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4614 Rubidoux Ave., Riverside

May 20, 2017

4614 Rubidoux Ave., Riverside CA 92506 listed by THE SISTER TEAM

$379,900  [ IN ESCROW ] Charming “Wood Streets” home with almost 1400 sq ft, 3 bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms (one of which was completely remodeled), huge living room, formal dining room, central air/heat and whole house fan.

Gorgeous original hardwood floors throughout, brand new exterior and interior paint (popcorn ceilings recently scraped and painted too) and new window blinds. Kitchen boasts dishwasher, gas stove, and newer tile flooring. Newer sewer line and main line out to the street, electric box has been updated, and HERO loan will be paid in full by sellers at close of escrow! No HOA and no mello-roos.

Best of all, there’s a drywalled bonus room, with tile floor, behind the garage that would be ideal as an office, guest room, play room, or gym. There’s a separate laundry room attached to the house as well. Covered patio attached to the garage for year round entertainment, as well as a custom outdoor pizza oven. Fully fenced backyard (lot size is 8,712 sq ft) with privacy block wall, beautiful jacaranda tree, and brand new sprinkler controller. Don’t hesitate…this one will go fast.

 

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Huge living room with newly buffed hardwood floors and peering into the formal dining nook with French door leading to back yard. All new interior paint too

Huge living room with newly buffed hardwood floors and peering into the formal dining nook with French door leading to back yard. All new interior paint too!

 

View from formal dining room into living room.

View from formal dining room into living room.

 

Charming kitchen with lots of cabinetry, dishwasher, gas stove, and tile flooring.

Charming kitchen with lots of cabinetry, dishwasher, gas stove, and tile flooring.

 

Tastefully remodeled bathroom with subway tile.

Tastefully remodeled bathroom with subway tile.

 

First of three bedrooms, with hardwood floors exposed, ceiling fan, and new window blinds.

First of three bedrooms, with hardwood floors exposed, ceiling fan, and new window blinds.

 

Second of three bedrooms, with exposed hardwood floors, ceiling fan, and new window blinds.

Second of three bedrooms, with exposed hardwood floors, ceiling fan, and new window blinds.

 

Alternate view of second bedroom, with large closet space and view into master bedroom, across the hallway.

Alternate view of second bedroom, with large closet space and view into master bedroom, across the hallway.

 

Private master bathroom with original tiled shower and charming period sink.

Private master bathroom with original tiled shower and charming period sink.

 

Covered patio attached to the garage and bonus room, with view of the custom outdoor pizza oven. Did someone say PIZZA PARTY?????

Covered patio attached to the garage and bonus room, with view of the custom outdoor pizza oven. Did someone say PIZZA PARTY?????

 

Check out this amazing extra space attached to the garage. Completely drywalled, with electricity and tiled flooring. Use as guest room, office, playroom, or gym....or storage!

Check out this amazing extra space attached to the garage. Completely drywalled, with electricity and tiled flooring. Use as guest room, office, playroom, or gym….or storage!

 

View from far back corner of yard with mature shade trees and privacy block wall.

View from far back corner of yard with mature shade trees and privacy block wall.

 

 

 

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3221 Gibraltar Rd., Riverside

May 19, 2017

3221 Gibraltar Dr, Riverside CA 92506 listed by THE SISTER TEAM

 

$449,900  Got view??? Price reduction on this lovely updated home welcomes you with a double door entry and a 2-story foyer. Over 2600 sq ft, there are 3 bedrooms plus an additional room with no closet that is being used as a 4th bedroom, with an attached full bathroom!

Huge bonus room, plus living room with balcony overlooking Riverside. Family room with fireplace, and formal dining room with wet bar. There is a remodeled kitchen (frig included) which overlooks the family room, central air/heat, whole house fan, indoor laundry (washer/dryer included), cathedral ceilings, double pane windows, ceiling fans, and a remodeled master bedroom suite with two brand new vanities, sky light, and a soaking tub so new it’s never been used.

Permitted living square footage is a legitimate 2634 sq ft (not including downstairs bedroom and bathroom). Above-ground spa is included, which overlooks the expansive back yard with gorgeous blooming purple Jacaranda tree, and shed. The hillside is called Pachappa Hill which is teaming with wildlife and no threat of any structures ever being built there.

The lot size is 14,810 sq ft (.34/acre). Attached 2-car garage and long driveway can accommodate RV parking. Cul-de-sac location, great neighbors, and pick some citrus as you walk along the sidewalk to your front door! Welcome home!!!


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Double door entry

Double door entry

 

Foyer with stairs leading to main floor of home, where living room, kitchen and 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms are located.

Foyer with stairs leading to main floor of home, where living room, kitchen and 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms are located.

 

Alternate view of foyer. Stairs going down to the right lead you to the huge bonus room, an additional bedroom and bathroom, and garage access.

Alternate view of foyer. Stairs going down to the right lead you to the huge bonus room, an additional bedroom and bathroom, and garage access.

 

Remodeled kitchen with dishwasher, gas stove, built-in microwave, recessed lighting, and lots of natural light too. Refrigerator stays.

Remodeled kitchen with dishwasher, gas stove, built-in microwave, recessed lighting, and lots of natural light too. Refrigerator stays.

 

Alternate view of kitchen (space enough for a preparation island), looking towards the family room with fireplace.

Alternate view of kitchen (space enough for a preparation island), looking towards the family room with fireplace.

 

Kitchen overlooks this family room with fireplace, cathedral ceiling, and door leading to redwood deck which overlooks the expansive 14,810 sq ft yard!

Kitchen overlooks this family room with fireplace, cathedral ceiling, and door leading to redwood deck which overlooks the expansive 14,810 sq ft yard!

 

Redwood deck just outside the family room and kitchen with gorgeous Riverside views. The clouds on this day were super fluffy due to a recent rain storm.

Redwood deck just outside the family room and kitchen with gorgeous Riverside views. The clouds on this day were super fluffy due to a recent rain storm.

 

Super spacious living room with beamed ceiling overlooking the front yard, with French doors leading to a balcony with lovely views of Riverside.

Super spacious living room with beamed ceiling overlooking the front yard, with French doors leading to a balcony with lovely views of Riverside.

 

View from balcony just off the living room.

View from balcony just off the living room.

 

Alternate view of super spacious living room and forming dining area (with wet bar just out of view).

Alternate view of super spacious living room and forming dining area (with wet bar just out of view).

 

Expansive master bedroom with cathedral and beamed ceiling with walk-in closet and private remodeled bathroom.

Expansive master bedroom with cathedral and beamed ceiling with walk-in closet and private remodeled bathroom.

 

Brand new remodeled bathroom with tile floor, two separate vanities, and a soaking tub.

Brand new remodeled bathroom with tile floor, two separate vanities, and a soaking tub.

 

View of both vanities overlooking the master bedroom.

View of both vanities overlooking the master bedroom.

 

Brand new soaking tub is so new that is has never been used. Gorgeous wall tile.

Brand new soaking tub is so new that is has never been used. Gorgeous wall tile.

 

Second upstairs bedroom with cathedral ceiling, carpeting, and ceiling fan.

Second upstairs bedroom with cathedral ceiling, carpeting, and ceiling fan.

 

Third upstairs bedroom with cathedral ceiling, carpeting, and ceiling fan.

Third upstairs bedroom with cathedral ceiling, carpeting, and ceiling fan.

 

Full hallway bathroom shared by secondary bedrooms.

Full hallway bathroom shared by secondary bedrooms.

 

Huge downstairs bonus room with doorway leading to back patio with spa, and view of expansive backyard.

Huge downstairs bonus room with doorway leading to back patio with spa, and view of expansive backyard.

 

Downstairs room with no closet, as well as an attached full bathroom, which were added by a previous homeowner without permits, but done in a professional manner. This room is not included in the 2634 living square footage noted in the MLS.

Downstairs room with no closet, as well as an attached full bathroom, which were added by a previous homeowner without permits, but done in a professional manner. This room is not included in the 2634 living square footage noted in the MLS.

 

Full bathroom downstairs, with shower in tub and charming open linen shelves.

Full bathroom downstairs, with shower in tub and charming open linen shelves.

 

Patio outside downstairs bonus room with spa (included and works great) with spiral staircase leading to upper redwood deck which can also be accessed by the upstairs family room/kitchen area.

Patio outside downstairs bonus room with spa (included and works great) with spiral staircase leading to upper redwood deck which can also be accessed by the upstairs family room/kitchen area.

 

View from upper deck overlooking the expansive back yard and view of Pachappa Hill with abundant wildlife, palm trees, and a jacaranda tree in bloom. No structures are allowed to be built on the hillside behind the property. Privacy!!!

View from upper deck overlooking the expansive back yard and view of Pachappa Hill with abundant wildlife, palm trees, and a jacaranda tree in bloom. No structures are allowed to be built on the hillside behind the property. Privacy!!!

 

Back of house view with lower patio and above-ground spa and spiral staircase leading to the upper patio just off the kitchen, which would be an ideal vantage point for morning coffee or anytime Al fresco dining!

Back of house view with lower patio and above-ground spa and spiral staircase leading to the upper patio just off the kitchen, which would be an ideal vantage point for morning coffee or anytime Al fresco dining!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4736 Oakwood Pl., Riverside

May 2, 2017

4736 Oakwood Place, Riverside CA 92506 listed by THE SISTER TEAM

 

$399,900  [ IN ESCROW ] Remember that dream of owning a home with a white picket fence? Dream no more…this is it! Large yard with front patio and window flower boxes that frame the All American Dream while offering 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, remodeled kitchen, fireplace, indoor laundry, central air/heat, and a comfy and private back yard with garden area, water feature, and 2-car garage.

Built in 1950, this turnkey cottage with over 1500 sq ft of living space, boasts a wood-burning fireplace with custom shelving unit in the living room, original oak floors throughout, baseboards and crown molding, newer dual pane energy-efficient vinyl windows throughout, central air/heat, and newer 48-gallon water heater.

The kitchen, which opens up into the dining and living areas so you’re always connected with family and guests, was remodeled with new cabinetry, new engineered floors, new paint and back splash, new electrical and plumbing, dishwasher, and built-in corner storage seating. Convenient indoor laundry is hidden behind accordion doors.

Three bedrooms include a master suite with private remodeled bathroom, lots of built-in display shelving, large closet, and sliding glass doors overlooking the tranquil backyard, accessible by a newer custom deck. The hallway bathroom has been remodeled with not only a spa tub, but a separate shower and newer vanity as well. The home has also been seismically retrofitted.

Gorgeous back yard features a BBQ area, relaxing water feature, gated garden, and mature plum, pink grapefruit, and crape myrtle trees. Top it all off with a long driveway, perfect for extra vehicles, boat or RV, and a 2-car detached garage with roll-up door. The lot square footage is a total of 8,276 sq ft (.19/acre).

Truly everything you could ever want in a “Wood Streets” home, complete with curb appeal, lovely neighboring homes, wide tree-lined street, and proximity to all of Riverside’s nearby amenities such as Riverside Plaza, Bonaminio Park, Mt. Rubidoux, the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, and the new and improved Fox Theatre in downtown Riverside.

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What a great front deck to relax and watch the world go by after a long day of work or play.

What a great front deck to relax and watch the world go by after a long day of work or play.

 

Spacious living room with wood-burning fireplace, custom shelving, crown molding and baseboards., and original oak hardwood flooring.

Spacious living room with wood-burning fireplace, custom shelving, crown molding and baseboards, and original oak hardwood flooring.

 

Remodeled kitchen with breakfast bar overlooks the dining room.

Remodeled kitchen with breakfast bar overlooks the dining room.

 

Remodeled kitchen with new counters, cabinets, paint, back splash, electrical, plumbing, and engineered flooring, with built-in corner storage seating.

Remodeled kitchen with new counters, cabinets, paint, back splash, electrical, plumbing, and engineered flooring, with built-in corner storage seating.

 

Hidden indoor laundry and custom pet drawers for litter and food.

Hidden indoor laundry and custom pet drawers for litter and food.

 

Master bedroom suite with newer dual pane sliding doors to tranquil back yard.

Master bedroom suite with newer dual pane sliding doors to tranquil back yard.

 

Remodeled private master bathroom with tile flooring.

Remodeled private master bathroom with tile flooring.

 

Front bedroom with original oak hardwood floors, newer dual pane energy-efficient vinyl windows, and ceiling fan.

Front bedroom with original oak hardwood floors, newer dual pane energy-efficient vinyl windows, and ceiling fan.

 

Alternate view of front bedroom with lots of natural light and great closet space.

Alternate view of front bedroom with lots of natural light and great closet space.

 

Back bedroom with original oak hardwood floors and lots of natural light.

Back bedroom with original oak hardwood floors, ceiling fan, and lots of natural light.

 

Alternate view of back bedroom with gorgeous oak hardwood floors.

Alternate view of back bedroom with gorgeous oak hardwood floors.

 

Remodeled hallway bathroom with spa tub and separate shower and newer vanity.

Remodeled hallway bathroom with spa tub and separate shower and newer vanity.

 

Newer vanity in remodeled hallway bathroom.

Newer vanity in remodeled hallway bathroom.

 

Gorgeous and private back yard with mature trees and patio cover with new deck off the master bedroom suite.

Gorgeous and private back yard with mature trees and patio cover with new deck off the master bedroom suite.

 

Dedicated BBQ area, as well as relaxing lighted water feature for evenings when you want to relax in the back yard.

Dedicated BBQ area, as well as relaxing lighted water feature for evenings when you want to relax in the back yard.

 

View from corner of back yard with gated garden area and detached garage.

View from corner of back yard with gated garden area and detached garage.

 

Long gated driveway for RV parking, extra cars, or boat, in addition to a detached 2-car garage with roll-up door.

Long gated driveway for RV parking, extra cars, or boat, in addition to a detached 2-car garage with roll-up door.

 

 

 

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6111 Del Ray Ct., Riverside

March 18, 2017

6111 Del Ray Ct., Riverside CA 92506 listed by THE SISTER TEAM

$449,000  [ IN ESCROW ]  “Wood Streets” adjacent tree-lined street with beautiful homes surrounding this gorgeous and expansive 1928 Tudor with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with over 2500 sq ft. The main floor is approximately 2000 sq ft, whereas the loft is an additional 500+ sq ft of bonus space with optional 4th bedroom, play room or office which is unpermitted yet professionally modified many years ago. Central air/heat, remodeled kitchen, and indoor laundry round out the appeal of this lovely home. 

Gorgeous hardwood floors, coved ceiling and fireplace in living room; beamed ceiling and another fireplace in separate step-down family room; and remodeled gourmet kitchen. There are three main floor bedrooms (including a master suite) and two bathrooms, and then there’s the stairway to the loft which boasts a huge bonus room and an additional room as optional 4th bedroom or office. Main floor master bedroom suite boasts remodeled private bathroom and newer French doors with internal mini blinds leading to your own private patio.

In addition to a formal dining room, there is a casual eating area. Separate indoor laundry room too. The over-sized driveway is steel reinforced for RV parking, and the 2-car garage contains a large upstairs storage area.

Smaller, easy-maintenance backyard with a lot size of 7,405 sq ft (.17/acre) for those who don’t want to spend their weekends doing yard work. Private side yard with garden area for morning coffee. Relax and enjoy the song birds on one of the most beautiful streets in Riverside.Walking distance to the Riverside Plaza and Ralphs shopping center.

 

Tudor style with large front picture window and long driveway with detached 2-car garage with 2nd story storage.

Tudor style with large front picture window and long driveway with detached 2-car garage with 2nd story storage.

 

View of step-down family room as soon as you enter the front door. Built-in shelving, beamed ceiling, and bamboo flooring.

View of step-down family room as soon as you enter the front door. Built-in shelving, beamed ceiling, and bamboo flooring.

 

Alternate view of step-down family room with lots of natural light.

Alternate view of step-down family room with lots of natural light.

 

Separate living room with barrel ceiling, original fireplace, and large picture window which allows the natural light to cascade inward.

Separate living room with barrel ceiling, original fireplace, and large picture window which allows the natural light to cascade inward.

 

Alternate view of living room with built-in shelving and gorgeous original fireplace.

Alternate view of living room with built-in shelving and gorgeous original fireplace.

 

Remodeled gourmet kitchen with view into the casual dining area.

Remodeled gourmet kitchen with view into the casual dining area.

 

Casual dining area

Casual dining area.

 

Formal dining area with ceiling fan and space for hutch and a really long table for holiday gatherings....with views into the living room and family room.

Formal dining area with ceiling fan and space for hutch and a really long table for holiday gatherings….with views into the living room and family room.

 

Separate indoor laundry room.

Separate indoor laundry room.

 

Hallway bathroom with original built-in cabinetry and makeup desk.

Hallway bathroom with original built-in cabinetry and makeup desk.

 

Shower-in-tub in hallway bathroom.

Shower-in-tub in hallway bathroom.

 

First of three downstairs bedroom, this overlooking the front of the house with hardwood flooring and ceiling fan.

First of three downstairs bedroom, this overlooking the front of the house with hardwood flooring and ceiling fan.

 

Second of three downstairs bedrooms.

Second of three downstairs bedrooms.

