$400,000 Homes in Vermont, Ohio and New York

Known locally as the Ginger House, after the owner’s nickname, this log cottage is in the South Village area, about a mile from the center of Stowe. The road into town takes you along the route of the Stowe Mountain Resort shuttle, so you can walk to transportation for skiing. The trip to the resort by car is about 15 minutes. Boston is about three hours southeast, and Montreal about two hours northwest. The home is being sold fully furnished and equipped.

Size: 1,028 square feet

Price per square foot: $384

Indoors: The cottage centers on a living room with multicolored fieldstone floors, a double-height peaked ceiling with big front windows and a brick wood-burning fireplace. The L-shaped open kitchen has laminate-topped wood cabinets with built-in appliances. A corner of the room with a built-in wood bench is used for dining.

Down a hall from the living room is a carpeted bedroom that extends the width of the house and has direct access to the outdoors. Next to it is a bathroom with a jetted tub.

A flight of open stairs takes you to a loft bedroom that overlooks the main floor through interior windows and has access to a bathroom with a shower.

Outdoor space: Sliding doors next to the kitchen open to a wraparound deck with a built-in table. The half-acre wooded lot also includes a small, unheated building made from boards recycled from an old shed that could be used as a writer’s studio or summer sleeping room.

Taxes: $3,990

Contact: Sharon Bateman, Pall Spera Company, 802-371-8777; thebatemangrouprealtors.com

CreditColumbus Pics

Among the 500 or so homes in the Worthington Hills subdivision, this house, designed by W. Byron Ireland, who had worked in the office of Eero Saarinen, is one of the few in the midcentury-modern style. It is on 0.3 densely planted acres overlooking a ravine with a stream, less than 20 minutes north of downtown Columbus and 10 minutes from Ohio State University.

Size: 2,232 square feet

Price per square foot: $170

Indoors: According to the listing agent, more than $50,000 in improvements have been made to the exterior and interior in the last four years, including new windows, doors, gutters, wood siding and exterior beams; two updated bathrooms; a kitchen refresh; and replacement flooring and carpets in several rooms.

The house is on four levels. A bright blue door opens to the main-level foyer and living room, which has wood floors and a vaulted, timber-clad ceiling.

Down a half-flight is the dining room and family room, with an open kitchen in between. The dining room is hung with a Capiz shell chandelier, and the family room has a wide gray-brick fireplace. Hardwood floors and sliding glass doors leading to a wraparound deck are features of both rooms.

The kitchen has original wood cabinets recently painted gray and new hardware and stainless steel appliances, including a double wall oven and cooktop. This level also has a powder room and an office built into a closet as part of the original design.

Three bedrooms are a half-flight above the main level, including a carpeted master with a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet and en suite bathroom with a glass-walled shower and a trough sink with double faucets. The two guest bedrooms also have vaulted ceilings; they share a bathroom with a shower-over-tub and a wall of original square blue tiles. All of the bedroom closets have storage space on top.

A room used as a gym, storage areas and a laundry room are on the lowest level.

Outdoor space: The living room walks out to a fenced concrete patio at the side of the house with a firepit. The wraparound deck on the dining room level has ample space for seating, lounging and grilling. The carport has room for two vehicles.

Taxes: $7,349 (2017)

Contact: Brianna M. Baiocco, RZ Realty Residential, 614-560-7875; rzrealty.com


CreditGavin Preuss

This house is in the Village of Chatham, N.Y., which was a 19th-century railroad center and still has many historic buildings. It is less than a mile from the center, with its restaurants, art galleries, Pilates studio and library. Chatham, in Columbia County, is about 125 miles north of Manhattan. It has become increasingly popular with New Yorkers looking for weekend homes that are less expensive than those in nearby Hudson.

Size: 2,380 square feet

Price per square foot: $166

Indoors: This house is a legal two-family currently used as a single-family house. The owners bought it in 2004 and made a number of improvements, including installing new oak floors in the living room and refinishing all other floors; updating the first- and second-floor bathrooms; adding a second-floor laundry room; restoring the front porch to its original design; and repainting the exterior. They rescued molding, doors and a bathtub from the shed, cleaned them and returned them to the main building.

The front door, with its panel of etched floral-patterned glass, surrounded by a stained-glass border, opens to a stair hall. To the left, a pair of pocket doors leads to a front parlor with a square bay window and a wood stove. This room is connected to a bright rear parlor with French doors on the side that open to a dining room with a corner china cabinet and access to a bathroom with a shower. A U-shaped kitchen tucked into a breakfast room follows. The kitchen has a propane stove, farmhouse sink and cabinets built by local Mennonite craftsmen; the breakfast area includes a built-in table and bench. To the side is a small bedroom with a closet.

At the back of the house is a sunny room with wood floors and a built-in bench and shoe storage. The room opens to the rear patio and yard, and is currently used as a combination conservatory, bike room and mudroom.

On the second floor, at the front of the house, is a bedroom with two exposures and access to a hallway bathroom with a pedestal sink and the original claw-foot tub. A second bedroom has use of a bathroom with a shower. A large bonus room at the back of the house can be reached from both the interior and an exterior staircase with an outdoor landing; it has a wood-burning stove and an attached kitchen with wood cabinets.

The house also has a unfinished stone-walled basement and an unfinished attic under the wood gable.

Outdoor space: The 0.59-acre property includes a garage that holds up to four cars and has an unfinished upstairs space. A second building is used as a garden shed and contains the original two-seat outhouse. There is also an outbuilding with the owners’ workshop that still has some of the odds and ends of the original main house. The owners added a woodshed and pergola.

Taxes: $4,940

Contact: Sharyn Richards Marks or Lisa Bouchard Hoe, TKG Real Estate, 518-821-1119; tkgre.com

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Published at Wed, 29 May 2019 13:01:37 +0000