New listings open this weekend include new construction in the Tree Section, a remodeled tall & skinny in the Hill Section, and a bank-owned, starter home in the Trees. For other open houses, see the Open House Lists links to the right.
1021 33rd St. OPEN SUN 1-4 ($2,100,000, 5br/3.5ba, 3600sf, listed by Candice Carpenter – Re/Max Beach Cities). This new home is on a 7,046-square-foot lot, which is about a lot-and-a-half for the Tree Section. It is a triangular lot between busy Ardmore (about a block west of Sepulveda) and the Veteran’s Parkway greenbelt. It has been listed for several weeks, while construction is being completed, but this Sunday is the first public open house. This one was a quick build and you can see from the photo taken today, they are putting the finishing touches on the landscaping and painting. The property was purchased on October 21, 2011 for $680,000. You’ll have to go see it and determine if the new house is worth an additional $1.42M.
Willie Campbell is the builder. He also built the other new Tree Section spec homes on Pine and Maple in 2011. If you’ve seen those homes, you’ll notice similarities. However, the craftsmanship and finishes in this home are distinctly better
There are four bedrooms upstairs and one on the first floor. The master bedroom at the front of the house has a large balcony. At the top of the curved staircase, there is a large open area for another family area. The groin vault ceiling for this area adds architectural interest. From the back of the house there are views of the green belt and the senior apartment building on the other side. With neighbors on just one side and none behind, the house is surrounded by open space and gets a lot of light. A circular driveway in front leads to a two-car garage plus a carport. Hedges have been planted along the front of the property for privacy. It has also been wired so an automatic gate can be added later. Go see this home and let us know what you think.
303 Larsson St. OPEN SUN 1-4 ($1,000,000, 3br/2ba, 1805sf, listed by Ron Werner – South Bay Brokers). I took clients to see this one and it was getting a lot of attention from potential buyers. There are already offers in, but you do have a chance to see it this weekend. You’ll need to move fast if you like it, they plan to review offers on Monday.
The house was built in 1959 on the 3,438-square-foot lot, on the side of Larsson that does NOT back to Sepulveda. But the home was remodeled 5 years ago and the finishes are very well done. Take a look at the listing photos to see the kitchen and bath upgrades.
The side entrance to this “tall & skinny” opens to a family room, which has direct access to the 2-car garage. Laundry hookups are in the garage. On the ground floor, there are two small bedrooms at the back and a hall bath. Both bedrooms have a door to the back yard. Upstairs there is a larger bedroom (I hesitate to call it a “master” bedroom) with a door that connects to the hall bath. There is no true closet for the upstairs bedroom, but there is a wall of cabinets which serve as a wardrobe. The kitchen is open to the dining area and living room. The living room has sliders to the front balcony which has city/mountain views.
With all the buyer interest, this home could sell for more than the asking price. A comp just a few houses away, at 234 Larsson St. has the same amount of land, but that one is a two-on-a-lot, detached townhome with a joint lot of 6876 square feet. That property is pending, with the same asking price of $1M.
2600 Oak Ave. OPEN SAT 1-3 ($724,900, 2br/1ba, 792sf, listed by Matt Pernice & Lee LeGrande – NWRE Brokers). This is a bank-owned sale. I’ve not had the opportunity to preview the interior. If you see it, please leave a comment and let us know what you think.
It is a single-level home, built in 1948 on a 4,482-square-foot lot. From the listing photos it appears that the home has newer windows and both kitchen and bath have been updated, but still in the original style.
There was an attempt to sell this property as a short sale from October 2010 to July 2011, before the bank foreclosed. But with listing prices between $779K and $729K it couldn’t make a deal.
There are a couple of comps with the same size lot on the same side of Oak (backing to commercial property on Sepulveda). 2504 Oak (2br/1ba, 972sf) was a probate sale, which sold in July for $729,000. 2512 Oak (3br/1.5ba, 1264sf) was also an inherited property sale in July for $785,000.
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