5480 Alden Rd., Riverside

5480 Alden Road, Riverside CA 92506. A very unique one-of-a-kind "Wood Streets" home on a quiet cul-de-sac. 

[ SOLD for $233,000 — 2/29/2012 ]   One-of-a-kind “Wood Streets” charmer that looks like a cabin, yet has a Craftsman feel with all of the built-in shelving, wood ceilings and wood floors!  On over a quarter acre, this unique 3-bedroom home boasts almost 1600 sq ft, has three fireplaces (two inside, one outside), central air/heat, eat-in kitchen, dining area, walk-in pantry, large indoor laundry, plenty of storage, humongous living room with fireplace framed by impressive built-in bookshelves, and a large picture window overlooking the sprawling backyard.

The backyard is complete with rose bushes, pond, mature shade trees, 3-yr-old wood fence, and built-in gas barbecue and outdoor fireplace.  The conveniently attached garage is 1-bay wide but two car lengths deep if workbench is removed.  All of this is wrapped up neatly and sits at the end of a quiet cul de sac! 

This home is a traditional sale.

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You'll want to write an offer after seeing this amazing living room in person! This house is definitely deceiving from the outside.

Alternate view of living room, towards the newer sliding doors which lead to the patio and the expansive backyard!

Built-in bookshelves that frame the wood-burning fireplace.

 Charming eat-in kitchen with endless cabinetry. Lots more cabinetry that didn't make it into the photo!

Alternate view of kitchen with amazing wood ceiling and dining area.


More cabinetry framing the stove, with swinging door that leads to the formal dining area, walk-in pantry, and the huge living room.


Large indoor laundry room with wood ceiling and plenty of storage.

Alternate view of laundry room with lots of storage! Check out the amazing wood ceiling -- this is what the ceiling looks like in the kitchen also!

Original built-in ironing board still in the laundry room!

Hallway to the bedrooms and bathroom. Note the wood ceilings and the very large linen closet.

Original sink, tile counters and tile tub surround in terrific condition. Newer tile floor.

Bedroom #1 with carpeting, ceiling fan, and large sliding door closet with built-in drawers underneath and large cabinets above!


Bedroom #2 with hardwood floor exposed, ceiling fan, and large sliding door closet with built-in drawers underneath and large cabinets above!

Large master bedroom easily accommodates a king-size bed.  Two sets of closets in this room, in addition to a romantic fireplace!

Alternate view of master bedroom with even more closet space, and another view of the inset fireplace! Note the original hardwood floors as well!

Very unique outdoor patio and fireplace, customized by a prior owner.


Fireplace and barbecue station -- look closely at all of the unique ceramic animals, hand prints, etc. built into this custom creation! Definitely one-of-a-kind!

Three different walkways leading up to the charming backyard pond.

Panorama view of the huge backyard (lot size is over a quarter acre)! There is even a shed and more yard to the right, just out of photo view, beyond the living room. Don't forget to walk around there and check it out.

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