 

Main floor master bedroom suite with French doors leading to the side yard and patio.

Main floor master bedroom suite with French doors leading to the side yard and patio.

 

Private remodeled master bathroom with shower.

Private remodeled master bathroom with shower.

 

Upstairs bedroom with lots of natural light.

Upstairs bedroom with lots of natural light.

 

Upstairs loft with plenty of room for gym, play area, or office, with a huge attic area for storage!

Upstairs loft with plenty of room for gym, play area, or office, with a huge attic area for storage!

 

French doors off the master bedroom lead to the back yard and side yard with gardens.

French doors off the master bedroom lead to the back yard and side yard with gardens.

 

Side yard with privacy block wall and fence leading to back yard.

Side yard with privacy block wall and fence leading to back yard.

 

Side yard towards front of house with partial shade and grassy area for hanging out and and/or gardening.

Side yard towards front of house with partial shade and grassy area for hanging out and and/or gardening.

 

Smaller low-maintenance backyard ideal for relaxing and dining Al fresco anytime of the day, and pretty much year round.

Smaller low-maintenance backyard ideal for relaxing and dining Al fresco anytime of the day, and pretty much year round.

 

Alternate view of backyard with access to the 2-story garage with extra storage.

Alternate view of backyard with access to the 2-story garage with extra storage.

 

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5625 Tower Rd., Riverside

February 26, 2017

 

 

5625 Tower Rd., Riverside CA 92506 listed by THE SISTER TEAM

$449,900  There are few homes with this much square footage (2400), and elegance, in the historical “Wood Streets” neighborhood. In addition to 3 bedrooms, there is a bonus room which could be 4th bedroom, living room, family room, indoor laundry, central air/heat, and a large kitchen/dining room combo.

This elegant home was built in 1956 and has much to offer: huge private master bedroom suite (permitted) with separate entrance, three remodeled bathrooms, two fireplaces, cook’s kitchen with Corian counter tops and newer appliances, metal roof, low-maintenance backyard, and RV parking.

Gorgeous hardwood flooring, soothing paint colors, and floor-to-ceiling sliders in family room which bring the outside in.

Small garage with roll-up door ideal for motorcycles or a tiny car like a Smart or Mini Cooper, and a permitted carport for 2 cars, and parking for even more cars, or boat, or RV.

You’ll walk inside this home and won’t want to leave. Beautiful tree-lined street reminiscent of New England, with terrific neighbors and lovely neighboring homes. This dream home can be yours…don’t hesitate!

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Aerial view of gorgeous home at 5625 Tower Road in the historic "Wood Streets" neighborhood.

Aerial view of gorgeous home at 5625 Tower Road in the historic “Wood Streets” neighborhood.

 

Lovely front entrance.

Lovely front entrance.

 

Living room with newer hardwood floors and large picture window overlooking gorgeous mature street trees.

Living room with newer hardwood floors and large picture window overlooking gorgeous mature street trees.

 

Elegant living room with fireplace and newer hardwood floors.

Alternate view of elegant living room with fireplace and newer hardwood floors.

 

Spacious family room with newer hardwood floors, fireplace, ceiling fan, and floor-to-ceiling sliders overlooking the low-maintenance backyard.

Spacious family room with newer hardwood floors, fireplace, ceiling fan, and floor-to-ceiling sliders overlooking the low-maintenance backyard.

 

Gorgeous bright kitchen with Corian counter tops with newer appliances, including dishwasher.

Gorgeous bright kitchen with Corian counter tops with newer appliances, including dishwasher.

 

Alternate view of kitchen.

Alternate view of kitchen.

 

Spacious dining area adjacent to kitchen.

Spacious dining area adjacent to kitchen.

 

Huge master bedroom suite with separate French door entrance, mirrored wardrobe doors, ceiling fan, and newer hardwood floors.

Huge master bedroom suite with separate French door entrance, mirrored wardrobe doors, ceiling fan, and newer hardwood floors.

 

Private master bathroom.

Private master bathroom.

 

Separate indoor laundry room with utility sink and lots of cabinetry.

Separate indoor laundry room with utility sink and lots of cabinetry.

 

Permitted breezeway (now bonus room) could be 4th bedroom if desired. Newer hardwood floors, ceiling fan, and sliders to private side patio.

Permitted breezeway (now bonus room) could be 4th bedroom if desired. Newer hardwood floors, ceiling fan, and sliders to private side patio.

 

Bathroom adjacent to the bonus room.

Bathroom adjacent to the bonus room.

 

Second bedroom with Berber carpet, mirrored wardrobe doors, and ceiling fan.

Second bedroom with Berber carpet, mirrored wardrobe doors, and ceiling fan.

 

Third bedroom with Berber carpet, ceiling fan, and mirrored wardrobe doors.

Third bedroom with Berber carpet, ceiling fan, and mirrored wardrobe doors.

 

Hallway bathroom between two bedrooms with double vanity and newer tub.

Third bathroom between two bedrooms with double vanity and newer tub.

 

Extremely low-maintenance back yard with patio.

Extremely low-maintenance back yard with patio.

 

Private covered side patio off the bonus room.

Private covered side patio off the bonus room.

 

View of backyard from far corner, showing the permitted carport large enough for 2 cars, and plenty of parking for extra vehicles and an RV.

View of backyard from far corner, showing the permitted carport large enough for 2 cars, and plenty of parking for extra vehicles and an RV.

 

Small garage with roll-up door perfect for motorcycles, storage, golf cart, or maybe even a Smart car or Mini Cooper -- or use as a separate workshop!

Small garage with roll-up door perfect for motorcycles, storage, golf cart, or maybe even a Smart car or Mini Cooper — or use as a separate workshop!

 

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4659 Brentwood Ave., Riverside

August 19, 2016

 

4659 Brentwood Avenue, Riverside CA 92506 listed by TheSisterTeam.com


[ SOLD for $480,000 on 2/02/2017 ]
Highly upgraded 1956 ranch style home on a quarter acre in the desirable “Wood Streets” neighborhood. This home is much larger than it looks with approximately 2400 sq ft of living space!

Seemingly endless high-dollar features (over 100k spent) include remodeled kitchen, central air/heat, composition roof is approx 12 yrs old, tile floors in bathrooms and kitchen, hardwood floors under carpeting, double pane windows and window shutters throughout, the inground pool was re-tiled and re-plastered, and there are 6-yr-old paid-in-full $20,000 solar panels (utility bill is ZERO).

More features include enormous family room (you have to see it to believe it), indoor laundry, large bedrooms plus a bonus room without closet (could be 4th bedroom), fireplace, gorgeous hardwood floors under carpeting (home was carpeted due to elderly homeowner), vinyl yard fencing (never needs paint), RV parking, 2-car attached garage, grassy entertaining area beyond the pool, auto sprinklers, and built-in BBQ next to the covered patio for year-round entertaining.

Rarely do homes such as this come on the market in the Wood Streets. Make an appt to see it today! You won’t be disappointed if you need lots of square footage, a pool, nice yard, and lots of upgrades!

 

Double door front entry.

Double door front entry.

 

Double pane windows and shutters throughout. Newer carpeting has been laid over gorgeous hardwood floors due to past owner who was elderly and was concerned with slipping on the wood floors.

Double pane windows and shutters throughout. Newer carpeting has been laid over gorgeous hardwood floors due to past owner who was elderly and was concerned with slipping on the wood floors.

 

Front living room with view into kitchen and formal dining area.

Front living room with view into kitchen and formal dining area.

 

Alternate view of front living room with slider overlooking back yard.

Alternate view of front living room with slider overlooking back yard.

 

Remodeled kitchen with tile floors, built-in microwave, dishwasher, and corner nook area.

Remodeled kitchen with tile floors, built-in microwave, dishwasher, and corner nook area.

 

Informal nook area with view into large laundry room.

Informal nook area with view into large laundry room.

 

Spacious laundry room with lots of cabinetry, tile floor, and mop/cleaning storage too.

Spacious laundry room with lots of cabinetry, tile floor, and mop/cleaning storage too.

 

Enormous family room with ceiling fans and newer double pane sliders to back yard. This newer carpet has been laid on top of gorgeous hardwood floors due to previous elderly homeowner who was afraid of slipping on the wood floors. See next photo of what floors looked like prior to carpet.

Enormous family room with ceiling fans and newer double pane sliders to back yard. This newer carpet has been laid on top of gorgeous hardwood floors due to previous elderly homeowner who was afraid of slipping on the wood floors. See next photo of what floors looked like prior to carpet.

 

Photo of hardwood floors prior to current homeowner moving in and laying current carpeting.

Photo of hardwood floors prior to current homeowner moving in and laying current carpeting.

 

Bonus room (no closet) could be 4th bedroom, office, or guest room, which is located on the back side of the enormous family room.

Bonus room (no closet) could be 4th bedroom, office, or guest room, which is located on the back side of the enormous family room.

 

Formal dining area with view of doubledoor front entry and kitchen. This room also boasts gorgeous hardwood floors under the carpeting.

Formal dining area with view of double door front entry and kitchen. This room also boasts gorgeous hardwood floors under the carpeting.

 

Three bedrooms, all with large closet space, double pane windows, ceiling fan, and window shutters. This bedroom overlooks the backyard.

Three bedrooms, all with large closet space, double pane windows, ceiling fan, and window shutters. This bedroom overlooks the backyard.

 

Three bedrooms, all with large closet space, double pane windows, ceiling fan, and window shutters. This one could be used as master due to private doorway into one of the hallway bathrooms.

Three bedrooms, all with large closet space, double pane windows, ceiling fan, and window shutters. This one could be used as master due to private doorway into one of the hallway bathrooms.

 

Three bedrooms, all with large closet space, double pane windows, ceiling fan, and window shutters. This bedroom has a separate entrance from the patio area.

Three bedrooms, all with large closet space, double pane windows, ceiling fan, and window shutters. This bedroom has a separate entrance from the patio area.

 

Bath with double sinks, retro counter tile, and newer tile floor.

Bath with double sinks, retro counter tile, and newer tile floor.

 

Hallway retro bathroom (could be used just as master bathroom) with separate soaking tub and shower.

Hallway retro bathroom (could be used just as master bathroom) with separate soaking tub and shower.

 

Large covered patio with ceiling fan, builtin BBQ, three sets of double pane sliders, and view of in ground pool and gorgeous backyard!

Large covered patio with ceiling fan, built-in BBQ, three sets of double pane sliders, and view of inground pool and gorgeous backyard!

 

Large pool was re-tiled and re-plastered about 10 years ago. Has solar panels hooked up to the pool so you can swim year-round! All solar panels are paid-infull (about $20,000 worth).

Large pool was re-tiled and re-plastered about 10 years ago. Has paid-in-full solar panels hooked up to the pool so you can swim year-round!

 

Don't worry....with such a large yard, there is definitely a grassy area for the kids and pets to play!

Don’t worry….with such a large yard, there is definitely a grassy area for the kids and pets to play!

 

Backyard area surrounded by vinyl fencing (never needs paint) with fruit trees and automatic irrigation.

Backyard area surrounded by vinyl fencing (never needs paint) with fruit trees and automatic irrigation.

 

Lots of parking off the alley with access to the 2-car attached garage (direct house access) with RV parking too.

Lots of parking off the alley with access to the 2-car attached garage (direct house access) with RV parking too.

17047 Mockingbird Canyon Rd,. Riverside

June 11, 2016

17047 Mockingbird Canyon Rd., Riverside CA 92504 listed by THE SISTER TEAM

[ SOLD for $550,000 on 10/18/2016 ]  This is not a home, but an experience!! Truly the cleanest and most organized home and yard we’ve seen in a long time. In addition to a gorgeous 2100 sq ft family home with 3 bedrooms (4th room doesn’t have a closet, but could be 4th bedroom), two full bathrooms, exquisitely remodeled kitchen and formal dining room, central air/heat, and an amazing family room/game room loft, there is a 3-car garage with permitted guest quarters (750 sq ft) that rivals any single family residence we’ve ever sold, complete with its own balcony, spacious living room, full bathroom, full kitchen, large bedroom, and one of the largest walk-in closets ever! This ‘experience’ is to be appreciated by people with the most discerning taste!

As well as being horse property, this 2-acre spread is currently set up with a fruit orchard, the cleanest egg-laying chicken pens in the world, a bird aviary, insulated pottery shed, tortoise corral, yard fountain, covered patio, guest parking, and a bird bath with dedicated spigot for the resident owl, hawk, orioles and other birds, as well as wild bunnies.

Let’s start with the chef’s kitchen. Truly a work of art, this custom kitchen has a seemingly endless list of amazing features. The custom cabinetry boasts full extension drawers, with many pull-outs, as well as an animal food drawer, two pull-out drawers with two recyclable trash cans each, large pull-outs for pots and pans, and another pull-out under the oven for storing baking pans of all shapes and sizes. There’s a separate beverage refrigerator in the dining area, as well as a built-in hutch and bar sink, a large walk-in pantry, built-in microwave, gas range with 5 burners, and reverse osmosis in kitchen for the sink and refrigerator. In addition, there is a whole house water filtering system with front and back outdoor spigots for use in the garden.

Living room with gas and wood-burning fireplace, where mostly wood is used in this family home. Picture family gatherings or romantic evenings in front of the crackling fire on cool California winter evenings. The loft could be used as a family room or game room. There’s an amazing walk-in storage closet at the top of the stairs, and the windows are all Andersen double pane. Note the custom tiles on the stairway, personally made by the current homeowner. The 4th room, with no closet, was used as a ceramic studio, complete with separate entrance in case you want to use this as a guest room or a home business.

The master bedroom suite is stunning. The wood-beam ceiling with skylights offers a free view of the moon, and the current homeowner has also watched the seasonal tree leaves change through the skylights over the years. A walk-in closet that resembles a Hollywood starlet’s design, with a built-in ironing board behind the full-length mirror with hidden outlet and timer for iron. True closet envy here! Master bathroom was custom-built with homemade tiles by the homeowner, as well as a custom stool for the makeup desk, and a skylight and separate shower. We think the most unique part of this bathroom are the outlets that are inside (yes, inside) the drawers for your hair dryer, curling iron, or electric shaver. Ahhh, and lest we forget….  long and romantic bubble baths in the soaking tub.

Two secondary bedrooms in main house include a front bedroom with carpeting, ceiling fan, and good-size closet. Back bedroom currently being used as an office with Saltillo tile floor, built-in bookshelves, and the most amazing closet (ideal for crafters or really organized people). French door leading to the side yard with patio and the soothing trickle of a beautiful water fountain that will stay with the house. As mentioned earlier, there is another room (ceramic studio) that could be utilized as a 4th bedroom, does not have a closet, but has lots of amazing built-in cabinetry and a separate entrance in case you want this to be a guest room, a man cave, or home business. And finally, there’s an indoor laundry that will brighten anyone’s day, complete with utility sink, lots of cabinetry, and folding table that lifts to expose three separate bins. And for the animal lovers, there is a kitty door in the kitchen, and a doggy door in the ceramic studio.

The guest quarters is so private and peacefully beautiful, that current homeowner has had guests visit from around the world and stay for weeks at a time. With brand new carpet and cathedral wood beam ceilings with a bank of windows to let in natural light, you won’t want to leave this peaceful getaway. The full kitchen boasts stove, refrigerator, new linoleum flooring, and overlooks the spacious living room with access to the balcony where ‘coffee with the birds’ can be enjoyed any time, day or night. There’s also a full bathroom and one of the biggest walk-in closets ever. Your guests won’t want to leave.

The yard is a whole other story that encourages one to appreciate the earth, the sky, and nature! There is a potting shed on one side of the yard that is fully enclosed, and just a stone’s throw away is a tortoise corral; the homeowner had tortoises for years who made burrows and lived happy healthy lives. There is a sump pump that waters the lemon trees on this side of the house, and the remaining fruit trees on the other side of the property are on a drip system and watered only twice per week. One of the orange trees is a descendant of Riverside’s parent orange tree. Just some of the trees on the grounds include Valencia orange, Meyer lemon, key lime, two different types of apples, Blenheim apricots, nectarines, grapefruit, fig, blood oranges, Chinese date, among others.

One of the amazing things you’ll notice as you drive onto this estate are the egg-laying chickens in the cleanest pens you’ll ever see. Hand-raised as peeps, and fed the healthiest chicken feed, I bet these are the happiest chickens around. The chickens will stay with the property if the new owner wants them. They even eat fallen tree fruit gathered from around the property, and especially love apples! There’s also an insulated pottery shed, as well as gated, organized, and hidden storage for trash cans, fire wood, yard tools, wagons, etc.

The house was originally built in 1964 yet has been extensively upgraded and lovingly maintained over the years by the current owner. This gated property is RV friendly with lots of guest parking, and it’s even zoned for horses!! Truly a magnificent estate for a buyer who will appreciate all this has to offer, from a magnificent family home to mature fruit trees!

Front of 17047 Mockingbird Canyon Rd., Riverside 92504

Front of 17047 Mockingbird Canyon Rd., Riverside CA 92504  — 2100 sq ft of fabulousness!!!!

 

Front porch with Living Room picture window.

Front porch with Living Room bay window.

 

Living room with front door entrance.

Living room with front door entrance.

