Seattle | $370,000
A one-bedroom, one-bathroom condominium in a 1929 building
This home is in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, half a block from a Trader Joe’s, an organic grocery co-op and several popular nightlife spots on a bustling stretch of Madison Street. It is within walking distance of Italian, Korean and Mexican restaurants, as well as Northwest Film Forum, an independent movie theater.
Cal Anderson Park, a city park with a wading pool and tennis, basketball and dodge ball courts, is less than a mile away. Downtown is a 20-minute ride on public transit. Driving to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport takes about half an hour.
Size: 644 square feet
Price per square foot: $575
Indoors: This apartment’s front door opens into a foyer with hardwood floors.
Through an arched doorway to the right is a living room with windows overlooking the building’s shared backyard. On one side of this space is a built-in daybed with cabinets, a trundle bed and curtains that can be closed for privacy.
Off the living room is a galley kitchen with ample cabinetry; stainless steel appliances including a range with an electric cooktop; and a window overlooking the backyard.
The bedroom and bathroom are off a short hallway extending from the living room. The bedroom is large enough to hold a queen-size bed and a small desk; the bathroom has its original tile and a combined tub and shower.
Outdoor space: The building has a spacious lobby and a communal backyard with a patio, raised garden boxes and paths that wind around mature landscaping. A barbecue and a dining table are available for use by residents. The building also has shared laundry facilities and bike storage. This unit comes with a parking space in a secure garage.
Taxes: $2,903 (estimated) and a $732 monthly homeowner association fee
Contact: Grant Burton, Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, 206-351-3712; sothebysrealty.com
Eagle Bridge, N.Y. | $365,000
A recently renovated 1988 ranch-style house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, on a 2.1-acre lot
This house is in a Rensselaer County hamlet that was once the home of the American folk artist Grandma Moses. It is about five minutes from an ice cream stand, a diner and an antiques center in the hamlet, and a 15-minute drive from a supermarket, a Walgreens drugstore and several restaurants in nearby Hoosick Falls.
The property is about 20 minutes from Willard Mountain, a ski and snowboarding area, and Bennington College, in Bennington, Vt. Driving to Albany or Saratoga Springs takes about 45 minutes.
Size: 1,888 square feet
Price per square foot: $193
Indoors: The house is set back from the street, at the end of a long driveway.
The main entrance, off a wood deck, is directly into the kitchen, which has sleek wooden cabinetry, quartz counters, stainless steel appliances and a center island with a waterfall countertop.
The kitchen is open to a combined living-and-dining area, with high, beamed ceilings, a decorative fireplace and sliding-glass doors that open to a patio.
All three bedrooms are off a hallway extending from this space. The primary suite, at the far end, has a recessed window looking into the backyard’s trees; a separate sitting area; enough room for a king-size bed; and a bathroom with a rain shower and gray-tile walls.
The other two bedrooms each have enough space for a queen-size bed. They share a bathroom with a double vanity and a combined tub and shower. A linen closet is built into the hallway.
Outdoor space: The patio off the living-and-dining area is partially shaded by a roof overhang and has enough space for a grill and dining furniture. It steps down to a backyard landscaped with mature trees. The attached garage has two parking spots.
Taxes: $6,931 (estimated)
Contact: Wayne Hartard and Dominique Wasilewski, eXp Realty, 518-612-4121; waynehartard.exprealty.com
Detroit | $375,000
A 1916 house with four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, on a 0.1-acre lot
This house, in the Boston-Edison Historic District, was once the home of the champion boxer Joe Louis. The kitchen and bathrooms were updated during a 2016 renovation, but much of the interior woodwork remains intact. It is a short walk from a coffee shop and a playground.
Henry Ford Hospital and the historic Fisher Theatre, now a popular live-music venue, are about five minutes away by car. Downtown Detroit is a 10-minute drive. Ann Arbor is 45 minutes away.
Size: 2,400 square feet
Price per square foot: $156
Indoors: A paved path steps up to the front door, which opens into a tiled entryway. From there, a second door opens into the living room, which has hardwood floors, an original brick fireplace flanked by built-in shelves and a staircase to the upstairs levels.
Through a wide doorway with pocket doors is the dining room, which connects to a kitchen with white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and access to the rear stoop. A breakfast room is also in this part of the house.
Three bedrooms are on the second floor, off a central landing with built-in storage. The primary bedroom is big enough to hold a king-size bed. The other two bedrooms, which are connected, are currently used as a den and a home office. A bathroom with a walk-in shower lined with white subway tile is also on this level.
The fourth bedroom and a bathroom with a claw-foot tub are on the level above, along with open space that could be used as an office or playroom.
Access to the basement, which holds a powder room and a washer and dryer, is through the kitchen.
Outdoor space: The rear stoop off the kitchen steps down to a backyard landscaped with grass. The detached garage holds one car.
Taxes: $2,040 (estimated)
Contact: Nika Jusufi, Nika & Co., 313-858-6580; nika.co
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