Portland, O.R. | $2.75 million
Edwardian house inbuilt 1909, with seven bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms and two half bathrooms, on a 0.3 acre lot
This home was designed by Ellis F. Lawrence, founding father of the University of Oregon School of Architecture, which is liable for lots of the local buildings. It is situated within the Irvington Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is taken into account a supporting structure.
The Irvington Tennis Club, a non-public club with tennis courts, a swimming pool and a ballroom, is half a block away. A bit of NE Broadway with a brewery, several coffee shops, and an independent bookstore is just a few blocks south. It takes roughly quarter-hour to drive across the Willamette River to downtown Portland.
Size: 5721 square feet
Price per square meter: $481
Inside: A large stone path results in the front porch with columns, where picket doors open onto a foyer with a grand staircase.
To the left is a family room with picket floors and a hearth. Across the hall is the lounge with picket floors, one other fireplace, original built-in cupboards and doors resulting in a side porch. A large door on this space results in the dining room with leaded glass windows, high wood paneling and a period-appropriate pendant lamp.
An extended pantry connects this a part of the home to a big open plan kitchen with high ceilings, a central island, breakfast bar and various built-in cupboards, including a built-in desk. Half of the toilet and storage are outside the kitchen, as is the rear terrace.
Five bedrooms are situated on the second floor. The largest, used as the main bedroom, is at the highest of the stair landing, with two wardrobes and windows facing the side of the property. It shares a full bathroom across the hall with two guest rooms. Another full bathroom is at the tip of the hall. Two further guest rooms – one currently used as a house office – have access to a covered balcony; they share a toilet with a shower cabin.
The third floor is a gated guest suite with a bedroom, bathroom and entertainment area.
Another bedroom and half of the toilet are on the basement level, together with a laundry room and two storage rooms.
External space: The patio behind the home is surrounded by a low brick wall. He steps all the way down to a grassy yard with bubbling water at the opposite end. There is a automobile parking space for one automotive within the detached garage.
taxes: $23,753 (estimated)
Contact: Suze Riley, Agency, Inc., 503-816-9640; theagencypdx.com
Belmont, MA | $2.795 million
Five-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath early twentieth century colonial home on 0.3 acre lot
This house is just a few blocks from Concord Avenue, Belmont’s important thoroughfare, and lower than a 10-minute walk from Belmont Station, where passengers can catch a train to Boston’s North Station in lower than half an hour. Town Field, which has basketball and pickleball courts, is lower than half a mile away, as is Underwood Playground, which has a summer swimming pool. There can be a public library nearby.
Belmont High School, ranked among the many top 10 public high schools within the state, is a couple of mile away. Cambridge is roughly 20 minutes’ drive away. Boston Logan International Airport is half an hour away.
Size: 5166 square feet
Price per square meter: $541
Inside: A brick path and stairs result in a closed glazed vestibule. From there, a door results in a foyer with a staircase and access to the bathroom.
To the left is the front room with a hearth and windows overlooking the road. Across the foyer is the dining room with a bay window overlooking the road and straightforward wood paneling.
A butler’s pantry with beverage fridge connects this space to a modernized kitchen with granite countertops, chrome steel appliances, built-in benches and a big central island. Kitchen open to the family room with built-in cupboards and glass doors opening onto the backyard.
At the highest of the steps to the second floor is a large landing with a built-in window seat. The master bedroom on the proper has high ceilings, two walk-in closets and a toilet with a deep soaking tub and separate shower. At the opposite end of this floor are three more bedrooms. They share a toilet down the hall with a penny tile floor and black granite vanity.
Another bedroom and a completely equipped bathroom are situated on the third floor, which may be used as an apartment for in-laws or au pairs.
On the bottom level of the home there may be a gym, a carpeted recreation room, a wine cellar and a completely equipped bathroom.
External space: A big stone patio behind the home with a built-in grill may be used for al fresco dining. The backyard behind the home is landscaped with grass and mature trees that provide shade. There is room for one automotive within the detached garage; there may be space to park a second one within the driveway.
taxes: $20,992 (estimated)
Contact: Patrick Murphy, Coldwell Banker Realty Belmont, 617-470-7540; coldwellbankerhomes.com
Chevy Chase, Maryland | $2.795 million
Renovated farmhouse built circa 1910, with five bedrooms, 4 and a half baths, on a 0.2 acre lot
This house is situated in Maryland, within the Chevy Chase section of a suburb that stretches into northwestern Washington. It is situated about half a mile from the Washington border and just a few blocks from a farmers market, coffee shop and French restaurant. More shops and restaurants are nearby along Connecticut Avenue, which connects the realm to points north in Maryland and the Woodley Park and Dupont neighborhoods of Washington.
The local Chevy Chase Park with sports fields and a tennis court is lower than half a mile away; Rock Creek Park is about two miles away. The nearest subway station is Friendship Heights, which is roughly five minutes away by automotive. It takes roughly 25 minutes to drive to downtown Washington.
Size: 4035 square feet
Price per square meter: $693
Inside: A white picket fence separates this property from the road and steps lead as much as a large wraparound porch.
Glass-panelled doors open onto a foyer with hardwood floors and a grand staircase. Outside this room is a study with gray partitions, coffered ceilings and a hearth. There can be a bathroom on this a part of the home.
Opposite the hall is an arched corridor that results in a big room with a sitting area on one side, a dining area on the opposite and a kitchen in between. The lounge area has a hearth, multiple windows, glass doors opening onto a side porch and stairs leading all the way down to the lower level. The dining area has one other fireplace and a wall of cabinets with glass doors. The kitchen features chrome steel appliances, wrought iron pendant lights and an extended island for cooking and dining. Wooden floors extend across this space.
Four bedrooms are situated on the second floor. The basic suite has a balcony and a toilet with a deep soaking tub inside a glass shower. There is one other bedroom with an en-suite bathroom round the corner and there are two more bedrooms across the hall which share a toilet with a combined bath and shower.
The fifth bedroom is on the highest floor with a carpeted space that may be used as an office or playroom.
On the bottom level of the home there may be a multimedia room with a wet bar, a laundry room, a storage room with built-in shelves and a completely equipped bathroom.
External space: The front and side porches and the balcony on the second floor are large enough for chairs and a small table. The front and side courtyards are grassed and might accommodate flower or herb gardens. There is space for one automotive within the detached garage; there are still just a few parking spaces within the driveway.
taxes: $25,992 (estimated)
Contact: David DeSantis, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, 202-438-1542; sothebysrealty.com
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