What $750,000 Buys You in Connecticut Missouri and Minnesota
Noank, Conn. | $ 749,000
A two-bedroom, two-bath, one and a half story cottage built in 1846 on 0.26 acre lot
This property is located in a tiny historic village on a peninsula between Groton (10 km northwest) and Mystic (5 km northeast) on the coast of southeast Connecticut. It is located on a residential and commercial street near the waterfront at a height high enough to prevent flooding. (The Flood Factor website rates 30 year risk as minimal.) The home is just blocks from deep-sea harbors and popular restaurants, including Costello’s Clam Shack and Abbott’s Lobster in the Rough. A street liquor store delivers with a golf cart.
Size: 1,721 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 435
Inside: The current owners, one of whom is a retired builder, bought the house five years ago and installed a new kitchen. The front door opens into a small foyer. To the right, French doors lead to an approximately 12 by 14 foot parlor with hardwood floors, two exposures, a built-in bookcase, and a propane fireplace. This room and the hallway next to it lead to a living and dining room that is the width of the house (approximately 24 feet) and contains built-ins and a non-functioning fireplace.
A door and passageway provide access to the kitchen, which features white and knotty pine cabinets with marble tops, white subway tile backsplashes, a central island, and stainless steel appliances. Behind the kitchen is a second hallway which is connected to a white tiled bathroom with a corner shower. Sliding doors in the back open to a terrace.
The second floor contains a short hallway with entrances to two bedrooms with sloping ceilings and skylights; a full bathroom; and a walk-in closet. The back bedroom opens to another large closet; Behind it is a 13 x 19 square meter window room that currently houses a full size washer and dryer.
Outside space: A white picket fence decorates the front yard. The back patio is paved with bluestone and there is a large lawn, pergola and clapboard storage shed. A gravel driveway offers sufficient parking spaces.
Taxes: $ 7,572
Contact: Judith Caracausa, Market Realty, 860-912-9903; marketrealtyllc.com
St. Louis | $ 729,999
A 1902 American Foursquare with four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms on 7,187 square feet of land
This home is located in the Central West End neighborhood, about 1 mile north of Forest Park with its lakes, lagoons, and cultural treasures including the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art Museum, and Forest Park Golf Course. The area is full of shops and restaurants and is close to the Barnes-Jewish Medical Campus, St. Louis University, and the historic St. Louis Cathedral.
Size: 4,073 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 179
Inside: The windowed front entrance leads into a central hallway with oak-striped oak paneling, carved door frames and corrugated columns. Pocket doors open to the right to a double room with bay windows in front and to the side as well as two currently non-functioning brick fireplaces, which are flanked by stained glass.
To the left, another row of pocket doors opens to a royal blue dining room with antique lighting. There the fireplace is clad with subway tiles and surrounded by plaster decorations. At the end of the middle hall is a guest toilet with vintage-style fittings and basket-woven floor tiles.
If you turn left before the tiger-striped oak staircase, which has a casement window with diamond pillars and a bench on the landing, you enter the kitchen. The recently updated space features marble-patterned ceramic tile floors, silver metal pieces, lighted wall cabinets, and a walk-in pantry. The service stairs are on one side and a sundeck on the other side leads to the back yard.
On the second floor, the bedrooms have connecting doors as well as hall entrances and offer the possibility of creating a large master suite with an office and a private bathroom (with marble tile floor, a shaker-style vanity with two sinks and a walk-in room). in the shower). A second bathroom is painted purple and has a bathtub with a shower head. There is also a windowed laundry room.
The third floor comprises two further bedrooms with wooden floors and dormer windows as well as a bathroom with a vanity and shower with marble top.
Outside space: There is a rocking chair veranda in the front and lawn and garden beds in the back. A free-standing brick garage can be entered on foot from the garden or by vehicle from a back alley.
Taxes: $ 11,031 plus a $ 500 annual homeowner fee that covers landscaping and upkeep of community lots
Contact: Robin Halterman or Traci Stix, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty, 314-456-6733; dielmannsothebysrealty.com
St. Paul, Minn. | $ 739,900
An 1890 Queen Anne, seven bedroom, three and a half bathroom home on 6,098 square feet
This pale purple home is on Summit Hill, seven blocks south of Grand Avenue, the district’s main business corridor, and less than 15 minutes from downtown both twin cities. Cafes, wine shops, parks and a Pottery Barn are all within walking distance. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is about ten kilometers southwest.
Size: 4,033 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 183
Inside: A deep rocking chair porch with pillars leads to an interior space with narrow wooden floors and a black and white color scheme. The house has only had five owners in 130 years. Much of its Victorian paneling was left intact while its systems were updated with central air conditioning.
The paneled and windowed front door opens to a hall that separates a double bedroom and a dining room on the right from a study and a staircase on the left. The salon includes a forward-facing bay window with leaded glass over a central pane and a currently non-functioning fireplace with a green-tiled surround and mirrored overcoat. The original chandelier is framed like a flapper dress.
More lead glass graces the side windows, while a matching fringed chandelier dangles from the ceiling as you move towards the rear dining room. There is a stained-glass chandelier and a fireplace with a wrought-iron grate, as well as a wall of built-in cupboards adorned with arched and leaded door fronts.
Lead glass is centered in the study bay window immediately to the left of the entrance door. Behind the stairs is an aquamarine guest toilet and then a kitchen wrapped in wooden cabinets with laminate tops and ceramic wall tiles with a harlequin diamond pattern.
An illuminated Newel post cap in the form of a girl with a flower basket is a new staircase and is backed by three leaded glass windows and walls behind the paneling in black and white patterns.
The master bedroom on the second floor has a bay window with a leaded glass window. It is connected to a living room which contains bookshelves and a decorative green marble fireplace, as well as an open dressing room with a pedestal washbasin, double cabinets and a green and white tiled bathroom. Two smaller bedrooms on this floor share a hallway bathroom with mint green walls and a claw-foot tub.
The third floor, accessed via a back staircase, contains a large bedroom that leads to a front-facing balcony, as well as two bonus rooms.
Outside space: The house has a deep porch and an enclosed garden with a brick paved terrace. The two-car garage at the foot of the lawn is accessed from a back alley and has space with electricity on the upper level.
Taxes: $ 10,006
Contact: Samantha Marks or Julie Gould, Re / Max Advantage Plus, 651-238-6155; remax.com
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