 

Alternate view of Living Room with gas and wood-burning fireplace and recessed lighting.

Alternate view of Living Room with gas and wood-burning fireplace, bay window,  and recessed lighting.

 

Remodeled custom chef's kitchen with skylights and endless features.

Remodeled custom chef’s kitchen with skylights and endless features.

 

This is a true chef's kitchen with Silestone quartz counters. So many features that would make any true cooking afficionado blush with delight.

This is a true chef’s kitchen with Silestone quartz counters. So many features that would make any true cooking afficionado blush with delight.

 

Formal Dining room with built-in hutch and bar sink, with French door leading to side patio for Al fresco dining!

Formal Dining Room with built-in hutch and bar sink, and French door leading to side patio for Al fresco dining!

 

Patio off the kitchen and dining room -- super ideal for Al fresco dining!

Patio off the kitchen and dining room — super ideal for Al fresco dining!

 

Stairs to loft over kitchen, with custom tiles that current homeowner made herself!

Stairs to loft over kitchen, with custom tiles that current homeowner made herself!

 

Loft to be used as family room or game room. Wooden cathedral ceiling, newer double pane windows, track lighting and ceiling fan.

Loft can be used as family room or game room. Wood beam ceiling, newer double pane windows, track lighting and ceiling fan.

 

Alternate view of loft with comfy carpeting and lots of natural light. Hidden walk-in storage at top of stairs too.

Alternate view of loft with comfy carpeting and lots of natural light. Hidden walk-in storage at top of stairs too.

 

Enormous master bedroom with cathedral wood ceiling with sky lights and a slider, and view of wildlife hill behind the house.

Enormous master bedroom with cathedral wood ceiling with sky lights and a slider, and view of wildlife hill behind the house. King size bed pictured.

 

Exquisite master walk-in closet.

Exquisite master walk-in closet.

 

Custom master bathroom with homemade tiles, skylight, separate shower, and outlets in two top drawers for blow dryer, curling iron or electric shaver!

Custom master bathroom with homemade tiles, skylight, separate shower, and outlets in two top drawers for blow dryer, curling iron or electric shaver!

 

Alternate view of master bathroom with soaking tub and Saltillo tile flooring.

Alternate view of master bathroom with soaking tub and Saltillo tile flooring.

 

Front bedroom on other side of the house, with carpeting and ceiling fan.

Front bedroom on other side of the house, with carpeting and ceiling fan.

 

Alternate view of front bedroom with large closet and view of hallway bathroom shared by two bedroom.

Alternate view of front bedroom with large closet and view of hallway bathroom shared by two bedrooms.

 

Back bedroom on other side of house, currently used as an office, with Saltillo tile flooring and built-in bookshelves (not pictured).

Back bedroom on other side of house, currently used as an office, with Saltillo tile flooring and built-in bookshelves (not pictured).

 

Alternate view of back bedroom with French door leading to back covered patio and the relaxing sound of a trickling fountain.

Alternate view of back bedroom with French door leading to back covered patio and the relaxing sound of a trickling fountain.

 

Covered patio outside the back bedroom next to a shade tree and soothing fountain.

Covered patio outside the back bedroom next to a shade tree and soothing fountain.

 

Wider view of side of house with covered patio outside of back bedroom/office, and dining patio off kitchen, as well as garden area and fountain under the shade tree.

Wider view of side of house with covered patio outside of back bedroom/office, and dining patio off kitchen, as well as garden area and fountain under the shade tree.

 

Tiled hallway bathroom shared between two bedrooms on one side of the house.

Tiled hallway bathroom shared between two bedrooms on one side of the house.

 

Bright laundry room with lots of cabinetry, utility sink, and folding table that lifts up to expose 3 separate laundry bins.

Bright laundry room with lots of cabinetry, utility sink, and folding table that lifts up to expose 3 separate laundry bins. Washer and dryer are included.

 

This room does not have a closet, but could be used a 4th bedroom if needed. The original concept of this room was to be a pottery and craft room, hence the shop-like fluorescent lighting.

This ceramic studio, which is part of the main house, could possibly be utilized as a 4th bedroom even though there is no closet.

 

Alternate view of potential 4th bedroom. Note the separate entrance that would be ideal for guests.

Alternate view of ceramic studio. Note the separate entrance that would be ideal for guests if this were set up as a guest room, or could be an entrance for clients if a home business was established.

 

Patio at the entrance to the guest house.

Patio at the entrance to the guest quarters.

 

3-car garage with permitted and lovely guest quarters above with balcony. Note the lovely driveway pavers too.

3-car garage with permitted and lovely guest quarters above with balcony. Note the lovely driveway pavers too.

 

Guest quarters is one floor, but you have to walk up a flight of stairs which is on the right side of photo. Note the bank of windows at the top of the ceiling which allows in so much natural light.

Guest quarters is one floor (approx 750 sq ft), but you have to walk up a flight of stairs which is on the right side of photo. Note the bank of windows at the top of the ceiling which allows in so much natural light.

 

Guest quarters Living Room with slider to private balcony.

Guest quarters Living Room with slider to private balcony.

 

Alternate view of guest quarters Living Room with stairway to entrance door.

Alternate view of guest quarters Living Room with stairway to entrance door.

 

Guest quarters kitchen with stove, refrigerator, and new linoleum flooring for eating area. Slider to back stairs.

Guest quarters kitchen with stove, refrigerator, and new linoleum flooring for eating area. Slider to back stairs. Brand new carpeting too.

 

Huge guest quarters bedroom with wood beam cathedral ceiling and slider to balcony. This room also has a gigantic walk-in closet.

Huge guest quarters bedroom with wood beam cathedral ceiling and slider to balcony. This room also has a gigantic walk-in closet.

 

Guest quarters full bathroom with new linoleum flooring.

Guest quarters full bathroom with new linoleum flooring.

 

Specially built insulated pottery shed for current homeowner's hobby with pottery, but could be used for pretty much anything.

Specially built insulated pottery shed for current homeowner’s hobby with pottery, but could be used for pretty much anything.

 

Large pepper tree with swing and natural boulders in the fruit tree orchard.

Large pepper tree with swing and natural boulders in the fruit tree orchard.

 

Fenced garden area in the back yard with lemon trees to one side and a patio on the other side, with the wildlife hill behind. You'll be honored to spot an occasional wild bunny, roadrunner, and all kinds of birds including hawks and owls.

Fenced garden area in the back yard with lemon trees to one side and a patio on the other, with a wildlife hill behind. You’ll be honored to spot an occasional wild bunny, roadrunner, and all kinds of birds including hawks and owls.

 

A completely enclosed potting shed (could also be used as an aviary if needed) behind the pine tree, as well as a tortoise corral behind the bird bath. No tortoises are currently housed here.

A completely enclosed potting shed (could also be used as an aviary if needed) behind the pine tree, as well as a tortoise corral behind the bird bath. No tortoises are currently housed here.

 

Yes, chickens!!! Egg-laying chickens which were hand-raised and are fed a healthy diet, and live in one of the cleanest chickens coops ever seen! They can be yours if you want them.

Yes, chickens!!! Egg-laying chickens which were hand-raised and are fed a healthy diet, and live in one of the cleanest chickens coops ever seen! They can be yours if you want them.

 

Clean chicken coops and pens equal happy chickens!

Clean chicken coops and pens equal happy chickens!

 

In addition to chicken coops, there is a bird aviary and more storage. All of the pens are completely enclosed to protect from hawks and owls.

In addition to chicken coops, there is a bird aviary and more storage. All of the pens are completely enclosed to protect from hawks and owls.

 

Far corner of property -- telephone pole and fence indicate property line. Guest quarters above garage is peaking out behind the hillside and among the trees.

Far corner of property — telephone pole and fence indicate property line. Guest quarters above garage is peaking out behind the hillside and among the trees.

 

Long driveway, with electric gated entry.

Long driveway, with electric gated entry.

 

Aerial photo of main house and guest quarters over the 3-car garage. Almost every rock on this property has its place among the walking paths and orchard. This estate is a true gem!

Aerial photo of main house and guest quarters over the 3-car garage. Almost every rock on this property has its place among the walking paths and orchard. This estate is a true gem!

3650 Elmwood Dr., Riverside

March 24, 2016

3650 Elmwood Drive, Riverside CA 92506 listed by THE SISTER TEAM
[ SOLD for $375,000 on 9/30/2016 ]  
Dramatic price reduction! Come and get it!!  Lovely “Wood Streets” home on the east side of Magnolia Avenue built in 1946 with 3 bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms, and 1,474 sq ft of living space, in addition to the outdoor living space under the covered patio for entertaining.

Updated kitchen, central air conditioning, electrical, refinished hardwood floors, tile flooring,  recessed lighting, restored crank windows, and a 2-car attached garage, which is not common in this neighborhood, but a delight just the same.

Spacious mid-century open-concept living room with corner fireplace and reading nook with built-in book shelves. Space for a sectional sofa, enhanced by a wraparound window allowing in lots of natural light. The modern kitchen boasts a butcher block counter, double oven, newer cabinets, and a breakfast bar!

The enclosed backyard (lot size is 6,098) is large enough for a pool, if desired. Or set up some outdoor furniture and twinkle lights under the covered patio for Al fresco dining and entertaining. Wonderful neighbors, highly desired neighborhood, and centrally located in Riverside. Walk to stores, Riverside Community College, Central Middle School, or Bonaminio Park for ball games. Hike up Mt. Rubidoux for cardio and forever views, or travel a short distance to downtown for nightlife at the Mission Inn or the local farmer’s market on Saturday morning!  There’s so much to do in Riverside, you’ll wonder why you didn’t move here sooner.

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Front porch entrance

Front porch entrance

 

Beautiful entry with refinished hardwood floors, would be ideal to set up some chairs for a reading area.

Beautiful entry with refinished hardwood floors, would be ideal to set up some chairs for a reading area.

 

Spacious mid-century open-concept living room with corner fireplace and refinished hardwood floors.

Spacious mid-century open-concept living room with corner fireplace and refinished hardwood floors.

 

Remodeled kitchen with newer cabinets, double oven, dishwasher, and breakfast bar.

Remodeled kitchen with newer cabinets, double oven, dishwasher, and breakfast bar.

 

Alternate view of remodeled kitchen with newer French doors leading to back yard and covered patio.

Alternate view of remodeled kitchen with newer French doors leading to back yard and covered patio.

 

Amazing nook area off the kitchen ideal for more intimate meals.

Amazing nook area off the kitchen ideal for more intimate meals.

 

Master bedroom with refinished hardwood floors.

Master bedroom with refinished hardwood floors.

 

Retro hallway bathroom!

Retro hallway bathroom!

Lovely backyard large enough for a pool, if desired. Or set up outdoor furniture and twinkle lights under the covered patio to enjoy Al fresco dining then entertain to your heart's delight.

Lovely backyard large enough for a pool, if desired. Or set up outdoor furniture and twinkle lights under the covered patio to enjoy Al fresco dining then entertain to your heart’s delight.

 

 

3580 Larchwood Pl., Riverside

February 17, 2016

3580 Larchwood Place, Riverside, CA 92506 listed by The Sister Team (short sale)

 

[ SOLD for $315,000 on 2/14/2017 ]     Cute “Wood Streets” California Bungalow on a great street! Short sale sold AS IS. Needs a little TLC. Central air/heat, some newer hardwood floors, walk-in pantry, indoor laundry, claw foot tub and pedestal sink in charming hallway bathroom.

Two-car detached garage with workshop. Yard is a little neglected, but has wonderful potential. Terrific curb appeal. Short sale subject to bank approval. Outstanding location in this desirable historical neighborhood. Walking distance to RCC, short drive to downtown and the Riverside Plaza. Ideal freeway access for the commuter.

This home was a short sale and took a while for bank approval, but success was finally achieved over a year after the offer was presented to the banks. Another great home has been sold in the historical Wood Streets neighborhood by “The Sister Team”!

 

Kitchen with dishwasher, built-in microwave, walk-in pantry, and interior laundry area.

Kitchen with dishwasher, built-in microwave, walk-in pantry, and interior laundry area.

Backyard has been a little neglected, but loads of potential! Note the workshop attached to the garage.

Backyard has been a little neglected, but loads of potential! Note the workshop attached to the garage.

 

4825 Ainsworth Pl., Riverside

January 16, 2016

4825 Ainsworth Pl., Riverside CA 92504 listed by THE SISTER TEAM


[ SOLD for $368,000 on 10/14/2016 ]  
What an AMAZING VALUE for this nicely upgraded 2-story rancher on corner lot was built in 1969 and sits upon what appears to be a much larger lot than its stated 7,841 sq ft! The home is approximately 1900 sq ft with two bedrooms on the main floor, and two bedrooms upstairs, 1.5 bathrooms on the main floor, and one full bathroom upstairs.

Gorgeous remodeled kitchen with tile flooring, granite counters, and newer appliances (double oven and dishwasher). Large formal dining area, in addition to a breakfast bar, and newer slider to the backyard. Newer alarm system as well.

Brand new or newer items:
New double oven
New dishwasher
New paint in kitchen
Newer A/C (approx 5 years old)
Most of the windows have been replaced
Newer water heater in garage
Newer tankless water heater on side of home
Roof is only 10 years old
Newer carpeting downstairs
Brand new carpeting upstairs
Solar panels are paid in full (not leased)
Newer alarm system

Living room with fireplace and large picture window, double door entry, and tile flooring which flows through the hallway and into kitchen. Newer carpeting throughout. Attached 2-car garage with automatic roll-up garage door, as well as laundry hookups.

This home has been in the same family for almost 30 years and is located on a quiet cul-de-sac on the outskirts of the Wood Streets. There is plenty of parking and gated RV parking too. The solar panels on the roof have been purchased outright and will stay with the house. There is also a large shed on one side of the house that will stay.

View of Mt. Rubidoux cross from upstairs. Imagine the view of the fireworks on 4th of July!

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Covered front porch with double door entry

Covered front porch with double door entry

 

Double door entry with tile floor opens up into the spacious living room with gas and wood-burning fireplace, large picture window, and new carpeting.

Double door entry with tile floor opens up into the spacious living room with gas and wood-burning fireplace, large picture window, and new carpeting.

 

Lots of natural light flows into the welcoming living room.

Lots of natural light flows into the welcoming living room.

 

Remodeled and spacious kitchen with formal dining area, breakfast bar, granite counter tops, tile flooring, and dishwasher.

Remodeled and spacious kitchen with formal dining area, breakfast bar, granite counter tops, tile flooring, and dishwasher.

 

Gorgeous kitchen with recessed lighting, granite counters, garden window, and newer appliances.

Gorgeous kitchen with recessed lighting, granite counters, garden window, and newer appliances.

 

Alternate view of dining area and spacious kitchen.

Alternate view of dining area and spacious kitchen.

 

 

Main floor tiled hallway with linen closet and extra storage closet (under stairs).

Main floor tiled hallway with linen closet and extra storage closet (under stairs).

 

Main floor master bedroom with newer carpeting, window shutters, private bathroom, and walk-in closet!

Large main floor master bedroom with newer carpeting, window shutters, private bathroom, and walk-in closet!

 

Master bathroom with shower, tile floor, and granite counter top.

Main floor master bathroom with shower, tile floor, and granite counter top.

 

2nd main floor bedroom with newer carpeting, window shutters, ceiling fan, and walk-in closet (currently being used as den).

Another main floor bedroom with newer carpeting, window shutters, ceiling fan, and walk-in closet, right next to half bath.

 

Second main floor half bathroom with tile floor and granite counter. Inside doorway leads to master bathroom.

Second main floor half bathroom with tile floor and granite counter. Inside doorway leads to master bathroom.

 

 

Upstairs full bathroom with tile flooring and granite counter top.

Upstairs full bathroom with tile flooring and granite counter top.

 

 

First of two upstairs bedrooms, both with large closet space and brand new carpeting.

First of two upstairs bedrooms, both with large closet space and brand new carpeting.

 

Large, gated, low-maintenance back yard with RV parking, shed on other side of house, and solar panels (already purchased in full and remain with the house).

Large, gated, low-maintenance back yard with RV parking, shed on other side of house, and solar panels (already purchased in full and remain with the house — no lease to deal with).

3620 Ramona Dr., Riverside

January 9, 2016

 

3620 Ramona Drive, Riverside, CA 92506

[ SOLD for $434,900 on 7/28/2016 ]  Gorgeous turnkey “Wood Streets” 1924 Classic Riverside Mission Revival with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1800 square feet, and all of the amenities of today, with the charm of yesterday!

Gorgeous original hardwood floors throughout, fireplace in living room with flanking bookshelves, formal dining room with built-in sideboard, and a bright and welcoming sun porch. Huge walk-in pantry, dishwasher, separate indoor laundry room, and spacious bedrooms with large closets. This home has been lovingly maintained over the years.

In addition to the two-car detached garage with large workshop, there’s a basement perfect for storage or could be utilized as a wine cellar. Lot size is 7,841 sq ft (.18/acre) with automatic sprinklers.

