Litchfield, Connecticut | $1.695 million
House dating from 1778 with 4 bedrooms and 4 and a half baths, on a plot of 1 acre
This home, considered one of many colonial and federal era homes in Litchfield, was built for Alexander Catlin, founding father of the Litchfield China Trading Company. It is situated on the road where two other notable structures once stood: Litchfield Female Academy, a non-public girls’ school founded in 1792, and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s family home, demolished greater than 20 years ago and placed in storage.
The property is a five-minute drive from the Litchfield Historical Society within the town centre. Driving to Hartford, Connecticut takes about an hour, as is driving to New Haven. New York is about two and a half hours away.
Size: 5726 square feet
Price per square meter: $296
Inside: The house is about back from the road, behind a lawn and a semi-circular driveway. The front door opens onto a foyer with a black and white checkerboard painted picket floor, stairs to the second floor and white paneling topped with wallpaper depicting a colourful pastoral scene.
To the correct is a wood-panelled study with a fire. Across the foyer is a lounge with a picket floor and one other fireplace. Behind this space is a proper dining room with a built-in cupboard within the corner.
To the rear of the home is a renovated kitchen with a chrome steel Viking stove, dedicated wine fridge, built-in desk and French doors that open onto the backyard and pool. Behind the kitchen is the family room with wide plank flooring and more doors leading out to the pool. There can be a laundry room and laundry room on this a part of the home.
All 4 bedrooms are upstairs. Located on the landing at the highest of the steps, the fundamental suite incorporates a spacious wardrobe with built-in storage and a rest room with a deep soaking tub and separate shower. The bedroom across the hall has built-in bookshelves and a rest room with walk-in shower. On this floor there are two more en-suite bedrooms, one with a shower on legs in the lavatory.
External space: The lawn within the yard surrounds the fenced swimming pool with space for sun loungers around it. The property also features a stone patio on the side. The detached garage has one automobile parking space; there’s space for an additional automotive under the cover.
taxes: $18,624 (estimated)
Contact: Ron Leal and Kim D’Andrea, William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, 646-752-6213; sothebysrealty.com
Atlanta | $1.695 million
1916 Craftsman style home with 4 bedrooms, 4 and a half baths, on a 0.2 acre lot
This house is adjoining to Ansley Park, near Piedmont Park, a green space of over 200 acres. It is a five-minute walk from the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, which is situated inside Piedmont Park and features a rose garden, a standard Japanese garden, and indoor space with tropical and desert plants. Bobby Jones Golf Course, an urban course adjoining to biking and walking trails, is roughly 10 minutes’ drive away.
The bustling downtown area, a preferred dining and shopping destination, is roughly five minutes’ drive away. Downtown is about quarter-hour away, as is Emory University. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is roughly half an hour’s drive away, depending on traffic.
Size: 3742 square feet
Price per square meter: $453
Inside: From the road, a brick path and stairs result in a large covered porch overlooking a lush backyard with low trees and flowering plants.
The front door opens onto a front room with picket floors, a fire and windows overlooking the road with original decorative details. A door connects this space to the adjoining living area with a period-appropriate pendant lamp.
Next is the dining room with glass doors that open onto a conservatory that runs the length of the home. A door within the dining room results in the kitchen which has a central island and chrome steel appliances. There is a family room across the corner with a fire and access to the rear courtyard. Nearby is a bathroom with gold wallpaper.
There are two bedrooms on this level behind the kitchen. Each is large enough for a queen-size bed and each have en-suite bathrooms.
Stairs within the kitchen result in the second floor where there are two more bedrooms. The main bedroom has high ceilings, a fire with ornate cornice, and a rest room with a stained-glass tub and separate shower. The smaller bedroom round the corner is now used as a house office.
Another full bathroom is situated on the bottom level of the home, together with an open space that has its own entrance from the surface and will be used as a study or an additional bedroom.
External space: Behind the home is a walled patio with old trees and plants. It features a koi pond, built-in barbecue and outdoor dining area.
taxes: $19,356 (estimated)
Contact: Jim Getzinger, Compass, 404-307-4020; compass.com
Missoula, Mont. | $1.65 million
1936 Tudor Revival home with 4 bedrooms, two and a half baths, on a 0.3 acre lot
This house is situated within the University District, a neighborhood named for its proximity to the University of Montana. It is about half a mile from campus and lower than five minutes from the university library and the George and Jane Dennison Theatre, an Art Deco venue for cultural events and musical performances. The University of Montana football field and golf course are lower than a mile away, as is the beginning of mountaineering trails to Sentinel Mountain.
The property is roughly one mile from shops, businesses and public parks along the Clark Fork River. Missoula Montana Airport is roughly 20 minutes away. It takes about three hours to drive west to Spokane, Washington.
Size: 2800 square feet
Price per square meter: $589
Inside: A paved path crosses the front lawn to a small courtyard and front door, centered on a classic Tudor Revival façade.
The foyer has picket floors and bathroom access. A hardwood floor extends through arched doors right into a vivid front room with an ornate fireplace, windows overlooking the front and side yards, and clay-trimmed partitions. Another archway leads from the front room to the glass dining room with a built-in bench and a contemporary chandelier.
Behind the dining room is a renovated kitchen with recent appliances including Thermador range and a window overlooking the rear patio.
There are two bedrooms on this level, off the corridor leading off the dining room. One has a bay window overlooking the backyard; the opposite has a built-in bench and a candle-style brass chandelier. They share a rest room with a sublime pedestal sink in porcelain and a glass-walled shower.
Downstairs there are two more bedrooms, accessed by stairs within the kitchen. The smaller one is at the underside of the steps. The larger one, utilized by the vendors as the master suite, is situated at the top of a brief corridor. It has a white brick fireplace and a rest room with a big walk-in shower and deep soaking tub next to French doors resulting in a non-public patio.
External space: The patio off the kitchen is paved with large stones, and in the middle is a smaller circle of stones, on which there’s a dining table and chairs. The brick terrace off the foremost suite is large enough for a few chairs. One automobile parking space belongs to the garage.
taxes: $9,864 (estimated)
Contact: Dawn Maddux, Engel & Volkers Missoula, 406-550-4131; dawnmaddux.evrealestate.com
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