Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

The Depuy-Dewitt House was named after the prominent families who occupied it before, during and after the Revolutionary War, and built around a fir-and-chestnut home constructed by French Huguenots in the 1680s. The sellers, who bought the property in 2010, have taken care to preserve its character, and original details include wide-plank pine floors and fir ceiling beams.

The house is a five-minute drive from a diner, a wine shop and an antiques store in the center of Kerhonkson and from Soyuzivka Heritage Center, a Ukrainian cultural center and popular wedding venue. Driving to Albany takes about an hour and a half; New York City is about two and a half hours away.

Size: 2,976 square feet

Price per square foot: $370

Indoors: A long driveway winds up from the street to the house. From there, a short path leads to the main entrance, where a Dutch door opens into a living room with a beamed ceiling, a fireplace with a simple white mantel and a staircase to the second floor. A room off this space with an attached bathroom could be used as a guest suite or den.

Off the other side of the living room is a combined kitchen and dining area with stainless steel appliances and an original stone fireplace that holds a cast-iron stove. Also in this part of the house is a sunroom with pine ceilings and a screen door that opens to an outdoor shower.

Three bedrooms are on the second floor. The primary bedroom has a fireplace and built-in bookshelves. It shares a full bathroom with the other two bedrooms.

Outdoor space: Behind the house is a patio that could be used for outdoor dining when whether permits. From there, paths lead to terraced gardens framed by mature trees. The property includes a barn that could be converted into guest quarters.

Taxes: $7,352 (estimated)

Contact: E. Elizabeth Peters and Joshua Briggs, Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty, 845-235-3488; sothebysrealty.com


This house is a few blocks from downtown Wilmette, which puts it within walking distance of a public library, a French bakery, several restaurants and a pharmacy, as well as a Metra train station. It is a five-minute drive from a Whole Foods grocery store, a pet supply store and a hardware store, and less than a 10-minute drive from well-ranked public elementary, middle and high schools.

The beach at Gillson Park, on the shore of Lake Michigan, is five minutes away. Driving to the Gold Coast of Chicago takes about 40 minutes. Chicago O’Hare International Airport is 35 minutes away.

Size: 3,036 square feet

Price per square foot: $346

Indoors: A brick path leads from the sidewalk to a covered porch, rebuilt by the sellers in 2017. From there, the front door opens into a foyer with hardwood floors and stairs to the second and third floors.

To the right is a living room with a bay of porch-facing windows and a fireplace flanked by more windows. Through a wide doorway is an open kitchen and dining area, expanded and updated by the sellers with a Viking range and windows overlooking the backyard.

A family room with tall windows and white wainscoting is off the kitchen, along with a powder room wallpapered in a print with birds and flowers.

Three bedrooms are on the second floor. The primary bedroom, at the top of the stairs, has windows overlooking the front and side yards. It shares a bathroom with a double vanity and a combined tub and shower with the other two bedrooms.

The fourth bedroom is in a loft-like space on the third floor; it has an en suite bathroom with a claw-foot tub.

The finished basement, which has carpeted floors, is used as a den.

Outdoor space: The patio directly behind the house has built-in wood benches and space for a dining table. The yard beyond is fenced and has a shed that could be used as a home office or for storage. The detached garage has two parking spots.

Taxes: $16,824 (estimated)

Contact: Laura Fitzpatrick, @properties, Christie’s International Real Estate, 312-217-6483; atproperties.com


This house is in the Ravenna neighborhood, about a 10-minute walk from a playground, tennis courts and walking trails in Ravenna Park and a 10-minute bus ride from the University of Washington campus. A bookstore, a pizza parlor and a coffee shop are nearby, on NE 65th Street.

The property is less than a mile from Bryant Elementary School and from the Roosevelt light rail station, where trains make the trip to downtown Seattle in about 35 minutes. Driving to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport takes about half an hour.

Size: 2,060 square feet

Price per square foot: $522

Indoors: Steps lead from the street up to the covered entryway. The front door opens directly into a living room with hardwood floors, a fireplace with its original trim and a large street-facing window.

The hardwood floors continue through a wide arch, into a sunny dining room with more large windows and a wrought-iron chandelier.

This space connects to an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new cabinets, new quartzite counters, a window over the sink looking into the side yard and a door at the back that opens to a deck.

Two bedrooms are on this level, off a short hall extending from the dining room. Both are big enough to hold a double bed and a desk; they share the bathroom in between, which has a combined tub and shower.

The second floor, reached by stairs in the dining room, is configured as a primary suite. The carpeted bedroom has a nook large enough to hold a love seat or desk; the bathroom has a deep soaking tub.

The fourth bedroom is on the basement level, along with a den, a laundry room and a bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Outdoor space: The wood deck off the kitchen has space for a table and chairs. It steps down to a backyard with a small patio and a lawn surrounded by mature trees and a wood fence. The attached garage holds one car.

Taxes: $8,748 (estimated)

Contact: Bryce Buri, Bryce Buri Homes, Windermere Real Estate, 206-595-2597; bryceburihomes.com

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