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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.

4171 Homewood Ct., Riverside

May 10, 2011

 4171 Homewood Court, Riverside, CA 92506

[ SOLD  for $221,000 — 8/17/2011 ]  “Wood Streets” California Bungalow built in 1912 by J. H. Oldendorf. There are 3 standard bedrooms in addition to another large room (sans closet) that is currently used as an office, but could be used as a 4th bedroom! Total living square footage is 1432 sq ft. The bathroom is exceedingly charming, and wait til you see the magnificent formal dining room, complete with built-in hutch with leaded-glass doors, wood beamed ceiling, chunky window molding, and plate rails.

Then feast your eyes upon the turn-of-the-century clinker brick wood-burning fireplace! Original hardwood floors, central air/heat, some original push-button light switches, updated kitchen with smooth Corian countertops, unique backsplash, newer vinyl floor that looks like real wood, antique gas stove with griddle and walk-in pantry! Enclosed laundry porch with utility sink, and back yard that is completely surrounded by a privacy block wall. Your raised bed gardens await!

This home is a standard sale — no bank to deal with.
All offers will be looked at and responded to immediately.

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Magnificent formal dining room with wood-beamed ceiling, hardwood floors and plate rails! Formal dining room original built-in hutch! Magnified view of original leaded glass hutch doors! Living room -- view towards front door entrance. Note the original hardwood floors and wood-beamed ceiling. Clinker brick fireplace! These early 20th century misshapen bricks became popular when avant-garde architects used them precisely because they were so unusual! Kitchen has been updated with Corian counter tops, a unique backsplash, and newer vinyl flooring which looks like real wood. Alternate view of kitchen with walk-in pantry and antique gas stove! Front bedroom Alternate view of front bedroom. Original bedroom doorknob! Middle bedroom Back bedroom with door to back patio. Bonus room currently being used as office, could be converted to 4th bedroom or den (owners contemplated installing French doors to patio). Charming bathroom withy newer pedestal sink, tile floor, stained glass window and soaking tub. Alternate view of bathroom with beadboard and room for linen cabinet. Original push-button lite switches next to front door. Portion of backyard privacy block wall and shade tree. Portion of backyard is comprised of raised bed gardens. Unique and quiet cul de sac street is dotted with neighboring homes like this one built in 1888 to homes built mid-century!

3732 Ramona Dr., Riverside

March 6, 2011

3732 Ramona Drive, Riverside CA 92506

[ SOLD for $235,000 — 4/22/2011 ]   This historical California Bungalow was built in 1917 and has been in the same family for over 50 years!  A ‘standard’ sale, this 3 bedroom (plus upstairs bonus room), 2 bathroom home has been well-maintained all these years, and is “clean as a whistle”.  From the classic curb appeal with large front porch to the pool-sized backyard, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything wrong with this home!

In addition to the old-world charm, you’ll enjoy the approximate 1500 square feet of living space, the 2-year-old central air/heat system, hardwood floors under freshly cleaned carpet, gas log fireplace, indoor laundry room, and sparkling clean original double-hung windows, some with multiple upper lights.  The large formal dining room wouldn’t be complete without the original built-in hutch, along with a window seat, perfect for storing your table leaf, blankets, linens, decorations, etc.

The serene pool-sized backyard (lot size 7840 sq ft) is bursting with citrus trees (lemon, navel orange, Valencia orange and grapefruit) along with a covered patio, 2-car detached garage and an RV access gate off the alley.  You will also be able to view the annual Mt. Rubidoux fireworks from the front porch!

This home has also been designated a City of Riverside “Structure of Merit“, which means this home “materially benefits the historic, architectural or aesthetic character of the neighborhood”.

This home is a STANDARD sale (not a short sale, not a bank repo).

Classic California Bungalow with porch covered by overhanging roof and supported by substantial columns

The spacious and breezy front porch is one of the most desirable features of a classic California Bungalow.

