Rancho Mirage | $ 724,999
A mid-century home inspired by the modern age, built in 1978 with three bedrooms, three bathrooms on 1 acre lot
Built in the late 1970s, the home was updated by Thomas Troy, a local builder and designer known for contemporary interpretations of mid-century modern style. In addition to a renovation of the interior, the house received a new roof and an outdoor water feature.
The property is part of Springs Country Club, one of 13 golf resorts in Rancho Mirage, and is adjacent to Eisenhower Health, one of the largest hospital complexes in the Coachella Valley. Downtown Palm Springs is about half an hour away. Los Angeles is about a two-hour drive away. and Las Vegas is a four hour drive.
Size: 2,994 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 242
Inside: A paved path, flanked by succulents and hedges for privacy, leads from the street to red double doors. They open to a long foyer with wooden floors and a view of glass doors to the back yard.
To the right of the foyer is a combined living and dining area with more wood floors, a white brick fireplace, wet bar, and tall windows overlooking the backyard. Opposite the living area is a modernized kitchen with a breakfast bar, quartz counters and a center island with two dishwashers.
A short corridor with glass shelves leads from the kitchen to the bedrooms. At the back of the house is the master suite with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors to the back yard. The attached bathroom has a dark wooden vanity with quartz and a sunken shower with glossy brown tiles, plus a small collection of plants.
Two guest bedrooms at the front of the house have floor-to-ceiling windows. One that is used as a den has built-in shelves, deep red walls, and an en suite bathroom. The other is big enough for a king-size bed and has an en-suite bathroom with a sunken shower that stands under a skylight and is adorned with plants.
Outside space: The foyer and master bedroom both have access to the rear terrace, which has a paved area for lounge chairs surrounded by gravel and a fountain that reflects the red front doors. High hedges form a screen, and planters hold small trees. The attached garage with laundry room has space for two cars.
Taxes: $ 9,276 estimated plus a monthly homeowners association fee of $ 1,103
Contact: Guy Miracle and Richard Delao, Sotheby & # 39; s International Realty, 310-205-0305; sothebysrealty.com
Corning | $ 720,000
A three bedroom, three bath farmhouse built in 1991 in 10 acres of walnut garden
This property includes 10 acres of Chandler walnut trees, a variety that was developed by the University of California, Davis in the late 1970s. Many homes in this part of the state are near large farms, and small orchards like this one have often outsourced the harvest of walnuts and other crops to neighbors.
Corning is just a few miles from the Sacramento River and about a half-hour drive from Chico. The New Clairvaux Vineyard, owned by a community of Trappist Cistercian monks, is less than 10 minutes away.
Size: 2894 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 249
Inside: A long driveway leads from the street past a large lawn to the entrance. A covered porch surrounds most of the house with double doors on the right side of the facade.
The foyer has a high ceiling and oak floors that span most of the house. On the left is a living room with a fireplace and a bay window overlooking the porch. A wide door on one side of the living area leads to a dining room.
The kitchen, which is also accessible from the living room, is spacious and has space for a casual dining area and a built-in storage room with drawers and glass-fronted cabinets. An office and laundry room are adjacent to the kitchen.
A staircase with a wooden railing leads from the foyer to the three bedrooms on the second floor. The master bedroom at the top of the stairs has windows overlooking two sides of the property and an en suite bathroom with a double vanity and claw foot tub. The two guest rooms have two hall bathrooms, each with a combination of bathtub and shower.
Outside space: The glass doors in the kitchen open to the back porch and terrace, which offer plenty of space to sit. The terrace is paved with concrete and framed by grass and low hedges. Several old trees provide shade. The walnut trees are surrounded by a low fence so you can enjoy coffee in the back yard and admire the orchard. To the right of the house is a detached garage with space for three cars.
Taxes: $ 7,200 Estimate
Contact: Brandi Laffins, RE / Max von Chico, the Laffins Real Estate Team, 530-321-9562; laffins.com
Oakland | $ 725,000
A three bedroom, two bath Mediterranean home built in 1925 on 0.08 acre lot
This property in the Fruitvale neighborhood is one of four bungalows built by the same developer in the mid-1920s. Although it has been updated several times since then, it retains some of its original features, including a wrought iron gate and a brick fireplace in the living room. Central Fruitvale, about a mile and a half away, has a BART station with trains to Oakland and across San Francisco Bay. The Central Reservoir Recreation Area, a public park built in 1910 with basketball courts, picnic areas, and a hiking trail that circles the reservoir, is nearby.
Size: 1,285 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 564
Inside: A long flight of stairs leads from the sidewalk to the main entrance, where a wrought iron gate opens to reveal a small porch.
Behind the front door is a foyer that opens onto a living room with recessed lighting and windows facing the street. The brick fireplace separates the living room from a dining area overlooking the breakfast bar in the kitchen. The kitchen counters are made of granite and the appliances and sink are made of stainless steel.
Behind the kitchen is the master bedroom with sliding glass doors to the back yard. The private bathroom has a combined bathtub and shower as well as a new vanity with chrome fittings. Two further bedrooms and a second bathroom with bathtub and shower are on the right side of the house.
Outside space: A stone path leads from the master bedroom to a small terrace upstairs in the back yard where an old tree is lined up with lights and space for a coffee table and chairs. The back yard, laid out with native plants, is surrounded by a wooden fence. A two car garage is attached to the house at street level.
Taxes: $ 8,484 (estimated)
Contact: Sarah Baggott, Sexton Group Real Estate, 510-891-1557; sextongroupre.com
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