December 28, 2011
[ SOLD for $180,000 -- 12/23/2011 ] This 3 bedroom, 1.75 bathroom home boasts 1676 square feet, and was built in 1960. Quiet cul de sac location near the Wood Streets. Good size bedrooms, large living room with fireplace, formal dining room, and informal dining area off kitchen. Large walk-in pantry. Master bedroom has a walk-in closet. Hall bath has dual sinks. Central air and heat. Part of garage made into a bonus room/laundry room — permitted. Enclosed patio area in back. Fenced yard with a large shade tree. This was a short sale.
December 14, 2011
[ SOLD for $89,000 -- 11/23/2011 ] HIDDEN CHARMER! This 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom quaint little mountain cottage of only 840 sq ft was built by the prior owner’s parents. Unique brick construction makes for a well-built home and orderly grounds. Cozy home with beautiful fireplace, upstairs loft bedroom area is large with built-in storage and desk area. There is an out-building for storage or workshop, which was originally lived in during construction of main house. Brick patio and outside kitchen for good weather bbqs. Adjoining lot of 4,415 sq ft is included and could be utilized for a garage. Plenty of off-street parking. Property faces national forest so no one can build or block your forest view.
December 10, 2011
SANTA will be making a special appearance at 3943 Chapman Place (the house with the train) this Saturday, December 10th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Santa’s helpers will be serving hot chocolate, cookies and cupcakes for children and adults! If you forget your camera, we’ll take photos for you.
The train will be
spouting off real smoke, and the wheels actually turn ’round and ’round, with real train sounds too! Kids, young and old, can sit inside the train for photo opportunities.
Many people are
curious as to when
the Chapman Place Christmas decoration tradition began. One
of our neighbors did some research and found a 1966 Press-Enterprise newspaper article. The
tradition of decorating the street was proposed in 1950 by Chapman Place resident Charles M. Wilson.
In 1950, the west end of the street was still an orange grove, yet the homeowners gathered in Charlie’s garage to make 8-foot tall Christmas trees out of aluminum foil. The 1966 newspaper photo showcased
life-sized lit candlesticks that lined the street, which the current residents reproduced and put in place this year for the whole neighborhood to enjoy!
Take a stroll down Chapman Place tonight….
December 4, 2011
[ SOLD for $199,000 -- 12/20/2011 ] This is one of the ultimate “Wood Streets” Spanish-Mediterranean styles that will knock your socks off! Built in 1939, the Spanish-Mediterranean influences include a Spanish-tiled low gable roof and a recessed front porch with a courtyard entrance. This 2 large bedroom, 1 bathroom home boasts almost 1300 square feet, with central air/heat! Original hardwood floors throughout, living room with fireplace and charming window shutters for privacy, and a formal dining room plus space in kitchen for a cute little bistro table.
Separate indoor laundry room with pantry. Both bedrooms are quite large, and both rooms also boast an amazing amount of closet space — you’ll be amazed! The bathroom is charming too; complete with a tub and a separate shower stall, pedestal sink, and a built-in chest of drawers. There are two hallway linen closets, with one boasting a built-in desk. also boasts a built-in desk.
Step through the French door in the formal dining room to the spacious covered patio. String some white sparkle lights along the patio cover and you’ll have instant entertaining atmosphere. Pool-sized backyard with shade trees and alley access. The 2-car garage also has a pass-thru door to the back yard — ideal for car enthusiasts! And finally, everyone will appreciate the covered carport during rainy days and hot summer days. This is one special highly-desired home that sold within 4 hours!
This is a STANDARD sale — no bank to deal with.
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December 2, 2011
[ SOLD for $252,000 on 6/15/2012 ] Talk about European Flare… this home is unassuming from the outside, but will knock your socks off once you walk through the front door!! Give it a chance — the photos are a must-see! The cathedral ceilings provide an amazing feeling of openness.
This single story 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home with double door entry will leave you speechless when you are greeted with an impressive vaulted foyer. The home is elegantly appointed with an extreme sense of ‘family’ and warmth. With approximately 2,025 sq ft, you’ll enjoy the glamour of a formal living room large enough to accommodate a sectional sofa and a grand piano, a formal dining area spacious enough to expand the table for as many family members as you dare invite, and even a wet bar for entertaining guests.
Next, make your way into the family room which boasts a brick fireplace, vaulted ceiling, and French doors which lead to the bonus room. The kitchen is gloriously upgraded with granite counters, newer cabinetry, dishwasher, refrigerator, the most convenient breakfast bar, and even has room for a preparation island!
Central air, forced air heat, and indoor laundry are just more of the many modern conveniences! Then imagine yourself, friends and/or family in the bonus room on game night, or rooting for your favorite sports team on TV. This bonus room offers added square footage for your family. Walk through the sliding glass doors in the bonus room to access the private backyard. There are fruit trees, a wrought iron fence, and an area that could be turned into a dog run.
And finally…. car enthusiasts rejoice! There is a long parking area along the side of the house, in addition to the 2-car attached garage. Park your toys, vehicles or RV behind the wrought iron gate.
This home sits at the base of Pachappa Hill, which is the second most recognized peak in Riverside. Pachappa itself only stands at 1,175 feet above sea level, but the easy climb to the top provides a rewarding view.
This is a STANDARD sale — no banks to deal with.
You will get an answer almost immediately from the sellers of this lovely home,
so don’t wait to submit an offer, or you may lose out on one of the nicest homes around.
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