Tulsa, Okla. | $450,000
A 1950 ranch house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms
This stucco-and-wood-sided house is about 10 minutes from downtown, in a neighborhood dominated by midcentury ranches and large, mature trees. Gathering Place, a planned 100-acre park, more than half of which opened last year, is five miles northwest. Brookside district on South Peoria Avenue, which has a concentration of boutiques and restaurants, is about three miles west.
Size: 2,269 square feet
Price per square foot: $198
Indoors: A pair of glass doors in a high fence offers a private gateway to the property. Crossing a landscaped front patio, you enter a glassed-in wraparound corridor that flows into an open-plan living area with wood floors and a wood-burning fireplace flanked by built-in minimalist bookshelves with integrated lighting. To the left is a kitchen, separated by a peninsula, with soft-close cabinetry, quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances. To the right is a dining area with concrete floors, a vaulted ceiling and a wall of windows.
The three bedrooms include a master with open beams supporting a vaulted ceiling, a fireplace, a walk-in closet and a hot-pink en suite bathroom with double quartz sinks, a walk-in shower and a soaking tub. The two guest bedrooms have access to a bathroom with glass subway tile and a walk-in shower.
Outdoor space: The 0.33-acre property includes a fenced backyard with a sculpture garden, a firepit and a trellis-roofed patio off the kitchen. There is also a detached two-car garage.
Taxes: $6,035 (2018, based on a $43,945 assessment)
Contact: Cherie A. French, Chinowth & Cohen Realtors, 918-951-6161; cfrench.cctulsa.com
Shelburne Falls, Mass. | $435,000
An 1868 Gothic Revival house with five bedrooms and two bathrooms
The owner, a photographer who is also the listing agent, bought this house in 1982 and spent several decades restoring it, even marrying the man she hired to paint six colors on the exterior. Built as a summer home for a dentist in Springfield, Mass., about 50 miles southeast, it has been featured in several shelter magazines as well as on HGTV. It is within walking distance of the village’s commercial center.
Shelburne Falls, a village of 1,700 people, is on the Mohawk Trail, in the foothills of the Berkshires, two hours northwest of Boston and a half-hour southwest of Brattleboro, Vt. Bradley International Airport is about an hour south. The village has a bridge built for trolleys, known as the Bridge of Flowers, and a small bowling alley. The local drugstore still has its original soda fountain.
Size: 3,900 square feet
Price per square foot: $112
Indoors: The twin-gabled house has a rear addition and, beyond that, an attached barn with a workshop on the lower floor and an 800-square-foot studio upstairs, with heat, electricity and a loading ramp.
The entry hall of the main house, with its striped-wood flooring and hand-screened reproduction period wallpaper, opens on either side to a parlor with hardwood floors and an original coal-burning fireplace with painted stone mantels. The newly wallpapered dining room, which dates to the early 20th century, has striped floors, walls trimmed with Tudor-style molding and a working fireplace with a mantel more suggestive of Arts and Crafts than the Victorian era.
The owner renovated the kitchen when she bought the property; it has wood cabinets, decorative tile, vinyl flooring and a glass-faced wood stove. A separate breakfast room has a large bay window. Next to it is a family room with a closet that could be used as a downstairs bedroom. A bathroom with a toilet, sink and shower stall is off the kitchen.
The four upstairs bedrooms include a pair of rooms at the front with arched windows and a smaller pair at the back, each with one arched window and an original stained-glass pane.
All of the non-decorative windows were recently replaced and have tilt mechanisms that allow them to be cleaned easily. Two rooms were combined in the renovation of the 232-square-foot upstairs bathroom, which has a pedestal sink and jetted soaking tub.
Outdoor space: The house has rocking-chair porches in front and on the side. Features of the 2.02-acre property include a spring-fed pond, two gazebos, a tiny footbridge over a stream and a tool shed shaped like a miniature Victorian house.
Contact: Harriet Paine, Cohn & Company Real Estate, 413-475-4203; cohnandcompany.com
Columbus, Ohio | $448,000
A 1926 brick Tudor Revival house with five bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms
This property, in the Clintonville neighborhood, consists of the original 1926 house of about 1,000 square feet and a 1970 addition almost twice that size. The first owners clearly intended to expand, adding an exterior door on the second floor that opened to empty space. The doorway currently overlooks the addition’s great room.
This house has been in the family of the current owners since 1963. It is less than three blocks from North High Street, a local business district, and a few minutes west of Interstate 71, which leads directly to downtown, seven miles south. Ohio State University’s campus is about four miles southwest.
Size: 2,877 square feet
Price per square foot: $156
Indoors: Passing through the arched doorway of the original house, you enter a hallway with patterned wood floors and a simple wood staircase and trim. To the right is a parlor with a full wall of wood built-ins surrounding a brick fireplace. Both this room and the six-sided dining room beyond it have parquet floors and casement windows with multiple panes.
The kitchen lies straight ahead of the front door and also connects to the dining room. Shaped like a galley, it has wood cabinets, granite countertops, a stainless-steel subway-tile backsplash and stainless-steel appliances (a new oven is on order). The kitchen opens to the 400-square-foot great room, with its 15-foot peaked ceiling and rustic oak beams.
A wing off the great room includes three bedrooms with beamed timber ceilings and a bathroom with a walk-in shower. One bedroom opens to a hundred-square-foot four-season room, where tropical plants were grown.
The second floor has two bedrooms and a full hallway bathroom. One bedroom overlooks the great room; the brass cranks remain on the windows facing the addition. The other bedroom has an en suite half bathroom.
Outdoor space: The house is built on a hill and overlooks a ravine. The 0.68-acre property, unusually large for the area, has woodland plants and a venerable lilac tree. A screened porch off the great room opens to a wood deck, which is also accessible from the four-season room. The fenced yard slopes down to a creek bed. Wildlife sighted nearby include hawks, owls and deer.
The attached two-car garage below the great room is heated and has doors facing the front and back of the property. It is reached through the basement.
Contact: Shelley Davis, Coldwell Banker King Thompson, 740-816-0358; coldwellbankerhomes.com