What You Get for $550,000
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Miami Beach, Fla. | $529,900
A duplex condominium with two bedrooms and two bathrooms
This 2010 vacation home of a former Norwegian soccer star is being sold fully furnished. It is in the Terra Beachside Villas condominium, a block from the ocean, five minutes north of the Fontainebleau hotel and 15 minutes north of Lincoln Road Mall, a pedestrian-only promenade with shops and restaurants.
Size: 1,700 square feet
Price per square foot: $312
Indoors: A double-height great room with marble floors and two floor-to-ceiling glass walls includes living and dining areas, as well as an open kitchen with a dropped ceiling, stainless steel appliances and an island set on casters. This level also has a bedroom and en suite marble-tiled bathroom with a tub.
Lofted above the great room is a study area with an attached master bedroom that has an en suite marble-tiled bathroom with double sinks, a walk-in glass shower and a bidet.
Outdoor space: A private balcony off the living room overlooks Collins Avenue. Small balconies off both bedrooms face a central glass-enclosed atrium. The building’s shared amenities include a pool, fitness center and media room.
Taxes: $8,800, plus $780 monthly homeowner’s fee
Contact: Christian Pettersen, iSella.com, 561-506-7600; mymobile.flexmls.com
Fort Wayne, Ind. | $525,500
A 1928 brick house with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms
This property sits across from the Fort Wayne County Club (established in 1908), in a neighborhood developed by brewery executives and other wealthy residents in the early 20th century. It is about four miles west of the central business district and two and a half miles from the Junk Ditch Brewing Company.
Size: 2,940 square feet
Price per square foot: $179
Indoors: A gut renovation completed in 2007 preserved the exterior brick and hardwood floors while creating a new floor plan designed for entertaining. A former sitting room is now the living room, while the living room has become a dining room with an eight-foot-wide fireplace that has a locally made mantel and a rectangular windowed bay that fits a large table. French doors open to a large outdoor deck.
A new entrance leads from the dining room to the eat-in kitchen, which has raised ceilings of almost 10 feet and a custom black walnut-topped island. Windows punched into the rear wall overlook the large backyard. A side door opens to a portico used for outdoor dining. A powder room with a corner sink and taps with crystal handles is off to one side.
Three upstairs bedrooms were combined into a master suite with a walk-in closet and a private bathroom with a claw-foot soaking tub and separate shower. Two additional bedrooms have the use of a second bathroom. On the lower level are a three-car garage, a mudroom with coat cubbies and extensive storage space.
Outdoor space: The one-acre property is planted with old-growth oak, maple and birch trees and is visited by deer, coyote, bald eagles and hawks. There is a firepit across the lawn, on the site of the original garage.
Contact: John Wright, Coldwell Banker, 260-403-6101; coldwellbanker.com
Hollis, N.H. | $575,000
A 1979 ranch-style house with four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms
This house is in an agricultural region in southern New Hampshire that has recently become a bedroom community for cities like Nashua and Manchester. It is slightly more than an hour from the mountains, ocean and Boston, and has direct access to Pennichuck Pond, a body of water that allows nonmotorized boating.
Size: 3,332 square feet
Price per square foot: $173
Indoors: The home was built for the sellers, who installed features like VEKA doors and windows and Poggenpohl kitchen cabinets imported from Germany.
Entry is through a tiled foyer that leads, on the immediate right, to the kitchen and adjacent dining room, which has a bay window. A second right takes you to a 29-by-17-foot living room with a paneled ceiling and granite fireplace.
To the left of the entrance is a powder room and beyond that a hallway bathroom with double sinks, a tub and a separate shower. This wing contains three bedrooms, including the 13-by-17-foot master.
Straight ahead from the entrance is a sunroom. A nearby flight of stairs takes you down to a large recreation room filled with natural light next to a bedroom with a full bathroom. This level also contains a utility room, storage room and two-car garage.
Outdoor space: Sliding glass doors in the living room and sunroom open to a stone patio overlooking a rolling lawn. The master bedroom and an adjacent guest room share a 20-foot-long balcony over the garage. The property is 1.8 acres.
Contact: Peter Magrath, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Verani Realty, 603-660-8115; verani.com
Published at Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:01:23 +0000