$1 million is a lot of money, no matter how you spin it. It could buy you approximately 847 ounces of gold, or a lifetime supply of Ferrero Rocher. But when it comes to real estate, how far do ten thousand C-notes actually get you?
To find out, we plucked the coolest $1,000,000 properties currently for sale in some of the hipper neighborhoods in 15 major American cities. Spoiler alert: we're moving to Detroit tomorrow.
New York City
Square footage: 863
Surprise! You can barely afford to breathe for a millie in Manhattan. However, it will get you this charming 1-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom flat downtown, complete with its very own tiled terrace.
Square footage: 1,526
Handsomely perched with some killer views of the canyon, this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom spot has been entirely remodeled with a funky bungalow-esque aesthetic, and comes with three different balcony patios and an enclosed terrace in the back.
Lincoln Park East
Square footage: 3,700
Steps from the park and lake, this 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom duplex comes with bountiful room to entertain, including both a formal living room, and a comfy downstairs den with its own wet bar.
Square footage: 1,425
This rehabbed brownstone duplex boasts 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and a modest fenced-in patio. Plus, it’s just steps away from some of the city’s hottest restaurants and galleries.
Square footage: 950
This brand new 1-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom loft gives you 16-foot floor-to-ceiling windows, a spiral staircase up to the sleeping area, and a badass corner balcony with sick views of the city.
Square footage: 1,327
When you’re not busy soaking up the sun at the beach, come home to this 1-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo 41 floors up, with sweeping views of the bay from 16-foot floor-to-ceiling windows. Even better, it’s in one of the finest buildings in the city packed with amenities including the state of Florida’s largest pool.
Square footage: 1,221
This penthouse duplex boasts 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, an open concept living/dining area, as well as both a balcony and private rooftop.
Square footage: 5,371
Safely distanced from Bourbon Street, this 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom spot gives historic charm from the outside, but inside it's fully modern with state of the art central audio, 2 laundry rooms, a wine room, and theatre.
Square footage: 2,800
This 4-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom two-story spread rocks a classic looking exterior, but it's been entirely remodeled inside to be bright, airy, and modern. Plus, it comes with a nice fenced-in yard.
Square footage: 3,303
With 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, this private half-acre retreat on the west side of the city gives off clean and airy gallery-like vibes. Also, there's a hot tub out back!
Old West Austin
Square footage: 2,340
This charming 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is replete with rustic details (including an awesome wood-panelled bathroom), and a good deal of loungeable green space out front and in back.
Square footage: 4,432
This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom fully renovated brick home has a gourmet kitchen, a ton of deck space, and even a sizable yard, if you're into that sort of thing.
Square footage: 2,921
This 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom loft looks straight out of the Real World, with a serious industrial-meets-modern vibe, and unique touches, including a wall with a built-in glass garage door that opens up onto a sprawling patio.
Square footage: 3,800
This 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom mini mansion in the beleaguered Motor City has its own indoor boat well, 150 feet of canal frontage, a solarium, and an old-school speakeasy-style bar in the basement. Something tells us that you could talk them down a couple hundred grand, too.
Square footage: 4,242
For the high roller who never wants to leave the city of sin, this Vegas pad keeps you close to the Strip with all the comforts you might want in the middle of the desert, including a pool, hot tub, and ample space to entertain outdoors.
Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor and can't even remotely afford any of these spaces.