Good Enough Homes & Destinations: What You Get For $475,000
It is pretty illustrative to see, via this week’s Great Homes & Destinations, what two million dollars would get you outside of major metropolitan centers. For example, this house in Missouri will make your head spin on your neck like a carousel:
Both the interior and exterior are paneled in redwood, while walls of glass throughout face woods and valley. Thirteen doors open the house to the grounds, drawing outside in. Floors are black speckled terrazzo, and ceilings are pitched throughout. Several rooms also have built-in furniture and space-age-style chrome light fixtures, all original. Most of the walls are wood-paneled, though some are exposed limestone.
Common areas include a family room with a checkered concrete floor, and an open-plan living and dining area with a built-in stone bench and a stained-glass panel. Both the bench and the stained glass were designed by Siegfried Reinhardt, an artist with work in the Vatican Museum’s permanent collection. The kitchen is paneled in white birch. Cabinets are suspended over the center island and one of the counters; they seem to be floating.
I feel like I’m floating too. Let’s get back to earth with what we can get for $475,000.
A four bedroom, five bath, 4200+ square foot house full of the most insane retro details you’ve seen outside of a period magazine including this brass chimney / in-home slide? in Overland Park, KS, for $465,000, via Movoto. Gape at the chandelier in the great room, too. They don’t make ’em like that anymore. Lovely backyard, complete with patio!
Three bedroom, two-and-a-half bath, 2100 square foot lake house in Coatesville, IN, for $394,900, via Realtor.com. Double-decker porches in front; spacious, gracious waterfront deck in back, perfect for a jazz age party. Deck and boat house, too. Cute kitchen cabinets, ceiling fans, hardwood floors.
Three bedroom, two-and-a-half bath, 2200 square foot Mediterranean-style house for $475,000, via Realtor.com. Gorgeous landscaping, front porch, huge airy kitchen with an island bigger than Fiji, exposed brick, arched doorways, ceiling fans, skylights: in short, lots of character. Cute renovated bathrooms, too. Back deck and yard.