What You Get: $850,000 Homes in New York, New Mexico and Virginia

In the 19th century, this house belonged to the family of Job B. Coffin, a Hudson alderman. It is among the historic properties that line Union Street, a block from Warren Street, the Columbia County city’s main commercial thoroughfare. An Amtrak station with direct service to Manhattan is less than five minutes away on foot; the trip south takes two hours.

Size: 3,000 square feet

Price per square foot: $288

Indoors: A hand-carved front door topped by a row of rectangular glass panes opens to a stair hall with original wide-plank floors. The planks turn jumbo size in the front parlor, with its brick wood-burning fireplace and white-painted classical mantel, as well as in the formal dining room that follows (and on the second floor).

An eat-in kitchen comes next. The main level also includes a bedroom, full bathroom, half bathroom and laundry room, as well as a multipurpose room off the kitchen.

The upstairs master bedroom is connected to a dressing room with an interior walk-in closet and a bathroom with paneled wainscoting, a free-standing tub and a separate shower and water closet. On the opposite wall, a door leads to a double-height sitting room that resulted from opening up and finishing the gabled attic; it includes a wood-burning fireplace. This level also has a guest bedroom and bathroom.

Outdoor space: The 0.14-acre property has been professionally landscaped and includes a gated side yard and a backyard with a stone patio, stockade fencing and an elevated deck off the kitchen. Pear trees bloom in front in the spring. A parking pad off the back alley has space for two cars.

Taxes: $15,658

Contact: David Ludwig, Gary DiMauro Real Estate, 917-365-1894; garydimauro.com

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This single-level home is east of the Rio Grande, in an area filled with lush, mature cottonwoods. It is 15 minutes from the international airport and about 10 minutes from Old Town Albuquerque. An elementary school and park are within walking distance.

Size: 3,796 square feet

Price per square foot: $224

Indoors: Recent improvements include new Pella windows and an upgraded heating and cooling system. The main entrance opens into a living room with brick flooring, beamed ceilings and a traditional kiva corner fireplace. To the right is a family room with a gas fireplace set into a wall. Going straight takes you into the dining room (with a kiva fireplace) and adjacent kitchen.

The kitchen was renovated in the past several years with custom cabinets, marble and granite surfaces, Tabarka tiles and new appliances. Both the family room and kitchen connect to a 41-foot-long, L-shaped, climate-controlled solarium with an adobe banquette at one end and a live tree rising through the roof.

The bedrooms are reached from a hall off the dining room. The master suite is at the front of the house and includes an updated bathroom accented with Tabarka tiles; it contains a retrofitted antique vanity, a separate tub and shower, a water closet and a walk-in closet. There are three additional bedrooms, one with an updated en suite bathroom and double closets. There is also a hallway bathroom and a laundry room.

Outdoor space: The 0.75-acre property has an in-ground pool and cabana, and is planted with rose bushes, lavender, plum trees, pines, cottonwoods and cactuses, with water supplied by an irrigation well. (The house itself is served by city water.) A fenced-off area contains raised vegetable beds. The attached two-car garage includes a workshop.

Taxes: $4,408

Contact: Eve Price, Keller Williams, 505-321-4004; kw.com


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Only two families have lived in this Arts and Crafts-style home since it was assembled from a Sears kit in the early 1920s. It sits at the edge of the Rosemont neighborhood in Alexandria, a little more than a mile from the nearest Metro station at King Street; from there, it is about a half-hour to downtown Washington. Amazon’s new campus in the recently defined National Landing neighborhood in Virginia will be just a few Metro stops away.

Size: 1,790 square feet

Price per square foot: $475

Indoors: At the front of the house is an enclosed porch that walks into a living room with hardwood floors and a gas-burning brick fireplace. Wood cabinetry with diamond-patterned glass fronts and tapering wood pillars frame the entry to the formal dining room.

Beyond is a kitchen that was updated within the past five years with granite countertops, floral-patterned wall tiles and stainless-steel appliances. There is an adjacent breakfast niche with a bay window, and a door opening to a screened porch at the back of the house.

Another side of the living room opens to a den with green-striped wallpaper and more diamond-paned windows. Beyond is a main-floor bedroom that has access to a bathroom with a stone-tile floor and an Art Deco-style tub with an overhead shower.

Upstairs, the master bedroom connects to a sitting room with a window seat built into a dormer. There is an additional guest room and a bathroom with a shower.

Outdoor space: Evergreens shelter the front of the house. Magnolias grow along the side. And the back, which has a raised deck, gazebo and stone patio, is planted with a giant sycamore, dogwood, cherry trees and quince bushes. The 0.38-acre property includes a separate two-car garage with an upper level that could be used as an office.

Taxes: $9,340

Contact: James or Suzanne Morrison, McEnearney Associates, 703-863-3110; mcenearney.com

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Published at Wed, 08 May 2019 13:01:29 +0000