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5426 Brockton Ave., Riverside

June 2, 2014 ·

 

[ SOLD for $488,000 on 5/21/2015 ]  Gorgeous turn-of-the-century “Wood Streets” Craftsman evokes true old-world craftsmanship with modern amenities on a private double lot with room for a pool, will make your senses tingle! This is a 3 bedroom, plus office (could be 4th bedroom on main floor), plus 3 bathrooms.

As you approach the large wraparound front porch, note the original wood ceiling and newer decorative wrought iron railings.  Your jaw will drop with amazement after you walk through the original extra-wide front wood door when you feast your eyes upon the original hardwood floors, light fixtures, fireplace, plate rails, etc.

In addition to the lovely living room as you enter the home, walk to the right to find a spacious music alcove with built-in cabinetry that is breathtakingly beautiful. Wood-burning fireplace, formal dining room, gorgeous molding, plate rails, original push button light switches, etc.

The original house was built in 1913 and is approximately 2300 sq ft.  In addition, you’ll be amazed to find a large permitted bonus room that is approximately 1300 sq ft, which could be converted into a few extra rooms, or used as a large yoga, dance, or photography studio (the possibilities are endless). There is another storage area with over 300 sq ft. Total square footage of this amazing estate is approximately 3,938 sq ft.

Six-month-new exterior paint, two newer water heaters, 50-gallon whole house water softener, 2 A/C units, copper plumbing, almost full electrical re-wire, 9-yr-old roof, main floor bedroom and bathroom, in addition to 3 bedrooms and a full bathroom with large soaking tub and separate shower upstairs, as well as an upstairs laundry area.

Updated kitchen with sile stone counters, dishwasher, gas stove, refrigerator, walk-in pantry, and large nook area with tons of cabinetry.  Walk past the pantry to enter the permitted bonus room with bathroom. The 2-car garage has been converted into a guest quarters with another bathroom, laundry area, and warming kitchen. This guest area could easily be modified back into a garage. 

Private yard (just under half an acre) boasts old growth shade trees, dog run area, and lovely wraparound front porch!  There are TWO LOTS combined in purchase:

Lot 1 contains the house and garage = 9,199 sq ft
Lot 2 contains the large yard with the jacaranda tree = 10,019 sq ft

This home boasts only 3 owners. First owner lived here 60 years, second owner only 3 years, and current owner has happily lived here and raised a family just shy of 40 years!

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Large corner (and double) lot! Exceptionally private and large yard behind walled hedge!

Large corner (and double) lot! Exceptionally private and large yard behind walled hedge!

Massive wraparound front porch with wood ceiling and decorative wrought iron fencing, and original extra-wide front door!

Massive wraparound front porch with wood ceiling and decorative wrought iron fencing, and original extra-wide wood front door!

Gorgeous formal living room and sitting area with fireplace and original hardwood floors, fixtures and windows! Doesn't get any more charming than this!

Gorgeous formal living room and sitting area with fireplace and original hardwood floors, fixtures and windows!

Alternate view of living room and sitting area with original ceiling light fixtures.

Alternate view of living room and sitting area with original ceiling light fixtures.

Sitting area with original light fixture.

Sitting area with original light fixture.

Original windows open with ease. Such a treat that all the windows open and close easily throughout the house!

Original windows open with ease. Such a treat that all the windows open and close easily throughout the house!

Extra room off the living room which we shall call the music alcove...complete with original hardwood floors and original built-in hutch which is breathtakingly beautiful!

Extra room off the living room which we shall call the music alcove…complete with original hardwood floors and original built-in hutch which is breathtakingly beautiful!

Formal dining room with gorgeous original hardwood floors and original built-in hutch.

Formal dining room with gorgeous original hardwood floors and original built-in hutch.

Alternate view of formal dining room with original plate rails and built-in hutch, as well as original hardwood floors, push button light switch, and original windows.

Alternate view of formal dining room with original plate rails and built-in hutch, as well as original hardwood floors, push button light switch, and original windows.

Updated kitchen with sile stone counters, tile floor, gas stove, dishwasher, walk-in pantry, and more cabinetry that you'll know what to do with!

Updated kitchen with sile stone counters, tile floor, gas stove, dishwasher, walk-in pantry, and more cabinetry that you’ll know what to do with!

Large kitchen with lots of cabinetry and a sunny breakfast nook!

Large kitchen with lots of cabinetry and a sunny breakfast nook!

