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Apr 13, 2023

$700,000 Homes in Texas, California and Massachusetts

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A Craftsman-style house in Dallas, a desert retreat in Pioneertown and a two-bedroom condominium in Somerville.

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By Angela Serratore

This house is in the Junius Heights neighborhood, in a historic district with many early 20th-century homes lining the wide streets. It is within a couple of miles of a Trader Joe's and an Aldi supermarket. Tenison Park Golf Course, which includes a tennis center and a public pool, is five minutes away. Deep Ellum, a popular dining and nightlife destination, is also nearby.

Downtown Dallas's historic district is less than 15 minutes away. Dallas Love Field Airport is a 20-minute drive; Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is about half an hour away.

Size: 2,452 square feet

Price per square foot: $285

Indoors: A paved path runs from the sidewalk across the lawn to the front door. It opens directly into a living room with a fireplace in the corner. To the left is a den with built-in bookshelves and a built-in bench seat under street-facing windows.

Behind the living room, through a wide doorway, is a dining room with a bubble-style chandelier. A family room with tile floors and a recently installed electric fireplace is off the dining room, through French doors.

The updated kitchen, also off the dining room, has a pantry with custom-designed shelving, glass doors that open to the rear deck and a quartz island that the sellers extended to create room for additional seating.

All three bedrooms are on the second floor, reached from a staircase in the den. The spacious primary suite, at the top of the stairs, includes a bedroom big enough to hold a king-size bed; an enclosed sunroom that functions as a walk-in closet and workout space; and a bathroom with a walk-in shower and separate soaking tub.

The other two bedrooms share a full bathroom off the hallway with black-and-white tile floors and a combined tub and shower finished in white subway tile.

Outdoor space: The recently refinished wood deck behind the house has space for a dining table and a barbecue. It steps down to the backyard, which is enclosed by a new cedar fence and includes a pea-gravel area and a lawn shaded by a mature tree.

Taxes: $13,584 (estimated)

Contact: Loren Hall, Compass, 972-697-3518; compass.com

In the 1950s, Pioneertown was a popular location for filming Westerns — both TV shows and films — as it was close enough to Los Angeles to be easily accessible, but remote enough to convincingly pass as the Old West. Today, the area's biggest draw is Pappy + Harriet's Pioneertown Palace, a barbecue restaurant and music venue where well-known musicians regularly perform. This house is within walking distance of Pappy + Harriet's, as well as a saloon-style bar and a shop selling locally made art and handicrafts.

Joshua Tree National Park is about 20 minutes away by car. Driving to Palm Springs takes about 40 minutes. Los Angeles is about two and a half hours away.

Size: 1,600 square feet

Price per square foot: $437

Indoors: A long dirt driveway leads from the street to the front of the property, which is dotted with Joshua trees. The wide front porch looks out over the desert, and the front door, in the middle of the porch, opens into the main living space.

To the left is a sitting area that holds a sectional sofa, a coffee table and a small entertainment center. (The house, which has been used as a vacation rental, is being sold fully furnished.) To the right is a sunny dining area with wide-plank floors. This space is open to the kitchen, which has ample cabinetry and a built-in desk.

A hallway off the dining area extends to the other side of the house. The spacious primary bedroom, at the far end, has two walk-in closets and access to a patio. A full bathroom is next door.

The other two bedrooms, off the hallway, are each big enough to hold a queen-size bed. They share a full bathroom with a combined tub and shower.

A laundry room off the near end of the hall has access to a bonus space that could be used as a home office or an additional guest room.

Outdoor space: The patio in back of the house holds a dining set. A few steps away is a cowboy pool with mountain views. Other structures on the property include spaces used as guest quarters and a game room; horse corrals; and a charging station for electric vehicles.

Taxes: $8,736 (estimated)

Contact: Nedjelko Spaich, Sotheby's International Realty, Los Feliz Brokerage, 916-834-1728; sothebysrealty.com

This condominium is on the top floor of a three-unit building in Davis Square, a bustling neighborhood about five miles from downtown Boston. It is within a few blocks of restaurants, coffee shops, bars, a comic book store and a bicycle shop. A small park with a playground is across the street; a larger park with softball and soccer fields is about half a mile away.

The Davis station stop on the T's Red Line is about 10 minutes away on foot. From there, commuting to Harvard University takes about 20 minutes; the trip to Boston takes about half an hour.

Size: 1,020 square feet

Price per square foot: $636

Indoors: An interior staircase leads from the first floor of the building up to the top floor. From the landing, a door opens onto a private staircase that continues up to the living area, which has hardwood floors and windows overlooking the neighboring rooftops.

The living area flows into a sunny dining room with three side-facing windows and a built-in cabinet with drawers and glass doors opening to shelves.

The kitchen, which connects to the dining room, has black-and-white checkerboard floors and stainless steel appliances, including a gas range. A laundry room with a side-by-side washer and dryer and more black-and-white floors is off the kitchen. The unit also has an updated central air-conditioning system.

The primary bedroom, off the kitchen, has built-in shelves, white-painted molding and two closets. The guest room is off the entry, and is big enough to hold a double bed and a desk. The bathroom is next door, with a combined tub and shower.

Outdoor space: This unit has access to a communal covered balcony with enough room for chairs and a cafe table. It also has access to storage space in the basement.

Taxes: $6,780 (estimated) and a $200 monthly homeowner fee

Contact: Liz Dehler, Donnelly + Co., 813-728-8098; lizdehler.com

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