Carmel-by-the-Sea | $2.695 million
1931 three bedroom, three bath cottage on 0.1 acre lot
This home was designed by MJ Murphy, a builder known for his charming cottages in Carmel, where around 300 examples of his work have been preserved. This one is about half a mile from the Carmel Plaza mall, making it inside walking or cycling distance to popular restaurants and galleries. Pebble Beach Golf Courses and the beach are roughly 10 minutes’ drive away.
The property is roughly quarter-hour from luxury hotels, boutiques and restaurants along Cannery Row, in the guts of Monterey. The drive inland to the Carmel Valley vineyards takes about half an hour.
Size: 1523 square feet
Price per square meter: $1770
Inside: The front courtyard is fenced in and a cobblestone path results in carved Dutch doors that open into the lobby.
To the appropriate, through an arched door, is a lounge with picket floors, windows facing the front, a stone fireplace and stairs to the second floor. The picket floor extends through one other arched opening into the dining room with a wrought iron chandelier. The combined kitchen/dining room has chrome steel appliances and doors to the rear patio.
There are two bedrooms on the primary level. The master suite, which is accessed from the kitchen and a brief corridor from the front room, has French doors opening onto the backyard; The bathroom has a walk-in shower opposite an extended vanity topped with an ornamental mirror. The second bedroom, coming off the hall, also has a toilet. There is a laundry room round the corner.
The second floor, which doubles as a 3rd bedroom or family room, has pointed ceiling beams and a diamond-paned window overlooking the countryside. The attached bathroom has a glass-enclosed shower.
External space: The rear patio is large enough to accommodate a dining table, and with high hedges and a picket fence surrounding it, it offers a way of privacy. There is room for 2 cars within the detached garage across the patio.
taxes: $33,684 (estimated)
Contact: Tim Allen, Tim Allen Properties, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 831-214-1990; timallenproperties.com
Holy Rose | $2.645 million
2023 three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath home on 10 acres
This one-story glass-walled home is situated in a built-up area roughly 20 minutes from downtown Santa Rosa. It is about half an hour from Calistoga’s Old Faithful geyser and the vineyards and tasting rooms around Healdsburg.
This a part of Santa Rosa is a 20-minute drive from popular outdoor recreation spots, including the Petrified Forest, where a walking trail winds its way around giant redwood trees. Clear Lake is roughly 90 minutes away. It takes about two hours to drive to San Francisco or Sacramento.
Size: 2625 square feet
Price per square meter: $1008
Inside: A driveway leads from the road to the front of the home where doors open onto an unlimited grand room with concrete floors, beamed ceilings and glass partitions overlooking a covered rear terrace. There is a hearth in the middle of the room, a kitchen to the appropriate and a sitting and dining area to the left.
In the kitchen, buildings made from German beech wood and household appliances by Fisher & Paykel. There is a rest room next to the kitchen, in addition to a corridor that results in two guest rooms with access to the surface and a completely equipped bathroom with a shower cabin.
The primary suite is outside the living area. The bedroom has a wardrobe and access to the terrace; The bathroom has a deep soaking tub and a separate slate shower.
External space: The covered terrace offers stunning views of the encompassing mountains, a completely equipped kitchen, an outside fireplace and lots of seating. There can be a smaller outdoor patio with a hearth pit and space for several chairs. Parking is on the market within the long driveway.
taxes: $33,060 (estimated) and monthly homeowner association fee of $167
Contact: Jacqueline Etchell, Sotheby’s International Realty, St. Helena, 707-490-5119; sothebysrealty.com
mountain view | $2.699 million
1953 three-bedroom, two-bath ranch on 0.1 acre lot
This house is situated on a quiet street in Saint Francis Acres, a neighborhood about five minutes’ drive from downtown Mountain View. It is just a few blocks from McKelvey Park which has open green space and a baseball diamond. Almond Elementary School is half a mile away; Los Altos High School is lower than a five-minute drive away.
The property is 10 minutes from Google’s Mountain View headquarters and lower than 20 minutes from Facebook and Apple offices. Downtown San Jose is 20 minutes away. Santa Cruz beaches are roughly 45 minutes’ drive away.
Size: 1323 square feet
Price per square meter: $2040
Inside: The front courtyard is landscaped with native plants and the doorway is thru a picket gate.
Double doors result in a sunny lounge with high ceilings, large windows and a hearth surrounded by white brick from floor to ceiling. The adjoining dining area is between the open kitchen and glass doors to the backyard. The kitchen has picket cabinets, granite countertops and chrome steel appliances, including a kitchen with an electrical hob.
All three bedrooms are situated off the corridor extending from the front of the home. The master suite on the far end has white beamed ceilings; The bathroom has a combined bath and shower. Next door is a guest room large enough for a queen bed. The third bedroom has tall windows overlooking the patio to the side of the home. These two bedrooms share a standard bathroom off the hall with a window shower.
External space: Two stone patios within the backyard offer space for dining and entertaining. The yard is surrounded by mature fruit trees with oranges and apples. The carport in front of the home has two parking spaces.
taxes: $33,732 (estimated)
Contact: Elizabeth Thompson, Agency, 650-823-8904; theagencyre.com
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