saleoftheweek_sep10 6815 Gaston Ave. is listed for $499,000, or you can lease it for $2,850 per month. photography courtesy of Ebby Halliday Realtors

Whoever buys 6815 Gaston Ave. must have at least one patriotic party a year here; in fact, let’s make that a contingency in the contract. This is the perfect home for a patriotic week: built in 1949 in the post WWII building boom, the home has been meticulously updated yet retains all the Lakewood charm. Plus, the location is great, because Lakewood Country Club is right across the street. Step inside to see the entry flanked by formals and a remodeled kitchen with white cabinets, top-grade stainless-steel appliances, granite, moveable island, and breakfast nook. The home has original hardwoods up and down and new energy-efficient windows. The second-floor master features a balcony overlooking the almost quarter-acre lot, and the bath has been updated with double rubbed bronze fixtures and a huge walk-in shower. The 2,650 square feet includes three bedrooms; three baths; large family room; wine cellar; and spacious, treed yard. And the price is nice: $499,000. Or you can lease it for $2,850 per month.