3512 Beechwood Pl., Riverside

[ SOLD for $435,000 on 8/14/2015 ]  This 1930s Spanish Mediterranean Revival is a pristine example of why the historic “Wood Streets” neighborhood is so popular! You’re first welcomed by a large courtyard with charming wrought iron gates, followed by a covered porch and original front door with peephole.

With three bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and approximately 1723 sq ft, you’ll enjoy the modern upgrades and impeccable maintenance by the same owners for almost 40 years, as well as the 1930s charm you’ve come to expect with a home of this era.

The tray ceiling in the spacious living room (with fireplace) is one of the first things you’ll notice as you enter, in addition to the large picture window overlooking the front yard and the spectacular neighboring homes. Hardwood floors have been protected by carpeting for almost 40 years, with no pets in the home — bet they’re gorgeous! Formal dining room with coved ceiling, remodeled kitchen with updated appliances (which stay) and pull-out drawers, as well as the most functional breakfast nook ever with lots of cabinetry.

Just off the kitchen, you’ll find the ultra-convenient laundry room with pull-down stairs to attic, and entrance to the basement with even more storage! All three bedrooms have large closet space, and one bedroom has an attached half bath. The far back bedroom is currently being used as a den with parquet flooring, built-in bookshelves, walk-in closet, and a beautiful view of the backyard. The large hallway bathroom has been remodeled with cultured marble, soaking tub, and separate shower.

The backyard is spectacularly low-maintenance, complete with extensive brick work, in-ground pool/spa (replastered in 2014), hidden pool equipment, tasteful landscaping, permitted patio cover, and even a gardening area with raised bed and multiple fruit trees.  The lot size is 8,276 sq ft (.19/acre).

In addition to the 2-car detached garage with automatic roll-up door, work bench, utility sink, and lots of storage cabinetry, there is an attached work room extended off the back of the garage with another work bench, lighting, ceiling fan, and separate entrance to the backyard. A dream for anyone that needs extra storage, or this room could be used as an office, wood-working room, gym, play room, or just about anything you desire.

UPGRADES:
New A/C condensing unit and furnace 2007 (bi-annual service)
R-30 attic insulation 2010
Remodeled kitchen (Avonite counters, new sink and faucets, etc. 2011)
Hallway bathroom remodel with cultured marble counters 2011
Annual pest inspection
Pool replastered 2014
Earthquake retrofitted 1992

APPLIANCES:
Electric range 2002
Refrigerator 2008
Dishwasher 2010
Built-in Microwave 2010
Washer 2014 / Dryer 1987

This home is also Riverside Structure of Merit #686, 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.

A spectacular home, on one of the most desirable streets in the neighborhood, with curb appeal that will make your heart go pitter-patter. Walking distance to RCC, centrally located between downtown Riverside and the Riverside Plaza. This home will go fast, so don’t hesitate.

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Picture a table, chairs and umbrella placed in this ultra-charming courtyard!
Picture a table, chairs and umbrella placed in this ultra-charming courtyard!
Front door entry with original peephole.
Front door entry with original peephole.
Large living room with tray ceiling. Original hardwood floors have been protected by carpeting for almost 40 years -- and no pets in the home all that time!
Large living room with tray ceiling. Original hardwood floors have been protected by carpeting for almost 40 years — and no pets in the home all that time!
Lovely wood-burning fireplace.
Lovely wood-burning fireplace.
Spectacular views of beautiful neighboring homes!
Spectacular views of beautiful neighboring homes!
Formal dining room with coved ceiling and lovely bank of windows overlooking the front porch and courtyard.
Formal dining room with coved ceiling and lovely bank of windows overlooking the front porch and courtyard.
Remodeled kitchen with Avonite counters and new sink and fixtures.
Remodeled kitchen with Avonite counters and new sink and fixtures.
Alternate view of remodeled kitchen with newer appliances.
Alternate view of remodeled kitchen with newer appliances.
Pull-out drawers, washcloth drying racks, and even pull-out drawers in pantry next to refrigerator.
Pull-out drawers, washcloth drying racks, and even pull-out drawers in pantry next to refrigerator.
Breakfast nook with lots of cabinetry overlooking the front courtyard.
Breakfast nook with lots of cabinetry overlooking the front courtyard.
Back bedroom currently being used as den, and does boast a walk-in closet.
Back bedroom currently being used as den, and does boast a walk-in closet.
View from den overlooking backyard and patio.
View from den overlooking backyard and patio.
Spacious front bedroom with large closet space, unlike most other homes of this era.
Spacious front bedroom with large closet space, unlike most other homes of this era.
3rd bedroom, this one with with built-in bookshelves, large closet space, and private half bath.
3rd bedroom, this one with with built-in bookshelves, large closet space, and private half bath.
Alternate view of 3rd bedroom with doorway to attached bathroom.
Alternate view of 3rd bedroom with doorway to private bathroom.
3rd bedroom private half bath.
3rd bedroom private half bath.
Wide hallway with original telephone alcove.
Wide hallway with original telephone alcove.
Remodeled hallway bathroom with cultured marble, soaking tub, and separate shower.
Remodeled hallway bathroom with cultured marble, soaking tub, and separate shower.
Alternate view of remodeled hallway bathroom with separate shower stall.
Alternate view of remodeled hallway bathroom with separate shower stall.
Laundry closet adjacent to the kitchen, with doorway to right that leads to the basement with even more storage!
Laundry closet adjacent to the kitchen, with doorway to right that leads to the basement with even more storage!
Gorgeous, low-maintenance backyard with replastered pool (2014) and spa with hidden pool equipment behind stucco wall to right, behind the garage extension.
Gorgeous, low-maintenance backyard with replastered (2014) pool and spa with hiddden pool equipment behind stucco wall to right, behind the garage extension. Permitted patio cover, garden area with raised bed, and fruit trees too!

 

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