Hartland, Vt. | $1.2 Million
A 2006 saltbox house attached to a circa-1830 barn, with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, on a 2.4-acre lot
This property is near Quechee State Park, where hiking trails offer sweeping views of the rural landscape. It is a 10-minute drive from a public library, a farmers’ market and a diner in the center of town. More shopping and dining options are in Woodstock, Vt., about 20 minutes away.
Dartmouth College is less than half an hour away, in Hanover, N.H. Montpelier, the Vermont state capital, is about an hour’s drive. Driving to Boston, Albany, N.Y., or Hartford, Conn., takes about two and a half hours. New York City is about four and a half hours away. Montreal is a three-hour drive.
Size: 4,680 square feet
Price per square foot: $256
Indoors: A long driveway runs from the street to the center of the property and the detached garage. A brick path leads to the front door, which opens into a foyer.
Beyond is a wide-open great room with 25-foot ceilings, rough-hewed beams, large windows overlooking the grounds and a cozy, partially enclosed area with built-in bookshelves.
A hallway leads from this space to the kitchen, which has wide-plank floors, stainless steel appliances and an adjoining area with a large brick fireplace, room for a breakfast table and access to a powder room. On the other side of the kitchen is a formal dining room with another fireplace and blue-painted wood paneling.
One bedroom is on this level, off a short hallway extending from the dining room. It is large enough to hold a king-size bed and has a walk-in closet, a fireplace and an en suite bathroom.
The other three bedrooms are on the second level. One is reached by a staircase in the great room and includes an en suite bathroom; it has access to a long hallway lined with built-in bookshelves that overlooks the great room and leads to a windowed home office. The other two bedrooms are reached from a staircase off the dining room; they share a full bathroom.
Outdoor space: The property includes a fenced yard, currently used as a children’s play area. The heated three-car garage has additional space for storage or a workshop.
Taxes: $12,996 (estimated)
Contact: Rick Higgerson, Williamson Group Sotheby’s International Realty, 802-291-0436; sothebysrealty.com
New York, N.Y. | $1,195,000
A two-bedroom, one-bathroom condominium in a 1915 building in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
Before it was converted into condominiums, this building was Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception, a seminary with high brick walls, stone arches and Gothic Revival flourishes. Just off Atlantic Avenue, a thoroughfare running from the East River to Queens, the building is within easy walking or biking distance of the restaurants and shops of Washington Avenue and Fulton Street.
This part of the city is well served by public transit: The C train stops two blocks away, at the Clinton-Washington Avenues station, and the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center transit hub is about half a mile away.
Size: 1,094 square feet
Price per square foot: $1,092
Indoors: A gate at the street opens to the building’s courtyard; a wood fence with another gate leads to this unit’s private front patio.
The glass front doors, framed by a large, windowed arch, open directly into the living room. This space, which is dominated by the stone arch, has high ceilings and gets ample natural light. Through another arch on the other side of the room is a kitchen with white cabinetry, a white subway-tile backsplash, butcher-block counters, stainless steel appliances and enough room for a small dining table.
At the back of this level, off the kitchen, is a bedroom with high ceilings, stained-glass windows, built-in shelving and a closet that holds a washer and dryer. Next door is a bathroom with a combined tub and shower.
Stairs off the kitchen lead up to the lofted primary bedroom, which has built-in bookshelves and enough room for a king-size bed.
The lowest level, reached by more stairs, includes a home office and a space that could be used as a playroom or den.
Outdoor space: The brick patio in front feels private, thanks to the wood fence that surrounds it. The sellers use this space for grilling and dining, and have attached flower boxes and planters to the fence. The central courtyard is shared by residents of all 53 units. The building has a part-time doorman.
Taxes: $10,344 (estimated) and an $823 monthly homeowner association fee
Contact: Tim Stanard, The Corcoran Group, 917-208-8617; corcoran.com
Akron, Ohio | $1.15 Million
A 1927 Tudor Revival house with six bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, on a 2.3-acre lot
This house is in the Fairlawn Heights neighborhood, where the streets are lined with mature oak and elm trees and many homes date to the 1920s and 1930s. It is less than a mile from Fairlawn Country Club and from a shopping center with a grocery store, a post office and a Target.
The property is less than 10 miles from the Akron Zoo, the Akron Art Museum and the University of Akron, in the downtown area. It is 40 minutes from Cleveland and about two hours from Columbus, Ohio.
Size: 5,490 square feet
Price per square foot: $209
Indoors: The house is set back from the street, behind a long driveway and a yard planted with mature trees.
Inside the front entrance is a foyer with hardwood floors and a staircase to the second and third floors. To the left is a living room with a fireplace framed by an ornate mantel, casement windows overlooking the grounds and access to a sunroom with tile floors and more casement windows.
On the other side of the foyer is a formal dining room with picture molding and a crystal chandelier. This room connects to a kitchen with white cabinetry, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, a center island, a sunny breakfast nook and access to a powder room with penny-tile floors.
Four bedrooms are on the second floor. The primary suite, at the top of the stairs, includes a windowed area that could hold a desk or armchair, and a bathroom with a claw-foot tub and a separate shower. Next door is a spacious guest room with the use of a full bathroom across the hall. An adjoining guest wing includes two more bedrooms and two full bathrooms.
The other two bathrooms are on the third floor; they share a bathroom overlooking the backyard.
A den with a rock fireplace and its own exterior entrance is on the basement level, along with room for workout equipment and storage space.
Outdoor space: The stone patio behind the house overlooks an expansive yard landscaped with grass and mature trees. The attached garage has two parking spots.
Taxes: $12,600 (estimated)
Contact: Josh Young and Terry Young, The Young Team, Keller Williams Greater Metropolitan, 216-374-8551; youngluxury.com
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