First up is a 1953 Cliff May Rancho in Long Beach. 3 Bedrooms/1.75 Bathrooms with 1,361 sq. ft. With a backyard oasis like this (and views of it from almost every room), I would never want to leave home. Priced at $595,000. During the boom a few years ago, I imagine this home would have been worth about 1.2 million.
House #2 is a pristine Victorian mansion in Nevada Missouri, built in 1882. From the listing: "This Victorian gem was built around 1882 by "Dutch" Wachtel. The exterior is brick with wood gingerbread trim. Window lintels and sills are stone. The front doors have ruby red glass inserts that are highly unusual, they allow you to see out but not in. The interior wood trim is the original pine. Pine was the rare wood in this area where oak and hickory were common trees. The home features large stone sills at the interior doorways on the first floor. Previous owners have done extensive and careful renovation. The mechanical systems, included but not limited to the follow have been updated: wiring, central heat and air, plumbing, and hot water heater. The roof has been reshingled with architectural shingles. The interior has all of the orignal details: transoms (with opening hardware), the original door hinges and knobs; all of the original wood trim and woodwork (which is in excellent condition). Home is in immediate move in condition."
Priced at $124,900. I think this home sold or the listing expired in the past few days, because I can't find it on eBay anymore. Still worth posting because it's crazy that in some parts of the country you can still own a Victorian mansion for this price.
This 1971 modern home in Calais, Maine has great bones, and I'm itching to get my hands on it for renovation. Built in 1971, this 3/2 has 1600 sf, an ocean view, an indoor pool, a fireplace in the kitchen, and some great modern elements (though currently they're well-hidden by some really tacky decor). $235,000.realtor.com
It's fun to dream...