$700,000 Homes in Texas, California and Massachusetts

The text describes three different homes. The first is a Craftsman-style house in Dallas, the second is a desert retreat in Pioneertown, and the third is a two-bedroom condominium in Somerville.

$700,000 Homes in Texas, California and Massachusetts

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Craftsman style house with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a 0.2 acre lot, built in 1930

This house is located in Junius Heights, a neighborhood with many homes from the early 20th century that line the wide streets. Within a few miles, you'll find a Trader Joe's supermarket and an Aldi. Five minutes from the hotel is Tenison Park Golf Course. It has a tennis centre and a pool. Deep Ellum is a popular nightlife and dining destination.

Downtown Dallas's historical district is only 15 minutes away. Dallas Love Field Airport can be reached in 20 minutes; Dallas Fort Worth International Airport takes about 30 minutes.

Price per square foot: $285

Indoors: From the sidewalk, a paved path crosses the lawn and leads to the front entrance. The door opens into a large living room, with a fireplace at the corner. On the left, there is a den that has built-in bookcases and a bench under the street-facing window.

A dining room with a chandelier in the bubble style is behind the living room. Through French doors, a family room with tiled floors and an electric fireplace that was recently installed is located off the dining area.

The sellers have extended the quartz island in the updated kitchen to accommodate additional seating. It is also located off the dining area. This kitchen has a pantry that features custom-designed shelves, as well as glass doors that lead to the rear deck.

The staircase leading to the second-floor bedrooms is located in the living room. The primary suite at the top of stairs includes a large bedroom that can accommodate a king size bed, a sunroom which is also used as a workout area and walk-in wardrobe, and a bathroom equipped with a separate soaking bath and walk-in shower.

Two other bedrooms share the full bathroom located off the hall. It has black-and white tiled floors, a tub-shower combination finished in white subway tiles.

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A desert retreat constructed in 2001 with three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a lot of 1.30 acres.

Pioneertown, a small town in the Los Angeles area, was used for Westerns in the 1950s. It was close enough to Los Angeles, yet far enough away to pass for the Old West. Pappy + Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace is the main attraction in this area. It's a music venue and barbecue restaurant where many well-known musicians perform. The house is located within walking distance to Pappy + Harriet's as well as the saloon style bar and shop that sells locally made arts and crafts.

Joshua Tree National Park can be reached in about 20 minutes by car. Palm Springs is about 40 minutes away by car. Los Angeles is approximately two and a quarter hours away.

Price per square foot: $437

Inside: A long dirt drive leads from the street up to the front property. The Joshua trees are scattered throughout. The front porch has a view of the desert and the door in the middle opens to the main living area.

On the left, there is a seating area with a sectional couch, a coffee-table and a small entertainment centre. The house is being sold completely furnished, having been used for vacation rentals. On the right, you'll find a bright dining room with wide-plank flooring. The space is adjacent to the kitchen with its ample cabinets and built-in desk.

The hallway that extends from the dining room to the opposite side of the home. At the other end of the house, there is a spacious bedroom with two walk-in wardrobes. It also has access to a patio. Next door is a full bathroom.

Two other bedrooms are located off the hall and each is large enough to accommodate a queen size bed. The two bedrooms share a bathroom that has a tub and shower.

The laundry room at the end of the hallway has a bonus room that can be used for a home office, or as an extra guest room.

Patio in the back of the home has a dining table. Just a few steps from the house is a pool with sweeping mountain views. The property also includes a guest room, a game area, horse corrals and a charging station.

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Two-bedroom condominium with one bathroom in an old house circa 1900

This condo is located on the third floor of a building with three units in Davis Square. It's a busy neighborhood, about five miles away from downtown Boston. Within a few blocks, you'll find restaurants, bars, comic book stores, and bicycle shops. A small playground is located across the street. A larger park with soccer and softball fields is a half mile away.

Davis Station on the T's Red Line can be reached on foot in about 10 minutes. The commute to Harvard University is about 20 minutes, and the trip to Boston is about 30 minutes.

Price per square foot: $636

Inside: A staircase inside the building leads up from the ground floor to the top. A door on the landing leads to a private staircase which continues up into the living room. The area has hardwood floors with windows that overlook the rooftops of the neighbors.

The living room flows into the sunny dining area with three windows on each side and a built in cabinet with glass doors and drawers that open to shelves.

The kitchen is connected to the dining area and has black-and white checkerboard flooring. It also features stainless steel appliances including a gas stove. The laundry room, which has a washer and dryer side-by-side and black-and white floors, is located off the kitchen. This unit has a central air conditioning system that is updated.

The main bedroom is located off the kitchen and has two closets, built-in shelving, and white-painted moulding. The guest bedroom is located off the entrance and has enough space for a desk and a double-sized bed. Next door is the bathroom, which has a tub/shower combination.