An 1889 Victorian in Indianapolis, a triplex condo in Portland and a custom-built house on the Animas River in Durango.
What You Get for $1.5 Million
The Home Aesthetic
Indianapolis | $1.5 Million
An 1889 Victorian with seven bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, on a half-acre lot
This property is in the Old Northside neighborhood, a historic district with many elegant homes, less than two miles northwest of downtown. (Among them is an Italianate Victorian several blocks southwest, where President Benjamin Harrison lived.) The builder came from a lumber family, and this house displays a rich variety of woods, including cherry, mahogany and oak. At one point, it was the clubhouse for a fraternal order. A two-year renovation was completed last year.
Size: 9,097 square feet
Price per square foot: $165
Indoors: The original wood doors inset with gridded glass open to a marble-tiled foyer, followed by a reception room. Turning left, you enter a library with casement windows, a nonworking, exposed-brick fireplace with a wood-slab mantel and industrial-style floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
Beyond is a series of rooms: a breakfast room with a beamed ceiling and a terra-cotta fireplace, which opens to a kitchen with a large marble-topped island and a custom stainless steel hood and, finally, a family room with a coffered ceiling and French doors opening to a large rear deck with an outdoor kitchen.
Pocket doors off the reception room on the other side of the staircase take you into a dining room with a coffered ceiling, wall paneling and a green-tile fireplace. Past the dining room is a home office with a curved wall and honeycomb floor tile. A nearby area beside the back door is outfitted with coat hooks and a phone-charging station.
On the second floor are four bedrooms with attached bathrooms, including a master with walk-in closets on either side of a decorative fireplace, a changing room and a bathroom with twin marble-topped vanities, a soaking tub and a multispray slate shower. There is also a large laundry room with black-and-white Moroccan-style wall tile that matches the kitchen’s backsplash.
The third floor has two additional bedrooms with hardwood floors and dormers, and a family room or game room.
The original carriage house was expanded several years ago to include a five-car garage at the base. One of the bays is extra high for the storage of a camper or boat. The second floor contains a two-bedroom apartment with a living room that has a gas fireplace, a corner kitchen with stainless steel appliances and an elegant bathroom.
Outdoor space: The house has a fenced front lawn, a curving front porch and a large rear deck with a trellis roof, an outdoor kitchen and a firepit.
Taxes: $40,129 without a homestead exemption (2018)
Contact: Joe Everhart, Everhart Studio, 317-916-1052; everhartlistings.com
Credit…Chuck Collier Schmidt
Portland, Ore. | $1.495 Million
A triplex condominium in a 1921 building, with two bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms
A 1997 conversion created this three-level unit in a building on the North Park Blocks in the city’s Pearl District. The Willamette River, Union Station and Powell’s City of Books are within blocks of the condominium. The area is filled with restaurants, high-end doughnut shops, breweries, art galleries, boutiques and theaters.
Size: 2,050 square feet
Price per square foot: $729
Indoors: Elizabeth Raftopoulos, a fashion and interior designer, created the look of this fourth-through-sixth-floor unit. You enter a large loft room with wide-board French white-oak floors and a nook with coat hooks and storage under a metal staircase. Off to the side is a bead-board-paneled half bathroom with a marble-and-brass sink.
The open kitchen has custom dark-navy cabinets and an island with an Italian marble waterfall countertop. Among the appliances are a six-burner Wolf range, a Sub-Zero refrigerator with a glass door and an Electrolux wine cooler. A living area is at the end of the room, with Restoration Hardware glass-globed pendant lights, near a wall of casement windows.
The entire second level is taken up by a suite with a sitting area hung with Restoration Hardware hemispherical brass ceiling lights. Next to it is a bedroom with steel-framed glass walls on two sides, around which curtains can be drawn for privacy. The bedroom opens to a bathroom with a walk-in shower with black-granite tile and a marble-topped vanity.
The top-floor master bedroom has a sliding barn door and a niche for a desk. The en suite Italian marble bathroom includes built-in storage, a double vanity and a walk-in shower with controls and showerheads mounted on opposite walls. An interior steel-framed glass wall next to the Victoria & Albert Barcelona bathtub admits light from the bedroom windows and offers treetop views. This level also has a laundry room with a stacked washer and dryer and a granite-topped cabinet.
Outdoor space: A door from the living room opens to a terrace, and there is access from the master to a roof deck with planters. The unit looks out to the mature trees in the North Park Blocks. Parking for one car is in an attached garage.
Taxes: $13,171, plus a $658 monthly homeowner’s fee
Contact: Susan Suzuki, Sasha Welford or Todd Peres, Debbie Thomas Real Estate, 503-226-2141; debbiethomas.idxbroker.com
Durango, Colo. | $1.5 Million
A riverfront house built in 2011, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, on a 0.36-acre lot
A previous owner built this house with reclaimed oak barn-wood siding and a metal roof. It has about 150 feet of frontage on the Animas River, popular for kayaking, rafting and fishing. Durango is a city of about 19,000 in southwestern Colorado, at an elevation of 6,500 feet. This home is two and a half miles northeast of the terminus of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which makes a daily 50-mile trip north to Silverton, Colo., in summer. It is just east, across the river, from restaurants, markets and other businesses on Main Avenue. The campus of Fort Lewis College is three miles south.
Size: 2,068 square feet
Price per square foot: $725
Indoors: A cluster of attached, gabled forms creates interior spaces with vaulted ceilings. The double-height great room, for instance, rises 20 feet from its cherry floor to its ridge beam (made of fir from a Boeing airplane hangar in Seattle). Floor-to-ceiling windows offer river views, and a ladder ascends to a windowed loft.
Off the great room is a kitchen with raised-panel cabinetry, marble countertops and a white subway-tile backsplash. An attached dining room has direct outdoor access.
There is a ground-floor master bedroom with picture-rail molding and built-in wardrobes flanking glass doors that open to a river-facing back deck. The master bathroom includes a marble-topped vanity and a walk-in steam shower lined in glass subway tile and furnished with a bench.
Both upstairs bedrooms have vaulted ceilings. One has a cantilevered balcony overlooking the river. The upstairs bathroom has white paneling, a rustic wood vanity and pale-aqua glass tile on the bathtub wall.
Outdoor space: The property has shrubs and flowering trees, stone and gravel paths, and wood and metal-mesh fencing. There is also a wood-fired hot tub.
Taxes: $6,684 (2018)
Contact: Hannah Chary, Wells Group Real Estate, 970-799-5011; wellsgroupdurango.com
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