The home sits right across the street from RCC, with a short drive to the Riverside Plaza (restaurants, movie theaters, banks, clothing stores, etc.), and another short drive in the other direction to downtown Riverside. Ideal freeway access for the commuter, and near the Santa Ana river trail which is ideal for bicyclists/runners, Bonaminio Park for gardens, jogging or baseball, and the majestic Mt. Rubidoux with forever views!

Please call Tara at 951-205-4428 to schedule a viewing appointment.

 

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Lovely covered porch

Lovely covered porch

Gorgeous original hardwood floors, gas and wood-burning fireplace, ceiling fan, and original front door.

Gorgeous original hardwood floors, gas and wood-burning fireplace, ceiling fan, and original front door.

Formal dining room with original built-in sideboard.

Formal dining room with original built-in sideboard.

What an amazing sun room. Would be perfect as a reading room with a small love seat or chaise lounge.

What an amazing sun room. Would be perfect as a reading room with a small love seat or chaise lounge.

Kitchen with lots of cabinetry, dishwasher, and swinging door to formal dining room.

Kitchen with lots of cabinetry, dishwasher, and swinging door to formal dining room.

View from kitchen into laundry room on left and walk-in pantry on right.

View from kitchen into laundry room on left and walk-in pantry on right.

Separate indoor laundry room.

Separate indoor laundry room.

 

Master bedroom with private bathroom.

Master bedroom with private bathroom.

Master bathroom

Master bathroom

Alternate view of master bathroom with shower stall. Room for claw foot tub if desired.

Alternate view of master bathroom with shower stall. Room for claw foot tub if desired.

Front bedroom with original hardwood floors and ceiling fan.

Front bedroom with original hardwood floors and ceiling fan.

Full hallway bathroom with built-in cabinetry.

Full hallway bathroom with built-in cabinetry.

Back of home with gated driveway, and basement access.

Back of home with gated driveway, and basement access.

2-car detached garage, gated RV parking, a workshop, and a covered patio.

2-car detached garage, gated RV parking, a workshop, and a covered patio.

4263 Beechwood Pl., Riverside

January 5, 2016

4263 Beechwood Pl, Riverside 92506 listed by The Sister Team

 

[ SOLD for $403,000 on 2/23/2016 ]  Beautiful “Wood Streets” mid-century ranch style built in 1955 with 1800 sq ft with 3 bedrooms (plus den with closet which could be 4th bedroom if one wall is rebuilt) and 1.75 bathrooms.

You’ll gasp with delight as you enter the home and view the expansive living room with gas and wood-burning fireplace and original hardwood floors that were recently refinished. The complete interior of the home has been repainted. Every window but one has been replaced with double-pane Andersen brand. Even two sets of sliding doors are Andersen double-pane.

The retro kitchen is charming, with breakfast nook, brand new stainless steel dishwasher, stainless steel oven and cook-top, and two privacy pocket doors. Indoor laundry with lots of cabinetry, new tile floor, and original built-in ironing board. New entry tile, and 8-yr-old central air/heat system which is serviced regularly.

Three of the bedrooms boast mirrored wardrobe doors with extra closet space, and master bedroom has two closets (one of which is cedar-lined). The retro master bathroom is in like-new condition, and the guest bathroom has been updated with tile shower and tile floor.

Low-maintenance backyard (lot size is 9,148) with mature shade tree, sprinklers, swing set, lemon tree, shed, and covered patio.

This section of Beechwood Place is extra wide with gorgeous canopy-style Shamel Ash trees that are thick and shade-providing in the spring and summer. In addition to an attached 2-car garage with roll-up door, you are in walking distance to Central Middle School, Riverside Community College, the Santa Ana River biking trail, Mt. Rubidoux, and Bonaminio Park with gardens, baseball fields, and a walking track.  A short drive to downtown Riverside where you’ll be able to enjoy wonderful sites like The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, the Fox Theater, museums, fine dining, and a farmer’s market every Saturday.

This home is not a flip, but family-owned, and has been lovingly maintained for many years. FHA offers are welcome.

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Front door entry with new tile, and expansive living room and dining area with newly refinished original hardwood floors!

Front door entry with new tile, and expansive living room and dining area with newly refinished original hardwood floors!

Alternate view of living room with view into the den (which could also be a 4th bedroom if needed).

Alternate view of living room with view into the den (which could also be a 4th bedroom if needed).

Den with closet could be 4th bedroom if needed. Just add a wall between living room and this room.

Den with closet could be 4th bedroom if needed. Just add a wall between living room and this room.

Retro kitchen with newer stainless steel appliances.

Retro kitchen with newer stainless steel appliances.

Brand new dishwasher, newer Andersen double pane windows too.

Brand new dishwasher, newer Andersen double pane windows too.

Separate laundry room with lots of cabinetry, tile flooring, and original built-in ironing board.

Separate laundry room with lots of cabinetry, tile flooring, and original built-in ironing board.

Master bedroom with two closets (one with mirrored wardrobe doors) and another that's cedar-lined.

Master bedroom with two closets (one with mirrored wardrobe doors) and another that’s cedar-lined.

Retro master bathroom in like-new condition.

Retro master bathroom in like-new condition.

One of the secondary bedrooms, this one with built-in wall shelving (perfect as home office or library).

One of the secondary bedrooms, this one with built-in wall shelving (perfect as home office or library).

Beautifully hardwood floor-lined hallway with lots of storage.

Beautiful hardwood floor-lined hallway with lots of storage.

Three-quarter bathroom with tiled shower enclosure and tile flooring.

Three-quarter bathroom with tiled shower enclosure and tile flooring.

Low-maintenance backyard with mature shade tree, covered patio, swing set, shed, and side yard that could be fenced off as a dog run. And there's a lemon tree too -- think of the fresh-squeezed lemonade for summertime enjoyment!

Low-maintenance backyard with mature shade tree, covered patio, swing set, shed, and side yard that could be fenced off as a dog run. And there’s a lemon tree too — think of the fresh-squeezed lemonade for summertime enjoyment!

4290 Beatty Dr., Riverside

December 8, 2015

4290 Beatty Dr., Riverside CA 92506 listed by "The Sister Team"

[ SOLD for $380,000 on 2/22/2016 ]  Beautifully rehabbed “Palm Heights Historic District” Tudor built in 1927 with guest house. Charm! Charm! Charm!

The main home boasts 1336 sq ft with stunning remodeled kitchen and bathroom, refinished original hardwood floors throughout, and central air conditioning and heat. The guest house is a comfortable 440 sq ft with kitchenette, full bathroom, and private side yard. Total living square footage is 1776, which includes a total of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

The spectacular Batchelder fireplace is the focal point of the spacious living room with barrel ceiling. Lots of natural light, refinished original floors, and original front door. The formal dining room is large enough to accommodate large family gatherings, in addition to the charming breakfast nook. Fresh interior and exterior paint, and separate indoor laundry room.

One of the loveliest streets in the Palm Heights Historic District, as well as wonderful neighbors, new landscaping, and a detached 2-car garage — you’ll fall in love as soon as you pull up to the curb. Walking distance to the Riverside Plaza (restaurants, movie theaters, banks, clothing stores, etc.), and ideal freeway access for the commuter.  Just a short drive to fabulous downtown Riverside, as well.

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Side view of gorgeous Tudor with long driveway leading to detached 2-car garage.

Side view of gorgeous Tudor with long driveway leading to detached 2-car garage.

Spacious living room with barrel ceiling, refinished original hardwood floors, and lots of natural light!

Spacious living room with barrel ceiling, refinished original hardwood floors, and lots of natural light!

Gorgeous Batchelder fireplace -- what a conversation piece!

Gorgeous Batchelder fireplace — what a conversation piece!

Spacious formal dining room

Spacious formal dining room

Stunning remodeled kitchen with stainless steel gas stove, built-in microwave, and dishwasher!

Stunning remodeled kitchen with stainless steel gas stove, built-in microwave, and dishwasher!

Cheerful breakfast nook

Cheerful breakfast nook

Separate indoor laundry room.

Separate indoor laundry room.

Back bedroom with newly refinished hardwood floors and spacious closet.

Back bedroom with newly refinished hardwood floors and spacious closet.

Front bedroom with newly refinished hardwood floors and spacious closet.

Front bedroom with newly refinished hardwood floors and spacious closet.

Main house remodeled bathroom.

Main house remodeled bathroom.

Soaking tub and shower stall in remodeled bathroom.

Soaking tub and shower stall in remodeled bathroom.

Permitted guest house with new landscaping and private side yard.

Permitted guest house with new landscaping and private side yard.

Spacious 440 sq ft guest house with kitchenette and full bathroom.

Spacious 440 sq ft guest house with kitchenette and full bathroom.

Living area with lots of storage, and newer double pane window overlooking private side yard.

Living area with lots of storage, and newer double pane window overlooking private side yard.

Guest house full bathroom with shower in tub.

Guest house full bathroom with shower in tub.

3450 Elmwood Dr., Riverside

November 9, 2015

3450 Elmwood Drive, Riverside, CA 92506
[ SOLD for $310,000 on 12/18/2015 ]  Classic 1938 “Wood Streets” Cottage with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1048 square feet, and remodeled kitchen!

Located on one of only a few quiet cul-de-sacs in the historic Wood Streets neighborhood, you’ll be won over from the word GO. You’re first welcomed by a tasteful xeriscaped front yard (uses almost no water), then a spacious living room with fireplace and radius wall between the dining area and the kitchen. Original china/display cabinets in both the dining area and kitchen, as well as plaster walls, bull-nose corners, ceiling fans in all rooms, and a rare bay window for this neighborhood. Also an original set of French doors leading to the covered patio.

Remodeled kitchen with brand new Shaker cabinets, granite counter top, glass tile back splash, vinyl plank flooring, dishwasher, and new corner sink. BRAND NEW carpeting and HVAC system, complete with new furnace, A/C and duct work. Newer dual pane windows throughout also.

Bathroom boast dual sinks, shower in tub, tile flooring, and charming beadboard. Indoor laundry room with original pull-down ironing board and newer water heater.

In addition to a detached full-sized 2-car garage with modern automatic roll-up door, and large storage shed behind garage, the yard is lovely with a perimeter pathway, grapefruit and Valencia orange trees, and room for gardening.

This low-maintenance turnkey home is a perfect starter home or ideal for a couple looking to downsize. Walking distance to RCC, the Riverside Plaza, and downtown Riverside. Centrally located on a quiet street with terrific neighbors!

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View of fireplace and dining area upon entering the home.

View of fireplace and dining area, with brand new carpeting, upon entering the home.

Alternate view of living room with bay window and front door entrance.

Alternate view of living room with bay window and front door entrance.

Remodeled kitchen with granite counter top, glass tile back splash, dishwasher, vinyl plank flooring, and corner sink. Cute and functional as can be!

Remodeled kitchen with granite counter top, glass tile back splash, dishwasher, vinyl plank flooring, and corner sink. Cute and functional as can be!

Original built-in corner hutch in nook area of kitchen.

Original built-in corner hutch in nook area of kitchen.

Individual laundry room with original pull-down ironing board, newer water heater, and space for washer/dryer and utility sink.

Individual laundry room with original pull-down ironing board, newer water heater, and space for washer/dryer and utility sink.

Original French doors in dining area leading to the patio and back yard.

Original French doors in dining area leading to the patio and back yard.

One of two carpeted bedrooms, both with ceiling fans.

One of two carpeted bedrooms, both with ceiling fans.

Double sinks, tiled counter top, tile flooring, charming beadboard, and shower in tub.

Double sinks, tiled counter top, tile flooring, charming beadboard, and shower in tub.

Charming backyard with grapefruit and Valencia orange trees, perimeter pathway, with shed and garden area behind garage.

Charming backyard with grapefruit and Valencia orange trees, perimeter pathway, with shed and garden area behind garage.

Lovely patio for backyard gatherings and al fresco dining.

Lovely patio for backyard gatherings and al fresco dining.

Full-size detached 2-car garage with modern automatic roll-up door.

Full-size detached 2-car garage with modern automatic roll-up door.

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View from garage looking at back of house and driveway towards front gate.

Street view of the lovely neighboring homes.

Street view of the lovely neighboring homes.

4033 Maplewood Pl., Riverside

October 7, 2015

4033 Maplewood Pl., Riverside CA 92506

[ SOLD for $319,900 on 12/16/2015 ]  Immaculate and charming 1957 “Wood Streets” 2 bedroom (plus bonus room with no closet), 2 bathroom 1,140 sq ft cottage on a nice street. Hardwood floors throughout, newer central air/heat (with all new air ducting), attic insulation, and newer windows throughout.

The eat-in kitchen has a dishwasher, and an updated stove and gas range top. The refrigerator is included, as is the hutch and table/chairs in the nook area. Indoor laundry with late model washer/dryer units included too.

In addition to two large bedrooms (each with their own bathroom), there is a bonus room (without a closet) that was part of the deep garage. Access to this room via the living room or separate entrance from side yard. The garage is still large enough (9 feet deep) to park either motorcycles or a tiny car like the “Smart” car (which is about 8 feet long).

Gorgeous manicured backyard (lot size is .15/acre and approximately 6,534 sq ft) with room for a pool, and large back patio perfect for entertaining. Back entrance to home has handicapped access. Shed stays. Side yard could be a dog run too.

 

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Adorable front porch to watch passersby or enjoy a nice hot cup of cocoa while listening to the leaves crunch as cars drive by.

Adorable front porch to watch passersby or enjoy a nice hot cup of cocoa while listening to the leaves crunch as cars drive by.

Living room with gorgeous hardwood  floors, window shutters, and ceiling fan.

Living room with gorgeous hardwood floors, window shutters, and ceiling fan.

Amazing retro kitchen with newer stove and gas range top, as well as dishwasher -- and refrigerator is included!

Amazing retro kitchen with newer stove and gas range top, as well as dishwasher — and refrigerator is included!

Hutch and table/chairs are included with the house!

Hutch and table/chairs are included with the house!

Large bedroom with gorgeous hardwood floors.

Large bedroom with gorgeous hardwood floors.

Hallway bathroom with shower in tub.

Hallway bathroom with shower in tub.

Master bedroom with extra closet space, hardwood floors, and doorway to private bathroom.

Master bedroom with extra closet space, hardwood floors, ceiling fan, and doorway to private bathroom.

Master bathroom with large shower and door to backyard.

Master bathroom with large shower and door to backyard.

Separate laundry room with lots of cabinetry -- late model washer/dryer units are included.

Separate laundry room with cabinetry, and late model washer/dryer units are included.

Bonus room (no closet) could be used as 3rd bedroom, office, or extra storage.

Bonus room (no closet) could be used as 3rd bedroom, office, or extra storage. Separate entrance too. Ideal for roommates or guests.

Look at this gorgeously manicured backyard. Room for a pool and/or garden too!

Look at this gorgeously manicured backyard. Room for a pool and/or garden too!

Large paved patio area ideal for entertaining. Dog run along side of house, and shed stays too.

Large paved patio area ideal for entertaining. Dog run along side of house, and shed stays too.

4451 Beechwood Pl., Riverside

October 2, 2015

4451 Beechwood Place, Riverside, CA 92506

 

[ SOLD for $342,900 on 1/14/2016 ]  Pre-foreclosure 1955 pool home with 3 bedrooms and 1.75 bathrooms is priced to sell fast in the “Wood Streets” on a beautiful tree-lined street.

This home boasts approximately 1800 sq ft, and has a gorgeous remodeled kitchen with granite counters, tile floors, recessed lighting, pendant lighting, dishwasher, and stainless steel appliances all included. Kitchen opens up to living room with fireplace. Indoor laundry with newer model washer/dryer included!

Step-down family room with wet bar, which is included. Newer double-pane sliding glass doors to backyard. Newer double-pane French doors to side yard. Two-car attached garage and beautiful backyard with large grassy area, in-ground pool, above-ground spa, and BBQ.

*** GREAT VALUE! *** GREAT DEAL! *** Priced to sell AS IS *** Conventional or cash offers only *** Need quick sale!

Big and breezy front porch.

Big and breezy front porch.

Remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances (all included), and newer model washer/dryer also included!

Remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances (all included), and newer model washer/dryer also included!

Kitchen opens up into the living room with fireplace. Archway leads to step-down family room.

Kitchen opens up into the living room with fireplace. Archway leads to step-down family room.

Step-down family room boasts this amazing built-in wet bar. The other side of the family room is large enough for a couple of sofas, grand piano, etc.

Step-down family room boasts this amazing built-in wet bar. The other side of the family room is large enough for a couple of sofas, grand piano, etc.

Alternate view of bar with sink and lots of wine racks and cabinetry.

Alternate view of bar with sink and lots of wine racks and cabinetry.

Master bedroom with lots of closet space.

Master bedroom with lots of closet space.

Hallway bathroom with shower in tub.

Hallway bathroom with shower in tub.

Second bathroom with shower only.

Second bathroom with shower only.

Gorgeous backyard with inground pool, and lots of grassy area for kids and pets to play

Gorgeous backyard with inground pool, and lots of grassy area for kids and pets to play

Above-ground spa stays.

Above-ground spa stays.

BBQ stays.

BBQ stays.

Side yard leading to backyard. Double-pane French doors leading to the dining area and kitchen.

Side yard leading to backyard. Double-pane French doors leading to the dining area and kitchen.

