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In 1932, the Summer Olympics were held in Los Angeles, and the athletes were housed in small houses built specifically for the purpose in the View Park area.The unfurnished buildings were then sold for $140 each. . It was moved to Eagle Rock and served as the reconnaissance clubhouse. Purchased in 2021, seller has done a complete refurbishment with new kitchen and bathrooms, copper plumbing, Nest thermostat, and tankless water heater.

The home is just over half a mile from the Commercial Corridor on Colorado Boulevard where Trader Joe’s is located. It takes him 30 minutes to drive to downtown Los Angeles.

size: 1,500 square feet

Price per square foot: $930

indoor: A hand-carved mahogany front door leads directly into the living room with casement windows and engineered wood floors. This space leads to a kitchen with new appliances including quartz counters, built-in chaise lounges, a 4-seater center island, and a dedicated wine refrigerator. Also in this part of the house is a powder room with brightly colored wallpaper and a custom concrete sink.

A hallway leading from the kitchen to the bedroom. The innermost primary suite features a wood-panelled accent wall, more engineered wood floors, and a bathroom with double vanities and a walk-in shower. Two guest rooms are located outside the main hall. They share a hallway bathroom with a combined tub/shower.

Outdoor space: A concrete patio in the front yard is large enough to hold a dining table and a separate lounge area. A copper tub sits next to a fence near a row of fruit trees and garden boxes. A completed garage can be converted into an attached dwelling unit.

tax: $17,436 (estimated)

contact: Silke Fernald, ACME Real Estate, 213-910-9018; acme-re.com


This home is in the Rockridge neighborhood, about half a block from College Avenue, less than half a mile from the Rockridge BART station, 30 minutes to San Francisco, and 15 minutes to drive to downtown Oakland. Various restaurants are within a 10-minute walk. A Safeway grocery store, gourmet food market and several coffee shops are also nearby.

The house is subdivided into Chabot Elementary School about 800m away. It’s about a 10-minute drive from downtown Berkeley and the University of California, Berkeley.

size: 1,364 square feet

Price per square foot: $1,008

indoor: The brick paved and low planted landscaped front yard rises to a brick porch and the front door leads to a foyer with hardwood floors and windows facing the street. This space is used by the seller as a home office.

Beyond is the living room with its original stone fireplace, flanked by original stained glass windows. A wide doorway leads to a dining room with built-in bar and cabinets with leaded glass doors. Opposite the dining room is an updated kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and room for a small table near the glass doors that open onto the deck.

The master bedroom is off the living room and has room for a king size bed. The private bathroom has a combined tub and shower.

The other two bedrooms are located in a hallway that begins in the dining room. They share a bathroom with stained glass windows and a shower with glass doors.

Outdoor space: The rear deck descends to a stone-paved backyard. Garden boxes and a few small landscaped areas have native plants. A playhouse in the corner of the garden resembles the main house.

tax: $17,184 (estimated)

contact: Daniel Steer, Steer Realty Group, 510-843-6400; stearealtygroup.com


The southernmost of the three beach cities in the South Bay, Redondo Beach is convenient for commuting to the commercial districts around Los Angeles. Downtown Los Angeles is 45 minutes away. Culver City is 30 minutes away. Century City is a 40-minute drive away. But the beach is nearby, so it’s a calm atmosphere.

This home is located less than 1 mile from the waterfront and restaurants near Redondo Beach Pier. Redondo Union High School and Beryl Heights Elementary School are a 5-minute drive away.

size: 841 square feet

Price per square foot: $1,611

indoor: Steps from the walkway lead to a covered and partially enclosed front porch large enough for chairs and a small table.

The Dutch front door leads to a living and dining area with honey-coloured hardwood floors, white-painted paneled walls, casement windows, and a fireplace with a simple white mantelpiece. The space opens up to an updated kitchen with white cabinets, a white tile backsplash, and a farmhouse style sink. A stacked washer and dryer are located in the alcove next to the back door.

The master bedroom and guest bedroom are off the living and dining area. Both have private bathrooms.

Outdoor space: A mature tree in the corner of the backyard provides shade to the lawn, which is large enough to hold a barbecue and dining set. A long gated driveway leads to his separate 1 car garage at the back of the property.

tax: $16,932 (estimated)

contact: Liz Bird, Vista Sotheby’s International Realty, 310-975-4760; sothebysrealty.com

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