What $1.5 Million Buys You in Minnesota, Virginia and California

St. Paul, Minn. | $1.5 Million

An 1894 Queen Anne Victorian with 5 bedrooms, 4 full bogs and three half bogs, on a zero.46-acre lot

This house is on Summit Avenue, a four.5-mile stretch containing 373 Victorian properties — the best focus alongside a single road of any metropolis in the United States, and the inspiration for not one however two nationwide historic districts. F. Scott Fitzgerald, who as soon as described the avenue as “a mausoleum of American architectural monstrosities,” lived for a time in his dad and mom’ home on a block diagonal to this one; the author Sinclair Lewis lived not far east of that. The eating places and outlets alongside Grand Avenue are a block south. Downtown St. Paul is about two miles northeast.

Size: 7,273 sq. ft

Price per sq. foot: $206

Indoors: Designed by Louis F. Lockwood, an architect who labored on numerous Summit Avenue homes, this property is named the Augustus H. Schliek House, after the primary proprietor, a shoe producer. It started its life with wooden clapboard siding, however in 1909, a subsequent proprietor coated the wooden in stucco and added the porch in entrance and the two-level sunroom in again. He can be believed to have contributed the mahogany-paneled eating room, with its customized desk that seats 14.

Ornate double wooden doorways inset with metallic medallions usher you right into a grand, marble-floored entrance corridor with a working fire, a spherical seating bench and a curved window bay. A stairway is partially encased with paneled and carved millwork. Two units of pocket doorways open to a lounge with slender floorboards and a tiled fire. The eating room, with its cherry ceiling molding, carved mahogany paneling with matching Venetian blinds and deep window bay with leaded glass, follows. Built-ins flank an arch on the far finish of the room that leads right into a sunroom addition with curved partitions and a timber ceiling. The sunroom’s carpet was put in two years in the past.

The sunroom connects to the kitchen by way of an open breakfast room searching (and exiting) to the yard. (You may also enter the kitchen from the principle corridor.) The home equipment date from 2005 (the butcher-block island cooktop and microwave oven) to 2018 (the Sub-Zero refrigerator-freezer). There is a half toilet off the kitchen.

The second-floor touchdown presents one of the best view of the stained-glass particulars on the stair-wall home windows. Most home windows in the house that aren’t curved or leaded have been changed by Marvin home windows; the remainder have been restored and furnished with customized wooden storms and screens.

Among the three bedrooms on the second ground, one features a leaded transom window over the doorway and French doorways that open into the second ground of the sunroom with an en suite toilet that was lately up to date with a walk-in bathe and heated ground. A household room with a working brick fire has a non-public toilet with stone finishes, double sinks, a soaking tub and a nook bathe. There can be an adjoining laundry room.

The third ground is completed with a bed room suite and an 800-sqaure-foot bonus condo with a full kitchen and toilet. The basement features a bonus room with an hooked up half toilet, a big rec room and a workshop.

Outdoor house: Perennial beds, mature and younger timber and brick pergolas with trellises are options of the formal backyard. A maple that’s greater than a century previous shades the yard patio. Parking is in a indifferent three-car storage.

Taxes: $26,394

Contact: Kim Ziton, Keller Williams Premier Realty, 612-987-6835; 638summitave.thebestlisting.com


Charlottesville, Va. | $1.495 Million

An 1820 expanded farmhouse with 4 bedrooms and three and a half bogs, on a 27.Eight-acre lot with an in-ground swimming pool

This property is about 9 miles west of downtown Charlottesville and seven miles west of the University of Virginia campus, in an space known as Ivy that retains a lot of its rural character. No neighbors are seen from the house, which was initially a modest farmhouse however has had a number of additions over the centuries. (The final addition, about 20 years in the past, yielded a single-story kitchen and eating wing to the left of the principle entrance.) The vendor added the 44-foot-long heated saltwater pool, greenhouse, hen coop and 12.9 kW photo voltaic array.

Size: four,223 sq. ft

Price per sq. foot: $354

Indoors: A flight of bluestone steps takes you to the entrance door, which opens right into a vestibule with a closet and a powder room on both aspect. Straight forward is a lounge with pine flooring, an ornamental brick fire with an uncovered brick mantel and built-in bookshelves. Light pours in from the entrance of the home and from two units of French doorways main out to a again deck.

The kitchen addition is a protracted, glass-walled room with a cathedral ceiling that flattens out over a eating space on the finish. Shaker-style cupboards topped in marble line one wall, and a big island with intensive storage and a soapstone counter occupies the middle. The kitchen is outfitted with stainless-steel home equipment, together with an extra-wide farmhouse sink.

