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$1.1 Million Homes in Pennsylvania, Oregon and Kentucky

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Impressionist painter Mary Elizabeth Price, who once owned the house, called it Pumpkin Seed because of its golden color. A member of the Philadelphia Her Ten, a group of female artists who worked together in the early 20th century, Ms. Price cultivated a garden using flowers such as irises, peonies and poppies as inspiration for her paintings.

The home faces the Delaware and Raritan Canals near the boardwalk with views of the Delaware River and New Jersey. Located 20 minutes walk or 5 minutes drive from shopping and dining in the heart of New Hope. The nearest large city, Trenton, New Jersey, is about 30 minutes away. It takes about an hour to drive to Philadelphia.

size: 2,780 square feet

Price per square foot: $396

indoor: From the driveway a path follows the canal to the front door which leads directly to the living room. With hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, and a stone fireplace surrounded by built-in bookshelves, the space is now used as a living room and dining room.

Hardwood floors lead to a bright kitchen with high ceilings, fireplace, antique granite counters, commercial grade Wolf range, doors to the sides of the property, and French doors leading to the backyard. A powder room is also located in this part of the house.

The house has three en-suite bedrooms, one on each floor. The primary suite is on his second floor and has an interior balcony overlooking the kitchen and a bathroom with a walk-in shower. Another bedroom is off the main level living room and has high beamed ceilings, multiple closets, and a private bathroom. His third bedroom on the bottom floor has its own exterior entrance and bathroom with a combined tub/shower combination. The laundry room is also on this floor.

Outdoor space: A wood deck with a hot tub and built-in BBQ is just behind the house. Descend into a fenced garden with stone patio. The long driveway has space for 4 cars.

tax: $7,164 (estimated)

contact: Rob Wolf, Re/Max One Realty, 215-694-9728; robertwolf.com


The home is located in Laurelhurst, an area straddling northeast and southeast Portland where many homes were built in the early 20th century. Parts of the neighborhood are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The 31-acre Laurelhurst Park, with its duck ponds, walking trails and off-leash dog plaza, is about half a mile away. The public Laurelhurst School, serving students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, is less than 500 feet from the front door of this home. Downtown Portland is about 15 minutes by car or 30 minutes by public transit.

size: 2,754 square feet

Price per square foot: $399

indoor: The front door is set on a large covered porch. It opens into a combined living and dining room with original woodwork, including built-in cabinets adjacent to the fireplace and built-in china cabinets with leaded glass doors.

The kitchen over there has been updated with stainless steel appliances and white cabinets and counters. At the back of this space is a windowed breakfast room with a built-in banquette and desk.

Outside the living room is a hallway that leads to a sunny guest room and a guest bathroom with a clawfoot tub.

Another room is located on the second floor. The ensuite bathroom has another clawfoot bathtub. Across the hall is the primary his suite, with a bathroom with a walk-in shower and an additional room that can be used as a home his office or children’s room.

The basement floor, with built-in bookshelves and a foldable sofa, is now used as a study. The laundry room is also on this level with a sink and stacked washer and dryer.

Outdoor space: The wooden deck in the back is large enough for a dining table and chairs. It is shaded by a mature tree growing in the corner of the garden. A plan was made to turn the detached garage into an attached dwelling unit.

tax: $9,324 (estimated)

contact: Sophia Rosenberg, eXp Realty, 503-936-7499; pdx.homes


This building was once the schoolhouse run by William Mentor Graham, who mentored young Abraham Lincoln. After serving as a bed and breakfast, it was vacant for some time when the seller bought it in 2005. Subsequent renovations, focused on preserving the building’s historic character, included replacing the old cedar swing roof with a new one and reinforcing the original limestone walls around the site. I got

Perched on a hill, this home overlooks the Greensburg Courthouse, a few blocks from Main Street. Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park is about 30 minutes away and Louisville, Kentucky is an hour and a half away.

size: 3,327 square feet

Price per square foot: $331

indoor: A series of stone steps, surrounded by hedges and flowering plants, lead to the main entrance covered with Flemish bond bricks.

The front door leads to a living room with original yellow poplar floors and a gas fireplace with a wooden mantel. Beyond, the kitchen features a large central island and farmhouse-style sink. A full bathroom is located in the hallway between the kitchen and living room. Opposite the kitchen is the dining room.

A central staircase on the main level leads to the three bedrooms on the second floor. One with a brick fireplace is used as an office. Adjacent is the bathroom with a walk-in shower. At one end of the hall is the master bedroom with its own ensuite bathroom with marble tiled shower. At the other end is another bedroom with an en-suite bathroom with a porcelain bathtub.

Another bedroom is on the 3rd floor and the 5th bedroom is off the main level living room.

Outdoor space: The seller has greatly improved the lot by adding a covered dining patio with built-in kitchen, stone fire pit and separate half bathroom. The property also has a long driveway lit by gazebos and old-fashioned street lamps, with space to park a few cars.

tax: $1,150 (estimated)

contact: Brooke Feather, Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty, 502-744-1173; sothebysrealty.com

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