What You Get for $880,000
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Savannah, Ga. | $875,000
An 1886 brick rowhouse with two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, on a 0.03-acre lot
This house is on a quiet block near Colonial Park Cemetery, founded in the mid-18th century and designated a city park in the 1890s. Columbia Square, a small public park surrounded by 18th- and 19th-century houses, is a few blocks away, as are many of Savannah’s historic homes and museums, including Telfair Museums, one of the oldest public art institutions in the South, and the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, an 1820s building devoted to the life of the Girl Scouts founder. A stretch of River Street near the Savannah River, where restaurants and boutiques are housed in converted warehouses, is about a 15-minute walk.
Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is half an hour away; driving south to Jacksonville, Fla., takes just over two hours.
Size: 1,932 square feet
Price per square foot: $453
Indoors: This house sits at the end of the row, so only one wall is shared with neighbors. The entrance is beneath a small covered porch, and the front door opens into a foyer with original hardwood floors and a staircase with a powder room underneath.
To the left is a living room with large windows and a decorative fireplace that has a cast-iron surround. A set of pocket doors separates this room from the adjoining dining room, which has another decorative fireplace and more large windows that fill the space with natural light.
Behind the dining room is a kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. A laundry room is off this space.
Two bedrooms are on the second floor, at either end of a hallway lined with closets. The primary bedroom has a decorative fireplace, plenty of closet space and an en suite bathroom with a combined tub and shower. The guest room, which doubles as a home office, has the use of a full bathroom next door.
Outdoor space: Behind the house is a prized amenity in Savannah: a gated courtyard with a retractable shade that could be used as off-street parking. The property also includes a storage shed.
Taxes: $4,224 (estimated)
Contact: Staci Donegan, Seabolt Real Estate, Christie’s International Real Estate, 912-247-2052; stacidonegan.idxbroker.com
Rockport, Mass. | $879,000
An 1850 townhouse with four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, on a 0.1-acre lot
This home and its neighbors were built to house Annisquam Cotton Mill workers. It is a few blocks from the waterfront, putting it within walking distance of shops, restaurants and events at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. From the end of the street it sits on, there is a view across Rockport Harbor to Motif Number 1, a replica of an 1840 fishing shack that is one of the town’s most recognizable landmarks.
Boston and Portsmouth, N.H., are about an hour and 15 minutes away. Salem, Mass., is less than an hour’s drive.
Size: 1,955 square feet
Price per square foot: $450
Indoors: From the street, steps lead up to the front door, which opens into an entryway defined by a white-painted stairway.
This area flows into an open living space with original pine floors and street-facing windows, one with a built-in bench. A free-standing fireplace with a white brick surround divides the living room from the dining room, which has access to the rear deck.
The updated kitchen off the dining room has black-and-white tile floors, stainless steel appliances and butcher-block countertops. A powder room is also in this part of the house.
The primary bedroom, a guest room and a cozy family room are on the second floor. The bedrooms share a bathroom with a combined shower and deep bathtub. A laundry room with a stacked washer and dryer is also on this level.
Two more bedrooms, one currently used as an art studio, and another full bathroom are on the third floor.
Outdoor space: The spacious rear deck has a view of mature trees and a church steeple. The entry porch overlooking the street has room for a couple of lounge chairs. The detached garage holds one car.
Taxes: $4,961 (estimated)
Contact: Nancy Goodick, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 978-985-6080; coldwellbanker.com
Lake Oswego, Ore. | $879,000
An 1885 Victorian house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, on a 0.1-acre lot
This house, one of the oldest in Lake Oswego, is just 15 minutes from the center of Portland. It is half a block from a public library and less than half a mile from bakeries, bars and a Salt & Straw ice cream shop on A Avenue.
A Safeway supermarket is also nearby, as is Tryon Creek State Natural Area, a preserve with than 600 acres of open space and trails for hiking and biking. Lewis & Clark College, a private liberal arts school with about 3,500 undergraduate students, is less than 10 minutes away.
Size: 1,568 square feet
Price per square foot: $569
Indoors: A stone path cuts through the front lawn, leading to a wood door topped by a transom window framed with colored glass.
The door opens into a foyer with a staircase. To the left is a living room with a cast-iron wood stove and French doors that open to a sunroom with built-in bookshelves.
Across the foyer is a dining room with windows overlooking the yard. Behind the dining room is a kitchen with wood counters, a deep pantry and access to a full bathroom with a combined tub and shower. Also in this part of the house is a laundry room with a door to the rear deck.
The bedrooms are on the second floor, reached by the staircase in the foyer. The primary bedroom has high ceilings, backyard-facing windows and enough space for a king-size bed. The other two bedrooms are each big enough to hold a queen-size bed. All three share an updated bathroom with a combined tub and shower.
Outdoor space: The wood deck behind the house has room for a table and chairs. It steps down to a backyard with raised garden boxes, mature trees and a storage shed.
Taxes: $4,104 (estimated)
Contact: John Nieland and Nicole Nieland, Cascade Hasson Sotheby’s International Realty, 503-730-5055; sothebysrealty.com
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