Los Angeles | $2.695 Million
A 1912 Craftsman house with three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a one-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse, on a 0.2-acre lot
This house is a few blocks south of Beverly Boulevard, within walking distance of Larchmont Village and a stretch of Western Avenue with some of the city’s most popular Korean restaurants. It is a 10-minute walk from a playground and a pavilion with picnic tables at Robert Burns Park, and less than a mile from a public elementary school. The Paramount Studios complex is five minutes away by car.
Hollywood is about 10 minutes away. Driving to downtown or the University of Southern California campus takes about 15 minutes.
Size: 2,802 square feet
Price per square foot: $962
Indoors: Brick steps lead up from the street to a wide front porch flanked by brick columns.
The front door opens into a bright living room with original hardwood floors, street-facing windows and a decorative fireplace surrounded by glossy green tile. The adjacent dining room has a wall of built-in storage below diamond-paned windows.
This space connects to a kitchen with more diamond-paned windows, white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, a breakfast bar that seats three and glass doors that open to a deck. A laundry room, a powder room and a sunny family room with deck access are off the kitchen.
Stairs at the center of the house lead to all three bedrooms on the second floor. The primary suite has original hardwood floors and millwork in the bedroom; the updated bathroom has a glass-enclosed shower area, finished in black tile, with a soaking tub and backyard-facing windows. The other two bedrooms, which also have original hardwood floors, are each big enough to hold a queen-size bed. They share a bathroom off the stair landing with a combined tub and shower.
The guesthouse, across the backyard, has a bedroom, a full bathroom and a lofted sitting area overlooking the living room.
Outdoor space: The deck off the kitchen and family room steps down to the backyard, which is landscaped with mature trees and grass. There is room to park one car in the driveway.
Taxes: $33,684 (estimated)
Contact: Jeff Kohl and Josh Myler, The Agency, 310-625-9035 or 323-333-0301; theagencyre.com
San Francisco | $2.7 Million
A four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom condominium in a 1914 Beaux-Arts building
This 15-unit building is in Nob Hill, next to the University Club of San Francisco and across the street from the Fairmont hotel. (The apartment’s primary suite has a view of the palm trees in the hotel’s courtyard.) It is a five-minute walk from Grace Cathedral and from the ornate stone fountain in Huntington Park. Chinatown is also within walking distance.
Waterfront attractions like San Francisco National Maritime Historical Park and the San Francisco Ferry Building are easily accessible by cable car. Driving to San Francisco International Airport or to Marin County, across the Golden Gate Bridge, takes about half an hour.
Size: 3,083 square feet
Price per square foot: $876
Indoors: This apartment’s front door opens into a hallway, with the bedroom wing to the left and the living areas to the right.
The living room has original woodwork, hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace and French doors that open to a Juliet balcony with a skyline view. Off this space are a powder room and a sunroom with tall windows overlooking the city.
The hardwood floors continue into a dining room with a candle-style chandelier and sconces, as well as French doors that open to the sunroom. Through a wide doorway is a kitchen with white cabinetry, Carrara marble counters, a green-tile backsplash, Fisher & Paykel double ovens and a Wolf cooktop. A closet and a spacious pantry are off the kitchen.
The primary suite, on the other side of the apartment, has a bedroom big enough to hold a king-size bed, a separate sitting area, two walk-in closets and a bathroom with a soaking tub and shower. Two more bedrooms nearby are linked by a shared bathroom.
The fourth bedroom is off the main hall, with its own bathroom that has a stone-tile floor and a claw-foot tub.
Outdoor space: In addition to the Juliet balcony off the living room, this apartment comes with two parking spots and additional storage in a secure garage. The building has an attended lobby with marble floors and original wood paneling.
Taxes: $33,756 (estimated) and a $2,457 monthly homeowner association fee
Contact: Nina Hatvany, Compass, 415-345-3022; teamhatvany.com
Napa | $2.65 Million
An 1852 Victorian with three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a cabana with a full bathroom, on a 0.2-acre lot
This house is in the Napa Abajo-Fuller Park Historic District, half a block from Fuller Park, a popular gathering spot, and across the street from a used bookstore. It is about a five-minute walk from a bakery and coffee shop, and 10 minutes from restaurants and wine-tasting rooms overlooking the river in downtown Napa.
Santa Rosa is about an hour away. Driving to San Francisco or Sacramento takes a little more than an hour. Healdsburg, on the Russian River, is about an hour and a half away.
Size: 3,148 square feet
Price per square foot: $842
Indoors: Hedges enclose the gravel front yard, and a path leads up a short flight of steps to the front door, framed by a white-painted covered porch. Inside is a foyer with original hardwood floors and a grand staircase.
To the left is a living room with large windows, a fireplace with a minimalist stone surround flanked by built-in bookshelves, and access to a powder room. The living room connects to a large dining-and-family room with original woodwork, high ceilings and a built-in bar topped by a mirror.
Behind this room is an updated kitchen with a pantry, stainless steel appliances, a farmhouse-style sink, space for a breakfast table and French doors that open onto a deck. An airy home office is also in this part of the house.
All three bedrooms are on the second floor, off a long hallway. The primary bedroom, at the top of the stairs, has a large closet and an en suite bathroom with a combination tub and shower framed in marble and brightened by a window. The other two bedrooms share a bathroom with a claw-foot tub.
Outdoor space: The deck outside the kitchen steps down to a gravel area shaded by mature trees, with ample space for a table and a grill. Around the corner is an in-ground swimming pool with a cabana that has a full bathroom. The detached garage holds two cars.
Taxes: $33,120 (estimated)
Contact: Mark Lesti and Christine Lesti, Windermere Napa Valley Properties, 707-320-8950; windermere.com
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