Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get for $500,000

everyone loves an old house Tara Gone With the WindYay! Great Homes and Destinations time. This week we learn what we can get for $1,500,000, which includes sixty acres in Colorado, some industrial space in New Orleans, and oooh “a shingled house” (better than a house with shingles) in Rhode Island:

An addition was built at a 90-degree angle from the original house to create a light-filled great room with a vaulted ceiling, a rock fireplace and French doors opening to the outside. … The long kitchen island is topped with black walnut, while the flooring was salvaged from an old mill in Providence. Kitchen appliances include a six-burner Vulcan range and two dishwashers, including one in a butler’s pantry.

The master bedroom suite is on the second floor. Its bathroom has a walk-in steam shower and a custom-built butternut vanity. Another upstairs bathroom has a tub from an old Providence mansion; there is also a 1902 console sink. Off the second-floor landing is a sitting area. The other five bedrooms are spread out over the second, third and fourth floors, reached by an original staircase topped with four contemporary skylights.

BLACK WALNUT. BUTTERNUT VANITY. What are these, ice cream flavors? CONTEMPORARY SKYLIGHTS. BUTLER’S PANTRY. Where the butler goes. To buttle.

Let’s power up the Good Enough Homes & Destinations generator and see what you get for a flat $500,000.

back deck florida

Four bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom 2600-square-foot home in lush Jacksonville, Florida, for $499,000, via Movoto. (It’s on Mallory Street but I swear that has not affected my judgment.) Front porch and brick patio and back yard and sun room. Wood floors, high ceilings. Home dates to 1922, which is really old for Florida!

park city hammock

Three bedroom, two bath, 1500-square-foot house in Park City, Utah, where the skiing is, for $475,000, via Zillow. Look at that hammock. Isn’t that alone worth half a million? I pity whoever has to settle for that uncomfortable looking wooden bench. Anyway, house includes outdoor space in the front and back, as well as an upgraded kitchen, handsome hardwood floors, and mountain views. (Well, duh, that’s what you’re there for, right?)

dining room little rock

Or perhaps you are interested in the most expensive condo in Arkansas? Three bedroom, two bath, 1700-square-foot luxury apartment in Little Rock, Arkansas, on a golf course, for $499,000, via Zillow. The styling is what you might call intense: the full slideshow should come with a seizure warning, and I half expect those candelabras to jump up and start dancing like that scene in Beauty and the Beast. But it is spacious and super modern, and the complex comes with a lovely pool.

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