The update of this 1915 two-bedroom Craftsman in Venice Beach preserved many historic details. The home has the original dark wood trim, cabinetry, doors, windows, and arches; a bathroom and kitchen finished with period tile; and connected dining and living rooms.
A brick-and-stone backyard leads to a second bungalow with bed, bath, and attached one-car garage; the boardwalk, beach, and stylish Abbot Kinney Boulevard are steps away. $1,799,000. Mimi Kim, Dilbeck Real Estate/Luxury Portfolio International (818) 934-1238
Built in 1926, this three-bedroom bungalow in the historic Norhill district has been extensively renovated. The house features hardwood floors; arched doorways; a modern kitchen; dining and living rooms; two first-floor bedrooms, including a master with en suite bath; and a second-floor bedroom convertible to an office or game room.
Outside are lawns, mature trees, garden beds, a back deck, a front porch, and a one-car garage. $750,000. David Atkins, Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty (713) 582-5111
Belmar, New Jersey
This four-bedroom beach cottage is being sold fully furnished. Built in 1903, the house has been updated with modern conveniences, including new HVAC, and has hardwood floors, French windows, a bay window, an enclosed front porch with ample seating, and a front deck with a picnic table.
The property, two blocks from the beach and boardwalk, includes an outdoor shower, a shed, and parking for four cars. $865,000. Jerry Brennan, Coldwell Banker Realty, (732) 449-0557
East Haven, Connecticut
The windows and patio of this two-bedroom bungalow offer sunrise-to-sunset views of Long Island Sound. The house, built in 1922 and completely renovated, features a modern kitchen with marble counters and island seating opening to a dining area and large living room.
On the lot are an outdoor shower and a deck leading right to the water’s edge; sandy beaches and Lighthouse Point Park are minutes away. $637,000. Joe Piscitelli and John Guarino, Coldwell Banker Realty, (203) 982-3511
This 4.3-acre self-sustaining Maui estate includes a one-bedroom main bungalow and one-bedroom guesthouse, both with ocean views, and two-bedroom caretaker’s cottage. The bungalow has custom koa woodwork, hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, open layout, and an enclosed deck; the guesthouse has vaulted redwood ceilings.
The grounds are planted with tropical flowers and fruit trees and organic vegetable garden, and include an equipment building, workshop, stable, and horse barn. $2,750,000. Dan Omer, Island Sotheby’s International Realty (808) 281-2100
This one-bedroom cottage was built in 1920. The home has been renovated and features a kitchen with Bertazzoni appliances and quartz counters, a main room with loft and murphy bed for guests, a primary bedroom with walk-in closet with washer and dryer, and a front porch.
The lot includes a front lawn, path, and garden bed, back patio, and two-car garage and is walking distance to Germantown and Salemtown. $595,000. Kimberly Dougher, Zeitlin Sotheby’s International Realty (615) 414-9754
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