Beautiful and wide tree-lined street.

Beautiful and wide tree-lined street.

3857 Elmwood Ct., Riverside

October 2, 2015

3857 Elmwood Ct, Riverside, CA 92506

 

[ SOLD for $289,900 on 12/22/2015 ]  Adorable 1922 California Bungalow in the heart of the historic “Wood Streets” complete with front porch swing! This 2 bedroom, plus bonus room, 1 bathroom home is priced to sell, so don’t hesitate or you’ll lose out.

Approximately 1100 sq ft, and the living room boasts original hardwood floors, original wood-framed windows, and gas and wood-burning fireplace. Formal dining area with original built-in hutch and reproduction framed mirror above the hutch. To the right of the hutch is a glass paneled door that leads you to a bonus room which could be used as an office, play room, or 3rd bedroom (no closet). OR, you could expand the kitchen all the way into this room; we’ve sold a similar floor plan that was modified this way and it was amazing!

Kitchen has been updated with tile counters and tile flooring, lots of cabinetry, dishwasher, butcher block preparation island, newer gas stove, included frig. Both bedrooms are good size, with large closets, and wood flooring (condition unknown)  under carpeting. Bathroom with claw foot tub plus separate shower and pedestal sink. And indoor laundry (stackable washer/dryer are negotiable).

Composition roof is only 4 years old.  Yard (7,405 sq ft)  includes rose bushes, extra wide driveway parking, shade tree in front, apple and citrus trees in deep backyard, along with a fenced garden area behind the 1-car detached garage (which was extended about 100 sq ft via permit many years ago which accommodates a work bench). Permitted patio cover off the back of the house and a water feature between the patio and garage with gold fish and water plants (all it needs is a pump and the waterfall will flow).

Walking distance to shopping and schools. Short drive to downtown and the Mission Inn. Not many homes available in the “Wood Streets” under $300,000 — don’t hesitate!

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Extra wide driveway for toys or RV.

Extra wide driveway for toys or RV.

Large front porch with swing. Best neighborhood to hang out on front porch and watch the world go by with a morning coffee or afternoon lemonade!

Large front porch with swing. Best neighborhood to hang out on front porch and watch the world go by with a morning coffee or afternoon lemonade!

View as you walk through the front door. Wood/gas fireplace, ceiling fan, original hardwood floors, and original windows. Stained glass panels will be replaced prior to close of escrow.

View as you walk through the front door. Wood/gas fireplace, ceiling fan, original hardwood floors, and original windows. Stained glass panels will be replaced prior to close of escrow.

Alternate view of living room from the dining area. Gorgeous original hardwood floors, and those original windows are simply charming.

Alternate view of living room from the dining area. Gorgeous original hardwood floors, and those original windows are simply charming.

Original built-in hutch in formal dining area. Framed mirror above hutch is a reproduction. Door to right of hutch is a bonus room (could be used as office or 3rd bedroom, or use to extend the kitchen).

Original built-in hutch in formal dining area. Framed mirror above hutch is a reproduction. Door to right of hutch is a bonus room (could be used as office or 3rd bedroom, or use to extend the kitchen).

Updated kitchen with tile flooring, tiled counter tops, newer gas stove, LOTS of cabinetry, and a butcher block preparation island.

Updated kitchen with tile flooring, tiled counter tops, newer gas stove, LOTS of cabinetry, and a butcher block preparation island.

Updated kitchen with LOTS of cabinetry, dishwasher, tiled counter tops, and garden window.

Updated kitchen with LOTS of cabinetry, dishwasher, tiled counter tops, and garden window.

Kitchen pantry and laundry area -- stackable washer/dryer are negotiable.

Kitchen pantry and laundry area — stackable washer/dryer are negotiable.

Bonus room off the dining room. This could be used as an office or a 3rd bedroom (no closet), or expand the kitchen all the way into this room (we've sold a similar floor plan do this and it's quite amazing).

Bonus room off the dining room. This could be used as an office or a 3rd bedroom (no closet), or expand the kitchen all the way into this room (we’ve sold a similar floor plan do this and it’s quite amazing).

Updated bathroom with clawfoot tub, pedestal sink, and newer toilet. Stained glass windows will be replaced prior to close of escrow.

Updated bathroom with clawfoot tub, pedestal sink, and newer toilet. Stained glass windows will be replaced prior to close of escrow.

Alternate view of bathroom with separate shower and lights flanking the medicine cabinet above the newer pedestal sink.

Alternate view of bathroom with separate shower and lights flanking the medicine cabinet above the newer pedestal sink.

Glass doorknobs and skeleton key holes.

Glass doorknobs and skeleton key holes.

Many original push button light panels.

Many original push button light panels.

Front and back bedrooms are similar in size with hardwood floors (condition unknown) under carpeting. Both bedrooms have good size closets too.

Front and back bedrooms are similar in size with hardwood floors (condition unknown) under carpeting. Both bedrooms have good size closets too.

Deep backyard with fenced garden area behind garage. Producing green apple tree and citrus too. One-car detached garage was extended via permit many years ago, which accommodates a work bench. Note the long water feature between the patio and the garage. All it needs is a pump and the waterfall will flow. Currently there are gold fish and water plants thriving.

Deep backyard with fenced garden area behind garage. Producing green apple tree and citrus too. One-car detached garage was extended via permit many years ago, which accommodates a work bench. Note the long water feature between the patio and the garage.

Water feature with fish and floating water plants. All it needs is a pump and the waterfall will flow.

Water feature with fish and floating water plants. All it needs is a pump and the waterfall will flow.

5551 Brockton Ave., Riverside

June 26, 2015

 

5551 Brockton Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506

 

[ SOLD for $386,000 on 11/23/2015 ]  Lovely “Wood Streets” pool home built in 1940 on corner lot. Three bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms, and approximately 2,000 square feet!

BRAND NEW (never used) remodeled kitchen with granite counters, tile floors, all new self-closing cabinetry, pull-out drawers, recessed lighting, and brand new gas stove and dishwasher. Both bathrooms have just been remodeled too (new shower/tub enclosures, new sinks, hands-free toilet, etc).

Gorgeous hardwood floors were refinished one week ago. Living room with gas and wood-burning fireplace, formal dining room with original swinging door to kitchen, double pane windows throughout, step-down family room overlooking the backyard, central air/heat, some new interior paint, indoor laundry with original built-in ironing board (washer/dryer included), and a private bedroom suite on one side of the house.

Two-car attached garage, roll-up garage door, with driveway access off of Linwood instead of Brockton. Slate tile roof. Lot size is 9,583 sq ft (.22/acre) with an inground pool, in addition to a grassy area for the kids and/or pets to romp around.

Walking distance to Riverside Plaza, RCC, and downtown Riverside. Ride your bike in the new bike lanes along Brockton or along the Santa Ana River Trail. Terrific location!

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Great corner lot in the heart of the Wood Streets historical neighborhood!

Great corner lot in the heart of the Wood Streets historical neighborhood!

Front entry with newly laid lava rock with a heart-shaped stepping stone.

Front entry with newly laid lava rock with a heart-shaped stepping stone.

Side view of home, on large corner lot -- just shy of a quarter acre!

Side view of home, on large corner lot — just shy of a quarter acre! Driveway is off Linwood, not Brockton.

Living room with newly refinished hardwood floors, front door entry, and formal dining room in the distance.

Living room with newly refinished original hardwood floors (first time the floor had been refinished since the home was built), double pane windows, front door entry, and formal dining room in the distance.

Wood -burning and gas fireplace with track lighting, flanked by entrances into step-down family room.

Wood -burning and gas fireplace with track lighting, flanked by entrances into step-down family room.

Remodeled kitchen with granite counters, tile floor, self-closing cabinetry, pull-out drawers, brand new gas stove, and brand new dishwasher.

Remodeled kitchen with granite counters, tile floor, self-closing cabinetry, pull-out drawers, brand new gas stove, and brand new dishwasher.

Alternate angle of kitchen looking towards adjacent formal dining room with original swinging door.

Alternate angle of kitchen with recessed lighting, new pendant light over sink, and original swinging door leading to adjacent formal dining room.

Formal dining room with recently refinished hardwood floors and double pane windows.

Formal dining room with recently refinished hardwood floors and double pane windows.

Master bedroom with attached 3/4 bathroom.

Master bedroom with attached 3/4 bathroom.

Remodeled master bathroom!

Remodeled master bathroom!

Back bedroom with recently refinished hardwood floors, ceiling fan, and fresh paint.

Back bedroom with recently refinished hardwood floors, ceiling fan, and fresh paint.

Front bedroom with fresh paint, recently refinished hardwood floors, and ceiling fan.

Front bedroom with fresh paint, recently refinished hardwood floors, ceiling fan, and walk-in closet!

Remodeled hallway bathroom with dual sinks, subway tile in tub/shower, and hands-free toilet.

Remodeled hallway bathroom with dual sinks, subway tile in tub/shower, and hands-free toilet.

Large family room with ceiling fans, tile flooring, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the resort-like backyard!

Large family room with ceiling fans, tile flooring, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the resort-like backyard!

Separate laundry room (washer and dryer are included), lots of cabinetry, and original built-in ironing board.

Separate laundry room (washer and dryer are included), lots of cabinetry, and original built-in ironing board.

Inground pool was recently replastered, and the diving board was re-bolted.

Great yard with inground pool ready for entertaining! It’s time for some summer fun…

Grassy area behind the garage and adjacent to the pool area -- perfect for children and/or pets to romp.

Grassy area behind the garage and adjacent to the pool area — perfect for children and/or pets to romp, or add some gardening beds or swing set.

Gorgeous backyard with recently replastered pool. Enjoy your own year-round resort

Gorgeous backyard with inground pool. So much room to add many more lounge chairs, tables and umbrellas, and even a BBQ. Enjoy your own year-round resort!

 

4257 Sunnyside Dr., Riverside

June 20, 2015

4257 Sunnyside Dr., Riverside CA 92506

 

[ SOLD for $399,900 on 12/29/2015 ]  WOW! 1930s Spanish Colonial Revival pool home in the Palm Heights Historic District (a designated neighborhood which conveys a sense of architectural and historic flavor from the early 20th Century).

Just shy of 2,000 sq ft, this 3 bedroom, 1.75 bathroom home starts off with an inviting front porch, and original front door with original hardware. The spacious living room boasts hardwood floors, gorgeous wood-burning fireplace with mantle alcove, large front picture window flanked by built-in display niches, and trey ceiling. Spanish archway leads to the formal dining room with coved ceiling and gorgeous bank of windows overlooking the front porch.

From there, you’ll make your way into the galley kitchen with tile floors, open faced cabinetry (doors are stored elsewhere in case this isn’t your style), bright and cheery breakfast nook, and separate laundry room.

Wide hallway, with telephone alcove, leads to three very spacious bedrooms (including a master suite) and the retro hallway bathroom. In addition, there is a bonus room that would be ideally suited as an office or gym which also has interior access to the basement for wine or extra storage! You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the great closet space for a home of this era too.

Exit the French door from the master bedroom suite onto the back patio which is perfect for entertaining, especially with the refreshing built-in black-bottom pool and spa, as well as fruit trees (lime, peach, plum, avocado), raised garden beds and grassy area behind garage, and a built-in gas BBQ. The lot size is 7,841 sq ft (.18/acre) and is laid out really well.

Only two families have lovingly owned this home since it was custom built 85 years ago. Amazing neighbors and neighborhood, and ideal location. Potential RV parking, wrought iron driveway gate, Spanish tile roof, and 2-car detached garage.

Walking distance to the Riverside Plaza, nail salons, all kinds of restaurants (Bann Thai, Islands, California Pizza Kitchen, Cherry On Top,  etc.), movie theater, banks, Staples Office Supply, urgent care, Dairy Queen, and veterinarian offices! Don’t hesitate on this classic Spanish style!

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One of the most fun aspects of these historic homes are the front porches where you can gather for morning coffee or afternoon lemonade!

One of the most fun aspects of these historic homes are the front porches where you can gather for morning coffee or afternoon lemonade!

Large living room with dramatic trey ceiling (painted with colors from California missions), built-in display niches flanking large picture window, and original hardwood floors and wood-burning fireplace with alcove!

Large living room with dramatic trey ceiling (painted with colors from California missions), built-in display niches flanking large picture window, and original hardwood floors and wood-burning fireplace with alcove!

 Large formal dining room with coved ceiling and archway leading into the living room.

Large formal dining room with coved ceiling and archway leading into the living room.

Whimsical kitchen with tile flooring and doorway  to separate laundry room. Cabinet doors are in the garage just in case this open concept isn't your style.

Whimsical kitchen with tile flooring and doorway to separate laundry room. Cabinet doors are in the garage just in case this open concept isn’t your style.

Light and bright breakfast nook.

Light and bright breakfast nook.

Master bedroom with hardwood floors, ceiling fan, and doorway leading to remodeled private master bathroom with walk-in closet!

Master bedroom with hardwood floors, ceiling fan, and doorway leading to remodeled private master bathroom!

Remodeled private master bathroom with walk-in closet and French door leading to backyard pool/spa!

Remodeled private master bathroom with walk-in closet and French door leading to backyard pool/spa!

Large back bedroom with original hardwood floors and ceiling fan.

Large back bedroom with original hardwood floors and ceiling fan.

Spacious hallway bathroom with built-in vanity, shower in tub, and pedestal sink. How charming is this!

Spacious hallway bathroom with built-in vanity, shower in tub, and pedestal sink. How charming is this!

Third bedroom currently being used as office, with walk-in closet and hardwood floors under carpet. Don't forget that in addition to the 3 spacious bedrooms, there is a bonus room that could be used as an office, gym, storage, etc.

Third bedroom currently being used as office, with walk-in closet and hardwood floors under carpet. Don’t forget that in addition to the 3 spacious bedrooms, there is a bonus room that could be used as an office, gym, storage, etc.

In-ground black-bottom pool with spa, only 15 yrs old. Built-in gas BBQ perfect for entertaining. And don't forget that there are raised garden beds and fruit trees behind the garage!

In-ground black-bottom pool with spa, only 15 yrs old. Built-in gas BBQ perfect for entertaining. And don’t forget that there are raised garden beds and fruit trees behind the garage!

2-car detached garage with spacious gated driveway parking or entertaining area, as currently arranged.

2-car detached garage with spacious gated driveway parking or entertaining area, as currently arranged.

Evening twinkle lights draped over the entertaining area in the driveway as viewed from the French door from the laundry/kitchen area.

Evening twinkle lights draped over the entertaining area in the driveway as viewed from the French door from the laundry/kitchen area.

3608 Jurupa Ave., Riverside

June 3, 2015

 

3608 Jurupa Avenue, Riverside CA 92506

 

[ SOLD for $362,900 on 9/30/2015 ]  “Wood Streets” Tudor style with oodles of exterior charm, which overflows into the interior with hardwood floors, remodeled kitchen, and indoor laundry. BRAND NEW EXTERIOR PAINT in June 2015! One of the best values in the neighborhood!!!!

This 3 bedroom 1.5 bathroom home is approximately 1720 sq ft, custom built in 1927, and has a 5 ton central air and heat unit (duct work is about 10 yrs old), in addition to a whole house fan.

The living room is just fantastic with a dramatic barrel ceiling, hardwood floors, large picture window, and a decorative fireplace (capped gas line). Formal dining room leads to the remodeled kitchen with Silestone counter tops, newer cabinetry, dishwasher, gas stove, and built-in microwave. Adjacent to the kitchen is a large breakfast nook with lots of windows, a very spacious walk-in pantry, and a separate laundry room.

Master bedroom boasts a half bath and walk-in closet. The hallway bathroom was completely remodeled including tile flooring, tub, shower doors, pedestal sink, toilet and fixtures. The secondary bedrooms are quite spacious, each with a walk-in closet too.

In addition to the spacious living room, there is a bonus area behind the formal dining room which could be used as an office or a quiet reading room.

Fully landscaped corner lot (7,841 sq ft) with automatic sprinklers, RV and/or boat parking, detached oversized 2-car garage with automatic roll-up door and lots of storage cabinets! All of this, AND a basement too! Seller will also be providing clear termite report!

Walking distance to the Riverside Plaza (shopping, fine dining, movie theater, banking, etc.).

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Side yard with rose garden and entry door into the bonus room (office).

Side yard with rose garden and entry door into the bonus room (office).

Large living room with dramatic barrel ceiling, decorative fireplace (gas line has been capped off).

Large living room with dramatic barrel ceiling, decorative fireplace (gas line has been capped off).

Formal dining room

Formal dining room

Remodeled kitchen

Remodeled kitchen

Bright and sunny breakfast nook with lots of windows and built-in display shelving.

Bright and sunny breakfast nook with lots of windows and built-in display shelving.

Spacious master bedroom with walk-in closet.

Spacious master bedroom with walk-in closet.

Master half bath

Master half bath

2nd of 3 spacious bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet.

Second of 3 spacious bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet.

Remodeled hall bathroom with new tub, flooring, fixtures, and toilet.

Remodeled hall bathroom with new tub, flooring, fixtures, and toilet.

Back of house view taken from the garage area. Completely fenced yard for child and pet safety, blooming jasmine, and basement access too.

