What You Get for $1.25 Million
Janine Lamontagne for The New York Times
West Hartford, Conn.
WHAT A 1929 English Tudor with seven bedrooms, four full and two half bathrooms
HOW MUCH $1.25 million
SIZE 5,155 square feet
PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT $242
SETTING This three-level house with a partly finished basement is toward the north end of the town of West Hartford, a leafy suburb about five miles west of downtown Hartford. West Hartford has its own vibrant commercial center with shops, restaurants and offices. It is home to the University of Hartford and the University of Saint Joseph. The town has numerous public parks, museums and historic sites; it is also close to the Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford.
INDOORS The home has been fully renovated and restored. Many of its original architectural details remain, while upgrades to the heating, cooling and electrical systems have been added. There are high ceilings, refinished oak floors and numerous windows throughout.
The entry foyer on the main level leads to a living room with a fireplace and a connecting sunroom, a formal dining room with a fireplace, a family room with another fireplace and built-ins, and an eat-in chef’s kitchen. The kitchen has a bay window, a butler’s pantry with a wet bar, numerous built-ins and two mudrooms. There are granite countertops, stainless-steel Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, and a large center island with seating. Doors in the kitchen and in the sunroom lead to the wooded backyard.
On the second floor is an en-suite master bedroom with a large walk-in closet, and four other bedrooms; there are two bedrooms on the third level. The basement has a media room and storage.
OUTDOOR SPACE The property is 0.79 acre, with an attached two-car garage and a spacious backyard with mature trees and shrubbery, a bluestone patio and a fountain. The home has partial views of the nearby Hartford Golf Club.
TAXES $26,341 a year
CONTACT Ellyn Marshall, William Raveis Luxury Properties, 860-521-4311; raveis.com
WHAT A 1964 house with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms
HOW MUCH $1.25 million
SIZE 3,127 square feet
PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT $400
SETTING This stone-and-stucco house is in Ingleside Club, a community of mostly single-family homes within the city of Phoenix, built starting in the late 1920s. Ingleside Club is adjacent to the private Arizona Country Club and golf course, established in 1946. The neighborhood is about two and a half miles from downtown Scottsdale and nearly 10 miles from downtown Phoenix.
INDOORS The two-level house has vaulted ceilings with wood beams, spacious rooms with an abundance of oversize windows and French doors, and floors of plank tile and wood.
The main level features a large living and dining area with French doors that open to a courtyard. Nearby is a glass-walled, climate-controlled wine cellar.
A family room with a stone fireplace opens to a modern kitchen that has stainless-steel appliances, a center island with plenty of storage and a breakfast nook.
The large master bedroom suite, which also opens to the courtyard, has a spalike bathroom with a whirlpool bath and a large dressing room. The other bedrooms are on the second level.
OUTDOOR SPACE The home, which has views of Camelback Mountain, sits on more than a quarter of an acre. The landscaped property features a courtyard with a trellis and an ornate fountain, along with a swimming pool, stone patio, built-in barbecue and multiple seating areas. There is also a two-car garage with an electric door opener at the back of the property.
TAXES $4,049 a year
CONTACT Kevin Owens, Coldwell Banker, 480-217-9184; coldwellbankerhomes.com
WHAT A chalet-style house built in 2011, with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms
HOW MUCH $1.299 million
SIZE 5,664 square feet
PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT $229
SETTING This sprawling house is in a leafy neighborhood in the small city of Hickory, about 60 miles northwest of downtown Charlotte and about 75 miles east of Asheville. Hickory has its roots in the furniture industry and is a destination for furniture shopping and craft shows. The city is home to Hickory White, one of the country’s oldest furniture manufacturers, as well as Lenoir-Rhyne University, a private liberal arts institution.
INDOORS The home has many rich finishes and architectural flourishes, including cedar beams, coffered ceilings, hardwood floors and marble tile.
The main level features a high-ceilinged great room with a central stone fireplace. There is also a formal dining area with oversize windows, and a chef’s kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a center island.
The large master bedroom suite has a fireplace, a sitting room and a private balcony overlooking the landscaped yard.
The finished basement has a second kitchen and a wine cellar, as well as a family room.
OUTDOOR SPACE The property is 2.46 acres, with a stone patio in the backyard that has plenty of space for lounging and dining; a pool; an outdoor kitchen with a brick oven; and detached and attached garages.
TAXES $9,234 a year
CONTACT Nadine Wynn, Keller Williams, 704-806-6711; kw.com