Santa Ana | $ 985,000
House from 1926 Tudor Revival with four bedrooms and two bathrooms on a plot of 0.1 acre
This house, known in the Floral Park district for its fairy tale-style houses, is listed in the city’s historic register as a structure that contributes to the character of the area. The owner, who bought it in 2017, updated the water and air conditioning systems.
Santa Ana is a county seat in Orange County, about a 20-minute drive from John Wayne Airport. Disneyland is about 15 minutes away; Downtown Los Angeles is 40 minutes northwest along I-5.
Size: 2225 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 443
Inside: A stone path leads to the arched entrance through the lavender-styled front yard.
The front door opens into the living room with covered ceilings and an original stucco fireplace with brick edging. Built-in shelves, original in the house, are inserted into one wall. The door to the left of the entrance leads to a dining room, painted a deep blue tint, with an arched picture window overlooking the street.
From the right side of the living room there is a corridor for two guest rooms and a bathroom. One of the bedrooms has a built-in window seat and access to the garden; the bathroom has original built-in wardrobes and updated Spanish-style tiles.
Swing doors in the dining room lead to the kitchen, which was updated by the previous owner, but still has most of its original mill, like the rest of the house. It also has quartz slabs and a farmhouse-style sink.
Right behind the kitchen, from the hallway that leads to the bedrooms on the ground floor, there are stairs to the second level. At the top of the stairs, a bedroom with sloping ceilings and an arched window could be used as a home office or children’s room. Next door is the primary suite, which has Juliet’s balcony facing the trees and a koi pond in the garden; the private bathroom has a shower and a walk-in closet with a toilet.
When the owners bought the property, the rooms on the upper floor were carpeted and, as part of their renovation, installed oak floors to match those on the ground floor.
Outdoor area: In the back of the house is a deck shaded by awnings with space for barbecue and outdoor dining furniture. The previous owner modified the garden with hedges and lavender to reflect the English Tudor style of architecture, and added a koi pond, which was led by a stone path from the deck. In the far corner of the courtyard is a brick fireplace and a ripe orange tree. The garage is detached, with space for two cars and attic storage space.
Solvang | $ 985,000
Spanish-style house built in 1975, with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, on 1.1 acres of land
The town of Solvang in the Santa Ynez Valley was founded in the early 20th century by Danish immigrants, so many buildings resemble 19th-century Copenhagen buildings. There is even a replica of the “Little Mermaid” statue.
This property is about five minutes from the city center. Many wine tasting rooms are about two miles away and two local schools are within walking distance. Santa Barbara is about 40 minutes away by car; It’s just over two hours to Los Angeles.
Size: 2220 square feet
Price per square foot: 444 USD
Inside: The owner, who bought the house in 2014, renovated it inspired by the Cliff May architecture and issues of Sunset Magazine from the 70s.
Through the front yard, decorated with oak trees, a rocky path leads to the orange entrance door lined with windows. It opens into a foyer that has a poured concrete floor, like the rest of the house. To the right is a living room with a fireplace framed in stone.
Beyond is a family room with beamed ceilings and sliding glass doors that open onto the terrace and pool. The family room is open to the kitchen, which has ceramic tile tiles and a slate blue cabinet. The kitchen has a dining room with multiple sliding glass doors.
The bedrooms are connected by a corridor leading to the left side of the house. The first two, each large enough to accommodate a queen-size bed, share an updated bathroom with a combined bath and shower. Both bedrooms have wardrobes and windows facing the side of the property.
The primary suite is at the back of the house with access to the pool. The bedroom is partially open to the bathroom, which has two vanities and a window overlooking the terrace.
Outdoor area: Behind the house is a concrete terrace with a lamella pergola and a swimming pool with an attached whirlpool. This property is planted with several oaks – one is equipped with a tree house – and has space for another construction, such as a house with a swimming pool. There is space for three cars in the attached garage.
Taxes: 11,426 USD (estimation)
Contact: Laura Drammer, Berkshire Hathaway, 805-448-7500; lauradrammer.idxbroker.com
Danville | $ 988,000
Townhouse from 1979 with three bedrooms and two bathrooms on the edge of a golf course
Danville is located in the San Ramon Valley in Northern California, about 40 minutes from San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. This area is home to several golf courses; Overlooking the 15th and 16th holes of Crow Canyon Country Club, this townhouse is a 10-minute drive from four other courses. Danville city center with its hospital, library and local high school is about a 10-minute drive away; grocery stores and other important shops are about five minutes away.
Size: 1618 square feet
Price per square foot: $ 611
Inside: This corner unit was purchased in 2012 and renovated by the current owners. The front door, dark wood and glass insert, opens into an airy foyer that leads to the living and dining area. In one wall there is a tiled fireplace and a sliding glass door leads to a small enclosed courtyard on one side of the room and to a deck facing the golf course on the other. The dining room is in the window outside the living room.
The door on the other side of the living room leads to the kitchen, which can be accessed directly from the hall. The equipment is made of stainless steel, placed under granite slabs and the floors are made of hardwood. Sliding glass doors in the dining room open to the deck.
To the right of the hall is a hall connecting the bedrooms and bathrooms. Across the hall from the first bedroom, which is currently used as a home office, the bathroom is shared with the second bedroom at the end of the hall.
Among them is a primary bedroom overlooking the golf course. The private bathroom has a separate shower and filling bath and a double washbasin complete with quartz. There is also a laundry room from the hallway with access to the garage.
Outdoor area: From the kitchen and living room there is access to the main terrace, where a wooden deck offers plenty of space for a dining table and chairs under a shaded overhang. From the living room there is a small deck with stairs leading down to the terrace. A garden and a low fence separate the terrace from the golf course. There are two cars in the attached garage. Community facilities include a heated swimming pool, a club room that can be rented for various events, and 13 tennis courts.
Taxes: $ 12,844 (estimated), plus a $ 453 homeowners association fee
Contact: Pat Burgess, Compass, 925-683-3509; compass.com