Magnified view of sunny breakfast nook.

Sunny breakfast nook with even more cabinetry.

Downstairs bedroom (currently used as a TV room) with closet and adjoining bathroom. Could be main floor master bedroom, or ideal as elderly guest room. Three other bedrooms are upstairs.

Main floor TV room (could be used as 4th bedroom because there is a closet). Adjoining bathroom is very convenient. Three bedrooms and another bathroom are upstairs.

Downstairs convenient bathroom with glass shower doors, tile flooring, and dual sinks.

Downstairs bathroom with glass shower doors, tile flooring, and dual sinks.

One of three upstairs bedrooms with walk-in closet, lots of light, and hardwood flooring!

One of three upstairs bedrooms with walk-in closet, lots of light, and hardwood flooring!

One of three upstairs bedrooms with walk-in closet, lots of light, and hardwood flooring!

Second of three upstairs bedrooms with walk-in closet, lots of light, and hardwood flooring!

All of the bedrooms have three windows, thereby allowing in lots of natural light.

All of the bedrooms have three windows, thereby allowing in lots of natural light.

Huge upstairs bathroom with tile flooring, privacy pocket door for commode (with phone), separate shower, and separate tub.

Huge upstairs bathroom with tile flooring, privacy pocket door for water closet (with phone), separate shower, and separate tub.

Pamper yourself with bubble baths.

Pamper yourself with bubble baths.

Convenient upstairs laundry (washer and dryer are negotiable).

Convenient upstairs laundry (washer and dryer are negotiable) with sliding doors to hide laundry when not in use.

Huge 1330 sq ft bonus room overlooking the side patio and huge pool-size yard. This room could be sectioned off into separate rooms, or used as a yoga/dance/photography studio, or simply enjoyed by family gatherings.

Huge 1330 sq ft bonus room overlooking the side patio and huge pool-size yard. This room could be sectioned off into separate rooms, or used as a yoga/dance/photography studio, or simply enjoyed by family gatherings.

Alternate view of permitted bonus room with large family gathering area and built-in shelving units. The door to the left of the blonde hutch reveals additional storage space.

Alternate view of permitted bonus room with large family gathering area and built-in shelving units. The door to the left of the blonde hutch reveals additional storage space.

Yet another view of the bonus room with craft sink, even more cabinetry, and a door leading to the covered patio and pool-sized yard.

Yet another view of the bonus room with craft sink, even more cabinetry, and a door leading to the covered patio and pool-sized yard.

Large bathroom in bonus room with exterior door to yard which would be ideal for swimmers if a pool were installed. Otherwise, the kids can use this bathroom instead of stampeding through the house.

Large bathroom in bonus room with exterior door to yard which would be ideal for swimmers if a pool were installed. Otherwise, the kids can use this bathroom instead of trampling through the house.

2-car garage was modified into a guest area with warming kitchen (no stove), laundry, and 3/4 bathroom. Could easily be converted back into a 2-car garage -- or retain the kitchen and bathroom, and open up wall to allow only 1 car. In addition to 6-7 other parking spaces, there is this covered carport as well.

2-car garage was modified into a guest area with warming kitchen (no stove), laundry, and 3/4 bathroom. Could easily be converted back into a 2-car garage — or retain the kitchen and bathroom, and open up wall to allow only 1 car. In addition to 6 other parking spaces, there is this covered carport as well.

Side view of architecturally beautiful Craftsman-style 1913 beauty! Oh, and there's a basement too! Newer water heater, as well as a newer 50-gallon whole house water softener!

Side view of architecturally beautiful Craftsman-style 1913 beauty that was recently painted! Oh, and there’s a newer water heater, as well as a 50-gallon whole house water softener and plenty of storage in the basement — access to the right of the covered BBQ.

Whole exterior of home (including trim and screens) was painted within the past month! Above-ground spa is negotiable.

Whole exterior of home (including trim and screens) was painted within the past 6 months! Above-ground spa is negotiable.

Panoramic view of double lot with large grassy area that would be ideal for a pool, especially because the droppings from the mature jacaranda tree rarely reach the grass for some reason. The dirt portion of the yard would be ideal for gardening! Grown your own non-GMO fruits and veggies!

Panoramic view of double lot with large grassy area that would be ideal for a pool. The dirt portion of the yard would be ideal for gardening! Grow your own non-GMO fruits and veggies! The entire yard is surrounded by privacy block wall.

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