$625,000 homes in Oregon, Louisiana and Georgia

This home is located in the Woodstock neighborhood, on a quiet street just a few blocks from a few cafes, German food and a grocery store specializing in local produce. Reed College, a liberal arts school with about 1,500 undergraduate students and a number of early-20th-century Gothic buildings, is less than five minutes’ drive away.

Portland city center is approximately 15 minutes’ drive away. The Pacific Ocean is about an hour and a half away. The drive to Seattle takes about three hours.

Size: 1,584 square feet

square foot price: $395

Inside: Wide, fenced steps lead to the front door, located below the classic Tudor Revival arch.

The door opens to a living room with large windows facing the street, a white brick fireplace and hardwood floors. The hardwood floors continue into the dining room across from the entrance, which is framed by a pointed arch and contains built-in cabinets with original lead-glass.

Behind the dining room is an updated kitchen with a white subway tile backsplash, quartz counters, and stainless steel appliances. A short hall outside this space leads to a full bathroom and guest room currently used as a home office.

From this part of the house, stairs lead to the two bedrooms on the second floor. The basic bedroom features sloping ceilings and deep blue walls. The other bedroom, across the hall, has sunny yellow walls.

In the final basement is a large room that could be a fourth bedroom, as well as a full bathroom and laundry room.

outdoor space: The patio off the kitchen is large enough to accommodate a dining table and a set of chairs. The backyard behind it is decorated with grass, bushes of blueberries and berries, ripe trees, some holding apricots. The attached garage has one parking space.

Taxes: $5,784 (estimated)

Contact: Chrissy Hamlin, Harcourts Real Estate Group, 503-998-8392 or 503-344-4554; redfin.com

This home is located in Spanish Town, one of Baton Rouge’s oldest neighborhoods and the site of the largest Mardi Gras parade. The unofficial mascot of the show is the pink flamingo, and many locals display wooden or plastic copies each year in celebration.

The property is within walking distance of the Louisiana State Capitol complex, which includes a museum and several large public parks, making the neighborhood popular with downtown workers who like to get around with ease. New Orleans is about 1 hour and 15 minutes away; Houston is a four-hour drive away.

Size: 1869 square feet

square foot price: $334

Inside: Steps from the sidewalk lead to a spacious, covered hallway that can accommodate a table and chairs.

The front door opens to a bright living room with one of four original fireplaces. The room in the living room, folded into the corner, has its original marble surround and wooden shelf. Original oak floors extend from the living room to the bright dining room with large windows and pendant lights and pendant light fixtures.

A wide entryway connects the dining room to the kitchen, which the seller updated with a center island topped with a butcher block, marble countertops, stainless-steel appliances and a cast-iron farmhouse-style sink. A built-in window seat provides a sunny spot for morning coffee.

Wood floors continue through the kitchen to a staircase that leads to the second floor, which is configured as one large primary suite with an updated bathroom that has a built-in bathtub and shower and an ornate wood vanity.

There are two large guest rooms on the first floor: one outside the living room and one outside the dining room. Both have doors topped with transom windows with original hinges. The dining room has an en suite bathroom that has been recently renovated. Half a bathroom off the other side of the dining room.

outdoor space: The space is larger than average for a neighborhood, so the house has a large backyard that can be accessed through a door in the kitchen. The detached structure, currently in use as an art studio, contains its own air conditioning unit that keeps it cool during the hot Louisiana summer.

Taxes: $3,204 (estimated)

Contact: Heather Kirkpatrick, Keller Williams, Baton Rouge, 225-252-0668; heatherkirkpatrick.kw.com


The layout of this building allows for a number of scenarios: the new owners can return it to a single-family home; use of one unit as a workspace; Or lease one or both units on a long-term lease or short-term vacation rentals.

The bustling neighborhood, known as Thomas Square, contains bars, restaurants, funky stores, and a public library, all just a few blocks from this property. Savannah College of Art and Design is approximately 1 mile away. The city’s main historic district, with its cobbled streets and well-preserved 19th century buildings, is 10 minutes away.

Size: 2232 square feet

square foot price: $280

Inside: The covered porch is a few steps from the pier and has a swing seat next to the front door, which opens onto a foyer with hardwood floors.

To the right is a door to the living room of the lower level unit, formerly the parlour of the house, with a bay of windows facing the street and an ornate fireplace.

Original wooden pocket doors divide this space from the primary bedroom, in what was likely a formal dining room. This space includes another decorative fireplace, high ceilings and original molding to frame the doors.

Off the main bedroom, there is a hall that leads to a bathroom with a clawfoot sink and to a kitchen with new vinyl floors, an electric range and a stacked washer and dryer. At the far end of the kitchen there is space for a dining table, as well as a door to the backyard.

The second bedroom is off the kitchen, with enough space for a queen bed and a desk.

The unit on the second floor has its own living room, new kitchen, master bedroom, two smaller bedrooms, and bathroom with another clawfoot sink. A ladder from this level leads to the attic, which can be converted into an additional living or working space.

outdoor space: Both units have access to the backyard: the lower unit from the kitchen door, and the upper unit from an outside staircase. Several mature trees create a shady spot near the house that can contain a dining table and barbecue.

Taxes: $4,776 (estimated)

Contact: Chelsea Phillips, Six Bricks Realty, 912-332-0465; sixbriksrealty.com

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