Carmel | $4,975 Million
A four-bedroom, four-bathroom cottage built in 1934, on a 0.1-acre lot
This home is just a few blocks from Carmel Beach and within walking distance of Carmel Beach Walk, a hiking trail with panoramic ocean views. It is near the Clinton Walker House, a Frank Lloyd Wright home added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Carmel Plaza, the city’s shopping and dining center, is just over a mile away. Mission Trail Park, a 33-acre preserve with hiking trails, is a 10-minute drive away. Pebble Beach Golf Courses are less than 15 minutes away. Cannery Row in Monterey is 20 minutes’ drive away. Big Sur is less than an hour south; San Francisco is just over two hours north.
Size: 2,271 square feet
Price per square foot: $2,191
Inside: A brick path leads from the driveway to the bright red Dutch front door. It opens to a foyer with a staircase to the second floor.
Beyond is a dining area with white painted paneling and shiny brick floors that continues into a kitchen with stainless steel appliances. In this part of the house there is also a laundry room, a full bathroom and a bedroom with its own exterior entrance.
The main living room is on the second level, with high ceilings and casement windows overlooking the property. The living area is anchored by a wood-burning fireplace with a brick surround; There is space for a dining table on the opposite side of the room.
Three bedrooms are off a hallway that extends from the living room. The master bedroom has a brick-lined fireplace and en-suite bathroom. The bedroom next door also has an attached bathroom. The third bedroom, closest to the living room, has the use of a full bathroom across the hall, next to a living room.
Outer space: The property has a brick patio that is used for dining and entertaining, as well as stone paths surrounding the patio and small lawn. The attached garage has one parking space; There is room for another car in the driveway.
Taxes: $62,184 (estimated)
Contact: Nicholas Canning or Michael Canning, Canning Properties Group, Sotheby’s International Realty, Carmel Brokerage, 831-241-4458; sothebysrealty.com
Los Angeles | $4,995 Million
A 1928 Spanish Colonial style home with four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and two half bathrooms, on a one-acre lot
This home, known as John Show Ranch Estate, was built nearly a century ago on more than 350 acres of citrus and walnut groves. A recently completed multi-year renovation included recreating some of the original fixtures and restoring original wood and plasterwork.
The home is just minutes from a stretch of Ventura Boulevard that runs through Woodland Hills and a five-minute drive from a Bristol Farms grocery store and the Commons at Calabasas shopping and dining center. The beaches of Malibu are less than half an hour away.
Size: 5,980 square feet
Price per square foot: $835
Inside: A long path leads from the street to a garden with a stone fountain in the center. Brick steps ascend to a large covered porch and the front door opens to a foyer with original tile floors and a grand staircase to the second floor.
To the right is a sunken living room with hardwood floors and a fireplace adorned with citrus molding, a nod to the property’s origins. Behind this space is a room with a large wood-clad bar and access to a patio. Off the living room is a library with a stone fireplace, built-in bookshelves, and walls painted a vibrant green. There is also a powder room in this part of the house.
To the left of the hall is a dining room with original plasterwork ceiling. The adjacent kitchen has original tile work, white cabinets, a large center island and a sunny breakfast area. A large pantry, laundry room and half bathroom are off the kitchen.
Above, the landing offers a view of the hall and a stained glass window through a row of arches supported by Corinthian columns. To the right is the master suite, which includes a large bedroom, a walk-in closet, a sleeping porch, and an original tiled bathroom.
Three more bedrooms are located in the guest wing, at the other end of the hallway. One has a sleeping porch and a more original tiled private bathroom; The other two share a bathroom that also retains its original tile.
Outer space: The large patio off the living room has wrought iron railings and a fire pit. This space and the balconies are paved with period-appropriate Arto Brick tiles. Other outdoor amenities include a bar, built-in grill, and pool, with a surrounding area that was rebuilt in 2017. Terraced patios have been used for weddings and other events, and the lot could accommodate additional structures such as a garage, a guest house or studio.
Taxes: $62,436 (estimated)
Contact: Benjamin Kahle, Compass, 310-779-4578; historicrealestatela.com
Calistoga | $4.95 million
A 1998 two-bedroom, three-bathroom home and a one-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse, on a 1.3-acre lot
This house near the border with Saint Helena was built by Sandy Walker, an architect, as his personal residence. It’s a 10-minute drive from Calistoga’s mineral spas and a 15-minute drive from a dozen vineyards, as well as the campgrounds, hiking and biking trails of Bothe-Napa Valley State Park.
Driving to San Francisco or Sacramento takes less than two hours.
Size: 3,359 square feet
Price per square foot: $1,474
Inside: A closed road separates this property from the street. The entrance to the house is through tall glass doors.
The living and dining area beyond has polished concrete floors; a wood-burning fireplace with built-in storage for firewood; a great hanging fixture over the dining room; and access to a loggia through glass doors. (The loggia is separated from the pool area by roller doors).
The bright kitchen, off the entry, has light wood cabinets, a small center island, and stainless steel appliances from Bosch and Sub-Zero.
Behind the kitchen is a room with built-in shelving, a custom entertainment center and access to a bathroom with a walk-in shower.
A spiral staircase in the center of the house leads to the two second level bedrooms. The master suite has a fireplace, a balcony, an interior window to the bedroom below, and a bathroom with a shower and windowed tub. The bedroom at the other end of the hall has a private bathroom with a deep soaking tub. Next door is a small office with another balcony.
The stairs continue to a third-floor balcony overlooking a neighboring vineyard.
The guest house, on the other side of the pool, has a living room, kitchenette, bedroom and full bathroom.
Outer space: The pool and spa buried between the two houses are surrounded by a paved area with space for sun loungers. From the guest house, one path leads to a tennis court and another to a patio with a built-in bar and barbecue. The detached garage has two parking spaces.
Taxes: $61,872 (estimated)
Contact: Josh Dempsey, Vanguard Properties and Cyd Greer, Coldwell Banker Brokers of the Valley, 707-637-6123; vanguardproperties.com
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