Los Angeles | $ 2.395 million
A 1925 Tudor Revival three bedroom, three bath home on 0.1 acre lot
This home is located in Carthay Square, Los Angeles, in the Carthay Square Historic Preservation Overlay Zone. Like many of its neighbors, it was designed in the Tudor Revivial style, and the owners have updated the interior while retaining the original facade.
Several museums, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Petersen Automotive Museum, as well as the section of Wilshire Boulevard known as the Miracle Mile are within 1 mile of the property. Downtown Los Angeles can be reached in around 20 minutes by car.
Size: 2,592 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 924
Inside: Steps rise from the street through an English country-inspired front garden with lavender bushes and a small fountain.
The front door leads into a foyer with dark wooden floors that extend through the main level. This room flows into a sunny living room with windows facing the street, a fireplace and a smaller adjoining room that is used as a study and TV room.
To the right of the entrance is a dining room with more windows facing the street. A polished granite breakfast bar separates the dining area from a kitchen with plenty of storage space and new appliances, including a Wolf range.
The two bedrooms on this level are accessed through a hallway off the living room. You have deep blue walls, built-in closets and the use of a full bathroom off the hallway with a combination of bathtub and shower. Across the hall is a second bedroom large enough to accommodate a queen bed and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and a glass door.
At the end of the hall, stairs rise to the second level, which serves as the primary suite. The bedroom is airy, with vaulted ceilings and a reading nook. The bathroom was recently renovated and has a deep marble bathtub and herringbone tiled floors.
Outside space: The doors at the end of the hall on the ground floor open to a deck that is partially covered by a wooden pergola and has space for a dining table and chairs. In one corner there is an outdoor kitchen with a grill, refrigerator and sink. Steps lead from the deck to a concrete pool separated by a small path from a garage that has been converted into a home office. Fruit trees that are planted along the property offer privacy from the neighbors.
Taxes: $ 30,420 (estimated)
Contact: Joshua Gaunya, Deasy Penner Podley, 310-275-2223; deasypennerpodley.com
Berkeley | $ 2.399 million
A hillside house built in 1986 with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms
This Berkeley Hills home was designed with floor-to-ceiling windows, a redwood deck, and multiple balconies to take in expansive views across San Francisco Bay to Mount Tamalpais. The property is located approximately two miles north of downtown Berkeley and approximately 10 minutes' drive from the main University of California at Berkeley campus.
Size: 2845 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 843
Inside: A staircase rises from the driveway to the front door, which leads into a foyer with wooden floors.
A few steps from the foyer is a living room with Spanish tile floors, windows overlooking the hills, and a fireplace with a shiny concrete frame. To the left of the seating area is a wet bar with a wine refrigerator. In one corner is a work area with a built-in desk and bookcase.
The living room is open to a dining area with interior windows that bring light into the room. An arched door on one side leads into the kitchen, which has been updated by the vendors with new stainless steel appliances, including a Wolf range. On the other side of the kitchen is a family room with a breakfast area and windows facing the street. There is also a guest toilet with an attached washroom on this level.
A staircase between the kitchen and dining room leads to the three bedrooms on the second floor. The primary suite has a balcony overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and space for a table and chairs. The en-suite bathroom has underfloor heating installed by the vendors and a walk-in shower made of mint green tiles.
Two guest rooms and a full bathroom are located in a hallway. One of the bedrooms has a small balcony and the bathroom has a combination bath and shower.
Outside space: The glass doors in the living room open to a redwood deck with wood-and-metal railings. The deck has a platform with space for a dining table and chairs, as well as several other places to relax and enjoy the view. The attached garage has space for two cars.
Taxes: $ 28,068 (estimated)
Contact: Dev Parikh, Golden Gate Sotheby & # 39; s International Realty, 415-812-3777; sothebysrealty.com
Chualar | $ 2.395 million
A 1989 Mediterranean style home with four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms on 10 acres of land
This home was built by the sellers, a general contractor and an interior designer as a family residence. Accommodation includes rose gardens, a swimming pool, boarding and horse riding facilities and a wine tasting room.
Chualar is a small community in the Salinas Valley in Monterey County. The city of Salinas is around 20 minutes away by car. Monterey is 30 miles away.
Size: 4,800 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 499
Inside: A long driveway leads from the street to the main house, past a two car garage. A path paved with Spanish tiles leads through a garden to the front door which leads into a hallway with more Spanish tiles.
There is a home office on the right. To the left is a dining room with exposed wood ceilings and a custom made wrought iron chandelier.
An arched door leads into a living room with a fireplace on which is a rough-hewn wood paneling that extends the length of a wall. Glass doors lead to the pool area, and another wide, arched door leads into the kitchen, which is also accessible from the front hallway.
The kitchen has another custom light fixture suspended above the center island, as well as whitewashed wooden cabinets with iron fittings and a tile floor with a quatrefoil pattern. A dirty room and a washroom with additional storage space are next to each other.
Behind the kitchen is a second living room with wooden floors, an informal dining area and windows overlooking the rear terrace. A bathroom with a shower is to the side. There is also a powder room with black and white polka dots on this level.
An open staircase leads to a landing on the second floor with built-in storage space. On the left there are two bedrooms of roughly the same size: one has benches under a window overlooking the garden; the other has exposed ceiling beams. To the right is a third bedroom with a bathroom across the hall.
At the end of the hall is the master suite with high vaulted ceilings, an adobe-style fireplace, space for a sitting area and double doors that lead to a balcony. An arched door leads to a walk-in closet and bathroom with painted tiles that frame a vanity and bathtub.
Outside space: The kitchen and both living rooms have access to a brick-paved pool area with a built-in barbecue, an outdoor oven and several berths. There are two garages with space for two cars each; One is attached to the main house and has a wine tasting room with a bar. The property is landscaped with flowering bushes and native plants, and there is a separate flat area with a barn and space to train horses.
Taxes: $ 26,100 (estimated)
Contact: Sharon Swallow, Coldwell Banker Realty, 831-241-8208; Coldwellbankerhomes.com
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