Altadena, $1.349 million
A 1947 Gregory Ain designed house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, plus a detached studio of one bedroom, one bathroom, located on a 0.20-acre lot
This home is part of the Park Planned Homes Development, a midcentury modern tract of homes at the foothills San Gabriel Mountains. Gregory Ain and Garrett Eckbo created a plan to promote visual continuity. They eliminated fences from in front of homes and used glass walls to separate interior spaces from courtyards outside. By car, the Rose Bowl Stadium can be reached in 10 minutes. Driving to downtown Los Angeles takes about 30 minutes. Driving to downtown Los Angeles takes half an hour.
2,062 square feetPrice per square foot:
A paved path lined with greenery leads from the carport to the front door, which opens into a combined living-and-dining area with polished concrete floors, a fireplace and a wall of windows facing the pool outside.This space flows into a kitchen with a built-in cooktop, a separate wall oven and a breakfast area with a midcentury-style pendant light. The sunroom has floor-to ceiling windows, and the glass door opens onto a private courtyard shaded by an umbrella. Two bedrooms are located on one side of the hallway, with windows that face the pool. They have access to a bathroom at the end with a shower stall. The studio is located a few steps away from the main house. It has a bedroom, a full bathroom, and a laundry area. The backyard is enclosed and surrounded by mature trees and hedges. The carport has two parking spots.
Brien Varady, DPP Real Estate, 213-500-4585; dppre.comTahoma | $1.379 Million
A four-bedroom, two-bathroom mountain retreat built in 1969, on a 0.4-acre lotThis house is about a mile from Lake Tahoe, in a community with a private beach, plentiful hiking and biking trails, a small grocery store and a handful of restaurants. Homewood is about 10 minutes from the lakefront. Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park and Olympic Valley ski resorts are also within a 10 minute drive. Reno in Nevada is about an hour away. Sacramento is less than three hours away.
Size: 1,800 square feet
Price per square foot:
Wood steps lead from the driveway up to the front door. The living room has wide-plank wood floors, high ceilings and a fireplace with a rock. It also features tall windows that look out at the trees surrounding the home. The primary suite is located on this floor, off the kitchen, and has a rock fireplace, more windows facing trees, and stainless steel appliances. The bedroom has another rock fireplace and more tree-facing windows; the attached bathroom has a combined tub and shower.
Stairs in the kitchen lead down to three more bedrooms on the lower level. The one that currently has two bunk beds is big enough to become a den. Two other rooms, located across the hall from each other, feature windows that overlook the deck. A full bathroom with a walk-in shower and wood-paneled walls is also on this level, along with a side-by-side washer and dryer set into a nook in the hallway.Outdoor space:
The main deck, off the lower level, is spacious, with room for a dining table and a grill. A long parking pad with space for at least three cars connects the house to the street.Taxes:
$17,232 (estimated) and a $79 monthly homeowner association feeContact:
Dave Westall, Sierra Sotheby’s International Realty, 530-448-9882; sothebysrealty.com
Palm Springs | $1.375 Million
A midcentury-modern house with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, on a 0.3-acre lot
This house is in the El Mirador neighborhood, on a cul-de-sac less than a mile from North Palm Canyon Drive, one of the city’s main thoroughfares and a popular dining and vintage-shopping destination. The sellers have updated the house with Alex Proba’s artwork in the pool and custom wallpaper in bedrooms. Lake Arrowhead can be reached in 90 minutes. San Diego is less than three hours away. San Diego is less than three hours away.Size:
1,467 square feetPrice per square foot:
This house sits behind a breeze-block wall and a yard landscaped with gravel and palm trees of varying sizes.
The front door opens into a living room with concrete floors, an original white-brick fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows facing the street and glass doors that open to the back patio and pool area. This space and the adjacent dining area have midcentury-style chandeliers.
The dining area is open to a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and light yellow cabinets accented with boomerang-style pulls.
A hallway off the kitchen leads to two bedrooms. The bathroom is attached to the bedroom next door. The bedroom next door also has an attached bathroom.
The third bedroom is off the living room, with an en suite bathroom that has a combined tub and shower.Outdoor space:
The pool and spa behind the house are framed by a concrete deck surrounded by lawn and tall hedges, with a view of the mountains. The backyard has several patios, including one with a fireplace. The attached garage has one parking spot.Taxes:
Todd Cromwell, Keller Williams, 614-519-9620; toddcromwell.kw.com
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