Salisbury, Md. | $195,000
A 1940 colonial with four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, on a 0.28-acre lot
Salisbury (population: about 32,000) is the biggest city on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It is in the center of the Delmarva Peninsula between Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, about two and a half hours southeast of Washington and two and a half hours north of Norfolk, Va. The Assateague Island National Seashore is about 30 miles southeast. This property is in a revitalizing neighborhood, on a street with vintage homes, within walking distance of downtown. Salisbury University is about two miles southwest, and the TidalHealth Peninsula Regional hospital is about a mile south. The house has a three-year-old roof and a new HVAC system.
Size: 2,688 square feet
Price per square foot: $73
Indoors: A foyer with high ceilings edged in dentil molding opens to a living room with a wood-burning fireplace on the right and a dining room on the left. Both rooms have hardwood floors. The living room opens to a four-year-old enclosed sunroom, while the dining room connects to a two-part kitchen with black-tile flooring and white cabinets with granite countertops. The near portion is a breakfast room with a bay window. The far portion, separated by a peninsula, is a work area with stainless-steel appliances. A powder room and a back staircase are off the kitchen.
The four second-floor bedrooms are spacious, with hardwood floors and closets. The primary bedroom includes an en suite bathroom with vintage floor and wall tile (basket-weave and blue) and a streamlined tub with a shower head. The hall bathroom also has Deco flourishes as well as a ceramic bowl sink set on a vintage cabinet.
Outdoor space: Lawns stretch in front and back. The fenced backyard also has a patio, circular garden beds, specimen trees and a shed. The attached two-car garage includes finished loft space.