Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get for $295,000
After last week, which found her listless, the Gray Lady is back in fine form, telling us tales with shining eyes about houses on sale for $2,950,000.
The oldest section of the three-story main house was built around 1698. Renovations and expansions followed over the years, with the last round of updates in 2012. Original and period features include random-width hardwood floors, exposed ceiling beams, hinges, handles and other hardware throughout, as well as six fireplaces with wooden mantels. The light fixtures mimic wall sconces. … Three bedrooms, including the master, are on the second floor, all with en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom has a fireplace and broad views of the property. Its en-suite bathroom has a claw-foot tub and two showers. Also in the suite are a walk-in closet and a dressing area. The remaining two bedrooms are on the third floor.
I can’t explain the allure of a claw-foot tub, but I do feel it. I feel it in my bones.
Well, Taylor Swift can afford a $3 million pad. The rest of us must make do. Here’s what you can get for the more reasonable price of $295,000.
Six bedroom, four bath, 3300+ square foot California contemporary in Lexington, KY, for $290,000, via Movoto. A Transformer of a house, isn’t it? Looks like it could shape-shift. Sits on a lovely wooded lot with a great view. Nice touches include heated floors, huge windows, skylights, a kitchen island, an office, a den, and a formal living room. Tons of room inside to host jealous guests and/or start your own artists colony.
Two bedroom, one bath, 822 square foot duplex condo in Portsmouth, NH, which you all recommended, for $299,900 (but you could talk them down) via Trulia. Building dates back to 1840; fancy and renovated now, it even has a pool. Apartment has a spacious, stainless steel kitchen, heated floors in the bathroom, and great views.
Baby got back. Sorry, bad manners to stare. Four bedroom, three bath, 2,000+ square foot Colonial in Lancaster, PA, for $289,900, via Trulia. As you can see, it has a patio outside in its huge backyard, as well as a fishpond. Inside there’s a lovely renovated kitchen and a huge rec room that would put whatever hovel you grew up calling a rec room to shame: it has a bar and a pool table and would be the perfect place for semi-clandestine teenage bashes.