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Lexington, Ky. | $449,000

A 1924 bungalow with two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms, on a 0.1-acre lot

This house is in Kenwick, a neighborhood less than two miles from downtown and a five-minute drive from the University of Kentucky. It is within walking distance of a coffee shop, several breweries and restaurants serving Italian food, Hawaiian barbecue and New American cuisine. Woodland Park, which has a playground, is 20 minutes away on foot. The Arboretum State Botanical Garden of Kentucky is a 10-minute drive.

Daniel Boone National Forest is about an hour and 15 minutes away. Driving to Louisville or Cincinnati takes about 90 minutes. Knoxville, Tenn., is three hours away.

Size: 1,326 square feet

Price per square foot: $339

Indoors: White and gray wood steps lead up to a covered porch with enough room for a bench swing.

The front door opens directly into the living room, which has hardwood floors, a gas fireplace and windows fitted with white shutters. The hardwood flooring continues to the left of the entry, into a dining room that faces a kitchen with white cabinetry, granite counters and stainless steel appliances, including a range with an electric cooktop. Also in this part of the house are a powder room and a door to the rear deck.

Both bedrooms are on the second floor, reached from stairs near the living room. The primary bedroom is big enough to hold a king-size bed and has a walk-in closet and a separate sitting area with windows overlooking the backyard. The bedroom across the hall also has a walk-in closet. They share a bathroom with a combination tub and shower lined in white subway tile.

The unfinished basement is used for storage.

Outdoor space: The deck behind the house has enough space for a dining table, a grill and lounge furniture. It steps down to a fenced yard landscaped with grass and a mature tree that provides shade. The detached garage has one parking spot.

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