Los Angeles | $ 1.799 million
A 1934 Spanish style home with four bedrooms, two bathrooms on 0.1 acre lot
Owned by the seller for three decades, this home is a well-preserved example of the Spanish-style homes of the 1920s and 1930s that Los Angeles is known for. The original colorful tiles in the bathrooms and kitchen have been carefully maintained and there are many original fixtures with decorative decorations.
The property is located in the South Carthay Historic Preservation Overlay Zone, near the office-intensive Mid-Wilshire and Beverly Hills area. Less than a mile away is a section of South Fairfax Avenue known for its Ethiopian restaurants and bakeries. Downtown Los Angeles can be reached in around 20 minutes by car.
Size: 2,259 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 796
Inside: A wrought iron gate separates the house from the street. The front door is on the other side of a covered porch.
There is a foyer behind the original wooden door. If you turn right, you will find yourself in a sunken living room. The ceilings are accented with beams painted white, and a stained glass window with a ship detail faces the front yard. The delicate metal lights are original, as is the fireplace.
To the left of the entrance is a formal dining room with intricate moldings. On one side there is a small, sunny breakfast room with built-in storage space and access to the kitchen.
The walls and tiered ceiling of the kitchen are clad in original yellow tiles with aqua trimmings. Painted tiles line the sink area with original cabinets above and below.
The kitchen is connected to the main hallway which has more moldings and an old fashioned telephone desk. At the other end of the hall is a master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and windows to the rear and the side gardens. A dressing area with more built-ins leads to the primary bathroom, which is lined with burgundy and yellow tiles. The bathtub and shower are separate and each housed in their own niche.
Adjacent to the master bedroom is a guest room large enough to accommodate a queen bed. It has access to a green and yellow tiled bathroom that is connected to the kitchen. Two more guest rooms are located next to the main hall.
Outside space: The back yard is designed with a mix of manicured rose bushes and wildflowers. A stone terrace offers space for a small table and fruit trees characterize the property. The detached garage has space for two cars.
Taxes: $ 22,848 (estimated)
Contact: Stephanie Younger, The Stephanie Younger Group, Compass, 310-499-2020; kompass.com
Lake Arrowhead | $ 1,799,900
A four bedroom, three and a half bathroom A-frame home built in 1979 on 0.2 acre lot
Lake Arrowhead is a popular tourist destination – the area receives nearly 4 million visitors annually – but it also attracts year-round residents who want to enjoy the small-town atmosphere and natural beauty 90 minutes from Los Angeles (and less than an hour from Redlands and London) in San Bernardino). This house is right across from the lake, which is only open to residents and guests staying in local hotels or vacation rentals. Lake Arrowhead Village, with its restaurants, inns and outlet shopping, is 1 mile away.
Size: 3,058 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 589
Inside: The entrance to the house is on two levels: the garage on the lowest level and the front door from the driveway.
The entrance foyer is open to the living room, which has a stone fireplace and high ceilings that the vendors have refreshed with walnut rays. Large windows look out onto the deck and offer views of the lake behind the trees.
To the right of the living room is a dining area next to sliding glass doors that lead to the deck. It is across from an open kitchen that has been renovated by the vendors with a Viking stove and a center island with a built-in wine fridge.
A short hallway from the living room leads to a powder room and then to the master suite with a fireplace and doors to the deck. A barn door leads to a bathroom with a shower without curls and a bathtub between two panoramic windows.
A staircase leads from the foyer to an open corridor with a view of the living area, which connects two spacious bedrooms with vaulted ceilings. you have a stone fireplace that is similar to the one in the living room. They share a bathroom with a glass-walled shower.
A staircase from the foyer also leads to the lower level, which has a playroom as well as a guest suite and an office room with its own entrance.
Outside space: The living room, master bedroom and dining area all have access to the deck, which looks through the trees at the arrowhead of the lake. The deck is big enough for a grill and dining table. The attached garage has space for two cars and offers parking spaces for others in the driveway.
Taxes: $ 22,860 (estimated)
Contact: Christine Williams, Keller Williams Arrowhead, 310-923-8952; kw.com
San Diego | $ 1.795 million
A four bedroom, three bath home built in 1936 on 0.1 acre lot
This home is at the end of a street on a canyon near Balboa Park, the largest park in San Diego, with a golf course, two museums, and a Japanese garden. A public primary school and a Catholic high school are just 1.6 km from the property. Downtown San Diego is a 10-minute drive away.
Size: 3,249 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 552
Inside: Steps run along the driveway and around the garage to the porch with views of Balboa Park and the Pacific on clear days.
There are two options from the foyer: Turning left takes you to a sunken living room with an original fireplace, decorative moldings, and windows overlooking the tree tops. Turning right takes you to a formal dining room with wide windows and glass doors that lead to a private terrace. A swing door opens from the dining room to a kitchen with granite surfaces and a breakfast nook.
There are three doors at the end of the main hall. One leads to a guest room; another to a bathroom with a shower cubicle; and a third to a guest suite on the ground floor with a living room with an original brick fireplace, a kitchen, a bedroom with a stained glass window and a private entrance.
On the second level there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. The master bedroom has hardwood floors and French doors that lead to a covered balcony with views of the downtown skyline. Next door is a full bathroom with original blue and white tiles and a double vanity. At the opposite end of the hall there is a large guest room that is currently used as a home office and training room. The windows look out onto the back yard and Balboa Park.
Outside space: From the kitchen a door opens to a rear terrace with space for a table and chairs. A hot tub is at one end. Steps lead down to the back yard, where a second paved patio provides additional entertaining space. The suite on the ground floor has its own covered terrace. The detached garage has two parking spaces.
Taxes: $ 18,852
Contact: Ron Rooney, Pacific Sotheby & # 39; s International Realty, 619-952-1777; sothebysrealty.com
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