Back of house view taken from the garage area. Completely fenced yard for child and pet safety, blooming jasmine, and basement access too.

Side of house could be private dog run if needed.

Side of house could be private dog run if needed.

2-car detached garage with lots of parking for 5 cars in addition to two in the garage. Driveway is off of Riverside Avenue and not Jurupa Avenue.

2-car detached garage with lots of parking for 5 cars in addition to two in the garage. Driveway is off of Riverside Avenue and not Jurupa Avenue.

Happy Memorial Day

May 25, 2015

 

Did you know that Memorial Day became an official federal holiday only in 1971? Today, and everyday really, we honor everyone that perished while serving in the U.S. Military, whether male, female, or animal. Our sincerest appreciation to those that have served, are serving now, and will serve in the future, to maintain our freedom in this country of ours.

The photo is of Marine Lt. Col. Cal Worth saluting the grave site of a fallen comrade during a Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery.

6145 Elenor St., Riverside

May 4, 2015

6145 Elenor St., Riverside - front

[ SOLD for $283,000 on 6/30/2015 ]  Adorable 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home in a wonderful quaint neighborhood. Built in 1949, this home boasts 1,226 sq ft, central air/heat, and updated kitchen with granite counters, dishwasher, walk-in pantry and wood floors.

Dining area off the kitchen has original hardwood floors and a door leading to the covered back patio. Spacious living room with original hardwood floors, corner fireplace and lovely bank of windows bringing the outdoors inside!

Remodeled bathroom with granite counters, dual sinks, and lots of cabinetry. All three bedrooms have original hardwood floors and a ceiling fan. The master bedroom has extra closet space too.

Fully landscaped front and rear yards (lot size is 6,970 sq ft) with your own little orchard of mature citrus trees. Walking distance to Ralph’s Shopping Center and the Riverside Plaza. Great commuter location as well. Great for first-time home buyer or a couple that is downsizing. Cute, cute, cute!!!

Sidewalk leading to front door.

Landscaped sidewalk leading to front door.

Front entry with glass French doors leading into the first bedroom on the right. Could be used as a den or play room, and curtains could easily be installed for privacy.

Front entry with glass French doors leading into the first bedroom on the right. Could be used as a den or play room, and curtains could easily be installed for privacy.

Remodeled kitchen with wood flooring, granite counters, gas stove, dishwasher, built-in microwave, and a huge walk-in pantry.

Remodeled kitchen with wood flooring, granite counters, gas stove, dishwasher, built-in microwave, and a huge walk-in pantry.

Spacious living room with original hardwood floors, corner fireplace, and a large bank of windows that bring the outdoors inside, and overlook the fully landscaped backyard.

Spacious living room with original hardwood floors, corner fireplace, and a large bank of windows that bring the outdoors inside, and overlook the fully landscaped backyard.

Gorgeous remodeled bathroom with granite counters, dual sinks, tile flooring, and completely tiled shower/tub enclosure. Just lovely!

Gorgeous remodeled bathroom with granite counters, dual sinks, tile flooring, and completely tiled shower/tub enclosure. Just lovely!

Master bedroom with original hardwood floors and ceiling fan, just like the other two bedrooms. However, master has extra closet space.

Master bedroom with original hardwood floors and ceiling fan, just like the other two bedrooms. However, master has extra closet space.

Fully landscaped backyard with mow strip, sprinklers, and a large amount of mature citrus trees.

Fully landscaped backyard with mow strip, sprinklers, and a large amount of mature citrus trees.

Alternate view of backyard with mature citrus trees in the background.

Alternate view of backyard with mature citrus trees in the background.

2962 Winifred St., Riverside

April 21, 2015


[ SOLD for $285,000 on 6/03/2015 ]
 This lovely 3 bedroom, 1.75 bathroom home has been owned by the same family for almost 55 years, and is located in a wonderful, quiet neighborhood, on a tree-lined street. With 1,335 sq ft, this home is updated with central air conditioning and heat, and updated bathrooms and windows.

Spacious eat-in kitchen with dishwasher and plenty of cabinetry. Master bedroom suite with attached private bathroom and two separate closets. Large living room with fireplace and newer sliding doors that open to a pool-size, landscaped, and private back yard. The lot size is approximately 6,970 sq ft (.16/acre).

Two-car attached garage with direct house access. Best of all, the home is within walking distance to a park, and is commuter-friendly.

Large living room with fireplace and newer slider to lovely back yard.

Large living room with fireplace and newer slider to lovely back yard.

Spacious eat-in kitchen with dishwasher and lots of cabinetry.

Spacious eat-in kitchen with dishwasher and lots of cabinetry.

Master bedroom suite with attached private three-quarter bath, two sets of closets, and built-in display shelving.

Master bedroom suite with attached private three-quarter bath, two sets of closets, and built-in display shelving.

Private master bathroom.

Private master bathroom.

Hallway bathroom with shower in tub and sliding glass privacy doors.

Hallway bathroom with shower in tub and sliding glass privacy doors.

Pool-size and private back yard with lots of mature trees and bushes.

Pool-size and private back yard with lots of mature trees and bushes.

Attached 2-car garage with laundry, work bench, and direct house access.

Attached 2-car garage with laundry, work bench, and direct house access.

4681 Rubidoux Ave., Riverside

April 1, 2015

[ SOLD for $647,900 on 5/06/2015 ]  A majestic one-acre ESTATE in the historical “Wood Streets” neighborhood, with an impressive 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom 2-story colonial mansion,  custom built in 1925, showcasing a grand staircase, 4 fireplaces, and 3,340 sq ft.

The large front yard is accented with a circular driveway, mature trees, a rose garden, and Riverside’s famous citrus. In addition to the many original adornments such as glass door knobs, handcrafted fireplace mantels and balusters, pocket doors and original hardwood floors, you’ll enjoy modern amenities such as double-pane windows, remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, updated copper plumbing and electrical, central air/heat, and indoor laundry.

The manicured grounds are comprised of two rose gardens, two citrus groves, an in-ground pool, a spa pad, an outdoor red brick wood-burning fireplace, patio and deck for entertaining, and a 2-car detached garage with attached guest quarters complete with kitchenette and bathroom — could be home office, nanny’s retreat or artist studio. The entire lot size is just over an acre, at 43,996 sq ft.

The 1st owner of this estate was a Civil War veteran, whose family lived here until the 1960s, when they sold to the 2nd, and current, family who’s lived and raised six children here over the course of 50 years. Who will be the third steward of this splendid estate?

What is known as the “The Henry Whipple House,” this amazing estate is featured in the book entitled “Adobes, Bungalows, and Mansions of Riverside, California Revisited”  by Esther H. Klotz and Joan H. Hall.

*This is the largest single family residence level lot in the entire Wood Streets neighborhood!

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Huge circular driveway with entrance and exit gates.

Huge circular driveway with entrance and exit gates.

This impressive estate is the largest single family residence level lot in the whole Wood Streets neighborhood.

This impressive estate is the largest single family residence level lot in the whole Wood Streets neighborhood.

Detached 2-car garage and fully self-contained guest unit behind the garage.

Detached 2-car garage and fully self-contained guest unit behind the garage.

 

View of the expansive front yard with mature shade trees, citrus area and rose garden too.

View of the expansive front yard with mature shade trees, citrus area and rose garden too.

Elegant foyer -- note the original French doors leading into the formal dining room.

Elegant foyer — note the original French doors leading into the formal dining room.

Alternate view of the foyer -- note the stained glass windows flanking the front door.

Alternate view of the foyer — note the stained glass windows flanking the front door.

Formal dining room with built-in display curios, original hardwood floors, and fireplace.

Formal dining room with built-in display curios, original hardwood floors, and fireplace.

Magnified view of original hardware on one of the pocket doors separating foyer from formal dining room.

Magnified view of original hardware on one of the pocket doors separating foyer from formal dining room.

Casual dining room with built-in cabinetry.

Casual dining room with built-in cabinetry.

Formal living room with fireplace and original handcrafted mantle.

Formal living room with fireplace and original handcrafted mantle.

Front parlor with fireplace and additional built-in shelving units.

Front parlor with fireplace and additional built-in shelving units.

Large family room overlooking the park-like backyard with built-in pool, deck and patio areas.

Large family room overlooking the park-like backyard with built-in pool, deck and patio areas.

Remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops, dishwasher, and walk-in pantry.

Remodeled kitchen with granite counter tops, dishwasher, and walk-in pantry.

Alternate view of remodeled kitchen with built-in microwave, gas stove, and entry to butler's pantry in the center.

Alternate view of remodeled kitchen with built-in microwave, gas stove, and entry to butler’s pantry in the center.

Butler's pantry with doors leading to front parlor.

Butler’s pantry with doors leading to front parlor.

One of two downstairs bathrooms.

One of two downstairs bathrooms.

Laundry room with utility sink, quarter bath to the left, and to the right is the 2nd staircase that was once reserved for servants back in the early 1900s.

Laundry room with utility sink, quarter bath to the left, and to the right is the 2nd staircase that was once reserved for servants back in the early 1900s.

One of two master bedrooms upstairs.

One of two master bedrooms upstairs.

Remodeled upstairs bathroom with shower in tub.

Remodeled upstairs bathroom with shower in tub.

Second upstairs master, this one with fireplace and attached bathroom.

Second upstairs master, this one with fireplace and attached bathroom.

Remodeled three quarter bathroom with tile flooring and shower.

Remodeled three quarter bathroom with tile flooring and shower.

Third of five upstairs bedrooms -- this room has two separate closets, perfect for siblings.

Third of five upstairs bedrooms — this room has two separate closets, perfect for siblings.

Smaller 5th upstairs bedroom with built-in shelving, window seat and private half bathroom, overlooking the backyard, and connected to the 4th bedroom, but with a separate entrance as well (out of view).

Smaller 5th upstairs bedroom with built-in shelving, window seat and private half bathroom, overlooking the backyard, and connected to the 4th bedroom, but with a separate entrance as well (out of view).

Elegant stairway with original handcrafted balusters.

Elegant stairway with original handcrafted balusters.

Guest house kitchenette

Guest house kitchenette

Guest house bathroom

Guest house bathroom

Guest house living/sleeping quarters (with closet, out of view) and a separate exit to the back yard.

Guest house living/sleeping quarters (with closet, out of view) and a separate exit to the back yard.

Inground pool had new pool filter installed in 2004, and pool was redone with textured fiberglass resin that will not algea or crack according to the warranty.

Inground pool had new pool filter installed in 2004, and pool was redone with textured fiberglass resin that will not algea or crack according to the warranty.

Another view of the back from one of the far corners of the yard.

Another view of the back from one of the far corners of the yard.

Citrus trees, rose garden and other lovely flowering plants along a brick walkway.

Citrus trees, rose garden and other lovely flowering plants along a brick walkway.

More lush landscaping and wrought iron fence separating front and back yards.

More lush landscaping and wrought iron fence separating front and back yards.

View of the pool and expansive backyard, and red brick outdoor fireplace, from the back door of the house.

View of the pool and expansive backyard, and red brick outdoor fireplace, from the back door of the house.

View of deck off the family room, as well as large entertaining area with cement table and benches that will stay with the house.

View of deck off the family room, as well as large entertaining area with cement table and benches that will stay with the house.

Other side of the expansive yard showing a shed, and the back door to the guest house -- this whole area could be fenced off if guest house needed separate yard.

Other side of the expansive yard showing a shed, and the back door to the guest house — this whole area could be fenced off if guest house needed separate yard.

3595 Larchwood Pl., Riverside

March 20, 2015

 

[ SOLD for $435,000 on 4/24/2015 ]   Simply spectacular 3 bedroom/1 bathroom Tudor Revival in the heart of the “Wood Streets” with approximately 1721 sq ft.  Built in 1922, this one-of-a-kind, not-to-be-missed corner lot boasts a remodeled kitchen and bathroom, hardwood floors, copper plumbing, updated electrical, indoor laundry, central air/heat, and above-ground.

Interior is a rustic shabby chic look that is so unique that it needs to be seen to be appreciated. Lovely front porch with swing and room for outdoor furniture, gorgeous fireplace in spacious living room, three ample-sized bedrooms, two with hardwood floors and one with tile (which is currently being used as a den/office).

The kitchen is unlike anything you’ve ever seen — in addition to a 6-burner cranberry-colored Aga range, there’s a farm sink, French doors to side patio for alfresco meals, custom-built island, and custom-built hidden pantry and hidden laundry (WITH SINK). The bathroom has been remodeled, with a claw foot tub, round vessel sink, and unique brick floor.

An all-around fun and charming home with smaller yard and a basement which could be a wine cellar, as well as a side patio with above-ground spa and privacy hedges. Walking distance to RCC, centrally located between downtown Riverside and the Riverside Plaza.

Off-the-charts cute, cute, cute! This one probably won’t last through the weekend.

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Unique landscaping for this Wood Streets Tudor Revival home built in 1922.

Unique landscaping for this Wood Streets Tudor Revival home built in 1922.

One of the most charming porches we've ever seen, complete with swing and 3-tone paint colors.

One of the most charming porches we’ve ever seen, complete with swing and 3-tone paint colors.

Alternate view of charming front porch.

Alternate view of charming front porch.

View from front porch, nearing dusk. Lovely neighboring homes to look at, as well.

View from front porch, nearing dusk. Lovely neighboring homes to look at, as well.

Spacious living room with fireplace, ceiling fan, hardwood floors, crown molding, and charm, charm, charm! All of the antique or reproduction hardware stay (hall light switches, electrified sconces, etc).

Spacious living room with fireplace, ceiling fan, hardwood floors, crown molding, and charm, charm, charm! All of the antique or reproduction hardware stay (hall light switches, electrified sconces, etc).

Amazing remodeled kitchen with custom-built island, lots of cabinetry, farm sink, concrete counter tops, recessed lighting, and ceiling fans. The large cupboard to the right stays, and so does the microwave under the island.

Amazing remodeled kitchen with custom-built island, lots of cabinetry, farm sink, concrete counter tops, recessed lighting, and ceiling fans. The large cupboard to the right stays, and so does the microwave under the island.

Six-burner Aga gas stove stays with the home. So much room to cook, and with the custom-built preparation island, any chef will be mighty pleased! Refrigerator stays too.

Six-burner Aga gas stove stays with the home. So much room to cook, and with the custom-built preparation island, any chef will be mighty pleased! Refrigerator stays too.

Alternate view of kitchen with double dishwasher, and double doors leading to quaint side patio perfect for year-round alfresco dining! Kitchen light above the sink does not stay.

Alternate view of kitchen with double dishwasher, and double doors leading to quaint side patio perfect for year-round alfresco dining! Kitchen light above the sink does not stay.

Back side of the kitchen displaying the opened doors of the hidden pantry and the hidden laundry (WITH SINK). Stackable washer/dryer stay. This kitchen has it ALL!

Back side of the kitchen displaying the opened doors of the hidden pantry and the hidden laundry (WITH SINK). Stackable washer/dryer stay. This kitchen has it ALL!

Spacious formal dining room -- think of the entertaining you can do with this room!

Spacious formal dining room — think of the entertaining you can do with this room!

Alternate view of spacious formal dining room.

Alternate view of spacious formal dining room.

Front bedroom with ceiling fan, hardwood floors, and lots of windows which allow in the natural light of our beautiful California sunny days!

Front bedroom with ceiling fan, hardwood floors, and lots of windows which allow in the natural light of our beautiful California sunny days!

Alternate view of front bedroom.

Alternate view of front bedroom.

Spacious back bedroom with ceiling fan, hardwood floors, and charming windows.

Spacious back bedroom with ceiling fan, hardwood floors, and charming windows.

Third spacious bedroom with tile flooring, currently being used as a den/office.

Third spacious bedroom with tile flooring, currently being used as a den/office.

Alternate view of third bedroom, with separate entrance for guest or teenager!

Alternate view of third bedroom, with separate entrance for guest or teenager!

Remodeled bathroom with vessel sink, claw foot tub, and brick floor. So charming!

Remodeled bathroom with vessel sink, claw foot tub, and brick floor. So charming!

Side patio off the kitchen with privacy hedges and room for bbq and lots of blooming flowers!

Side patio off the kitchen with privacy hedges and room for bbq and lots of blooming flowers!

Alternate view of side brick patio off the kitchen with barbecue, bird bath, and above-ground spa. The cement table and benches, as well as the spa, stay with the house.

Alternate view of side brick patio off the kitchen with barbecue, bird bath, and above-ground spa. The cement table and benches, as well as the spa, stay with the house.

Above-ground spa and cement table/benches stays.

Above-ground spa and cement table/benches stays.

Charming private gate off side patio which leads to the front yard. The antique tin birdhouse stays.

Charming private gate off side patio which leads to the front yard. The antique tin birdhouse stays.

Other side of house with walkway and arbors filled with wisteria and other blooming plants.

Other side of house with walkway and arbors filled with wisteria and other blooming plants.

Back of home and 1-car garage to the left. Fenced side patio to the right.

Back of home and 1-car garage to the left. Fenced side patio to the right.

