$ 2.2 million homes in Tennessee, Florida and New York

The owner of this home, Courtney Wilson, is also the listing agent, as well as the host of “Masters of Flip” and “Music City Fix,” HGTV programs that focused on restoring historic homes in Nashville. This home, in the Lockland Springs neighborhood, is a mix of old and new, with an open kitchen, exposed brick walls and some original fireplaces.

The property is 800 meters from Aldi’s supermarket and Walgreens pharmacy, and close to Eastlake Avenue, home to bakeries, cafes, a Japanese restaurant and an outpost of popular Jenny’s Splendid ice creams.

size: 5,266 square feet

Price per square meter: $ 418

Indoors: A paved path leads from the street to the wide terrace, which envelops part of the pale pink fa├žade. Behind the front door is a magnificent foyer with a white rectangular fireplace.

To the left is a lounge that is now used as a music room, featuring blond oak floors, windows facing the front yard and another fireplace with white brick perimeter. Oak flooring continues through original pocket doors to the main living room, open to a combined dining and kitchen area, with space for a table in front of a waterfall-style central island. Outside the kitchen pantry serves a spacious pantry with access to the backyard.

In front of the kitchen, sliding doors open to a large bedroom with a fireplace and built-in shelves, which is now used as a lair; Full bathroom with en-suite shower cubicle.

Three more bedrooms are on the second floor. In the master bedroom, at the top of the stairs, there is a spacious closet that was once a bedroom; En suite bathroom has a plunge bath and a double sink. Two guest rooms off the main hallway share a bathroom with a combined bath and a marble-tiled shower.

Above the garage is a guest apartment with a sleeping alcove, a kitchenette and a Juliet balcony overlooking the backyard. A separate building behind the main house contains a home office and a bathroom.

Outdoor space: The patio behind the main house has an outdoor fireplace and a hot tub. The detached garage contains two cars.

Taxes: $ 21,336 (estimate)

contact: Courtney Wilson, Compass, 615-669-7039; compass.com


In 1934 the writer John dos Passos lived in this house, and life in Key West was so enthusiastic that he recommended the island to his friend Ernest Hemingway, who would become one of its best-known inhabitants. This house is about a mile from the Hemingway House and Museum, one of the island’s most popular tourist sites, and the same distance from the Key West Museum of Art and History, in a former customs house on the waterfront. Garrison Bate Marina is a few blocks away.

A drive to North Key Largo, at the top of the Florida Keys, takes just under three hours; Miami is about a four-hour drive away.

size: 1,868 square feet

Price per square meter: $ 1,151

Indoors: Two Wings Lions A short path leading from the street to the covered porch, where a sign announces the registration of the house in the National Register of Historic Places and its connection with the writer John dos Passos.

The door opens to a tile foyer. The living room has original wood floors and a hand-painted mural by a local artist. The hardwood floors continue into the dining room with pine-lined walls and glass sliding doors opening onto the pool area.

An interior window faces the kitchen with a breakfast bar and new stainless steel appliances added during a recent update, which also included hurricane-resistant windows for the building, a new roof and a new HVAC system. A powder room is off the hall.

Three bedrooms are on the second floor, which are accessed by the staircase in the foyer. Room is located at the top of the stairs, with an adjoining bathroom with a steam shower cubicle. The main suite, at the other end of the hall, has glass doors that open to a balcony facing the street; The en suite bathroom has a bath and a combined shower. Another bedroom on this floor has space for a double bed.

Two more guest rooms are on the third floor, under sloping ceilings, next to a hallway lined with storage.

Outdoor space: The saltwater pool next to the house is surrounded by a deck with space for lounge chairs. An outdoor shower at the far end of the deck facilitates cleaning after the beach. Around the corner there is a small patio made of bricks. The driveway, also white, contains one car.

Taxes: $ 15,264 (estimate)

contact: Mark Olnowski and Alan Guilly, Ocean Sotheby’s International Realty, 815-861-3559 or 305-304-2933; sothebysrealty.com


The Catskill Mountains have long been a vacation destination for New Yorkers, and the demand for second homes in the area has grown in recent years. This home is adjacent to Catskill Creek, on a large plot of land with a number of exterior structures, including a garage designed to hold the vintage trailer of owner Airstream, a barn that can be used as an event space and a greenhouse with a wood stove.

This property is about a 10-minute drive from a deli, post office and a handful of shops selling outdoor leisure equipment; A trip to New York takes a little less than three hours.

size: 2,633 square feet

Price per square meter: $ 826

Indoors: The main house sits in the middle of a clearing framed by white pine trees, with hydrangea bushes on either side of the stairs leading to the front door.

The main level is open, with high ceilings and walls made of Douglas fir logs imported from Canada. To the left of the entrance is a dining area with access to an outdoor patio. Behind it is the kitchen, which has soapstone counters and a central island and above it a butcher block.

The kitchen descends into a sunken living room with a Tulikivi Finnish wood stove, three-sided windows and glass doors that open onto a patio with mountain views.

There are two bedrooms on the main level; They share a full bathroom with a shower cubicle.

The second level, which is reached by a staircase in the center of the house, functions as a large main suite: a high area overlooking the living room can be used as a home office; A hallway with built-in storage, also used as a closet, connects it to the bedroom. The main bathroom has tiled floors and a porcelain soaking tub with a TV installed next to it.

The unfinished basement can be turned into a home gym or a family room.

Outdoor space: Covered balconies from the living and dining rooms face the lawn, with ample space for dining tables and chairs. Beyond the lawn from the main house are the garage and barn, with a short path leading to the greenhouse and additional paths winding around the property and descending to the banks of Catskill Creek.

Taxes: $ 36,972 (estimate)

contact: Richard Vizzini, The Wolf Team Catskills at Corcoran Country Living, 845-389-7879; thewolfofwoodstock.com

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