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Listings, if done right, may be the closest thing real estate has to an art form. A good property will be as memorable as a good painting if the photos are impressive, the description memorable and the property itself unique.
As our interviews with listing content creators show, there were plenty of memorable listings this year, and no lack of attention to them.
To close out the year, six of the writers on Inman’s news team wrote about their favorite listings they found while scouring listing portals this year.
What they discovered is remarkable for its diversity. Some properties are studded with luxurious architectural features. Other locations were more humble and personal for the writer. But they were all fun to look at and fantasize about.
Please review your selections below.
The first time we met This list of French chateaus Walking down the rabbit hole of crappy European housing. After all, A British family is carrying out the restoration The property has already completed work on two large rooms on the main floor. I’ve spent the last two months trying to convince everyone I know to move with me. My suggestion: This property includes 10 acres of land. Charming villages are within walking distance. There are numerous other buildings on the site. The stunning Abbey of Mont Saint Michel is just an hour away. Paris is a 3 hour drive away. And all of this costs less than his 1,000 square foot house in our city costs.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find anyone adventurous enough to enter the castle with me. But every night, as I fall asleep imagining a life in a country mansion picking grapes and hosting lavish celebrations, I am reminded that real estate is as much a dream as it is an asset. — Jim Dalrymple II
about something This two flat It grabbed me in Chicago’s Lincoln Square neighborhood and wouldn’t let go. At the time, I was living in a single-family home I owned in Salt Lake City. But I’ve long dreamed of house-hacking and offsetting the cost of living in a nicer neighborhood with income from on-site rentals. I found this house in Claremont when I was considering moving back to my hometown of Chicago, and shortly after my wife and I fell in love with the North Side neighborhood.
As a fan of walkable urban areas, the double front entrance caught my attention. The inside is surprisingly normal. There’s something to do. The room is not particularly large. The floor needs to be refinished. However, the attainable reality of this home came to me at the right time and helped bring me back home. I wasn’t in a position to buy it before it sold (for $750,000, by the way), so I’m still closely monitoring the MLS and waiting for the next perfect listing to come along. — Taylor Anderson
There’s something about early American history and literature that always excites me. Perhaps a spirit of independence? Or is it the willpower it takes to thrive in a strange and often harsh land? (surely do not have The unjust usurpation of territory and the destruction caused by disease wreaked havoc on Native Americans. ) But when I think of stepping into the shoes of my favorite literary heroines, Hester Prynne and Joe Marsh, I imagine living in a house that looks like this: This one Located in Newport, Rhode Island, it was built around 1786.
There are wide pine plank floors, a wood-burning fireplace, and a beehive furnace, not to mention an exposed chimney that runs through the quirky attic bedroom. Of course, there is no doubt that Mr. Pudding and Mr. March had to survive. many More modest means. But the beauty of this 18th-century mansion of his is that it retains all of its original charm, with some modern upgrades. So (in theory, if you had $1.975 billion to spare) you could live out your colonial fantasies, complete with technology and sex. Based on the benefits available today to women living in the 21st century. POh, and it’s only a hop and a jump away from Newport Harbor. — Lillian Dickerson
Having grown up in a three-bedroom, 2,000-square-foot house in the Midwest built by a bricklayer, carpenter, electrician, and plumber in 1940, I still remember the old brick house with lots of nice woodwork. I love it.
As long as I’m just dreaming and don’t actually pay for heating, two extra rooms and a big old porch would be great.cast Wide search network Across the Rust Belt, at least 3,500 square feet of brick homes built before 1940, hundreds of strange and interesting homes pop up in a variety of locations and environments that are fun to imagine living in. Nester, I don’t know what I would do if I had 6 bedrooms and 3 and a half bathrooms. I think winters in Niagara Falls are quite harsh. However, this 113-year-old Palace of Arts and Crafts, Park Place Historic District talk to me Look beyond the carpets, curtains, and bedspreads and imagine yourself sitting on one of her three porches on a warm summer day. Indeed, a few years ago he just sold for $335,000, and the current owner is hoping for at least a 27% higher price. But for those of us in the expensive market, $425,000 sounds like a steal. —matt carter
When I was young, I enjoyed traveling to the East Coast to visit my father’s family. The gleaming skyscrapers, noisy sidewalk vendors, and busy subway stops are 180 degrees different from my life in Oklahoma, where everything was surrounded by church, college football, and the wily spring tornado season. I did. Thankfully, Oklahoma (and my love for the state) has grown since then, but I still love the chic energy of New York brownstones.
This $9.95 million Brooklyn brownstone has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, enough space for one Southern girl to settle into big-city life. The home has plenty of natural light, pristine wood floors laid in a chevron pattern, and a private rooftop terrace perfect for late-night summer soirees. The bathroom is my favorite place in this house. The radiant heated marble floors and deep soaking tub transport me back to my childhood. Back when I used to put half a box of Calgon in my bath water to create the ultimate bubble bath (trust me, I know better now). The brownstone comes with private parking, a real win in the New York City market. But we’re sure you’ll lace up your tennis shoes to enjoy the sights and sounds of nearby Fort Greene, Park Slope, and Cobble Hill. — marian macpherson
As someone who enjoys the fantasy of off-grid living almost every day, this Maine List up It caught my eye for obvious reasons. He said the asking price for the property, which was built in 1937 and consists of a small private island with a rustic stone cabin and a lighthouse, was $425,000. The lake is located within the 600-acre Anasaganticook Lake adjacent to the small town of Canton and, of course, can only be accessed by boat. But the listing states that a larger dock could be built to accommodate seaplanes, so that’s interesting.
I just reviewed it lighthouse Therefore, the idea of becoming a lighthouse keeper as a hobby was of course appealing to me, but unfortunately this lighthouse has no working lights and is just on display. I have no choice. However, the cottage only has 480 square feet of studio-style space, a kitchen with a small dining area, and a bedroom with space for one large bed and one bunk bed. However, there is no space on the island to install a septic tank or sewer system, so you will have to get creative with what nature demands. The list suggests a composting toilet or propane tank. But what this cottage lacks in comfortable amenities, it makes up for in unparalleled tranquility and the ability to call the local loon flock your neighbors. — ben velde