Washington, Conn. | $1.099 Million
A 1790 house with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, on a one-acre lot
Since it was built in the late 18th century, this house has been home to the owner of the town’s general store, a clubhouse for Yale athletes and a student dorm for the Frederick Gunn preparatory school. Its proximity to the center of town puts it within walking distance of restaurants and shops. The high-end Mayflower Inn & Spa is less than half a mile away.
Hartford and New Haven are about an hour away. Driving to the Berkshires, in Massachusetts, takes about 90 minutes, as does driving to the Hudson Valley, in New York. Manhattan is about two hours away.
Size: 3,402 square feet
Price per square foot: $323
Indoors: Wide stone steps lead up to the front door, which opens into a foyer with hardwood floors, a staircase to the second level and access to a powder room.
To the left is a living room with a fireplace, built-in bookshelves and windows looking out onto the front lawn. Off this space is a cozy home office with more built-ins.
On the other side of the foyer is a dining room with paneled wainscoting. This room connects to a kitchen with light-colored cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, a center island with a soapstone counter and a blue-and-white checkerboard floor that continues into a windowed breakfast area and family room. A screened porch is also in this part of the house.
All three bedrooms are on the second floor. The primary suite occupies the back half of this level, with backyard-facing windows and a private hallway linking the bedroom and bathroom, which has heated floors, a free-standing soaking tub and a walk-in shower. The other two bedrooms share a full bathroom. A laundry room is also on this level, off the main hall.
The third floor could be used as a home office, den or guest quarters.
Outdoor space: The spacious backyard is encircled by fencing to keep deer out. The detached garage has two parking spots and a lofted space that could be used for storage.
Taxes: $6,600 (estimated)
Contact: Wendy Westcott, William Raveis Real Estate, 203-217-1312; raveis.com
Warrenton, Va. | $1.05 Million
A three-building compound with a two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom main house built in 1849; a one-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bathroom guest cottage built in 1930; and a carriage house with a full bathroom built in 2020, on a 1.1-acre lot
This property is adjacent to Fauquier Springs Country Club, near the Rappahannock River. The area’s natural hot springs were once a big tourist attraction, but now the main draw is golf: Several golf courses are within 15 minutes of this home. Shenandoah National Park and Manassas National Battlefield Park are about 40 minutes away.
Driving to Washington takes a little over an hour. The University of Virginia is 90 minutes away, in Charlottesville. Richmond is less than two hours away. Virginia Beach is a three-and-a-half-hour drive.
Size: 3,000 square feet
Price per square foot: $350
Indoors: The entrance to the main house is framed by a wraparound porch. Beyond the threshold is a sunny living room with hardwood floors and a fireplace with a simple white mantel.
Off one side of this space is a sunroom big enough to hold a dining table. Off the other side is a kitchen with white cabinetry and new stainless steel appliances. A nearby closet holds a stacked washer and dryer. A powder room is also on this level.
Stairs in the living room lead up to the two bedrooms on the second floor. The primary bedroom has an updated en suite bathroom.
The guest cottage has an open living area on the main floor, with a bright living room attached to another sunroom. A full kitchen, a laundry room and a powder room are also on this level. Stairs in the living room lead to a wide landing set up as a home office and a bedroom large enough to hold a queen-size bed. There is also a full bathroom on this level.
The two-story carriage house has one full bathroom, another laundry closet and open space on both floors.
Outdoor space: The property is landscaped with mature trees and has wide expanses of grass between the buildings, with ample space for gardening and outdoor dining. Part of the lower level of the carriage house is used as a garage, with two parking spots. There is also a backup power generator.
Taxes: $5,825 (estimated)
Contact: Eric Diello, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, 703-232-7265; sothebysrealty.com
Boise, Idaho | $1.1 Million
A renovated 1948 house with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, on a 0.7-acre lot
This house is in the city’s Hillcrest neighborhood, on a quiet street with sweeping views of the surrounding hills. It is less than a mile from a public high school and a park with a lawn and playground. Driving to downtown Boise and the parks along the Boise River takes about 10 minutes. The ski resorts of Sun Valley and Ketchum are less than three hours away.
Size: 3,424 square feet
Price per square foot: $321
Indoors: The glass front door opens directly into a living room with hardwood floors, a fireplace framed by glossy tile and tall windows overlooking the front and rear yards. The hardwood floors continue into an open dining area with sliding-glass doors that open to a new deck.
The adjacent kitchen is also new, with stainless steel appliances, including two ovens; a walk-in pantry lined with shelves; oversized checkerboard floors; a built-in banquette in the breakfast area; and large windows looking out into the surrounding foliage.
Two bedrooms are on this level, off a hallway extending from the living room. The primary suite includes a separate sitting area, access to the deck and a bathroom with a soaking tub and separate shower. The other bedroom, which is used as a home office, has the use of a full bathroom off the hallway.
Two more bedrooms and another full bathroom are on the lower level, where there is also a den with a fireplace and a home bar. This level has access to the back patio.
Outdoor space: The deck off the dining area is shaded by mature trees, with space for separate sitting and dining areas. It steps down to a patio. Beyond is a large backyard surrounded by trees. The attached garage has two parking spots.
Taxes: $5,232 (estimated)
Contact: Emily Hartje, Fathom Realty, 208-871-8268; sunnyskies.media
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