Living room with large baseboards, picture railing, and gas log fireplace are more desirable features of a classic California Bungalow.

Huge formal dining room with built-in China hutch and window seat. Will easily accommodate large gatherings for holidays and entertaining year 'round.

Formal dining room window seat, perfect for hiding the table leaf, linens, and decorations.

Another amazing feature of the classic California Bungalow: a built-in China hutch with flanking plate rails too.

An original glass door knob.

Back bedroom overlooking the backyard with glorious scents of blooming citrus trees.

Middle bedroom with spacious closet and cubby area for desk or toy box.

Front bedroom currently arranged as a sitting room (this room looks over the front porch).

Kitchen was remodeled in the 70's, but it does have a dishwasher, gas stove and casual dining area.

Upstairs room was not permitted by today's standards, but the County Assessor inspected this room and added it on the tax records as a 4th bedroom (at that time there was a closet).

Covered back patio shades the back of the house, and is perfect for gatherings all year 'round!

Side of house -- look how meticulously this area is maintained.  The owners are so proud of their citrus trees!

Pool-sized backyard with citrus trees, RV access, and an RV pad which could easily be removed to include more grassy area.

RV pad next to garage is currently set up as a shaded patio.  There's an RV gate off the alley for easy parking access.

6094 Elenor Street

January 13, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 


[ SOLD for $269,900 ]
   Text book cute!  This historical 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom single story cottage is approximately 1400 sq ft and was built in 1942 with Colonial Revival style detailing.  This traditional single family residence has been designated as a “Structure of Merit” by the City of Riverside, and has been carefully maintained over the years.

Some wonderful features include updated plumbing, central air/heat, original (and gorgeous) hardwood floors throughout, eat-in kitchen plus formal dining room, original tile in hallway bathroom, original bedroom closet shoe rack, romantic fireplace, crown moulding, indoor laundry, 30-year commercial-grade kitchen lineoleum, and $1,000 whisper-quiet dishwasher.

The recessed brick porch overlooks a large sycamore tree in the front yard.  The backyard is large enough to accommodate a pool if you wish, but for now please enjoy the garden shed, citrus trees and built-in BBQ.   A detached 2-car garage matches the style of the residence, and is accessed by a long Hollywood driveway.  The garage has been drywalled, and an extra room was added for storage, office, or workout room, etc.  The traditional garage door was replaced with French doors; however, a garage door could be easily re-installed.

You couldn’t want better neighbors, nor could you be in a better location which is walking distance to the Riverside Plaza, movie theatre, supermarkets and banks, and just blocks from RCC (Riverside Community College). 

This is a standard sale — this is not a foreclosure or short sale!  Sellers are able and willing to respond to all offers within 24 hours.  No waiting weeks [or months] for a bank’s answer!

Start thinking about how to spend your First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit … as long as you qualify, are under contract by April 30th, and close escrow by June 30th!!

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3581 Castle Reagh

November 12, 2009

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[ SOLD for $335,000 ]   
“Wood Streets Neighborhood” two-story stucco Tudor Revival has been in the same family for many years!  Built in 1931, this home is much larger than it appears! There are a total of 6 bedrooms (4 downstairs, 2 upstairs) and 3 bathrooms (2 downstairs, 1 upstairs).  One of the bedrooms downstairs is smaller than the others, but it does have a closet and is located between a bathroom and and one of the bedrooms, so it could be used as a child’s room, nursery, office, den or work-out room.

Original 1931 features include wood casement windows, many original fixtures, skeleton-key door locks, some coved ceilings, original hardwood floors under carpeting, and extra high ceiling in living room.  Modern amenities include central air conditioning/heat, whole house fan, indoor laundry, and alarm system.

Once you walk through the little swinging gates onto the front covered patio, you will feel a sense of peace and “home”.  The original front door opens into the large living room with high ceiling, fireplace, and picture window perfect for displaying holiday decorations.  You’ll then wind your way into the large formal dining room with coved ceiling overlooking the front patio.  Three of the downstairs bedrooms are large and each one has a walk-in closet (two have built-in dressers).  The square footage downstairs is approximately 1800 square feet, with an additional 200+ upstairs.

