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This house once belonged to Nicolas Carone, an abstract expressionist painter and member of a group of New York artists including Willem de Kooning, who rented the property while his studio was being built nearby.

The neighborhood is within a mile of four marinas, making it attractive to boaters. Most East Hampton beaches are about a 10-15 minute drive away. Central East Hampton is 10 minutes away, and New York City is around three hours longer — depending on traffic, which can be heavy during the summer.

Cut: 1,400 square feet

Price per square foot: $1,246

On the inside: A low wooden fence separates this property from the street, with a driveway leading to the front of the house.

The main entrance is through a cloakroom. A bathroom is right next to this space and the kitchen is beyond, with high ceilings, skylights, exposed beams, a sitting area and a center island with a hob and oven.

Through the kitchen is a spacious dining room with white painted wooden floors, windows to a patio, a wood burning stove and a bread oven.

The living room, on the other side of the stove, has a white painted brick fireplace and exposed beams on the ceiling. Another full bathroom is off the living room, as is the en-suite master bedroom, which has French doors that open to the courtyard and a bathroom with a porcelain clawfoot tub.

Around the corner is a staircase leading to the second floor, with risers hand-painted with the lyrics to the 19th-century song “Home, Sweet Home.” The two upstairs guest bedrooms have sloped ceilings; one is large enough to fit a double bed, while the other can accommodate a queen-size bed and a desk.

The independent studio on the other side of the courtyard has brick floors and a shower room.

Outdoor space: A stone patio to the side of the house provides space for a dining area and a few lounge chairs. The large expanse of lawn could easily accommodate a swimming pool. The detached garage contains one car.

Taxes: $43,452 (estimated)

Contact: Rebekah C. Baker, Sotheby’s International Realty, East Hampton Brokerage, 631-258-5991; sothebysrealty.com

Miami Shores, a village about 12 miles from South Beach, once produced many crops, including grapefruits, pineapples, mangoes, and pears. In the 1920s, developers marketed the area as “America’s Mediterranean”, and many houses built in the following decades remained. This one is a few blocks from the Miami Shores Country Club, which has an 18-hole golf course, and the Miami Shores Aquatic Center, a children’s water park and playground open to village residents and adults. their guests.

The Miami Design District is 10 to 15 minutes away; downtown Miami is about a 25-minute drive during rush hour. Miami International Airport is approximately 10 miles away.

Cut: 1,812 square feet

Price per square foot: $966

On the inside: The house is set back from the street, behind a circular driveway and an enclosed courtyard. The front door opens into a bright living and dining room with original oak flooring. Impact-resistant glass doors (like all windows in the home) open to a covered back porch that benefits from the home’s indoor-outdoor sound system.

Beyond the dining area is a kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a gas stove and open shelving designed to hold various types of glassware.

The master suite is off the living room, with a bedroom large enough for a king-size bed, a custom-designed closet with storage, and a bathroom with a free-standing tub and built-in vanity. The bedroom’s glass doors open onto a private patio sheltered by high hedges.

A hallway extends from the living room to a guest wing with two further bedrooms. The one towards the front of the house is large enough for a queen-size bed; the one at the back of the house has access to the backyard. Between them is a bathroom with marble flooring and a walk-in shower with marble walls.

Outdoor space: The home was designed for indoor-outdoor living, and the covered dining porch functions as an extension of the main entertainment areas, complete with ceiling fans and an outdoor fireplace. Below is a swimming pool surrounded by grass. An outdoor kitchen and dining area sits nearby, against a wall lined with greenery. The driveway includes an electric vehicle charging station.

Taxes: $13,596 (estimated)

Contact: Lori Brandt and Marcy Kaplan, Compass, 786-553-1962 or 786-543-5755; compass.com


Ginter Park, a neighborhood of quiet, tree-lined streets, is just 10 minutes from downtown Richmond. The area, developed by Lewis Ginter, a real estate and tobacco magnate, was once connected to the city center by streetcar, making it one of many “streetcar suburbs” that have emerged in American cities in the end of the 19th century.

This house, one of the most majestic in the area, has been well preserved and comes with a stock of original tiles and joinery that could be used in future restoration projects.

Cut: 6,152 square feet

Price per square foot: $292

On the inside: The front door, set within a covered porch, opens into a grand entrance hall with black and white marble floors and a wide staircase with original woodwork.

To the left is a formal living room with a vintage pendant light fixture and a fireplace with a marble mantel salvaged from the original Richmond Courthouse building.

Across the hall is a family room with another marble fireplace mantel and pocket doors that open to a dining room with white wainscoting and a brass and crystal pendant light fixture. French doors from the dining room lead to a solarium with floor-to-ceiling windows on three sides and another fireplace.

At the rear of the first floor is an updated kitchen with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf cooktop and Delft-style tile backsplash. A powder room, a sunny laundry room and a rear staircase leading to the second floor are also found in this part of the house.

At the top of the main staircase is a spacious landing with doors that open onto a balcony with stunning views of the property. To the right is the master suite, which features a bedroom large enough to fit a king-size bed, a walk-in closet, and a bathroom with a glass-enclosed shower and deep soaking tub.

Across the hall is a bedroom large enough for a queen-size bed, with a sitting area and an en-suite bathroom. The third bedroom on this level also has a private bathroom; the fourth is used as a home office.

The stairs continue to a guest suite on the third floor which has a bathroom with a separate glass-walled shower and bathtub.

Outdoor space: A large wooden terrace behind the house has an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue and a sink. Below is a grassy backyard surrounded by mature trees, with a half-size basketball court to one side. The attached four-car garage sits below street level and served as a neighborhood bomb shelter in the 1950s.

Taxes: $12,732 (estimated)

Contact: Heather Paoloni, Long & Foster, 804-319-0204; longandfoster.com

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