At the request of a reader who is searching for a home in Big Sur, California, I am featuring three Big Sur homes today for comparison. So let’s see which one you would pick!
The first one is a Mickey Muennig designed remodel of a 1977 home.
[A quick note about Big Sur: Big Sur isn't really a city or a town, it is more of a sparsely populated area that runs along the California central coast, south of San Francisco. Most of the homes there have sprawling secluded properties, great views of the Pacific Ocean, and are très expensive.]
This particular home is listed for $2,995,000.
According to the Trulia.com website, the estimated monthly payment at that sales price (with 20% down) would be $13,409 a month!
But what a wonderful contemporary home - look at those gleaming dyed concrete floors and the triangular clerestory windows!
This little cutie is one of the historic cottages on Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound, west of Seattle. Bainbridge Island is an affluent bedroom community to Seattle, which is a 35-minute ferry boat ride away.
In 2005 Bainbridge Island was named the second-best place to live in the United States by CNN/Money and Money magazine, so it is quite the coveted zip code.
This 1927 vintage home is a jewel not just because of its seaside location, but because of its abundant charm.
The cottage is more spacious than it looks from the exterior at 1,920 square feet, plus it comes with a 3-car garage. Yes – it is currently for sale!
Have a look inside…
This charming waterfront cottage on Chesapeake Bay in Virginia is up for sale.
The realtor is calling it a “fisherman’s cottage” because it is located on a channel where you can dock a boat (or two or three).
The house is currently listed for $419,000.
Records indicate this Cape Cod style home was built around 1900, however, the owners have evidence that the main part of the cottage is “much older” than that.
A reader of my blog sent me an email about the funky home he has for sale in south Florida…
This place is a bohemian buffet for the senses in a sunny, palm-treed paradise (never mind about those hurricanes!)
This little-bit-of-everything retreat is located in Lantana, Florida.
Welcome to Casa De Mañana !
As you enter Casa De Mañana loosely translated as “house of tomorrow”, meaning everything around here runs on Island Time, a warm feeling slowly overcomes your body and you realize you don’t have a care in the world.
The Casa is jam-packed with artistic touches…
Just half a block from the ocean in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts is this adorable shingle-sided home.
Built in the year 1860 this 1,968 square foot house has 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
This charmer is currently listed for sale at $897,000.
“Welcome to the Vineyard”…
Look at that screen door! And those lime green painted floors! Just delicious.