Shelter Island Heights, N.Y. | $2.7 Million
An 1875 Carpenter Gothic house with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, on a 0.4-acre lot
This house is in Shelter Island Heights, a hamlet in the town of Shelter Island, in Suffolk County. The neighborhood, which is notable for its well-preserved Victorian homes, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. The property is a short walk from Grand Avenue, home to a hardware store, a post office, a coffee shop and an inn in a building dating to the 1870s. It is less than half a mile from the Shelter Island Heights Private Beach Club; access to the club’s beach and its tennis courts comes with ownership of the house.
Greenport is a half-hour ferry ride; Sag Harbor is 40 minutes away. Driving to Manhattan takes about three hours.
Size: 2,292 square feet
Price per square foot: $1,178
Indoors: Behind a brick sidewalk, wood steps lead up to a covered porch with original hand-carved wood trim.
The arched double front doors open into a parlor with dark hardwood floors, white-painted walls and windows overlooking the porch. The hardwood floors continue into a bright living room with a white brick fireplace and a bay window with built-in seating.
The dining room, through another set of arched doors, has a wall lined with built-in cabinetry. This space has access to an updated kitchen with white-painted custom cabinetry, soapstone counters, Viking appliances, including a six-burner range, and space for a dining table near backyard-facing windows. A small office and a powder room are also in this part of the house.
A white-painted wood staircase leads from the center of the main level to the second floor, with a landing open to the living room. It continues up to the primary suite on the third floor, which includes a bedroom with white-painted, peaked ceilings and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower.
Two more bedrooms, one with a street-facing balcony, are on the second level, along with another full bathroom.
Outdoor space: The back porch includes a covered dining area with room for a table and chairs. The backyard is landscaped with brick paths, grass and mature trees. The detached garage holds one car.
Taxes: $14,706 (estimated)
Contact: Elizabeth Galle, Corcoran, 631-749-1600; corcoran.com
Key West, Fla. | $2.7 Million
A three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom house built in 1890, on a 0.2-acre lot
This house is on a quiet street, a five-minute walk from a butcher shop, a coffee shop and city hall. It is half a mile from Bayview Park, a green space with a playground and tennis courts, and Horace O’Bryant School, a public school serving students in prekindergarten through eighth grade. Some of the island’s best-known landmarks, including the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum and the Key West Lighthouse, are about a mile away, as are several public beaches.
Key West International Airport is a 10-minute drive. Key Largo, a popular starting point for trips through the Keys, is about two and a half hours away. Driving to Miami takes about three and a half hours.
Size: 1,987 square feet
Price per square foot: $1,359
Indoors: The entrance to the house is behind a wood gate, off the brick driveway. The front door, at the center of the covered porch, opens into a long foyer with a staircase to the second level and access to a powder room.
To the left, through a wide, arched doorway, is a living room with windows looking out on the surrounding greenery. The dining room is through another arched doorway. The family room, at the back of the house, has expansive windows and sliding-glass doors that open to the rear deck, the pool and the garden.
The sleek galley kitchen, separated from the family room by a breakfast bar, has stainless steel appliances and access to the rear deck.
The primary suite is off a hallway extending from the foyer. The bedroom has glass doors that open to a walkway leading to the pool area. Two full bathrooms are connected to the bedroom.
Two guest rooms are on the second floor. One has a balcony overlooking the neighborhood; the other has built-in bookshelves. They share a full bathroom at the end of the hall.
Outdoor space: The outdoor spaces were recently updated, with new ipe wood decking and a walkway encircling the house. The pool is at the center of the backyard, surrounded by space for lounge chairs; a covered loggia at one end holds an outdoor bar. There is space to park one car in the driveway.
Contact: Lynn Kaufelt and Jackson Kaufelt, Team Kaufelt, Truman & Co. Real Estate, 305-393-1267; teamkaufelt.com
Bloomfield Hills, Mich. | $2,699,000
A late midcentury-modern house built in 1979, with four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and three half bathrooms, on a one-acre lot
This house was designed by Irving Tobocman, an architect who worked extensively in Detroit and the nearby suburbs. It is 10 minutes from several country clubs, Bloomfield Hills High School and the Cranbrook Educational Community, which includes the Cranbrook Academy of Art, a museum and research facilities.
Driving to downtown Detroit takes about half an hour. The University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, is 45 minutes away. The Canadian border is about 65 miles away; London, Ontario, is a three-hour drive.
Size: 5,172 square feet
Price per square foot: $522
Indoors: The front door, flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows, opens into a foyer with dark hardwood floors, white walls and a skylight.
Straight ahead is a living-and-dining area with more skylights; walls of glass and sliding-glass doors facing the mature trees in the backyard; a fireplace with a marble surround; and access to a butler’s pantry with a wine refrigerator.
The kitchen, on the other side of the butler’s pantry, has white cabinetry, open shelving, a white-tile backsplash, a large center island and stainless steel appliances. A spacious laundry room and a powder room are also in this part of the house.
A hallway to the left of the foyer extends to the bedroom wing. The primary suite, at the far end, includes a bedroom with black-and-white floral carpeting and sliding-glass doors that open to the back patio; the bathroom has a soaking tub and a separate shower. A home office with floor-to-ceiling windows and a powder room are also off the hallway.
Stairs at the end of the hall, covered in 1970s-style orange-and-red carpeting, lead to two en suite bedrooms on the second floor.
A third en suite bedroom is on the basement level, along with an open area used as a gym.
Another half bathroom is in a small pool house outside.
Outdoor space: The patio off the living room and primary bedroom has an outdoor kitchen with a built-in barbecue. A swimming pool and the pool house are steps away. The attached garage holds four cars; it includes an electric vehicle charging station and storage space.
Taxes: $26,076 (estimated)
Contact: Dan Gutfreund, Signature Sotheby’s International Realty, 248-978-5774; sothebysrealty.com
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