$1.5 Million Homes in California, Montana and Vermont

What You Get for $1.5 Million

$1.5 Million Homes in California, Montana and Vermont

Dan Friedman

WHAT A floor-through condominium with three bedrooms and two bathrooms in a two-unit Edwardian townhouse north of Lake Street

HOW MUCH $1.495 million

SIZE 1,958 square feet


SETTING This 1908 home is less than a block from the Presidio, the 1,500-acre park and cultural hub converted from a military installation on San Francisco Bay.

INDOORS To the right of the entry, the living room has a trio of street-facing windows, a window seat and one of two decorative tiled fireplaces in the home. Next to it, the dining room has bracketed ceiling moldings and built-in cabinets with stained-glass doors over the fireplace mantel. A swinging door opens to the butler’s pantry, followed by the kitchen, with stainless-steel appliances and granite countertops, and a laundry area.

The entry hall leads to a study, a full bathroom and a pair of adjacent bedrooms, each with a bay window. Stairs in the laundry area descend to a windowed lower-level guest suite with a bedroom, bathroom and walk-in closet.

OUTDOOR SPACE Behind the house is a shared paved garden area. Space for one car is available in the attached garage with tandem parking.

TAXES $17,433

CONTACT Donna Cooper, Hill & Company, 415-375-0208;

WHAT A stucco-and-wood modern-style home built in 2004 with five bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms

HOW MUCH $1.49 million

SIZE 5,711 square feet


SETTING The house is in Grant Creek, directly south of the Snowbowl ski area and west of the Rattlesnake National Recreation area. Downtown Missoula is about a 15-minute drive.

INDOORS The glass-walled home offers plentiful views of the verdant property. The floors are radiant-heated throughout (oak on the top level, bamboo below), and the luxurious finishes and fixtures include marble- and granite-tile fireplaces, imported Italian lighting and multiple bidets.

The main floor has a great room, a dining room, a den, a master bedroom and bathroom, a kitchen with Craftsman-style cabinets and a walk-in pantry, a powder room a laundry room and two guest rooms each with a walk-out to a private patio and access to a full bath. The lower level has a family room with wet bar, two guest rooms, a full bathroom, a finished storage room and a mechanical room with a generator.

OUTDOOR SPACE The home’s five partly wooded acres were made more lush with the addition of many mature trees. The property includes an upstairs deck, an outdoor fireplace with custom stonework, a storage shed, an attached three-car garage and a detached single-stall garage with a paved drive leading to it.

TAXES $7,883 (2016)

CONTACT Kathy Kolb Cotner, Burke Orizotti Real Estate, 406-207-0540;

WHAT A gambrel-roof house with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms that was built in 1789 in Connecticut and reconstructed in 1996 on a Vermont hilltop

HOW MUCH $1.5 million

SIZE 3,952 square foot


SETTING The house is in a small town about an hour east of Killington, Vt., and a half-hour north of Hanover, N.H. The area may be best known for an annual agricultural showcase that since 1867 has been called the Tunbridge World’s Fair.

INDOORS The home was rebuilt with salvaged materials, using original tools and methods, but all the mechanical systems are contemporary. The several working fireplaces, for instance, were constructed with antique brick to proportions that maximize their efficiency, as if they were the house’s only heating source (they are not, and the chimneys are modern). The 12-over-12 sash windows similarly reproduce an early style but are double-glazed.

The main level has an open living and dining area, and a kitchen with hand-built cabinets and a decorative painted floor. A parlor, a study, a guest room with a full bathroom and a powder room are also on this level. Upstairs is a master suite with a bathroom and a connecting room that could be used as a study; two guest bedrooms and bathrooms; and a laundry area. The attached three-car garage is an antique barn that was added to the property.

OUTDOOR SPACE A fenced cutting garden is in front the house, outside of the family room. The 115-acre property is interlaced with trails and has plenty of maple trees to tap.

TAXES $18,001

CONTACT Laird C. Bradley, Williamson Group Sotheby’s International Realty, 802-356-3524;

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