4477 6th St., Riverside

4477 6th St., Riverside CA 92501
[ SOLD for $360,000 — 1/05/2011 ]   Where do we begin…..  Be prepared to fall in love with this historic craftsman home that was designed by G. Stanley Wilson (architect of the famous Mission Inn) in beautiful downtown Riverside, specifically located in the Heritage Heights Historic District!  This turn-of-the-century historic masterpiece evokes charm and true craftsmanship.  Enjoy the peaceful neighborhood from the large front porch which is highlighted by the original wood door and its four vertical transom windows located on the upper half.  This gorgeous front door is flanked by two large fixed horizontal windows topped with six-over-six horizontal paned transom lights.  Note the wood ceiling on the porch as well!  The front fence was recently rebuilt, and the home was recently painted by local company, Vedder, renowned for painting historical homes.

Approximately 2200 square feet, the layout of this amazing home accommodates three good-size bedrooms upstairs, with one being a master suite.  There is another small room upstairs which could be used as a nursery, playroom, workout room, or as an office as it’s currently being utilized.  There are two bathrooms upstairs, one of which is attached to the master bedroom, and the other adjoins two of the secondary bedrooms.  There is a half bathroom downstairs just outside the kitchen and laundry room, with enough space to add a shower if needed.

The updated kitchen boasts granite counter tops, tile floor, new gas range top, convection oven, stainless steel dishwasher, recessed lighting, breakfast bar, built-in bookshelves for cookbooks, etc., along with a stainless steel fully flush refrigerator!  Adjacent to the kitchen is a walk-in pantry connecting the den to the kitchen.  This is also the entrance to the large fully functional basement which is perfect for holiday storage and wine cellar.  It could be transformed into a game room or anything else you can imagine.

Enormous formal dining room is not only practical for family gatherings, but it is true craftsmanship at its finest!  Most dining rooms offer one or the other, but this offers a built-in buffet, a built-in hutch flanked by French doors, and original folding French doors connecting dining room to living room!

Continuing on, there are even more classical and convenient features of this home which include a den with fireplace flanked by two wood-casement windows and built-in bookshelves, original pocket doors separating den from living room, separate indoor laundry room, central air/heat, alarm system, automatic sprinklers, a 2-car detached garage, landscaped yard and fruit trees.

This is a regular (standard) sale — not a short sale, not a foreclosure!!!  However, close of escrow is contingent on seller’s purchase of replacement home.

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Gorgeous wood ceilings, wood casement windows and front door! Two ceiling fans on porch with a view of other lovely homes in this desirable historical neighborhood! View of front door entrance into living room. Notice the crown moulding and gorgeous hardwood floors. Alternate view of living room with window shutters and hardwood floors. Den off of the living room, with bookshelves flanking the fireplace.  This room can be closed off with the functioning original pocket doors! Updated kitchen with granite counter tops, tile floor, convection oven, recessed lighting, and a breakfast bar! Alternate view of kitchen: notice built-in bookshelves on breakfast counter, along with a stainless steel dishwasher. Door to the left leads to the spacious pantry. Enormous and extremely functional formal dining room with French doors to the backyard, a built-in hutch and a built-in buffet! Alternate view of formal dining room, looking towards the original folding French doors which open up into the living room! Close-up view of built-in buffet in the formal dining room.  Take note of the crown moulding and the gorgeous hardwood floors! Formal dining room built-in hutch. What a wonderful place to showcase your gorgeous dinnerware! Stairway entrance to the spacious second floor. Second floor landing -- note the gorgeous hardwood floors, original wood casement windows, doors, and door frames, along with the baseboards.

Master bedroom suite with gorgeous hardwood floors, a private bathroom, and a walk-in closet with organizers! Alternate view of master bedroom -- French doors to private balcony overlooking serene backyard! Private master bathroom with tiled shower enclosure. Alternate view of master bathroom showcasing cabinetry for linens, makeup, cleaning supplies, etc. Another of the upstairs bedrooms, this one facing the street with a breezy four component casement ribbon window! Alternate view of front upstairs bedroom -- note the gorgeous hardwood floors! There's a doorway to a small office which could also be used as a nursery. Upper level hallway with linen closet -- note the gorgeous wood floors and wood framing! View of backyard and 2-car garage from deck. Note the great deck for entertaining, along with the charming master bedroom balcony!

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