4200 Homewood Ct., Riverside

March 12, 2015

[ SOLD for $345,000 on 9/28/2015 ]   Jaw-droppingly cute “Wood Streets” 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom cottage with all the bells and whistles! Custom built in 1920, with approximately 1155 sq ft, this home oozes charm from the hardwood floors to the original wood windows that open easily to welcome in the spring breezes.

In addition to central air/heat, newer exterior/interior paint, and 2-yr-old water heater, the living room boasts a fireplace, hardwood floors, coffered ceiling, and ceiling fan. The large formal dining room is complete with original built-in China hutch, coffered ceiling, and French door access to the front porch.

Updated kitchen with newer farm sink, tile back splash, glass-fronted cabinetry, newer appliances (refrigerator included), and access to separate indoor laundry room (washer/dryer included) complete with doggy door.

Three bedrooms, each with exposed hardwood floors, and the master has a walk-in closet and a remodeled private half bath. Remodeled hallway bathroom with shower in tub, newer sink, tile floor and charming bead board.

The composition roof is approximately 12 years old, and the detached garage is not the original garage, but was rebuilt with permits approximately 40 years ago. The garage is 2-car in size, with a 1-car size door, but lots of storage including a steep stairway to the garage attic for even more storage!

Lovely grassy backyard with mature shade tree, citrus, and a newer fence along the driveway. The lot size is 5,663 sq ft (.13/acre) but feels larger, and there is even room for a pool.

Great quiet cul-de-sac with wonderful neighbors, and walking distance to Central Middle School, RCC, downtown Riverside, and the Riverside Plaza.

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Inviting front porch with front door to the left, and French doors leading to the dining room straight ahead.

Inviting front porch with front door to the left, and French doors leading to the dining room straight ahead.

Living room with hardwood floors, fireplace, and coffered ceilling.

Living room with hardwood floors, fireplace, and coffered ceilling.

Alternate view of ultra charming living room.

Alternate view of ultra charming living room, with built-ins too.

Formal dining room with hardwood floors, coffered ceiing and built-in hutch.

Formal dining room with hardwood floors, coffered ceiing and built-in hutch.

Alternate view of dining room, with view of French doors leading to the charming front porch.

Alternate view of dining room, with view of French doors leading to the charming front porch.

Original built-in China hutch.

Original built-in China hutch.

Updated kitchen with newer farm sink, newer appliances, and recessed lighting.

Updated kitchen with newer farm sink, newer stainless steel appliances, and recessed lighting.

Alternate view of kitchen.

Alternate view of kitchen. Refrigerator included!

Separate indoor laundry room with doggy door leading to backyard.

Separate indoor laundry room with doggy door leading to backyard. Washer/dryer included!

Front bedroom off the living room -- could be a den or office.

Front bedroom off the living room — could be a den or office.

Back bedroom with exposed hardwood floors.

Back bedroom with exposed hardwood floors.

Master bedroom with walk-in closet and private half bath.

Master bedroom overlooking back yard with walk-in closet and private half bath.

Private remodeled master half bath

Private remodeled master half bath with tile floor, newer sink, and charming bead board.

Remodeled hallway bathroom with tile floor, newer sink, shower in tub, and charming bead board.

Remodeled hallway bathroom with tile floor, newer sink, shower in tub, and charming bead board.

Detached garage, grassy area, patio area, mature tree with swing, garden area, citrus tree, newer fence along the driveway. Cute, cute, cute!

Detached garage, grassy area, patio area, mature tree with swing, garden area, citrus tree, and newer fence along the driveway. Cute, cute, cute!

Garage was rebuilt with permits about 40 years ago. Two-car in size, but one-car size door, but tons of storage inside, including a stairway to an attic with even more storage!

Garage was rebuilt with permits about 40 years ago. Two-car in size, but one-car size door, but tons of storage inside, including a stairway to an attic with even more storage!

5822 Old Ranch Rd., Riverside

February 25, 2015

 

 

[ SOLD for $398,900 on 5/18/2015 ]  Two-story pool home on quiet cul de sac just outside the Wood Streets — a section of Riverside that is little known, yet highly desired once found out!! Ultra quiet location half a block from the entrance to the Santa Ana River Trail, which most people use for jogging and cycling. Built in 1976, this 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom home is just under 2,400 sq ft and sits upon a sprawling 12,197 sq foot lot (.28/acre), with 28 trees.

Double door entry welcomes you to tile flooring, then the formal living room with carpet, plantation window shutters, and recessed lighting. Next is the formal dining room with bay window and built-in seat storage, and distressed wood flooring. Upgraded kitchen with tile flooring, tile counter tops, lots of cabinetry, dishwasher, breakfast bar, garden window, newer 5-burner range, oven and microwave.

Dual pane windows throughout the home, recessed lighting, A/C and water heater are only 9 years old. The roof is only 9 years old and is a thick composite 3D that cost $26,000 and has a lifetime warranty.

Just off the kitchen is a casual dining area with tile floor, and a spacious carpeted family room with plantation window shutters, corner brick gas fireplace, and a built-in shelving unit, and surround sound speakers (wiring is in shelving unit waiting to be installed). Separate laundry room with cabinetry, and a half bath downstairs, in addition to direct house access from attached 2-car garage.

Upstairs you’ll be delighted with a huge master bedroom suite that swallows a California king size bed, with private bathroom with dual sinks, large closet, soaking tub and separate shower stall. Hallway bathroom boasts dual sinks, tile floor, and tiled shower enclosure. Two more large bedrooms upstairs, one with beamed ceiling, and both with large walk-in closets.

Large backyard with plum, apricot, orange, and lime trees, in addition to an above-ground pool, fenced area for spa, built-in propane BBQ, newer patio cover, propane fire pit, water fountains (one in front yard, one in back yard), shed and greenhouse.

On one side of the house you’ll find newer sidewalk and fenced dog run, and on other side of house you’ll find a gated RV parking area.

Current homeowners are only the second owners and have loved living here, but it’s time for retirement. Sad to go, but love the neighborhood and neighbors.

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Double door entry with tile flooring and plant shelf above doorway with unique round window to allow in natural light.

Double door entry with tile flooring and plant shelf above doorway with unique round window to allow in natural light.

Custom window above front door entry, viewable from 3rd upstairs bedroom.

Custom window above front door entry, viewable from 3rd upstairs bedroom.

Family room off the kitchen with gas fireplace, plantation shutters and recessed lighting.

Very comfy family room off the kitchen with carpeting, gas fireplace, plantation shutters and recessed lighting.

Casual dining area with tile flooring adjacent to the family room.

Casual dining area with tile flooring adjacent to the family room.

Upgraded kitchen with tile floor, tile counters, dishwasher, garden window, and newer 5-burner range, microwave and oven.

Upgraded kitchen with tile floor, tile counters, dishwasher, garden window, and newer 5-burner range, microwave and oven.

Alternate view of kitchen with pass-thru to breakfast bar and casual dining area just beyond.

Alternate view of kitchen with pass-thru to breakfast bar and casual dining area just beyond.

Formal dining room too, with bay window and storage seating.

Formal dining room too, with distressed wood flooring, recessed lighting, and bay window with storage seating.

Formal living room with view of formal dining room.

Formal living room adjacent to formal dining room.

Alternate view of living room with plantation window shutters overlooking the front porch.

Alternate view of living room with plantation window shutters overlooking the front porch.

Main floor remodeled bathroom .

Main floor remodeled bathroom with granite counter.

Separate laundry room large enough to accommodate today's large appliances.

Separate laundry room large enough to accommodate today’s large appliances.

Master bedroom with carpeting, plantation window shutters, ceiling fan, and large enough to fit a California king and much more!

Master bedroom upstairs with carpeting, plantation window shutters, ceiling fan, AND large enough to fit a California king and much more!

Private master bathroom with large closet, dual sinks, soaking tub, and separate shower.

Private master bathroom with lots of cabinetry, dual sinks, soaking tub, and separate shower.

Alternate view of master bathroom with large closet space and dual sinks, and tile flooring.

Alternate view of master bathroom with large closet space, dual sinks, and tile flooring.

Soaking tub and separate shower in master bathroom.

Soaking tub and separate shower in master bathroom.

Second upstairs bedroom currently used as an office.

Second upstairs bedroom currently used as an office, with carpeting, ceiling fan, and large walk-in closet.

Large third upstairs bedroom with recessed lighting.

Large third upstairs bedroom with beamed ceiling, sitting area, and large walk-in closet.

Upstairs hallway bathroom with dual sinks and tile floor.

Upstairs hallway bathroom with dual sinks and tile floor.

Newer patio cover over built-in propane BBQ.

Newer patio cover over built-in propane BBQ.

View from back corner of yard.

View from back corner of yard. Greenhouse and shed stay. There are 28 trees  on the property, including plum, apricot, orange, lime, Asian silk, and eucalyptus!

Above-ground pool stays if buyer wants.

Above-ground pool stays if buyer wants.

Gated RV parking.

Gated RV parking.

Front yard with recent professional landscaping.

Front yard with recent professional landscaping.

Rare rainy day view of beautiful extra-wide street with lovely neighboring homes.

Rare rainy day view of beautiful extra-wide street with lovely neighboring homes.

3581 Castle Reagh Place, Riverside

February 14, 2015

3581 Castle Reagh Place, Riverside CA 92506

[ SOLD for $440,000 on 3/20/2015 ]  “Wood Streets” Tudor revival built in 1931. This custom 2-story Tudor is on one of the most desirable streets, boasts 4 bedrooms (plus a couple more rooms to be used as den, office, etc.), 3 bathrooms, and approximately 2,000 square feet!!  Ultra convenient main floor bedrooms and bathrooms too!

Impressive living room with gorgeous original hardwood floors, fireplace, picture window and a dramatically high ceiling. The spacious formal dining room with coved ceiling has walls that were opened up into the kitchen, which makes the dining/kitchen area very open, bright and highly functional! The original French doors open up from the kitchen onto the front patio for year-round Southern California al fresco dining.

In addition, there is newer central air/heat, whole house fan, solar attic ventilator, newer water heater, alarm with sensor screens, remodeled hallway bathroom, and 5-yr-old appliances.

Peaceful back yard (lot size is 8,712 sq ft) is fully enclosed with block wall, twinkle lights, arbor, rose garden, years-old blooming camelia bush, multiple fruit trees (avocado, fig, lemon, orange) and a massive deck with built-in seating for entertaining.  Basement could be utilized as a wine cellar or extra storage.

In addition to a 2-car detached garage that has been drywalled, there is a workshop attached to the back of the garage which could be utilized as an office, potting shed, darkroom, or hobby room.

You won’t find a more friendly “Leave It To Beaver” neighborhood with some of the best neighbors!

This home has also been chosen to be part of the Mills Act, which is legislation that provides property tax relief to owners of historic properties for the purpose of assisting in the expense of restoration and maintenance. To qualify, a historic property must be listed on a national, state, county, or city register (see paragraph below), and this is the single most important economic incentive program available in California for owner occupied historic single-family homes.

This home is also Riverside Structure of Merit #753, which designates the house as an architectural contribution to the City of Riverside.  This designation places no additional burdens or restrictions upon the property owner, though it does facilitate relocation of the structure if it is ever threatened with demolition.

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Front patio with twinkle lights.

Front patio with twinkle lights.

Large living room with gorgeous original hardwood floors, dramatically high ceiling, and wood-burning fireplace.

Large living room with gorgeous original hardwood floors, dramatically high ceiling, and wood-burning fireplace.

Center of living room with lovely fireplace as focal point.

Center of living room with lovely fireplace as focal point.

Alternate view of living room looking towards the front picture window.

Alternate view of living room looking towards the front picture window.

Spacious formal dining room with original hardwood floors and coved ceiling. Wall was opened in two places between kitchen and dining to open the space and allow more light and communication between the rooms.

Spacious formal dining room with original hardwood floors and coved ceiling. Wall was opened in two places between kitchen and dining to open the space and allow more light and communication between the rooms.

Lovely updated kitchen with dishwasher and nook area.

Lovely updated kitchen with dishwasher and nook area.

Alternate view of kitchen with open-style cabinetry.

Alternate view of kitchen with open-style cabinetry.

Nook area with original French doors leading to front patio for year-round Southern California al fresco dining.

Nook area with original French doors leading to front patio for year-round Southern California al fresco dining.

View from nook area into kitchen and dining room.

View from nook area into kitchen and dining room.

Downstairs bedroom with walk-in closet and carpeting over hardwood floors. Coved ceiling.

Downstairs bedroom with walk-in closet and carpeting over hardwood floors. Coved ceiling.

Hall bathroom has been updated with dual sinks and tiled shower enclosure with tub.

Hall bathroom has been updated with dual sinks and tiled shower enclosure with tub.

Large downstairs bedroom with walk-in closet and door to back patio.

Large downstairs bedroom with walk-in closet and door to back patio.

Another downstairs bedroom currently used as a family room with slider to back yard, and doorway to office.

Another downstairs bedroom currently used as a family room with slider to back yard, and doorway to office.

Alternate view of family room.

Alternate view of family room.

Downstairs office could be a guest room since there is an adjoining 3/4 bathroom.

Downstairs office could be a guest room since there is an adjoining 3/4 bathroom.

Small but mighty 3/4 bathroom with original floor tile and sink. Cute, cute, cute!

Small but mighty 3/4 bathroom with original floor tile and sink. Cute, cute, cute!

Alternate view of 2nd downstairs bathroom with original tile in shower, and original floor tile and sink as well.

Alternate view of 2nd downstairs bathroom with original tile in shower, and original floor tile and sink as well.

Separate laundry room downstairs with lots of cabinetry.

Separate laundry room downstairs with lots of cabinetry.

Upstairs bedroom currently used as a playroom. So much closet space throughout this house, we dare you to fill it all up!

Upstairs bedroom currently used as a playroom. So much closet space throughout this house, we dare you to fill it all up!

Second upstairs bedroom.

Second upstairs bedroom.

Upstairs bathroom with tub.

Upstairs bathroom with tub.

Upstairs kitchenette with refrigerator, sink, and stove. Door to the right is access to huge attic space.

Upstairs kitchenette with refrigerator, sink, and stove. Door to the right is access to huge attic space.

Corner entrance to front patio, with long driveway leading to 2-car detached garage and lovely backyard.

Corner entrance to front patio, with long driveway leading to 2-car detached garage and lovely backyard.

Back patio with mature shade trees and the feeling of being one with nature.

Back patio with mature shade trees and the feeling of being one with nature.

Large back deck with built-in seating for entertaining, and large extensively bricked backyard with rose garden, fruit trees (2 avocado, 1 fig, 1 lemon, and 2 orange), mature trees for shade, and an old flower-bearing camelia bush.

Large back deck with built-in seating for entertaining, and large extensively bricked backyard with rose garden, fruit trees (2 avocado, 1 fig, 1 lemon, and 2 orange), mature trees for shade, and an old flower-bearing camellia bush.

Backyard at dusk with twinkle lights in full effect. Relax in your low-maintenance backyard and enjoy the scent of the orange blossoms and rose bushes while enjoying the elegance of living in the quiet Wood Streets neighborhood.

Backyard at dusk with twinkle lights in full effect. Relax in your low-maintenance backyard and enjoy the scent of the orange blossoms and rose bushes while enjoying the elegance of living in the quiet Wood Streets neighborhood.

4811 Brockton Ave., Riverside

January 24, 2015

 

[ SOLD for $680,000 on 1/20/2016 ]   Built in 1888, this Queen Anne Victorian mansion was once owned by Dr. Wood, namesake of the “Wood Streets” neighborhood. This exquisite and historic home, which once was part of 20 acres, is now Landmark #108 and has been restored with some modern features under the watchful eye of the City of Riverside and the Riverside Historical Society.

This 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home with 3,655 sq ft retains much of its original historic features, including stained glass windows, six fireplaces with tile surrounds and wood mantles, chandelier medallions, elegant staircase woodwork, push button light switches with dimmers, and a basement.

What is known as the “Ames-Westbrook House,” is featured in Chapter 15 (page 49) of the book entitled “Adobes, Bungalows, and Mansions of Riverside, California Revisited”  by Esther H. Klotz and Joan H. Hall.

Modern features include remodeled kitchen and bathrooms, convenient upstairs laundry, central air/heat, and updated plumbing/electrical. Too many amazing features to list here, so don’t miss the photo captions.

Each bedroom has private bathroom access, including a master suite with sitting area, fireplace, and walk-in closet.

There is a third floor which has been cordoned off, but could easily be converted back into living square footage or additional bedrooms/bathrooms. There is an additional approximate 1000+/- square feet on the third floor. Extreme potential. 

The extensively landscaped corner lot is just under half an acre (18,295 sq ft) with citrus trees, a koi pond, outdoor seating areas, lighted gazebo, and space for a 4-car garage. 

*Homeowners may consider selling the house completely furnished (grand piano is negotiable).*

A stunning architectural treasure that welcomes you through an inviting doorway into the past!

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Front porch, double door entry, and another set of double doors just inside, like a mudroom you'd see in east coast homes. The original owner (Samuel A. Ames) was from Massachusetts and was once a Pony Express mail carrier!

Front porch, double door entry, and
another set of double doors just inside,
like a mudroom you’d see in east coast
homes. The original owner (Samuel A.
Ames) was from Massachusetts and
was once a Pony Express mail carrier!

