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1780 Lyman Place NE
Listed sale price: $275,000
Previous sale price: $3,000 (1954)
Square footage: 1,309
Afraid of sticking out as the new homeowner on the block? Blend in with this three-bedroom Trinidad “Super Starter Home” that shares its brown-brick exterior with most of the houses on the block. As one neighbor puts it, “You’ve been in one [house], and you’ve been in all of ’em.” Colorful period touches such as orange kitchen countertops, the master bedroom’s mirrored wall, and a vintage washtub in the back yard break up the uniformity. The third bedroom’s cramped, tiny quarters can barely accommodate a twin bed: Walk-in closet, anyone? Proposed 2006 assessment: $135,590.