All the extra storage space throughout this house will boggle your mind, including the attic space and very large walk-in closet upstairs.  Most of the closets have built-in dressers!  There is also a cedar-lined closet in the downstairs hallway.  The kitchen is open and airy with an antique stove, tile counter tops, pull-out shelves, and an attached breakfast nook with double doors that open onto the lovely front patio.

Separate indoor laundry room with stairway to the upstairs which boasts two bedrooms, one of which is very large with a regular closet with sliding doors, built-in cabinetry, plus a walk-in closet.  There is also a bathroom and a kitchenette upstairs as well; great for guests that plan on staying a while, or perfect for an independent college student.

The backyard is low maintenance with a lovely covered deck with built-in seating perfect for entertaining many friends.  There is also access to a basement under the deck which houses the furnace and is perfect for storing holiday decorations and/or use as a wine cellar.  Most of the backyard is inlaid brick, so you won’t need a lawnmower.  There is a rose garden, citrus trees, and year-round flowering plants.

To round out this wonderful value-of-a-home, you’ll enjoy the 2-car garage with automatic door and aesthetically-pleasing driveway with inlaid brick.  Attached to the back of the garage is another room which could be used as storage, potting shed or dark room, and with a bit of ingenuity and a contractor, you could possibly turn it into a guest quarters.  Add to the mix, lovely neighbors on one of the most desired streets in the Wood Streets neighborhood, and you’ll be the envy of all your friends!

Start packing…. you can be in your new home in time for the holidays!!!

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5060 Hallwood Avenue

October 3, 2009

5060 Hallwood Avenue, Riverside CA 92506

[ SOLD for $432,500 ]   This could quite possibly be your “dream home”!!  This custom-built all-American Colonial reveals 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2 fireplaces, all wonderfully wrapped up in approximately 2800 square feet!  The park-like backyard beckons pool parties and family gatherings.

While the majority of the home is on the main floor and is laid out like a ranch-style, the second floor consists of one bedroom with gorgeous hardwood floors and private full bathroom, plus an enormous walk-in “grandmother’s attic” just like you see in the movies!

Original charming 1936 features such as hardwood floors, built-ins, ample closet space, and elegant fireplace are wonderful…and they flawlessly blend with the modern conveniences such as double-paned windows and French doors, new $15,000 central air/heat, indoor laundry, 50-year composition roof (only 5 years old), and updated kitchen with lots of cabinetry.

There are two master bedrooms, one on each side of the house for privacy, and one has a private 3/4 bathroom.  The private backyard boasts an extensive brick patio surrounding the pool and area for tables, chairs and lounges. 

You can be in your new home in time for the holidays!

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Flagstone walkway and boxwood hedges are the perfect accompaniment to the classic curb appeal. Entry with winding stairway and hardwood floors. Large formal living room with hardwood floors, crown moulding, and large front window perfect for displaying holiday decorations! Elegant fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves. Imagine yourself in front of a crackling fire with a hot toddy in one hand and a good book in the other! Large formal dining room with hardwood floors, crown moulding and newer French doors overlooking beautiful backyard. Large family room with wood cathedral ceiling and hardwood floors.  Perfect room for family get-togethers or entertaining. Modern kitchen with dishwasher, wood floors and recessed lighting. Alternate view of kitchen...unbelievable amount of cabinetry. You'll find a place for everything! Nook area perfect for small meals -- or make this a functional little sitting area for sewing or reading or searching the internet. First of three bedrooms on main floor.  Hardwood floors and walk-in closet with built-in dresser! Enormous master bedroom with two closets, hardwood floors and space galore! Tiled hallway bathroom. Second master bedroom on other side of house with separate entrance, large closet space, and private 3/4 bathroom. Convenience and private 3/4 bathroom attached to second master bedroom.  Upstairs bedroom -- area rug was pulled back just to show how beautiful the hardwood floors are! Private upstairs bathroom.  Spacious and oh-so-practical "grandmother's attic". Is much larger than it appears in this photo because photo was taken at night. INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL BACKYARD!!! Extensive brick patio surrounding re-habbed pool. Alternate view of brick patio and pool that was re-plastered and re-tiled in 1992! View from covered patio looking out to the raised patio area perfect for midday meal or sunset dinner.

