GOOD ENOUGH Homes & Destinations: What You Get for $250K
Oh boy! It’s time for another installment of GOOD ENOUGH Homes & Destinations, a Billfold corrective to the New York Times’ weekly feature, “Great Homes & Destinations: What You Get For … [obscene amount of money].” This time around, the NYT is excited to tell and show us what you — except not you, that would be hilarious, more like a Russian oligarch — could get for $2,500,000. Choice quote:
The kitchen was designed by Nate Berkus, a regular guest on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” The room has stainless-steel appliances and paneling and cabinets of cherry. The backsplash is Balinese tile. A granite-topped island separates the kitchen from the family room, which has a wall of cherry cabinets and a broad marble fireplace. Sliding glass doors open to a Brazilian wood deck with partial shade.
Amazing. Herewith, what you, actual you, could get for the more reasonable price of $250,000:
Huuuuuuge tracts of land in Hannibal, MO, birthplace of Mark Twain and consequently, one could argue, America, for $220,000, via Trulia. Build your own “Life on the Mississippi.”
3 BR, 2 BA house in Sheridan, WY, for $245,000, via Century 21. Covered wraparound porch, hardwood floors, ceiling fans. The area’s known for skiing and golfing and being a good place to retire, and it’s cheaper than fancy-pants Jackson Hole.