Dallas | Dallas $400,000
Built in 1926, this converted Tudor Revival house has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on 0.2 acres.
The home is located in Ravinia Heights, many of which were built in the 1920s in the Tudor Revival or Spanish Colonial Revival styles and are mostly well maintained. This district is close to some of Dallas’ greatest attractions. The Bishop Arts District shopping and dining destination is within 3 miles. Trammell Crow Park, a green space that runs along both banks of the Trinity River, is just over five miles away.
The facility is located a few blocks from the public Lida Hue Elementary School and 1.5 miles from the WE Greiner Exploratory Arts Academy and Middle School, where students focus on the visual and performing arts.
size: 1,188 square feet
Price per square foot: $337
indoor: A paved path from the street leads to the bright yellow front door under a white painted brick archway.
Doors open to a living room with oak floors, a brick fireplace, wide windows facing the street and high sloping ceilings. The space opens up to an eat-in kitchen with custom-designed cabinets and room for a small table near French doors that open onto the backyard.
There is a washbasin between the kitchen and the living room. Beyond that is a corridor leading to the bedroom and bathroom. At one end of the hall is a guest room with a double bed and a desk. Adjacent is a bathroom with a tub/shower combination lined with new green tiles. At the other end of the hall are the primary suites with access to the rear deck. The bedroom is spacious enough for a queen size bed. Bathrooms have penny tile floors and glass walk-in showers.
Outdoor space: A wooden deck off the kitchen and master bedroom has a dining table and space for a barbecue. Descend to a lawn area with two large mature trees surrounded by a wood fence. Next to the house is a driveway with an electric gate.
tax: $7,632 (estimated)
contact: Thani Burke, Compass, 214-701-4884; Compass.com
Minnetonka, Minnesota | $399,995
3 bedroom, 1 bathroom house built in 1950 on 0.6 acre lot
This home is located in a quiet neighborhood a few blocks from Shady Oak Lake, a popular gathering spot with a community beach, playground, volleyball courts, and other amenities. It’s also close to the 15-mile Lake He Minneton Regional Trail, where walkers, runners, and cyclists frequently enjoy views of the area’s lakes.
There are 3 golf courses within a 10 minute drive. Interlachen Country Club and Oak Ridge Country Club are private, while Meadowbrook Golf Course is open to the public. Downtown Minneapolis is a 20 minute drive.
size: 1,734 square feet
Price per square foot: $231
indoor: The house is set back from the street behind a large lawn. The front door leads to a foyer with hardwood floors.
Beyond is a living room with large windows overlooking the garden and glass doors leading to a screened porch with wooden floors and ceiling fans.
An arched doorway leads to the dining room with a modern chandelier with Edison-style hanging light bulbs. The adjacent kitchen has updated stainless steel appliances, a white tile backsplash, and butcher block counters on either side of the range.
One bedroom off the foyer is currently used as a home office and gym. The bathroom is close by and has a combined bath and shower.
The master bedroom is located on the second floor and is lit by sloping ceilings and windows. The third bedroom is across the hall and has a double bed and space for a desk.
The bottom level of the house is complete and used as a study, with a built-in sofa and space for a TV.
Outdoor space: The lawn garden surrounding the house includes an area dedicated to playground equipment and an area with a stone fire pit. A separate garage has 2 parking spaces and an electric car charger.
tax: $4,308 (estimated)
contact: Arthur Hayes, Lakes Sotheby’s International Realty, 612-805-5929; sothebysrealty.com
Branford, Connecticut | $389,900
Built in 1890, this Arts and Crafts style home has 4 bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms on 0.8 acres.
The coastal town of Branford on Long Island Sound was a busy resort area in the mid-19th century, with summer homes and inns drawing visitors from all over the region. Today, New He is a convenient location for those commuting to Haven or Hartford. Yale University in downtown New Haven is a 15-minute drive. He’s less than an hour from downtown Hartford.
This home is located approximately 15 minutes from the hiking trails around Lake Saltonstall. You can harvest apples and pumpkins in the fall and strawberries and blueberries in the summer. The Rose Orchard is five minutes away.
size: 2,040 square feet
Price per square foot: $191
indoor: A wraparound porch with a stone base surrounds the home and provides ample space for entertaining.
The front door leads to the family room separated from the large living area by a doorway facing a wide pillar. Both spaces have recently refinished hardwood floors.
A windowed dining room is at the back of the house with a long table for easy access to the kitchen. There are new granite countertops and glass doors that lead to the backyard. A powder room with exposed brick walls is also located in this part of the house.
All 4 bedrooms and a full bathroom are located on the 2nd floor and are accessed by a staircase near the living room.
The master and adjoining bedrooms are large enough to accommodate a queen size bed. Her other two bedrooms are smaller with room for twin-size beds or a home office setup. The full bathroom like kitchen was recently updated.
The attic is partially finished and can be used as an additional bedroom or playroom.
Outdoor space: A backyard patio off the kitchen is used by the seller for outdoor entertaining with a picnic table and barbecue. A stone fire pit is in the center of the garden, beyond which the property extends into the woods. During a recent renovation, the house was connected to the town’s public sewer and water system.
tax: $5,820 (estimated)
contact: Nicole Acerra-Belcher and Jaime-Lynn Murgo, Coldwell Banker Realty, 203-645-3232 or 203-640-9423. coldwellbankerhomes.com