Los Angeles | $ 1.095 million
A 1924 Tudor Revival two bedroom, one bathroom bungalow on 0.1 acre lot
Located on a cul-de-sac in the lower Hollywood Hills, this property is within walking distance of the Hollywood Bowl, an amenity vendors often took advantage of. It's also right on North Highland Avenue, a major artery that takes commuters south to West Hollywood and north to Studio City. Also within walking distance (or a five-minute drive) is the Hollywood and Highland Complex, which includes a subway stop on the red line heading downtown.
Size: 1,092 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 1,003
Inside: The house is at an angle to the street and has a brick terrace and a lush garden to the front. The stained glass front door leads into a living room with white oak floors, a brick fireplace, and maple-paneled windows that look out onto the street.
A wide door leads into a dining room with glass doors that open onto a deck. A breakfast bar with a butcher counter separates the dining area from the kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a backsplash made of subway tiles. The closet space is large and a window over the sink looks to the side of the property.
From the kitchen and living room, steps lead to a hallway that connects the bedrooms and bathroom. Near the kitchen is the bathroom, made almost entirely of white tiles, with a porcelain plinth washbasin next to a combination of bathtub and shower with a window. Next to the bathroom is a bedroom with space for a queen-size bed and a desk as well as a closet and a door to the garage. On the other side of the hall is a second, slightly larger bedroom.
While maintaining many of the home's original details, the sellers have made a number of structural improvements including bolting the foundation in 2008 and replacing the sewer line in 2019.
Outside space: Next to the dining area is a wooden terrace with space for a small table and chairs. A staircase leads down to a back yard patio with a flagstone paved area large enough to accommodate a dining table and chairs. On the right side there is a brick terrace with space for more seating. Succulents line the perimeter of the yard and mature trees provide shade and privacy. The attached garage offers space for a car and can be used as an art studio or workshop. There is another parking lot in the driveway and one on the street.
Taxes: $ 13,908 (estimated)
Contact: Brock Harris and Lori Harris, Keller Williams Los Feliz, 213-842-7625; brockandlori.com
Oakland | $ 1.095 million
A 1912 two bedroom, two bathroom craftsman home and one bedroom and one bathroom guest house on 0.1 acre lot
This house is located in Temescal, a neighborhood that has many Craftsman bungalows. The main street, Telegraph Avenue, is within walking distance and has a number of popular restaurants and cafes. The Temescal Farmers' Market is open on Sundays all year round. There is a playground for young children and green areas for picnics and games in the nearby Frog Park. The MacArthur BART stop, about a mile away, takes passengers to nearby Berkeley and across the bay to San Francisco.
Size: 1,230 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 890
Inside: Brick steps lead to the front door which leads into a sunny living room with three windows facing the street and hardwood floors. On one side of the room is a door to a home office with a built-in workstation and lots of natural light.
The wooden floors lead out beyond the living area into a dining room with several original fixtures, including a buffet in one corner and a cabinet in another.
The dining room leads into a spacious kitchen with shiny black cabinets and a built-in desk and breakfast bar. Behind the kitchen is a laundry room with tiled floors and a bathroom with a shower cubicle.
A bedroom and bathroom are in a short corridor between the kitchen and dining room. The bedroom has dark hardwood floors and custom-made closets. The bathroom has a combination of bathtub and shower.
Another bedroom is on the other side of the kitchen and has more closet space and windows overlooking the back yard.
Like many properties in the Bay Area, this home has a unit in the back yard. This has a kitchen, a living room and a bedroom with direct access to the terrace.
Outside space: Outdoor steps from the laundry room lead down to the back yard, where garden boxes line a path to a paved patio with a wood-burning stove and rotisserie. The garage has space for one car and parking space for another in the driveway.
Taxes: $ 12,816 (estimated)
Contact: Robin Dustan, brokerage for Sotheby & # 39; s International Realty of San Francisco, 415-929-1500; sothebysrealty.com
Santa Clara | $ 1.1 million
A two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom cottage from 1924 on 0.1 acre lot
Most of the houses in this part of Santa Clara – including this one – were built on quiet, tree-lined streets in the 1920s. This home is half a mile from Santa Clara University, a private Jesuit school with approximately 9,000 students and the buildings and grounds of the Santa Clara Mission. The Municipal Rose Garden in San Jose is 1 mile away and downtown San Jose is a 10-minute drive away. The Apple, Google and Facebook locations can be reached within half an hour by car.
Size: 1,001 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 1,099
Inside: A brick path that leads through the front yard leads to a green glazed door. It opens directly to a living room with windows to the front and side courtyards and an original brick fireplace with white cast iron vents.
To the right of the living room is a dining room with original wooden floors and an antique lamp. Leading through the dining room is a kitchen with herringbone floors, stainless steel appliances including a wine refrigerator, and a door to an outdoor patio.
A hallway off the living room and kitchen connects a modernized bathroom with a glass wall shower and sink to two bedrooms, the larger of which has double doors that lead to the rear terrace.
Outside space: A low, curved wall at the front of the house encloses a small brick patio with space for a coffee table and chairs. A path winds from the kitchen to the back yard, which has several seating areas, including one with a pergola for shade. The detached garage, recently built as the house, has space for two cars plus an electric charging station and half a bathroom.
Taxes: $ 13,200 Estimate
Contact: Heather Lange, Heather Lange Homes, Intero Real Estate, 408-207-3130; intero.com
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