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Oklahoma City | $1.8 Million
A Colonial Revival house built in 1906, with four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and three half bathrooms, and a one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest apartment, on a 0.3-acre lot
This house is in the Heritage Hills neighborhood, part of Oklahoma’s first historic preservation district, established in the late 1960s, when a group of residents and activists pushed back against plans to demolish many of the early-20th-century houses to make way for a highway. Today, the annual house and garden tour is a popular fund-raising event for the local preservation society.
The property is a 10-minute drive from the Oklahoma State Capitol complex and the University of Oklahoma Medical Center. Alice Harn Park, a green space with W.P.A.-era landscaping, is about 10 minutes away on foot.
Size: 6,966 square feet
Price per square foot: $258
Indoors: A brick pathway leads from the sidewalk to the front door, passing a lamppost imported from London along the way.
The foyer is papered in a floral print and has hardwood floors that continue from the front door through an arched opening flanked by decorative columns. To the left is a formal living room with a fireplace and arched windows facing the street. Off one side of this space is a study with forest-green walls; off the other is a nook with built-in bookshelves that connects the living and dining rooms.
The dining room walls are trimmed in yellow damask wallpaper above white wood paneling. The Biedermeier mantel framing the fireplace dates to the 1840s and was a gift from a previous owner to his wife.
Through the dining room is an updated kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a center island that, like the cabinets, is white with soft green trim. The tiles that line the range hood were salvaged from the original kitchen. This space flows into a family room with windows facing the backyard and a glass door that opens to a patio.
Also on this level, off the main hallway, is a library with deep brown wood paneling, a brick fireplace and an attached powder room.
A wide staircase leads from the foyer to the second level, where there are four bedrooms. Turning right at the top of the stairs leads to the primary suite, which has a fireplace, a sitting area and a pass-through dressing area that separates the bedroom from a bathroom with a deep soaking tub and a marble-topped vanity with two sinks.
The other three bedrooms, off the main upstairs hallway, are large. One has its own sitting room and an en suite bathroom; the other two share an updated bathroom with a separate tub and shower. Stairs lead from the hallway up to the third floor, currently used as a screening room, complete with its own stage and a half bathroom. A third half bathroom is in the partially finished basement.
On the upper level of the garage is a guest apartment with a kitchen, living room and full bathroom.
Outdoor space: A brick patio to the side of the house is large enough to hold a dining table and a barbecue. Hedges and mature trees frame the grassy backyard. The detached garage, built to resemble the main house, holds three cars.
Taxes: $16,536 (estimated)
Contact: Jennifer Kragh, Sage Sotheby’s International Realty, 405-274-6767; sothebysrealty.com
Credit…Keen Eye Marketing
Charleston, S.C. | $1.795 Million
A Charleston single house, built in 1894 and renovated in 2019, with four bedrooms and four bathrooms, on a 0.1-acre lot
This house is in the South of Broad neighborhood, near the tip of the peninsula where the historic core of the city was built, with easy access to streets offering views of the Charleston Harbor. The house and its immediate neighbors were constructed in the late 1890s by the same owner.
At the end of the block, less than a five-minute walk, is Burbage’s Self Service Grocery, a corner store dating to the 1940s, beloved by local residents for its sandwiches and baked goods. Also within walking distance is General William Moultrie Playground, which has a children’s play area and tennis and pickleball courts.
Size: 2,496 square feet
Price per square foot: $719
Indoors: During the recent renovation, the house was elevated, so the entry and porch are now a few steps above street level.
The foyer, like the rest of the house, has original pine floors. Straight ahead is a living room with a fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves and a wet bar with a tiled backsplash. An interior window looks across the foyer into the formal dining room, which has long windows facing the street and porch and new coffered ceilings.
The kitchen, which adjoins the living room, has marble counters, a marble-topped center island and a breakfast bar that looks out over the deck and the garden. At the end of this floor is a family room with a brick fireplace, more built-in bookshelves and glass doors that open to the deck.
Tucked between the kitchen and the rear stairs is a full bathroom that doubles as a laundry room.
The bedrooms upstairs are separated into two pairs: The front staircase off the foyer leads to one pair, and a rear staircase leads to another. The primary suite is off the front staircase and includes a full bathroom updated with new floors and a new vanity during the renovation. Across the hall, a guest room has direct access to the covered porch on the second floor, overlooking the neighborhood. This bedroom has an en suite bathroom with a combination tub and shower.
The rear stairs lead to the other two guest rooms, each large enough to hold a queen-size bed; they share a hallway bathroom with a walk-in shower.
Outdoor space: A wood deck, off the family room and kitchen, functions as an outdoor dining and lounge area, when weather permits. Steps lead from the deck down to the walled backyard, which has mature trees offering shade and privacy. From the gated driveway, steps lead down to the basement, used by the sellers as storage space.
Taxes: $3,288 (estimated)
Contact: Lois Lane, Lois Lane Properties, 843-577-2900; loislaneproperties.com
Nashville | $1.79 Million
A 1907 bungalow with four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms and a one-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse, on a 0.19-acre lot
After an extensive renovation informed by historical research, this home received an honorable mention at the 2009 Metro Historical Commission Preservation Awards. The work included turning unused attic space into a full second floor and uncovering a number of interior details, including several pocket doors that were refinished and five layers of wallpaper that inspired some of the colorful wall coverings chosen by the seller, a designer.
The house is a half a block from the popular 12 South neighborhood, making it within walking distance of restaurants, nightlife and some of the city’s Instagram-famous street murals.
Size: 3,063 square feet
Price per square foot: $584
Indoors: A paved path cuts through the front yard to a covered porch with room for benches or a swing.
The sunny yellow front door, topped with a leaded-glass transom, opens into a foyer. To the right is a dining area that the sellers created by combining the original dining room and library. The hardwood floors are new; the diamond-paned window facing the porch and the mantel are original.
The double-sided fireplace, now decorative, occupies a center wall with open space on either side, connecting the dining area to a bright kitchen with a blue center island, built-in benches and another original diamond-paned window, facing the side of the property. Off one side of the kitchen is a walk-in pantry designed as a showcase for the seller’s vintage jadeite tableware.
Beyond the kitchen is a living room facing an enclosed porch, with refinished pocket doors that hide a television. Also on this side of the house are a powder room and a laundry room with a sink sourced from a salvage yard.
The other side of the first floor was converted into a primary suite. One side of the bedroom is connected to a walk-in closet; the other side leads to a bathroom with a spa-inspired walk-in shower and a decorative fireplace.
Three guest rooms are upstairs. One has a striking floral accent wall; another, at the back of the house, has an en suite bathroom with blue-tile floors and a combination tub and shower. Off the hallway is a large bathroom with an antique claw-foot tub, an antique pedestal sink, black-and-white-tile floors and mint-green walls.
The guesthouse, a short walk from the main house, has a covered porch, a kitchenette, a bedroom with wall coverings chosen to evoke antique quilt patterns and a full bathroom.
Outdoor space: An enclosed porch at the back of the first floor overlooks a garden planted with organic vegetables and wildflowers.
Taxes: $6,336 (estimated)
Contact: Brett Sheriff and Theo Antoniadis, Pilkerton Realtors, 615-349-6266; brettandtheo.net
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