3565 Beechwood Place

September 11, 2009

 

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[ SOLD for $375,000 ]   Exquisite! Absolutely gorgeous! Choice location and meticulous maintenance combine to create a home that is nothing short of stunning, and is certain to be of interest to “Wood Streets” aficionados who would like to own one of the neighborhood’s finest homes – built by famous Riverside builder, Harry Marsh!

This home sets the tone for the model of luxury!  Sellers have spared no expense, from the new energy-efficient A/C, heater and ductwork, to the reburbished inground pool and spa!  Main house is approximately 1600 square feet with 2 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  In addition, there are 2 guest quarters, each with a private 3/4 bathroom bathroom!

Elegance greets you upon entry as you glance upwards to the exaggerated tray ceiling which adds depth to the living room.  Along with the original hardwood floors, you’ll notice the beautiful gas/wood-burning fireplace flanked by French doors to the spacious family room.

The formal dining room boasts a coved ceiling which adds yet another special architectural feature.   The family room, with top-of-the-line porcelain tile floors, also has built-in bookshelves, recessed lighting, and French doors which open to the large covered brick patio.

The numerous amenities include new interior decorator paint, 5-year-old exterior paint, blown-in insulation, double paned windows, basement, permitted walk-in closet addition in master bedroom suite (including a private half bathroom), incredibly charming and 1930’s-era pedestal sink and toilet in hall bathroom, and a bright remodeled kitchen with glass cabinets and built-in breakfast bench in nook area. 

Now venture outside to the large private backyard, where you’ll be amazed at the low-maintenance of the flagstone, block walls, and entertaining areas, along with grapefruit, lemon, orange and lime trees for homemade drinks and cocktail embellishments.  The sparkling inground pool and spa were completely refurbished to the tune of almost $20,000!  And finally, a handsome wrought iron gate complements the long private driveway. 

This home is also claimed as Riverside City Structure of Merit #699!

Relive the romance of the 1930’s in one of the best houses in the “Wood Streets” neighborhood; a strong community where people walk, children play, and friendly neighbors greet one another on the street!

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Who doesn't love a porch?! Watch the neighborhood go by while relaxing in a comfy chair! Large living room with impressive tray ceiling which adds depth.  Alternate view of living room (from formal dining room). Unique gas and wood-burning fireplace with tall mantle, flanked by French doors leading to family room. Elegant formal dining room with coved ceiling and hardwood floors. Bright and lovely updated kitchen with glass cabinets, tile counter tops and gas stove. Alternate view of kitchen with breakfast bar to the right, lots of cabinetry, and nook to the left. One of the cutest breakfast nooks we've seen in a long time -- complete with built-in bench! Spacious family room with top-of-the-line porcelain floor tiles and French doors overlooking the large covered patio. Alternate view of family room and view into kitchen as well. View of bookshelves in family room (living room fireplace is behind this wall). Final view of family room. Doorway to right goes into living room, doorway to left goes into kitchen. One of the bedrooms which has a walk-in closet and a window! Very nice hall bathroom with original 1930's-era pedestal sink and toilet. There is also a tub and shower to the right. View of master bedroom suite with walk-in closet to the right and private half bath to the left. Alternate view of master bedroom suite looking down the hallway with French doors to patio on the left. Large covered brick patio -- great for entertaining year 'round! Alternate view of covered brick patio, with French sliders to master bedroom suite. View of low-maintenance backyard with flagstone patio area for table, umbrella and chairs. View of permitted guest quarters with bathroom overlooking refreshing pool. View of back of house with guest quarters to the left and pool equipment behind privacy block wall to the right. Side of house and long driveway (with small RV/boat parking) complemented by handsome wrought iron gate.

