What You Get: $1.9 Million Homes in South Carolina, California and Massachusetts
What You Get for $1.9 Million
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Charleston, S.C. | $1.85 Million
An 1850 carriage house with one bedroom, one and a half bathrooms, two gardens and a swimming pool
This carriage house was a mid 19th-century addition to Rainbow Row, a string of 13 Georgian rowhouses built for merchants in the South of Broad neighborhood starting around 1740. By the 1930s, the houses, which are on East Bay Street along the Battery, had fallen into disrepair. They were later renovated and repainted in pastel colors. Originally listed with its main residence, this house is now being sold separately.
Size: 2,311 square feet
Price per square foot: $801
Indoors: A covered walkway leads past iron gates to the entrance. Left of the front door is a great room used as a living room and library, with a vaulted ceiling with open beams and a rose window. The fireplace is trimmed in the same wood, as are the two walls of bookshelves. French doors open to the lush grounds.
Across from the entrance is a dining room with an open-beam ceiling, a fireplace and a floor hand-painted in a rust arabesque pattern. The attached galley kitchen has wood countertops, a stone-tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. There is also a powder room on this level.
Upstairs is a bedroom with a sitting area. The marble-trimmed en suite bathroom has antique-style fixtures, including a tub with an overhead shower, and pale botanical wallpaper.
Outdoor space: Two gardens are planted with shrubs, palms and large specimen trees, including a prominent oak; they have lawns, elegant paving and vine-covered brick walls. A pergola runs alongside the lap pool in back.
Taxes: $9,545 (estimated, if used as a primary residence)
Contact: Deborah C. Fisher, Handsome Properties, 843-810-4110; handsomeproperties.com
Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif. | $1.895 Million
A 1933 beach cottage with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an artist’s studio
The one-story house, designed by Ernest Bixler, a local builder, is in the southwest quadrant of Carmel — a seven-by-eight-block section known as the Golden Rectangle, for its proximity to Carmel Beach and town, and the resulting high real estate prices. Typical of the neighborhood, the shingled house is modestly sized and sits on a 4,000-square-foot lot. But it does have the distinction of having been featured in the 1971 Clint Eastwood movie “Play Misty for Me.” (Mr. Eastwood later became the mayor of Carmel.)
Size: 1,335 square feet
Price per square foot: $1,419
Indoors: The central portion, used as a living room, has oak floors, paneled walls, a vaulted, beamed ceiling and a wood-burning stone fireplace painted white. A little annex that opens to a windowed galley kitchen duplicates these features and leads into a glass-walled dining room addition from the 1970s, with a brick fireplace and built-in covered grill. The kitchen, updated in 1999, is surfaced in beige-and-white ceramic tile and includes a corner desk under a skylight.
Two bedrooms off the living room include a master with an en suite bathroom that has a combined tub and shower and direct access to a small outdoor deck. The guest bedroom has a wall of built-in closets and cabinets and the use of a second bathroom.
Outdoor space: The property is planted with Monterey cypress, among other flora, and includes a 130-square-foot ivy-covered artist’s studio with electricity. Parking for one small car is in the attached garage.
Taxes: $21,000 (estimated)
Contact: Dana Bambace or Mark Peterson, Bambace Peterson Team, Compass, 831-200-3178; compass.com
Andover, Mass. | $1.875 Million
A 1704 frame house and 2008 addition with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms
Situated next to Phillips Andover Academy (the rear of the property abuts the campus), this house more than quadrupled in size when a 5,000-square-foot addition was put on the early 18th-century building, known as the Little Brown Cottage. The renovation took two years and was completed just over a decade ago. The house is a mile and a half from the center of town and about 20 miles northwest of Boston.
Size: 6,344 square feet
Price per square foot: $296
Indoors: Reoriented with the addition, the main entrance takes you by way of a stone-floored vestibule into a large family room with radiant-heated, reclaimed wide-plank oak floors and antique oak ceiling beams. A new kitchen is off to the side, with an island made from reclaimed chestnut, with a single slab of granite on top. Here, the floors are heated travertine. A nine-foot banquette and a built-in corner desk are surrounded by maple cabinetry.
Opposite the kitchen, three sets of French doors in the family room open to a conservatory with glass walls and ceiling, and a heated travertine floor. From there, you enter a three-season screened porch, where the walls and ceiling are clad in wood.
The kitchen leads into the antique portion of the home (which can also be reached through the original front entrance). Walk up a few stairs and you find an 18th-century parlor with a large, open brick fireplace, repurposed as a dining room. Across a short hallway is a second parlor, now used as a home office, which also has a fireplace.
Upstairs are three bedroom suites. (There is also a first-floor guest suite in the addition.) The master has a cathedral ceiling with open antique beams, heart-pine floors, a gas fireplace and views of Phillips Academy’s playing fields and bell tower. The en suite bathroom is faced in Calacatta marble and has a paneled soaking tub, a walk-in shower and a water closet.
The walkout lower level has a large rec room and a gym.
Outdoor space: The 0.45-acre property includes a multilevel bluestone patio beyond the conservatory and screened porch. The cobblestone driveway leads to a one-car garage on the main level, with access to the house through a mudroom next to the family room. Following the descending driveway to the end takes you to a second one-car garage that is directly below the first and walks into the lower level.
Taxes: $13,748 (2019)
Contact: Mary O’Donoghue, William Raveis, 978-337-8159; raveis.com
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Published at Wed, 01 May 2019 13:01:34 +0000