West Palm Beach, Fla. | $1.75 Million
A Mediterranean-style house built in 1930, with three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a guesthouse, on a 0.3-acre lot
Built after the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane destroyed countless structures in the area, this house was designed with steel girders and window frames to withstand high winds. It sits on a corner lot with mixed-use zoning, so it could be used not only as a single-family home, but also as a small inn. (The detached guesthouse is already used as a short-term vacation rental.)
The property is less than 15 minutes from Palm Beach. Palm Beach International Airport is a 20-minute drive, and Miami is about 90 minutes south.
Size: 2,788 square feet
Price per square foot: $628
Indoors: From the sidewalk, a paved path leads through a yard landscaped with lawn, low hedges and palm trees, to the main entrance.
The front door opens into a tiled foyer that separates the living and dining rooms. The living room, on the left, has hardwood floors, a fireplace with an ornate mantel and access to a sunroom with a cypress ceiling. The dining room opposite has arched windows overlooking the grounds. A breakfast room with built-in shelving is also off the foyer.
The adjacent kitchen has a farmhouse-style sink, stained-glass windows and access to a butler’s pantry, a tiled laundry room and a full bathroom.
All three bedrooms are on the second floor. At the top of the stair landing is an en suite guest room big enough to hold a queen-size bed. At the far end of this level are the primary bedroom, which also has an en suite bathroom, and a second guest room; they share a long terrace with ample space for lounging.
The detached guesthouse has a kitchen and a full bathroom.
Outdoor space: The property has several patios, one used for dining and another with a stone fountain. The guesthouse across the back lawn has a private patio with a canopy for shade. The detached garage holds two cars.
Taxes: $8,328 (estimated)
Contact: Lisa Mastronardi, Sotheby’s International Realty, West Palm Beach Brokerage, 561-346-8220; sothebysrealty.com
Knoxville, Tenn. | $1.75 Million
An 1836 farmhouse with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, on 11 acres
Although this house is just 25 minutes from downtown Knoxville, the property is expansive; the owners run a woodworking shop there, making cabinets for kitchen renovation. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the country’s most popular national parks, is less than an hour away. Dollywood, the theme park partially owned by the country music singer and songwriter Dolly Parton, is about an hour’s drive.
Size: 3,221 square feet
Price per square foot: $543
Indoors: A long driveway cuts through the property, terminating near the wraparound covered porch at the front entrance
The front door opens into a foyer with high ceilings. Off this space is a full bathroom with a walk-in shower.
To the right of the foyer is a long hallway with an original walnut flying staircase. On one side of the hall is a formal dining room with a fireplace and built-in storage for china and glassware. Across the hall is a living room with another fireplace and access to a spacious kitchen with cabinets built by the sellers and stainless steel appliances, including a Fisher & Paykel range. The kitchen has access to the back porch and to the main hallway.
Another hallway, to the left of the front door, leads to a study and to a second staircase to the floor above. The primary suite is at the top of this staircase, with a fireplace and a bathroom that has a soaking tub and a separate shower. Next door is a guest bathroom with a claw-foot tub. At the end of the hall, near the main staircase, are two more bedrooms, both with decorative fireplaces.
Outdoor space: The wraparound porch has views of the fenced-in swimming pool, which is surrounded by a paved area for sunbathing. The property has gently sloping hills landscaped with grass and mature trees, and includes an outbuilding and a carport with two parking spaces.
Taxes: $12,252 (estimated)
Contact: Suzanne Eaton, Engel & Völkers Knoxville, 865-363-9198; suzanneeaton.evrealestate.com
Santa Fe, N.M. | $1.795 Million
A 1995 adobe-style house with four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest unit, on a 2.5-acre lot
This house is less than 20 minutes from the center of Santa Fe, where the boutiques, restaurants, spas and museums, including the New Mexico Museum of Art and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, draw tourists year-round. It is also close to several popular golf courses and hiking trails.
Santa Fe Regional Airport is 15 minutes away. The Santa Fe campus of St. John’s College is a 25-minute drive. Albuquerque is an hour away; the ski resorts of Taos are an hour-and-a-half drive.
Size: 4,400 square feet
Price per square foot: $408
Indoors: This house is at the end of a block, with a driveway leading from the street to the attached garage. The front door, set in the middle of the house, opens into a foyer with hardwood floors.
To the immediate left is a guest room currently used as a home office. A hallway off the left side of the foyer leads to a sunken living room with a fireplace, stone floors, thick adobe walls and a ceiling with thick wood beams. Two sets of doors open to a covered terrace.
Next door is a dining room with beamed ceilings and glass doors that offer outdoor access. The kitchen beyond has a center island, stainless steel appliances, more beamed ceilings and a sunny area that could be used as another dining space or a family room.
A hallway off the right side of the foyer leads to three additional bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. Closest to the foyer is a powder room; directly across the hall is the primary suite, which has a fireplace, a soaking tub with mountain views and a private covered terrace. A few steps from the primary suite are two guest rooms that share a bathroom with a combined tub and shower.
The guest unit, attached to the side of the house, has a living room, a kitchen, one bedroom and one bathroom.
Outdoor space: The terrace off the living room has a beamed ceiling, a fireplace and views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The patio off the kitchen is used by the sellers for outdoor dining. The garage holds two cars; there is room to park four more in the driveway.
Taxes: $4,632 (estimated)
Contact: Audrey Curry and Liz Cale, Santa Fe Properties, 505-670-1333; propertiessantafe.santafeproperties.com
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