1881 Arroyo Drive

August 22, 2009

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[ SOLD for $480,000 ]    This one-of-a-kind 5 bedroom, 4 bath pool home is nestled and tucked away at the end of prestigious Arroyo Drive in the “Victoria” neighborhood of Riverside — you gotta see it to believe it!  Privacy and fantastic views to die for!  Sellers have spared no expense, from the brand new stove and dishwasher in the newly remodeled kitchen to the gorgeous hardwood floors and remodeled bathrooms!  Spacious and open kitchen allows you to see and enjoy the family room and formal dining room.  Master bedroom suite is completely private and separate from other bedrooms, with a breathtaking view, and French doors leading to the 2-year-old wraparound wood deck to enjoy coffee in the morning or dinner in the evening!  The main house is 2907 sq ft and the pool room is 450 sq ft, great for entertaining or a fun getaway for the kids!  Huge custom-built laundry room with tons of storage.  Also, a very handy mud room for even more storage. 3-year-old exterior paint, dual A/C units, two fireplaces, 12-year-old roof, fruit trees, and 2-car garage with roll-up door.

All of this just down the street from The Victoria County Club, established in 1903 and possibly the State’s first such country club; it’s situated above and in the arroyo and offers a beautiful and natural environment.  The “Victoria” neighborhood is historic with streets that flow with the land, following the natural contours.  Varying house elevations make for an ever-changing urban environment.  Victoria has been part of Riverside since its foundation.

You can be in your new home in time for the holidays!

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Living room with gorgeous hardwood floors, lots of natural light, and built-in bookshelves flanking romantic fireplace. FDR to LR Standing in living room looking towards front door tiled entry and hallway to bedrooms and downstairs den. Standing in living room looking through formal dining room into kitchen and beyond! View from formal dining room through kitchen and into wet bar area. Also, family room is to the right. Another view of kitchen showing even more cabinetry and granite counter tops! Elegant wet bar with granite counter tops, glass-fronted cabinets and wine rack.  There is also a convenient remodeled half-bath to the left of this photo. Family room (adjoining the kitchen) with access to the deck through the French door. Access private master bedroom suite through sold door on left. Standing by two of the bedrooms and looking towards the front door. Stairway leads to another bedroom and a huge den downstairs. Bedroom (main level) with ample closet space and beautiful hardwood floors. Bedroom 2 (main level) with carpeting and large closet space. Full remodeled bathroom in hallway for bedrooms 1 and 2.  Tub to the left, and separate shower stall to the right. Bedroom 3 (main level) is down the hallway away from the other bedrooms.  Privacy is ideal for use as a guest room. Bedroom #3 walk-in closet with practical organizer! Alternate view of bedroom 3 on main level.  Practical and convenient built-in desk and bookshelves. Private and charming 3/4 bathroom (shower to the right) attached to bedroom 3.  Perfect for guests. Huge custom-built laundry room with tons of storage and space to hang clothing too. Very handy mud room for extra storage or a place for the kids to drop off their school supplies as they come home from school.  The hallway leads to the kitchen. Enter the master suite (bedroom #4) through family room or through French doors on outside deck.  Large picture window was made for view of mountains! Enormous walk-in (and walk-through) closet with space for makeup tables, reading chairs and/or exercise equipment if desired. Private remodeled full bathroom part of master suite. Spectacular view of mountains from master bedroom window! Huge den downstairs complete with fireplace and French doors to patio. This room is extremely insulated and quiet from rest of home. Bedroom #5 is also downstairs, with view of patio and stairway to upper deck. View of lower patio and upper deck from outside the den French doors.  Master bedroom is to right at top, and pool room to right at bottom. View of upper wraparound deck with family room just past the patio table and the master suite to the right. 450 sq ft pool room with upper level for card tables, pool table or exercise equipment.  Serve drinks on lower level while enjoying the view of the pool and the mountains. Back of house.  Upper window is master bedroom, lower window is pool room. Another view of refreshing pool from the upstairs deck.

