Tuesday Dec 06, 2022

What $900,000 Buys You in Virginia, Louisiana and New Jersey – The New York Times


This house, known as Miami Lodge, has been owned by the same family for 60 years. Aside from fresh paint and updated structural systems, it has remained virtually unchanged since it was built more than 100 years ago.

Like most of Hopewell’s older homes, it is in the City Point neighborhood, known for its river views. The Virginia headquarters of Union Army Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, overlooking the confluence of the Appomattox and James Rivers, is within walking distance. The city’s river walk is about five minutes away by car, as are a number of popular seafood restaurants and markets. Richmond is about a 30-minute drive.

Size: 3,688 square feet

Price per square foot: $243

Indoors: This large house sits behind a wide lawn, framed by mature trees and flowering plants.

Doors set in the covered brick porch open to a great hall with a fireplace (one of eight in the house), high ceilings, a chandelier and tall windows that fill the room with light.

To one side is a parlor that has a fireplace with a glossy tile surround. Beyond is a formal dining room with another fireplace, another chandelier and original heart-pine floors. Behind the dining room is a kitchen with light wood cabinets and space for a small breakfast table.

On the other side of the entrance hall is a sitting room with access to an enclosed porch. Nearby is a full bathroom with an original leaded-glass window.

All five bedrooms are upstairs. The primary bedroom has original picture molding and a fireplace framed in green tile. This space connects to a wing that holds a guest room, a home office and a full bathroom.

Across the hall is a guest room with blue-and-white toile wallpaper; next door is a bathroom with a white porcelain pedestal sink and a walk-in shower. Two more bedrooms off the main hall are large enough to hold double beds. Also off the hallway is a covered balcony with sweeping views of the Appomattox River.

Outdoor space: The rear porch and the patio, charming spots for outdoor dining, offer glimpses of the river. Off the terrace is a garden planted with boxwood; beyond is a gazebo and a koi pond. The detached garage holds two cars.

Taxes: $6,672 (estimated)

Contact: Susan W. Jones, The Steele Group, Sotheby’s International Realty, 804-814-0334; sothebysrealty.com

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Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/09/realestate/home-prices-virginia-louisiana-and-new-jersey.html

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