San Francisco | $ 2.375 million
A three bedroom, two and a half bathroom Victorian house dating from 1900 on 0.06 acre lot
A dainty version of the traditional Victorian house in San Francisco, this house was built in the early 20th century. It has been updated although the sellers who bought it in 2015 kept some original details.
The property is located in the Laurel Heights neighborhood, near the shops and restaurants of California Street. It is one mile from the Presidio of San Francisco, which is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is an ideal location to take in some of the city's most iconic views.
Size: 1,973 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 1,204
Inside: A white picket fence separates the front yard from the sidewalk, and a staircase with wooden railings leads to a light blue door that leads into a long hallway with original crown moldings and refinished wood floors (like the rest of the main level).
On the left is the master bedroom with windows facing the street, built-in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with marble vanity and shell pattern wallpaper.
Walking down the hallway takes you to a living room with skylights and stairs to the upper level where you will find a single room with a skylight vaulted ceiling and a built-in bed.
Behind the living room is a small dining area overlooking the kitchen, outfitted with stainless steel appliances and white subway tile.
A few steps from the dining area is a sunny room with floral wallpaper, which is currently used as a home office. A door connects this room to a guest room with windows overlooking the garden.
There is also a second bathroom next to the main hall.
Outside space: French doors in the office open to a brick patio. Behind is a grassy garden, which is framed by flowering plants and old trees. There is a closed pavilion in the middle of the courtyard. The one car garage has a bonus room currently used as a study and half a bathroom. A second car could be parked in the driveway.
Taxes: $ 28,980 (estimated)
Contact: Danielle Bales, Sotheby & # 39; s International Realty, Brokerage San Francisco, 415-772-8400; sothebysrealty.com
Newport Beach | $ 2.4 million
A modern four bedroom, three bath beach house built in 1964 on a 0.05 acre lot
This home is located in the Newport Shores community, approximately a five minute drive from the heart of Newport Beach. Many of the homes in the neighborhood were built in the mid-20th century, including this one which was designed in a modern style in the 1960s and renovated by the sellers. Newport Shores is within walking distance of the beach. The residents can use a swimming pool. Tennis, basketball and volleyball courts; and a clubhouse.
Size: 2,433 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 986
Inside: A white brick wall and garden boxes planted with succulents separate the house from the street. A private concrete and gravel path leads to the glass front door, which leads into a foyer on the lower level with a wood-paneled ceiling and neutrally tinted wall paneling.
To the right is a bedroom with a fireplace in one corner. When the house was built, this room was a living room; now it could be used as a cave.
On this level there is also a second guest bedroom and a full bathroom and laundry room.
A staircase in the middle of the lower level leads to the second floor. At the top of the stairs is the main living room, an open space with a large balcony that offers fresh air and sunlight. In addition to the three glass doors that lead to the balcony, there is space for a dining table. A white breakfast bar separates the living room from the kitchen, which has been fitted with elegant, white cabinets and stainless steel appliances.
A hallway off the living room leads to two bedrooms: a guest bedroom large enough to accommodate a queen bed and an en-suite bathroom; and the primary suite with a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a glass-walled shower and a double vanity with a granite top.
Outside space: The covered balcony off the living room overlooks the street and has space for a sofa and chairs or a dining table. Residents of the community have access to a swimming pool and outdoor sports facilities. The home has an attached two car garage.
Taxes: $ 28,560 estimated plus a monthly homeowners association fee of $ 46
Contact: Megan Darakjian and Carter Kaufman, Compass, 949-636-9519; kompass.com
Goleta | $ 2.395 million
A traditional house built in 1963 that was renovated in 2015 with five bedrooms, three bathrooms on a 0.25 acre lot
This home is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Goleta, approximately 15 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara. The area is popular with the University of California at Santa Barbara staff. The campus is about 10 minutes by car from this house. Also nearby are the Santa Barbara Airport and Goleta Beach Park, which are popular with cyclists, fishing enthusiasts, and beachgoers.
During the 2015 renovation, sellers added a new roof and updated solar power system, and updated the electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems.
Size: 2843 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 842
Inside: A footpath leads from the driveway to the entrance door, which leads into a bright foyer. Straight ahead is an open plan living area that overlooks the back yard with custom-made glass doors that run the length of the room and open it out to the outside.
A chimney is built into one wall and a long window sill extends over another. Between the seating area and the kitchen there is space for a dining table and chairs, as well as space for additional seating on the quartz island in the middle of the kitchen. The kitchen countertops are made of Caesarstone, and the stainless steel appliances include a Wolf range and Sub-Zero refrigerator. Next to the kitchen is a laundry room and a walk-in pantry.
The living room and foyer connect to a room that can be used as a home office or study, with a white brick fireplace, built-in shelves and a window facing the street. Across the hall is a guest room and bathroom with a glass-walled shower.
From the entrance area a staircase with a wrought iron railing leads to the second floor, where there are four bedrooms: three guest rooms that share a bathroom with a combination of bathtub and shower; and a primary suite with a walk-in closet and a bathroom with a walk-in shower.
Outside space: The back yard is grassy, with plenty of flat space for furniture or play equipment, and views of the nearby mountains. Near the fence is a stone patio with a fire pit and covered dining area. There is a jacuzzi on the other side of the yard. and there is a putting green along one side of the house. The attached garage has space for two cars.
Taxes: $ 27,780 (estimated)
Contact: Emily Termond, Keller Williams Realty, 805-610-9969, and Summer Knight, Sun Coast Realty, 805-886-1261; flexmls.com
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