View as you enter the home. Stairway, long hallway leading to the kitchen, and to your left is the formal living room with two sets of pocket doors.

View as you enter the home. Stairway,
long hallway leading to the kitchen, and
to your left is the formal living room with
two sets of pocket doors.

Alternate view of foyer as you enter the home. One of SIX working gas fireplaces with original tile surround and wood mantle. Doorway to the left of fireplace leads to downstairs bathroom.

Alternate view of foyer as you enter the
home. One of SIX working gas fireplaces
with original tile surround and wood
mantle. Doorway to the left of fireplace
leads to downstairs bathroom.

Formal living room with original light fixture and medallion, as well as gas fireplace #2 and original stained glass in windows above grand piano. Another example of the early Riverside residents' wealth were push button light and dimmer switches, which still operate today!

Formal living room with original light
fixture and medallion, as well as gas
fireplace #2 and original stained glass in
windows above grand piano. Another
example of the early Riverside residents’
wealth were push button light and
dimmer switches, which still operate
today!

There are FOUR sets of working double pocket doors, this set which separates the living room from the formal dining room. They open so easily you could use your pinkie finger.

There are FOUR sets of working double
pocket doors, this set which separates
the living room from the formal dining
room. They open so easily you could use
your pinkie finger.

Formal dining room with gas fireplace #3, hardwood floors, chandelier and medallion, and three sets of pocket doors. High end period-accurate curtains were custom made for this home, as well as the cloud effect painted on most of the ceilings.

Formal dining room with gas fireplace
#3, hardwood floors, chandelier and
medallion, and three sets of pocket
doors. High end period-accurate curtains
were custom made for this home, as
well as the cloud effect painted on most
of the ceilings.

Spacious family room with gas fireplace #4 and with hardwood floors, and another original chandelier with medallion.

Spacious family room with gas fireplace
#4 and with hardwood floors, and
another original chandelier with
medallion.

Remodeled kitchen with granite counters, 6-burner Viking stove with pot filler, warming drawer, built-in microwave, built-in coffee maker, dishwasher, and built-in wine rack. Plus there's a separate walk-in pantry.

Remodeled kitchen with granite
counters, 6-burner Viking stove with pot
filler, warming drawer, built-in
microwave, built-in coffee maker,
dishwasher, and built-in wine rack. Plus
there’s a separate walk-in pantry.

Breakfast bar overlooking the kitchen with space for corner table, or a corner bench would fit very nicely.

Breakfast bar overlooking the kitchen
with space for corner table, or a corner
bench would fit very nicely.

Alternate view of room off the kitchen and family room. Great lighting, and ideal place for jackets and leashes (or horse bridle).

Alternate view of room off the kitchen
and family room. Great lighting, and ideal
place for jackets and leashes (or horse
bridle).

Servants' staircase to the left (next to the kitchen), and this hallway leads you full circle and back to the front entrance, the office enclave, and the downstairs bathroom. To the right are the pocket doors leading to formal dining room.

Servants’ staircase to the left (next to
the kitchen), and this hallway leads you
full circle and back to the front entrance,
the office enclave, and the downstairs
bathroom. To the right are the pocket
doors leading to formal dining room.

Downstairs bathroom (homeowners' mantle from previous home will not stay; it's just decoration) with dual sinks and private water closet with single pocket door.

Downstairs bathroom (homeowners’
mantle from previous home will not stay;
it’s just decoration) with dual sinks and
private water closet with single pocket
door.

Office enclave to the right as you enter the home, with original windows and hardwood floors.

Office enclave to the right as you enter
the home, with original windows and
hardwood floors.

How can you not "ooh and aah" over the detail in this staircase?!

How can you not “ooh and aah” over the
detail in this staircase?!

At the top of the staircase you'll be delighted to find the original baby barrier and original locking hardware too. If you make an appt to see this home, don't forget to ask us about the hidden staircase for the 3rd floor.

At the top of the staircase you’ll be
delighted to find the original baby barrier
and original locking hardware too. If you
make an appt to see this home, don’t
forget to ask us about the hidden
staircase for the 3rd floor.

Master bedroom suite with gas fireplace #5, ceiling fan, hardwood floors and original 10-inch base boards.

Master bedroom suite with gas fireplace
#5, ceiling fan, hardwood floors and
original 10-inch base boards.

Incredibly gorgeous turret with original curved leaded glass windows!

Incredibly gorgeous turret with original
curved leaded glass windows!

Incredibly decadent master suite sitting area with gas fireplace #6. This room offers access to a walk-in closet and a private bathroom.

Incredibly decadent master suite sitting
area with gas fireplace #6. This room
offers access to a walk-in closet and a
private bathroom.

Master bathroom boasts dual sinks with granite counter top, spa tub, and private water closet.

Master bathroom boasts dual sinks with
granite counter top, spa tub, and private
water closet.

Second of four bedrooms on 2nd floor, this one adjacent to master. Six gorgeous original windows, ceiling fan, closet, and private bathroom.

Second of four bedrooms on 2nd floor,
this one adjacent to master. Six
gorgeous original windows, ceiling fan,
closet, and private bathroom.

Close up view of second bedroom's turret with extra space for more furniture. Custom-made beaded period-accurate window shades.

Close up view of second bedroom’s
turret with extra space for more
furniture. Custom-made beaded
period-accurate window shades.

Private remodeled bathroom for second bedroom. Granite counter top and separate shower stall.

Private remodeled bathroom for second
bedroom. Granite counter top and
separate shower stall.

Third and fourth bedrooms share a jack and jill bathroom. This is the third bedroom, whereas the fourth bedroom has exposed hardwood floors and is currently being utilized as a home gym.

Third and fourth bedrooms share a jack
and jill bathroom. This is the third
bedroom, whereas the fourth bedroom
has exposed hardwood floors and is
currently being utilized as a home gym.

Jack and jill bathroom that is shared by 3rd and 4th bedrooms. Shower in tub, granite counter top, tile floor.

Jack and jill bathroom that is shared by
3rd and 4th bedrooms. Shower in tub,
granite counter top, tile floor.

Convenient upstairs laundry room with tile floor, real tin (period accurate) ceiling, with sink and antique cupboards.

Convenient upstairs laundry room with
tile floor, real tin (period accurate)
ceiling, with sink and antique cupboards.

ORIGINAL stained glass windows above grand piano in living room.

ORIGINAL stained glass windows above
grand piano in living room.

View of spacious front yard and portion of front porch from side yard. Note the extensive landscaping. Unfortunately, all of the rosebushes have been cut back but will be in blooming within a month or two!

View of spacious front yard and portion
of front porch from side yard. Note the
extensive landscaping. Unfortunately, all
of the rosebushes have been cut back
but will be in blooming within a month or
two!

Spacious side yard with swing set (will not stay) and lighted gazebo (stays). Yard is large enough to accommodate wedding parties or family reunions.

Spacious side yard with swing set (will
not stay) and lighted gazebo (stays). Yard
is large enough to accommodate
wedding parties or family reunions.

Alternate view of side yard with koi pond in foreground (extensive pump and waterfall system), patio area, and driveway with lots of parking (and room for a 4-car garage) to the left.

Alternate view of side yard with koi pond
in foreground (extensive pump and
waterfall system), patio area, and
driveway with lots of parking (and room
for a 4-car garage) to the left.

Yet another angle of this gorgeous laid-out yard. Walk down the arbor that will soon be covered in blooming wisteria, adjacent to the many citrus trees, including lemon and oranges. There has been extensive landscaping throughout this yard, with boxwood hedges, rosebushes, flowers, etc. And in the northeast corner of the yard you'll find the most beautiful and mature Magnolia tree! This yard is a super treat!

Yet another angle of this gorgeous
laid-out yard. Walk down the arbor that
will soon be covered in blooming
wisteria, adjacent to the many citrus
trees, including lemon and oranges.
There has been extensive landscaping
throughout this yard, with boxwood
hedges, rosebushes, flowers, etc. And in
the northeast corner of the yard you’ll
find the most beautiful and mature
Magnolia tree! This yard is a super treat!

The original portico where the old horse-drawn carriages pulled up with guests in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. A large portion of original 19th century bricks are still in place!

The original portico where the old
horse-drawn carriages pulled up with
guests in the late 19th and early 20th
centuries. A large portion of original 19th
century bricks are still in place!

The south chimney bears the '1888' date of its construction! Such detail throughout this house even extends to the unique chimneys.

The south chimney bears the ‘1888’ date
of its construction! Such detail
throughout this house even extends to
the unique chimneys.

Landmark Plaque No. 108

Landmark Plaque No. 108

5762 Riverside Ave., Riverside

January 13, 2015

 

[ SOLD for $380,000 on 5/28/2015 ]   Large 1941 “Wood Streets” Spanish-style 3-bedroom 2-bathroom home boasts over 2100 sq ft, and that’s not including the 500+ sq ft sun room which was added in 1954, and is plumbed with air and heat.

This lovely home is much larger than it appears from the curb; however, there is a “welcome home” feeling as soon as you walk through the front door and are greeted by the first of two fireplaces in the large living room with tray ceiling and original hardwood floors.

Walk past the fireplace through one of the two doorways of your choice and into the enormous family room with fireplace #2. With lots of storage and hidden compartments sprinkled throughout this home, you’ll want to start unpacking immediately. Set up your game room or painting/yoga studio in the lovely sun room with wood-beamed ceiling overlooking the serene backyard.

In addition to the formal dining room, there is a breakfast bar in the kitchen, along with a desk area and lots of cabinetry, a newer farm sink, dishwasher, and pantry. Adjacent to the kitchen is the laundry room with built-in ironing board and access to a three-quarter bathroom.

Through the laundry room, you will reach the attached 2-car garage with auto roll-up door. Nice to pull straight into your garage and unload your groceries right into the house.

Three bedrooms, all with the lovely original hardwood floors, with the front bedroom offering two closets. The hallway bathroom boasts original tile work, and the hallway itself offers up extra storage, as well as the original telephone alcove!

The backyard has a spacious grassy area for the kids/grandkids/pets to play, as well as a poured cement area for patio table and chairs and/or above-ground spa. The total lot size is 10,019 sq ft (.23/acre — just shy of a quarter acre) with the front yard being practically maintenance free.

Updated central air/heat, $14,000 Spanish tile roof, alarm system, and appliances are just some of the upgraded features of this custom 1941 home that was actually built for the patriarch of Moss Bros. Motors, when he moved his car dealership to Riverside from Blythe in 1938.

This is an exclusive listing, so contact us directly at (951) 205-4429 for an appointment to view this wonderful “Wood Streets” home.

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View of front living room with fireplace and hardwood floors.

Front living room with fireplace, original hardwood floors, and tray ceiling.

Living room view towards front door.

Alternate view of living room with coved entry to front door entrance.

Formal dining room usually has much larger table, but it was sold for the move.

Formal dining room usually has much larger table, but it was sold for the move.

Kitchen with breakfast bar, desk area, dishwasher, farm sink, and electric stove (with gas line already installed for future gas stove).

Kitchen with breakfast bar, desk area, dishwasher, farm sink, and electric stove (with gas line already installed for future gas stove).

Loads of kitchen cabinetry, recessed lighting, newer flooring, and refrigerator stays.

Loads of kitchen cabinetry, recessed lighting, newer flooring, and refrigerator stays.

Enormous family room with original hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves, and hidden storage flanking fireplace #2.

Enormous family room with original hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves, and hidden storage flanking fireplace #2.

Alternate view of large family room with fireplace (shelving units above do not stay), original hardwood floors, and two doorways flanking fireplace lead into the living room.

Alternate view of large family room with fireplace (shelving units above do not stay), original hardwood floors, and two doorways flanking fireplace lead into the living room.

Light and bright sunroom with wood beamed ceiling, and doorway to serene and lush backyard (photo will be uploaded after gardener does some trimming).

Light and bright sun room with wood-beamed ceiling, and doorway to serene and lush backyard (photo will be uploaded after gardener does some trimming).

Long hallway with hardwood floors, original telephone alcove, and the 10-picture wall arrangement will stay if buyer wishes to keep.

Long hallway with hardwood floors, original telephone alcove, and the 10-picture wall arrangement will stay if buyer wishes to keep.

Front bedroom with original hardwood floors, ceiling fan, TWO closets, and lovely crown molding.

Front bedroom with original hardwood floors, ceiling fan, TWO closets, and lovely crown molding.

Middle bedroom with original hardwood floors and ceiling fan.

Middle bedroom with original hardwood floors and ceiling fan.

Back bedroom with original hardwood floors and ceiling fan.

Back bedroom with original hardwood floors and ceiling fan.

Spacious hallway bathroom with original tiles and shower in tub combo.

Spacious hallway bathroom with original tiles and shower-in-tub combo.

2-car ATTACHED garage -- a great yet uncommon feature in the Wood Streets!

2-car ATTACHED garage — a great yet uncommon feature in the Wood Streets!

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.

5245 Old Mill Rd., Riverside

May 4, 2017

5245 Old Mill Rd., Riverside CA 92504 listed by THE SISTER TEAM

$309,900  [ IN ESCROW ] Have you always wanted a house with a view??? Look no more. Step onto the back patio and bask in the gorgeous views of Mt. Baldy, the lush greenery of the Santa Ana river bottom, and Mt. Rubidoux, including a front-row view of the annual 4th of July fireworks!

This 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath home built in 1954 with 1,208 sq ft has been completely painted inside, with all exterior eaves and windows recently painted as well. Kitchen is original yet clean, with newer dishwasher, newer gas double oven, gas range top, and brand new flooring. The original hardwood floors throughout have been refinished, and there’s a fireplace in the living room with track lighting and a formal dining area. Other features include central air/heat, a ceiling fan in each bedroom, pocket doors, and laundry with utility sink just steps away in the attached 2-car garage.

In addition to a large hillside yard (lot size is exactly a quarter acre) which has endless possibilities of building out a large deck if desired, there’s currently a screened patio for Al fresco dining any time of the year, or use the screened patio for the safety of your small pets. Quiet street and walking distance to convenience stores and food. This one will go fast. FHA and VA offers considered. Don’t hesitate.

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5245 Old Mill Road in 92504 zip code with darling curb appeal and attached 2-car garage with auto roll-up door.

5245 Old Mill Road in 92504 zip code with darling curb appeal and attached 2-car garage with auto roll-up door.

 

Brick fireplace, refinished hardwood floors, track lighting, ceiling fan over dining area, and all new interior soothing and elegant two-toned paint choices.

Brick fireplace, refinished hardwood floors, track lighting, ceiling fan over dining area, and all new interior soothing and elegant two-toned paint choices.

 

Original but very functional eat-in kitchen with brand new flooring, and newer appliances (dishwasher, double oven, gas range top).

Original but very functional eat-in kitchen with brand new flooring, and newer appliances (dishwasher, double oven, gas range top).

 

First of three bedrooms, with hardwood flooring, ceiling fan, and fresh two-toned paint.

First of three bedrooms, with hardwood flooring, ceiling fan, and fresh two-toned paint.

 

Second of three bedrooms, with hardwood flooring, ceiling fan, and fresh two-toned paint.

Second of three bedrooms, with hardwood flooring, ceiling fan, and fresh two-toned paint.

 

Hallway bathroom with soaking tub and fresh two-toned paint.

Hallway bathroom with soaking tub and fresh two-toned paint.

 

Master bedroom with attached private bathroom, including hardwood flooring, ceiling fan, and fresh two-toned paint.

Master bedroom with attached private bathroom, including hardwood flooring, ceiling fan, and fresh two-toned paint.

 

Alternate view of master bedroom with large closet space and private 3/4 bathroom.

Alternate view of master bedroom with large closet space and private 3/4 bathroom.

 

Master bathroom with pedestal sink and walk-in shower.

Master bathroom with pedestal sink and walk-in shower.

 

Low-maintenance paved portion of backyard with screened patio which is ideal for Al fresco dining or keeping your small pets safe from coyotes and hawks. The views are incredible from this back yard!

Low-maintenance paved portion of backyard with screened patio which is ideal for Al fresco dining or keeping your small pets safe from coyotes and hawks. The views are incredible from this back yard!

 

Views of Mt. Baldy in the far distance, Mt. Rubidoux in the foreground, and the lush greenery of the Santa Ana river bottom, as well as some neighboring horses.

Views of Mt. Baldy in the far distance, Mt. Rubidoux in the foreground, and the lush greenery of the Santa Ana river bottom, as well as some neighboring horses.

 

 

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3721 Castle Reagh Pl., Riverside

March 26, 2017

3721 Castle Reagh Place, Riverside, CA 92506 listed by THE SISTER TEAM

 

[ SOLD for $359,900 on 4/28/2017 ] This adorable and stunning 1927 Tudor style home in the historic “Wood Streets” neighborhood has two bedrooms and one bathroom with approximately 1300 sq ft of living space.

Central air/heat, hardwood floors throughout, fireplace, breakfast nook, indoor laundry, and charm galore round out this adorable home on one of the most desirable streets in the neighborhood.

Pool-sized backyard and a detached 2-car garage with a Hollywood driveway are a few more features of this charming property. No interior photos due to uncooperative tenants.

 


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