Carversville, Pa. | $1.795 Million
A renovated 1773 stone barn with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms
This property is about 15 minutes northwest of New Hope and about a mile from the Delaware River. It was originally part of a farmstead that included a stone house and a mill. The barn was converted into a residence in the 1970s and has been thoroughly renovated in the last five years, with a new hand-split cedar-shake roof, repointed stone walls, a new kitchen and bathrooms and, on the main floor, new poured-concrete floors with radiant heat.
Size: 4,924 square feet
Price per square foot: $365
Indoors: Built into a bank so that animals and, later, tractors could be driven into the barn at ground level from the hillside, the house has hand-hewn beams and interior stone walls. A 144-square-foot area cut out of the second floor and bounded by wrought-iron railing preserves the original lofty feeling of the building and brings in additional light. The kitchen is part of the great room, on the main level, and has a professional-quality Lacanche range and an island with a poured-concrete countertop. At the end of the room, near a fireplace, is a wet bar with a wine refrigerator.
French doors off the kitchen lead to a windowed breakfast room with a brick floor. From there, a half flight of stairs takes you up to a landing where a piano currently sits.
Up another half flight are the second-floor living room, which has a fireplace, and the dining room, with French doors opening to a rear terrace. Two bedrooms and one bathroom are also on this level.
The vaulted master bedroom and en suite bathroom are on the third floor, along with a study and second full bathroom. A guest suite was built over the adjacent two-car garage.
Outdoor space: The back terrace is bounded by a new stone wall with an integrated outdoor fireplace and a nearby hot tub. The 10.35-acre property is mostly wooded, with an open lawn surrounding the house. It includes a shed with electricity.
Taxes: $14,193 (2018)
Contact: Marilyn Vaughn, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox & Roach Realtors, 267-614-0513; foxroach.com
Newport, R.I. | $1.795 Million
An 1812 Federal-style house with two or three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms
This home, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is a block from Bowen’s Wharf and Bannister’s Wharf, areas near Newport Harbor with restaurants and shops. It backs onto Queen Anne Square, a public green space occupied by Trinity Church (1726) and “The Meeting Room,” a 2013 installation by Maya Lin.
Size: 2,220 square feet
Price per square foot: $809
Indoors: Passing through a paneled door flanked by Corinthian columns and topped by a fanlight, one enters a central stair hall. On the left is a living room, followed by a den (or third bedroom) with a new built-in wall of bookshelves and a closet. To the right of the entrance is a formal dining room that leads into a kitchen with Viking appliances and a breakfast nook.
Each of these rooms has 10-foot ceilings and six-over-six windows (many with new shutters), and all but the kitchen have fireplaces; the wood-burning one in the dining room is currently operable. The main level also has a newly renovated powder room with an antique light fixture.
Upstairs are two bedroom suites, each with a fireplace (the one in the guest suite works) and a new marble bathroom with heated floors; the master suite also has a walk-in closet with a washer and dryer. Plans have been drawn up for the unfinished third floor.
For an additional $340,000, the house will be sold furnished.
Outdoor space: The .07-acre property includes a rear terrace and garden with a stone wall.
Taxes: $8,225 (2018)
Portland, Ore. | $1.75 Million
A 1966 Tudor-style house with four bedrooms and four bathrooms
This pyramidal-roofed fairy-tale home was the first residence designed by Ken Wallin, a local architect who was influenced by old barns and who built the property for the current owners. It is in Dunthorpe, an area that was established in the late 1800s as a summer colony for Portland residents and is the home of Lewis & Clark College.
Size: 4,197 square feet
Price per square foot: $417
Indoors: The centerpiece of the main floor is a great room with a vaulted ceiling, a fireplace and a chalet-style wood balcony. At the rear of the house, the beamed dining room flows into an eat-in kitchen and then into a family room that is paneled in clear cedar and has a fireplace. This level also has a paneled den and a three-quarters bathroom with a stained-glass window.
Upstairs, the master suite, which has vaulted ceilings and a fireplace, overlooks the main floor and out through a wall of glass. A sliding screen unfolds to close off the space for privacy. Two bedrooms and a bathroom are positioned along a hallway extending from the master suite; a fourth bedroom, with a bathroom and a kitchenette, is reached from a rear stairway. The balcony overlooking the great room supports a small office or game room.
On the lower level is a rec room with a bar.
Outdoor space: Neatly trimmed boxwood gives the home an elegant appearance, and the .62-acre property includes extensive gardens and meandering paths. A glass door in the family room leads to a rear patio. The house has an attached two-car garage.
Taxes: $16,952 (2017)
Contact: Kristen Kohnstamm, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, 503-709-4518; sothebysrealty.com