Santa Monica | $ 2.295 million
A three bedroom, two and a half bathroom unit in a 2021 gated community
This condominium is located between the Ocean Park neighborhood of Santa Monica and the Rose Avenue neighborhood of Venice, two areas that have seen a surge in development lately, thanks in part to the booming tech district anchored by Google’s Southern California offices, less than five minutes away by car.
Ocean View Park, with its lawn and tennis courts on the beach, is 1.6 km away, as is the beach. A section of Lincoln Boulevard with a Whole Foods grocery store and CVS is about a 10-minute walk away; Culver City and Los Angeles International Airport are approximately 20 minutes’ drive away.
Size: 1,906 square feet
Price per square meter: $ 1,204
Inside: A gate separates this complex from the sidewalk, with the door of this unit opening off the main corridor.
The living room has wide oak plank floors and floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto a terrace. The living and dining areas are separated by a kitchen with Miele appliances, custom-made walnut cabinets and a walk-in pantry. A laundry room and half a bathroom are across from the kitchen. And at the other end of the living area, near glass doors that lead onto a terrace, there is space for a dining table.
From the living room a short flight of stairs leads to the bedrooms on this level: one is large enough for a queen bed; Across the hall is a smaller room that could accommodate a large bed or serve as an office. A full bathroom with a bath and shower combination and a sleek quartz-topped vanity is nearby.
A second flight of stairs leads from the living room to the master suite on the second level. The master bedroom has a private balcony; The bathroom has a walk-in closet with built-in shelves, a vanity unit with two sinks, and a deep soaking tub alongside a walk-in shower with a window.
Outside space: The terrace on the main level is right next to the dining area, so you can easily hold indoor-outdoor events in the room. There’s also a rooftop terrace with views of the Santa Monica low rise apartment buildings. The device has two underground parking spaces.
Steer: $ 28,692 estimated plus a monthly community fee of $ 600
Contact: Patrice Meepos, Compass, 310-849-5443; kompass.com
Escondido | $ 2.25 million
A Queen Anne house built in 1896 with four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms on 0.45 acre lot
This home was built in 1896 for Albert H. Beach, a local businessman, and was purchased in the late 1990s by Harry G. Parashis, an art gallery owner who restored a number of historic California homes. Mr. Parashis worked with the Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper company to furnish many of the rooms in this house with contemporary wallpaper.
Escondido, one of the oldest cities in San Diego County, has a population of more than 150,000. This home is about five minutes from Grand Avenue, a major thoroughfare with restaurants, pubs, and cafes. Downtown San Diego is 30 to 40 minutes’ drive away, depending on traffic.
Size: 2,690 square feet
Price per square meter: $ 836
Inside: From the street, a tall wrought iron gate flanked by two stone lions opens to a pathway that leads to the front porch, which is set into a facade adorned with intricately carved fish scale panels, a common feature of the Queen Anne architecture.
Behind the entrance door there is a red and blue wallpapered foyer, from which a large staircase leads to the second level. To the right is a drawing room with a fireplace surrounded by Minton tiles; lights recovered from goods of the same epoch; and a ceiling with wallpaper inspired by the work of textile designer William Morris.
Off the main hallway, just behind the living room, is a dining room with more patterned wallpaper and original hardwood floors. Behind it is the kitchen with green and cream-colored cupboards, a stainless steel dishwasher and a country-style sink made of white porcelain.
There are two more rooms on this side of the house: an informal family room large enough to accommodate a sofa and TV; and a conservatory that opens onto one of several porches. Also on the first floor, next to the main hall, is a guest toilet with a pedestal washbasin.
The bedroom at the top of the stairs is carpeted with flowers and is slightly rounded in shape; Next door is a glamorous bathroom with pink wallpaper and an ornate bathtub.
A second bedroom, further down the hall, has a closet hidden behind mahogany doors. There are also two additional bedrooms large enough for queen beds; They share a bathroom down the hall with a claw-foot bathtub.
Outside space: The covered veranda in front of the winter garden has a colorful tile floor and blue painted columns; It overlooks the back yard, which is laid out with low hedges and manicured flower beds, some of which surround a stone fountain. Around the corner, a terrace protected by a trellis is the ideal size for a dining table. There is also a pavilion modeled after a miniature version of the main house. The detached garage has space for two cars and there is space for a few more in the driveway.
Steer: $ 21,128 (estimated although the home is eligible for reduced property tax under the Mills Act, which gives homeowners an economic incentive to preserve historic properties)
Contact: Eric Iantorno and Marvin Gomez, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty, 858-334-3577; sothebysrealty.com
Danville | $ 2.299 million
A mid-century modern four bedroom, three bath home built in 1959 on 1 acre lot
This home is in a neighborhood on the edge of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness Park, where hiking and riding trails wind through nearly 6,000 acres. On this side of the park, about a 10-minute drive from the house, is the Eugene O’Neill National Historic Site, a Spanish colonial home that was inhabited by the playwright in the 1930s and 1940s.
The center of town, about five minutes away, has a library and a well-rated public high school. Oakland is about a half hour drive away; San Francisco and San Jose are 45 minutes away.
Size: 2,941 square feet
Price per square meter: $ 782
Inside: A long driveway leads from the street to the entrance, where the front door opens into a long foyer with parquet flooring.
At the end of the foyer is the main living area with a large A-frame window overlooking the surrounding trees. Built into one wall are wooden bookcases and a fireplace with a simple black tile surround.
Behind the living room is an open dining area and kitchen with granite countertops. On the other side of the kitchen is another dining area in front of glass doors that open to the rear terrace.
A hallway leads from the foyer to the right side of the house, where there are three bedrooms. At the other end of the hall is the master suite with a large walk-in closet and bathroom with access to an outside staircase that leads to the swimming pool. Two more bedrooms, about the same size, are also located off the main hall; one has wood-paneled walls and is currently used as a home office. They share a bathroom with a combination of bathtub and shower.
A staircase in the foyer leads to the lower level, where there is a spacious den with sliding glass doors to the pool area as well as another bedroom and a full bathroom.
Outside space: A long wooden terrace extends over the living area and offers views of the neighborhood. The pool is surrounded by concrete and offers plenty of space for grilling and eating. There is an attached two car garage at the front of the house.
Steer: $ 28,740 estimated plus a monthly community fee of $ 86
Contact: Taso Tsakos and Erin Carrigg, The Agency, 925-360-4420; theagencyre.com
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