What You Get for $800,000
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Oklahoma City | $799,900
A midcentury-modern house built in 1964, with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, on a 0.2-acre lot
One of only a few midcentury homes on the block, this house was recently updated by the sellers. It is a few blocks from a busy stretch of NW 23rd Street with a gastro pub, a Mexican restaurant and the Tower Theatre, a concert venue and movie theater built in 1937.
Downtown Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma State Capitol Complex are less than 10 minutes away by car.
Size: 2,928 square feet
Price per square foot: $273
Indoors: The front yard is landscaped with drought-tolerant, native plants and wildflowers, and the house has a wide front porch sheltered by a tall, beamed portico.
The front door opens into a long foyer with space for a bench and access to a powder room.
The open living room beyond has polished-concrete floors, high ceilings, a fireplace and a wide window facing the backyard. The adjacent dining area faces an open kitchen with new appliances, soft-close cabinetry and open shelving.
A hallway off the living room leads to three en suite bedrooms. The primary bedroom, at the back of the house, has direct access to the pool area; the en suite bathroom has a glass-walled shower, a porcelain soaking tub and a double vanity. The guest suite next door has a bathroom with a walk-in shower. The third bedroom suite is currently used as a home office.
Off the living room is a study with built-in bookshelves that could be used as an additional bedroom.
Outdoor space: An elevated patio in back has space for several chairs. A few steps down, a larger, covered patio has room for a table and a barbecue. A strip of grass separates the patios from a lap pool and separate in-ground hot tub. A long carport at the front of the house doubles as a spot for barbecues on summer weekends. In addition, there is an attached garage with two parking spots.
Taxes: $6,732 (estimated)
Contact: Sarah Bytyqi and Gary Caplinger, Verbode, 405-850-0362; search.verbode.com
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Montclair, N.J. | $799,000
A 1923 Colonial Revival house with five bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, on a 0.3-acre lot
This house is in an appealing neighborhood with tree-lined streets, within walking distance of coffee shops and restaurants. It is about a mile from Edgemont Park, a green space with a pond and playground, and Brookdale Park, which has soccer fields, a dog park and an archery range.
The property is less than a mile from two train stations where commuters can catch trains that reach Penn Station in less than an hour. Those who prefer to drive can be in Midtown Manhattan in about 45 minutes, depending on traffic. Newark Liberty International Airport is about a half-hour drive.
Size: 2,793 square feet
Price per square foot: $286
Indoors: The front door is set in a covered front porch adorned with gingerbread trim and framed by flowering bushes.
Inside, the foyer has hardwood floors that continue into a living room with a new gas fireplace and a bay of windows overlooking the backyard. Off this room is a den with windows along three walls and a door to the porch.
Across the foyer is a dining room with an accent wall papered in a floral print above white-painted wainscoting.
Through the dining room is a bright kitchen with a pantry and space for a breakfast table. A powder room is around the corner, across from the back door.
Four bedrooms are on the second floor. The primary bedroom is at the front of the house; the bedroom next door is currently used as a large closet and dressing area. Across the hall are two more bedrooms. All four bedrooms share a full bathroom with penny-tile floors and a console sink.
The fifth bedroom and a bathroom with a claw-foot tub are on the third floor.
The finished basement level holds a den, a laundry room and a storage area.
Outdoor space: The gently sloping backyard is landscaped with mature trees and hedges that surround a grassy area. A flagstone patio currently holds a dining table and several lounge chairs. The detached garage holds one car, and there is room for more parking in the driveway.
Taxes: $19,182 (estimated)
Contact: Amy Paternite, Coldwell Banker Maplewood, 917-442-5130; coldwellbankerhomes.com
St. Augustine, Fla. | $798,000
A 2014 bungalow with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, on a 0.2-acre lot
This house is in Fullerwood Park, a quiet neighborhood within a mile of some of St. Augustine’s most popular attractions: The historic downtown, with the St. Augustine History Museum and the Old Jail Museum, is about a 15-minute walk; Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, dedicated to the 16th-century Spanish settlement, is a five-minute drive. The park for which the neighborhood is named is a few blocks away, with a playground and a basketball court.
Driving north to Jacksonville or south to Daytona Beach takes an hour or so, depending on traffic.
Size: 1,701 square feet
Price per square foot: $469
Indoors: The front yard gets ample shade from several tall trees, and the front porch is covered, with two ceiling fans, so it functions as an outdoor sitting room.
The front door opens into a small foyer with dark hardwood floors and built-in storage for jackets and bags. The hardwood floors flow into a windowed dining area overlooking the porch and the side yard.
A breakfast bar that seats four separates the dining area from a galley kitchen with hanging pendant lights and stainless steel appliances.
On the other side of the kitchen is a living room with coffered ceilings, a fireplace and sliding doors that open to a screened back porch.
The primary bedroom is at the back of the house, with a deep walk-in closet and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and two vanities.
Two guest rooms are off a hallway that extends from the front of the house. They share a bathroom with a combined tub and shower. Also off the hall is a laundry closet.
Outdoor space: Like the front porch, the screened porch off the living room has a paddle-style fan. From there, steps lead down to the backyard, which has several Spanish moss-covered trees, a common sight in St. Augustine.
Taxes: $3,036 (estimated)
Contact: Irene Arriola, ONE Sotheby’s International Realty, 904-669-0691; sothebysrealty.com
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