as well as a built-in wardrobe wall decorated with an arched and leaded glass front door.
The lead glass is centered in the bay window to the left of the front door. Behind the stairs is an aquamarine powder room and then the kitchen wrapped in wooden cabinets with laminate boards and ceramic wall tiles with a Harlequin motif.
The illuminated newel post hat in the shape of a girl holding a basket of flowers is a novelty on the stairs and is supported by three windows and walls made of leaded glass, which are provided with a black and white pattern above the window pane.
The master bedroom on the second floor includes a bay with a leaded glass window. It connects to the living room, which features shelves and a decorative green marble fireplace, and also includes an open-plan walk-in closet with a washbasin on a pedestal, double cabinets and a green and white tiled bathroom. The two smaller bedrooms on this floor share a bathroom in the lobby with mint green walls and a clawed bath.
The third floor, reached by a rear staircase, contains a large bedroom that opens onto a front-facing balcony, as well as two bonus rooms.
Outdoor area: The house has a deep porch and a fenced yard with a terrace paved with bricks. The garage for two cars in the lower part of the lawn is entered from the back alley and on the upper level there is a finished area with electricity.
Taxes: 10 006 USD
Contact: Samantha Marks or Julie Gould, Re / Max Advantage Plus, 651-238-6155; remax.com