Philadelphia | $373,000
A 1920 rowhouse with two bedrooms and one and a half loos, on a 683-square-foot lot
This brick home is within the East Passyunk Crossing neighborhood in South Philadelphia, about two miles from Middle Metropolis and near eating places (presently with road eating), classic shops, cafes, parks and the Singing Fountain at East Passyunk Avenue north of Tasker Avenue, which belts out Sinatra and different requirements from hidden audio system.
Measurement: 1,100 sq. toes
Value per sq. foot: $339
Indoors: The 2-story home has an open-plan decrease flooring with refinished parquet flooring within the dwelling space on the entrance. Past an archway is a eating space and the kitchen. The kitchen was up to date a number of years in the past with wood flooring, white cupboards, subway tile and stainless-steel home equipment. Sliding-glass doorways on the again open to a walled patio. There may be additionally a half toilet on this flooring.
Upstairs are two bedrooms, back and front, that are (unusually for this housing sort) virtually of equal dimension. Between them is a walk-in closet or home-office area. The skylighted toilet has a mixed tub and bathe and a black-and-white-tile flooring.
A washer and dryer are within the unfinished basement.
Outside area: The rear patio features a built-in storage bench.
Contact: Joe Brady, Workforce Damis, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Fox & Roach Realtors, 267-401-4291; teamdamis.com
Castleton, Vt. | $375,000
A transformed 1893 Catholic church with 5 bedrooms and three and a half loos, on a 0.71-acre lot
The rumor connected to this Victorian church constructing, previously St. John the Baptist, is that it was deserted within the Nineteen Seventies as a result of it lacked a middle aisle and was thought of undesirable for weddings. (Its successor is cater-corner throughout Most important Avenue.) After sitting vacant for a number of years, the constructing was reworked within the Nineteen Eighties into a house and artwork gallery. The present homeowners purchased it 5 years in the past to make use of as a residence and made many structural and beauty enhancements, together with recent paint in and out.
The home is in a university city of about 4,600, about 15 miles west of Rutland, Vt., and 30 miles west of the Killington ski space. Boston is barely greater than three hours southeast. This property is within the city middle, a few blocks from eating places, a library, an elementary college and the campus of Castleton College. Lake Bomoseen is a brief drive west.
Measurement: 4,179 sq. toes
Value per sq. foot: $90
Indoors: Up a raised porch, by a refinished double doorway, you enter a lobby with hardwood flooring and a staircase with a spiral-carved newel publish. Turning left takes you right into a dwelling and eating room with a four-year-old pellet range. Past is the bigger of the house’s two kitchens. Put in by earlier homeowners about seven years in the past, this kitchen has wooden cupboards with Vermont-slate counter tops, backsplashes confronted in slim rectangular tiles and a pantry closet. The sellers added a hand-built wood-topped peninsula.
The kitchen leads out on the opposite aspect to the unique nave, a room with a hovering, curved ceiling, stained-glass home windows with laboriously stripped moldings and a raised picket flooring extending from what was as soon as the altar. Glass doorways and a big casement window on the altar wall had been added throughout the conversion.
An enclosure constructed out in the back of this area, with an arched window and a balcony, was additionally a part of the conversion and used to show artwork. It presently accommodates a closet and a house workplace.
Off the dwelling and eating room is an in-law suite. The railing underneath the archway between the bed room and sitting room was borrowed from the altar. The gutted and refinished toilet features a stone-tile-and-glass walk-in bathe and a conceit cupboard present in a consignment store and garnished with a copper sink. The kitchen was a part of the unique conversion; its cupboards are repurposed chestnut pews. A breakfast bar connects this area to a second sitting space to the left of the entrance door.
The homeowners tore out the low ceiling over the staircase and constructed a faceted, vaulted timber ceiling that enhances the wainscot and the newly uncovered wooden steps. The unique choir loft grew to become the multilevel master suite; double glass doorways result in a small, carpeted room on the base of the bell tower (entry to the tower is thru a trapdoor within the ceiling). One other bed room is off the inside balcony overlooking the nave. A 3rd upstairs bed room has fascinating ceiling angles.
Outside area: The sellers added a yard deck and a two-car storage, and moved the shed (which has a stained-glass window) to the again of the property.
Contact: Sue Bishop, 4 Seasons Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty, 802-558-2180; sothebysrealty.com
Austin, Texas | $360,000
A one-bedroom, one-bathroom condominium in a 2007 constructing
This apartment is in East Austin, lower than two miles from downtown through East Sixth Avenue, in an space full of eating places, bars, breweries, outlets, galleries and yoga studios. The Girl Fowl Lake Path begins a mile west.
The unit is on the fourth (and high) flooring, within the northwest nook. The constructing has 68 items, 60 of that are residential and eight retail or workplace.
Measurement: 958 sq. toes
Value per sq. foot: $376
Indoors: The inside is loft-like, with excessive ceilings, observe lighting and polished concrete flooring. A brief hallway leads from the doorway, previous a built-in desk, to the kitchen and eating space. The vendor up to date the kitchen, portray the cupboards grey and including a blue-tile backsplash. He additionally put in a customized walnut storage unit on a wall that holds two bicycles.
The eating space flows right into a dwelling area with giant, wood-framed home windows, ending in a wall with sliding-glass doorways that open to a balcony. To the left, floor-to-ceiling frosted-glass doorways lead right into a bed room that has a closet with a stacked washer and dryer. The lavatory, which might be reached from each the bed room and the hallway, has a mixture tub-shower and a double vainness with a black-granite high.
The vendor modified out all of the lighting and ceiling followers and added a Google Nest Hub, which controls these items in addition to the automated blinds in all of the home windows.
Outside area: The balcony has a metal railing and a partial view of the Rainey Avenue Historic District. (It was once a full view, till GoDaddy constructed its headquarters down the block.) A parking area in a first-floor storage is reserved for the unit.
Taxes: $7,157, plus a $209 month-to-month house owner price
Contact: Debbie Barrera, Realty Austin, 512-203-1912; realtyaustin.com