3504 Larchwood Place

June 9, 2009

Historical Landmark #105 known as "Saint Valentine Hall" because it was established on February 13, 1924.

[ SOLD for $290,000 ]  Actual Riverside City LANDMARK #105!!! Own a piece of historical Riverside!  This single story Spanish Colonial Revival residence was originally home to two important Riverside citizens: Emerson and Mary Holt.  Established in 1924, this home is among the homes that lend prestige and cache to the historical Wood Streets district.  The front and side porches provide venues to enjoy the afternoon breeze, mountain views, and dogs walking their owners.  Make an appt today to view this 3 bedroom custom-built home with approximately 1350 well-appointed square feet, complete with central air/heat, original hardwood floors, original hardware and sconce lighting, built-in hutch, Batchelder-influenced fireplace tile, indoor laundry, 100 sq ft basement, 2-car garage, RV parking, and more!  One-of-a-kind indeed!

Unique wall with chain between columns frames the large front yard, complete with climbing roses and wrought iron entrance gate! Actual LANDMARK placque bestowed upon this unique home by the Cultural Heritage Board/City of Riverside! Standing at front entrance looking through living room into formal dining room. Standing in dining room looking into living room at front door, as well as French doors that lead to front bedroom (simply install curtains for privacy). Original sconce lighting and original hardware throughout the home! Formal dining room with built-in hutch and original sconce lighting. Original French doors with leaded glass overlooking shaded side patio -- perfect for sipping homemade fruit juices year-round! Spacious bathroom with pedestal sink and built-in cabinetry. Very charming! Original spacious kitchen with walk-in pantry and endless possibilities if contemplating a future remodel! Eat-in kitchen with little nook area. Note the original ironing board still intact and in working condition! Tip: open ironing board and place tablecloth over it as a buffet table during parties! Separate indoor laundry room. Master bedroom large enough to accommodate a king size bed and have room left over! Walk-in closet with convenient window and built-in dresser! Back bedroom with lots of wonderful natural light cascading in through the many windows. This room currently being used as office. Front bedroom, accessed through French doors in living room. Simply add curtains to doors for privacy. Privacy block wall completely surrounding low-maintenance backyard with covered patio and shaded sitting area where photo is being taken from. 2-car garage with roll-up door. Through white gate to the left of garage is shaded RV parking! Large shaded RV parking area can be used for anything. Current owner contemplated building a workshop... there's definitely space to do whatever your heart desires!

4209 Rosewood Pl.

August 28, 2008

4209 Rosewood Pl, Riverside CA 92506 Wood Streets

[ SOLD for $269,900 ]  Sold in one week! You’ll be hard-pressed to find a home this nice in today’s market! This is not a short sale or repo!! Truly turn key Spanish-Mediterranean in the historical “Wood Streets” neighborhood with new interior paint, new ext trim paint, remodeled kitchen, indoor laundry, remodeled bathroom, glorious hardwood floors, antique Batchelder fireplace, elegant and spacious formal dining room plus a breakfast nook! Stackable washer/dryer, refrigerator & stove are all included! If the gorgeous home isn’t enough, then step outside to enjoy the beautiful and private backyard complete with large Mexican-tile patio, cabana bar with electricity for spa hook-ups, and a mesmerizing koi pond with turtles, waterfall and plants! Enjoy the shade of the mature crape myrtle tree, tan yourself on the patio, or pick tomatoes in your own garden. The detached one-car garage has a newer roll-up door with plenty of room inside for one car or lots of storage. This home is truly a gem and needs absolutely nothing but YOU!

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