Carmel by the Sea | $1.995 million
1941 Colonial Revival style home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on 0.1 acres
The house is located about eight hundred meters (800 m) from the center of Carmel, in a quaint location with cozy restaurants, quaint boutiques and tasting rooms serving wines from area vineyards. Forest Hills Park, a green space with a playground and several walking trails, is also nearby.
The city is just over a two-hour drive from San Francisco, making it popular with weekenders from the Bay Area. Pebble Beach’s top rated golf course in the nation is a 10-minute drive away, and Monterey attractions such as the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Cannery Row are a 15-minute drive away.
size: 1,656 square feet
Price per square foot: $1,205
indoor: The property is separated from the street by a private gate and tall hedges surrounding the entrance and front patio.
Behind the front door is a living room with low beamed ceilings, a stone-enclosed fireplace, and French doors that open onto the backyard and garden.
This part of the home also features an open dining area and kitchen, updated with stainless steel appliances and open shelving during the 2017 renovation. Glass doors near the dining area open onto the patio.
A staircase between the living room and kitchen leads to the two bedrooms on the second floor. You share a bathroom with a combined tub and shower. A small vaulted doorway in the bathroom has a walk-in closet.
The third bedroom is located on the first floor, outside the kitchen. The adjacent bathroom has a walk-in shower with a glass door.
Outdoor space: A terraced patio off the living and dining area serves as an extension of the interior space. A private area at the top of the property is large enough to hold a bench or a few chairs. There is a fire pit in the area closer to the house.
tax: $24,936 (estimated)
contact: Laurel Jack, Sotheby’s International Realty, Carmel Brokerage, 831-915-1185; sothebysrealty.com
San Francisco | $1.995 million
2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom 1908 Edwardian House on 0.1 Acre
Originally a one-bedroom cottage, the home was expanded in the 1930s and renovated again in the early 2000s. Located in a quiet street in the Corona Heights neighborhood, about 800 m (0.5 mi) from Corona Heights His Park and The Randall Museum, a science and nature-focused museum for children.
Some of San Francisco’s busiest neighborhoods are minutes away by car. The Castro District is about 1 mile and the Mission District about 2 miles. Both have numerous dining and nightlife options. It is approximately 25 minutes by car from San Francisco International Airport.
size: 2,195 square feet
Price per square foot: $909
indoor: The house is above the street with a staircase leading from the sidewalk gate to the front door. After the entrance, further stairs lead from the lower floor to the main floor.
Upstairs, the living room is bright with hardwood floors, multiple windows, and a fireplace with white mantelpiece. A wide doorway on one side of this space leads to a windowed sunroom that the seller uses as a home office.
Beyond is an open dining and kitchen area with access to a private deck. The kitchen has sleek white cabinets, stone countertops, and the latest appliances.
One bedroom is located on this level outside the living room and has high ceilings and a Murphy bed. Next door is a bathroom with a clawfoot bathtub.
The lower level of the home serves as one large primary suite with a bedroom large enough to accommodate a king size bed. walk-in closet; full bathroom with long double vanity; A laundry closet with a stacked washer and dryer is also on this level.
Outdoor space: The spacious wooden deck offers panoramic views of the surrounding area. The property also has a split level terrace with more space for outdoor entertaining.
tax: $24,936 (estimated)
contact: Todd Wiley, Compass, 415-317-5888; Compass.com
Los Angeles | $1.995 million
Midcentury modern ranch home built in 1957 with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on 0.2 acres
This home is located at the top of a winding street in the Baldwin Hills neighborhood of South Los Angeles. A recent renovation focused on restoring the home’s original character while introducing contemporary elements and installing a new he HVAC system, copper plumbing, tankless water heater and solar panels. .
The property is close to two large green spaces: Jim Gilliam Park, which has an indoor recreation center and sports facilities, and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area, which has hiking trails, a disc golf course, and a hummingbird garden. Culver City is a 15 minute drive. Downtown Los Angeles is 30 minutes away.
size: 2,289 square feet
Price per square foot: $872
indoor: A staircase from the street leads to a front porch surrounded by a succulent garden.
Bright blue double doors with mid-century knobs open into the living area with original hardwood floors refinished during a recent renovation and wide windows overlooking Century City and the Hollywood Hills.
The space opens onto a kitchen with a Bertazzoni range, Thermador dishwasher, and colorful pendant fixtures hanging over an island. There is a small laundry room around the corner.
Behind the kitchen, the family room has a raised hearth fireplace in the rock wall. Large windows next to the fireplace offer views of downtown Los Angeles.
All three bedrooms are located in a central hallway that extends from the living room. The master bedroom at the far end has a sliding glass door that opens onto the backyard. Private bathrooms have double showers and deep soaking bathtubs. His other two bedrooms are each big enough for a double bed and a desk. They share a bathroom with a tub/shower combination.
Outdoor space: The backyard was updated during renovation with a new drainage system, drought resistant landscaping, gravel and stone patio.
tax: $24,936 (estimated)
contact: Benjamin Kahle, DPP Real Estate, 310-779-4578; dppre.com
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