What You Get: $250,000 Homes in Maryland, Virginia and Ohio


What you Get

$250,000 Homes in Maryland, Virginia and Ohio

A 1925 condominium in Baltimore, a log cabin in Williamsburg and a storybook house near Cleveland.

By Julie Lasky

The Roland Park Condominium is made up of five connected five-story brick-and-stucco buildings, each with its own elevator. The complex is in the Roland Park neighborhood, an early planned community, next to the Baltimore Country Club and less than six miles north of downtown. It is a block from a Tudorbethan-syle shopping area with a popular French bistro.

Size: 1,476 square feet

Price per square foot: $166

Indoors: Like all of the units in the complex, this one has nine-foot ceilings, crown and chair-rail molding, and oak hardwood floors. The foyer opens to a 15-by-22-foot living room with a gas fireplace and western views overlooking a courtyard. Beyond is a 15-by-16-foot formal dining room that connects, via a small butler’s pantry, to a kitchen with Formica countertops and linoleum floors.

To the left of the foyer is a den or bedroom with a Jack-and-Jill bathroom connecting to a second bedroom with a walk-in closet. Immediately to the right of the foyer is a three-season unheated sun porch with courtyard views.

The building does not permit central air-conditioning.

Outdoor space: The courtyard is surrounded by gardens. The unit comes with two deeded storage spaces and a parking space in the condominium’s garage.

Taxes: $5,782 (2018), plus a $1,110 monthly condo fee that covers insurance, management, grounds maintenance, trash and snow removal, water and heat

Contact: Brandon Gaines, Yerman & Gaines, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty, 410-804-9600; homesale.com

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Standing near the apex of a triangle formed by two intersecting streets, this house is at the edge of Colonial Williamsburg. It is less than a mile east of the Governor’s Palace, where Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson lived, and two miles from the College of William and Mary. Known as the Coleman/Murphy House, it is the only log structure on a very long list of Williamsburg buildings that are 50 or more years old.

Size: 1,134 square feet

Price per square foot: $185

Indoors: Crossing a gabled front porch whose roof is supported by tree trunks, you enter a living room with a brick-and-stone fireplace that currently contains electric logs. Straight ahead is a dining room with a brick column embedded in a wall. (It was designed to radiate heat from a potbelly stove that was once on the other side, in the adjacent kitchen.) To the right of the entrance is a bedroom with a walk-in closet, and behind that, a second bedroom and a sunroom with a wood stove.

An area between the kitchen and sunroom contains a washer and dryer. The single bathroom has a combined tub and shower with a wall of decorative tile. Pull-down attic steps provide access to ample storage space below the roof gable. The attic includes a pair of ceiling fans to improve air-circulation and cooling throughout the house.

Outdoor space: The 0.23-acre lot includes a storage shed. There is no off-street parking.

Taxes: $1,150

Contact: Tia Stanley, RE/MAX Capital, 757-243-3245; capitollandingroad.com


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This storybook-style house is in an attractive suburb 15 minutes east of Cleveland, within easy walking distance of shops and restaurants and less than a half-mile from the nearest light-rail station. The neighborhood is popular with young families and lawyers, who can walk to the nearby schools and municipal court building.

Size: 1,742 square feet

Price per square foot: $121

Indoors: The bright rooms have big windows and hardwood floors. The living room, which has a wood-burning fireplace with a black-stone surround and hearth, connects to a small den on one side and a formal dining room on the other. Next to the dining room is a kitchen with a glass-tile backsplash and exposed brick.

Up the newly tartan-covered stairs are three bedrooms, one bathroom (with a wood-paneled wainscot and diamond-patterned floor) and a laundry room converted from a closet. A fourth bedroom and a second full bathroom are on the third floor. There is also a lower-level carpeted rec room.

Outdoor space: A door in the dining room opens to a back patio and yard. The house is on a 0.19-acre lot and has a detached two-car garage.

Taxes: $9,406

Contact: Peggy Garr, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, 216-315-4663; peggygarr.howardhanna.com

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Published at Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:01:28 +0000