Turning proper from the lounge takes you right into a main suite that features a bed room with pine flooring and a gas-burning fire. The lately renovated main toilet is surfaced in slate ground tile and accommodates a glass-walled, walk-in bathe and a marble-topped wooden self-importance with a vessel sink.

The primary staircase is in the lounge. Turning left on the prime of the steps takes you to a bed room with vintage floorboards, built-in storage, an ornamental brick fire and entry to a stone terrace with iron railing overlooking the yard. A rest room with vintage double doorways, a claw-foot tub and a pedestal sink is in the corridor between the bedrooms.

A decrease stage, described because the “terrace level,” is entered from a door below the lounge staircase or glass doorways opening from a bluestone patio in the yard. It consists of a big mudroom, a carpeted household room with a built-in media cupboard, an train room, an workplace, a toilet with a shower-over-tub and a laundry room.

Outdoor house: Above the ground-level patio, the deck extends virtually the complete rear width of the home, with shaded and sunny areas and entry from most rooms. It seems to be out to an intensive garden and the fenced-in pool space. Parking is in a indifferent two-car storage with a aspect workshop. Gardens and wildflower meadows encompass the home, and there are 1.5 miles of maintained paths on the property.

Taxes: $Eight,006 (2020, based mostly on a $937,500 tax evaluation), plus a $250 semiannual home-owner payment for street upkeep

Contact: Bob Headrick, Nest Realty, 434-242-8501; nestrealty.com

Credit…Alex Zarour/Virtually Here Studios

Los Angeles | $1.475 Million

A 1908 Craftsman-style home with 5 bedrooms and two and a half bogs, on a zero.23-acre lot

Frank M. Tyler, the architect of this home, designed numerous buildings in Harvard Heights, the historic neighborhood in central Los Angeles the place he lived and the place this property is. His whimsically detailed variations on the Craftsman theme included shingles, a number of gables and trendy built-ins. Designed for Harvey H. Cox, an actual property agent, this home has been in the identical household for the final 110 years and nonetheless has a few of the unique furnishings. All hardware and each knob, window display and curtain rod is unique (for probably the most half).

The property has been properly maintained and up to date with earthquake retrofitting and photo voltaic panels. It is a block and a half north of the Santa Monica Freeway, about 5 miles west of downtown Los Angeles and near the rising variety of eating places and different conveniences in the West Adams space. The campus of the University of Southern California is about two and a half miles southeast.

Size: four,454 sq. ft

Price per sq. foot: $331

Indoors: A entrance door surrounded with expansive leaded glass opens to a 26-foot-long lobby with a box-beam ceiling and a staircase whose spindles are studded with abacus-like disks. To the precise is a lounge embellished with a Mission-style fire clad in emerald-green Grueby tiles (not one of the fireplaces in the house are at the moment operable). A curved bench is about below a window bay, and the brass chandelier with opaque glass globes is, like a lot of the house’s lighting, unique.

The eating room is separated by pocket doorways on the opposite aspect of the lobby. It has a box-beam ceiling, a excessive wainscot and a built-in sideboard in slash-grain Oregon pine, with a mirrored again and leaded-glass higher cupboard doorways. (The Mission eating desk and chairs have been there for the lengthy haul.) The butler’s pantry off this room is lined in unique cupboards and flows right into a kitchen that dates to the 1940s. Behind the kitchen is a laundry room and half toilet.

The primary stage additionally features a examine reverse the entrance door with unique toile wallpaper in the slender floor over the wainscot. The pocket doorways embrace many glass panes. This room additionally has a fire.

Climbing the staircase, one encounters a 28-foot-long billiard room with two multipaned partitions of glass and the unique billiard desk. Up just a few extra steps is the second ground, which has 4 bedrooms in the entrance portion of the home and a bed room suite in the again. The largest bed room occupies a nook in entrance and has a walk-in closet and direct entry to a toilet with black-and-white wall tile and twin sinks. (A second door opens to the hallway.) The toilet in the rear bed room suite features a laundry chute.

The home additionally has an 878-square-foot unfinished, walk-up attic with ceiling peaks below the roof gables and 308 sq. ft of unfinished basement.

Outdoor house: There is a rocking-chair porch in entrance and a deck off the kitchen that appears out to the yard garden. Parking is in a indifferent, two-car storage that features two upstairs rooms, used as workshops.

Taxes: $18,438 (estimated)

Contact: Benjamin Kahle or Erin Keegan, Deasy Penner Podley, 310-275-1000; deasypennerpodley.com

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