$3 Million Homes in South Carolina, New Jersey and Texas

Charleston, S.C. | $2.95 Million

A circa 1718 house with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, on a 0.05-acre lot

One of fewer than 100 surviving homes in Charleston built before the Revolutionary War, this house has withstood fires, an 1886 earthquake and countless hurricanes that have flooded the area. In 2017, it won a Carolopolis Award from the Preservation Society of Charleston for excellence in historic preservation and restoration.

The property is in the South of Broad neighborhood, within walking distance of many of the city’s historic structures and the Battery, a popular spot for promenading along the water. It is about 20 minutes from the beaches of Sullivan’s Island and half an hour from Charleston International Airport.

Size: 2,394 square feet

Price per square foot: $1,232

Indoors: The home’s cream-colored facade is accented with blue shutters and a matching blue door that opens directly into the living room. This space has hardwood floors, a gas fireplace with a white mantel, doors that open to the brick patio in back and access to a powder room and a laundry room.

To the right is a dining room with more hardwood floors, another fireplace and a staircase to the second level. The kitchen, around the corner, has new cream-colored cabinetry, a matching range and island, a farmhouse-style sink, a built-in bench seat and access to the patio.

Two bedrooms are on the second floor. The primary suite, off the landing at the top of the stairs, includes a sunny bedroom, an attached den with a fireplace, and an en suite bathroom with a glass-walled shower and another fireplace. The primary suite has access to a nearby guest room with its own bathroom.

The third bedroom is tucked beneath the eaves on the third floor. It has its own bathroom with a walk-in shower.

Outdoor space: The sellers use the brick patio off the living room and kitchen as an outdoor room. It feels private, thanks to a fence lined with tall hedges, and there is enough space for a sofa and a small table. The property also includes a gated breezeway along the side of the house.

Taxes: $29,784 (estimated)

Contact: Mary Lou Wertz, Maison Real Estate, 843-813-2933;

Hoboken, N.J. | $2.999 Million

A duplex penthouse with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, in a 2020 condominium

This building is just off First Street, one of Hoboken’s main thoroughfares, and within a five-minute walk of several pizza shops and Italian delis. Hoboken Riverside Park, which offers sweeping views of the Hudson River and the Lower Manhattan skyline, is less than a mile away, as is the Hoboken PATH station, where trains take commuters to Manhattan in less than 20 minutes.

A New Jersey Transit stop is also nearby; trains make the trip to Newark in about half an hour. Newark Liberty International Airport is about 20 minutes away. Trenton, N.J., is an hour-and-a-half drive.

Size: 3,331 square feet

Price per square foot: $900

Indoors: A private elevator lined with Hunt Slonem bunny-print wallpaper runs from the street level up to the roof deck, stopping at both floors of this duplex along the way.

The main living spaces are on the second level, surrounding the elevator and a staircase in the middle of the floor. The open living-and-dining area has wide-plank oak floors, a custom-made entertainment center, a wall of windows overlooking the street and a bar with a dedicated wine refrigerator.

The adjacent kitchen has light gray cabinetry, a long center island, quartz counters and stainless steel appliances, including a Wolf range and a Miele dishwasher.

Beyond the kitchen is a bedroom; a full bathroom is across the hall.

The primary bedroom occupies half of the level below, with more floor-to-ceiling windows and an attached bathroom with a soaking tub and a separate shower. A den is next door. On the opposite side of this floor are two more bedrooms; they share a bathroom off the hallway with a double vanity and a combined tub and shower.

Outdoor space: The residents of this unit have the exclusive use of the building’s roof deck, which has skyline views and an outdoor kitchen with a gas grill, a sink, a refrigerator and plenty of room for a dining table. The apartment comes with two parking spots in a secure garage, both with electric vehicle charging ports.

Taxes: $27,804 (estimated) and a $686 monthly homeowner association fee

Contact: Dana Minturn, Howard Hanna Rand Realty, 201-965-7288;

Highland Park, Texas | $2.995 Million

A 1929 Tudor Revival house with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, on a 0.2-acre lot

This house is in Highland Park, a Dallas suburb known for its wide, tree-lined streets and well-maintained 1920s estates. In 2017, it got a new garage, a wine cellar and a storage structure designed to look like the main house in miniature.

Highland Park Village, an upscale shopping mall, is half a mile away, as is Dallas Country Club, a golf and social club established in the late 1890s. Southern Methodist University is less than two miles away. The downtown Arts District and Deep Ellum neighborhood are a 15-minute drive. Dallas Fort Worth International Airport is about half an hour away.

Size: 3,220 square feet

Price per square foot: $930

Indoors: A flagstone path snakes across the front lawn, stepping up to a small stone entry porch.

The front door opens into a foyer with hardwood floors, a staircase with its original wrought-iron railing and access to a powder room.

Through an arched doorway on the right is a living room with pale yellow walls and a fireplace surrounded by mirrored panels. The dining room, across the foyer, has pale blue walls and stained-glass windows overlooking the front yard.

The spacious kitchen beyond has white cabinetry, a large center island, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. There is space for a breakfast table between the island and French doors that open to the backyard.

All three bedrooms are upstairs. The primary suite, to the right of the landing, includes a walk-in closet with a custom-designed storage system and a bathroom with a shower and a separate soaking tub. The bedroom next door also has its own bathroom. The third bedroom, across the hall, is currently used as a home office.

A den at the end of the second-floor hallway has gleaming hardwood floors and windows facing the front, back and side yards.

Outdoor space: The partially covered patio off the living room and kitchen has plenty of space for a grill and a dining table. It steps down to a grassy yard surrounded by trees and a wood fence. The detached garage has room for two cars, as well as storage space and a wine cellar.

Taxes: $37,584 (estimated)

Contact: Ralph Randall, Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, 214-533-8355;

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