Of course, with a flip it’s not just about the money, but about the time and stress (home renovations are an AMAZING experience, but they aren’t for everybody or everybody’s situation). This home sold about 2.5 months ago with 1 day on the market for $660k. It’s a bit of a bummer because I feel like this home would have been a great opportunity to someone who feels a little priced out of the current Ranchos market. As usual, we visited and here’s our take — the good and the bad.
This home has a few additions — it started life as the smallest, 1130 square foot model. The front of the house was pulled out a few feet to create a larger entry area as well as an indoor laundry area. Additionally, this home has the ever-common master closet addition where the closets are relocated underneath the gable end eave. In an era of king-size beds, it definitely makes the bedroom more spacious.
To be perfectly honest (and aren’t we always), I’m having a hard time getting excited about this house. Yes, the kitchen and baths are remodeled and there’s new flooring throughout. The house is turn-key, for sure, but the renovation feels a bit inconsistent and falls flat. The colors are…not my personal taste but they don’t seem to work. The taupe toilet and sink are either holdovers are the result of some absolutely killer (like free) deal from a supplier. I can’t imagine anyone choosing them. The windows have all been replaced (they look to be mid 80s tract home vintage) and the original doors and windows are long-gone.
I don’t like to be completely negative, so let’s look at the positive: it’s an enlarged model in a quiet, interior location. The backyard feels big and has lots of possibilities. And perhaps, most importantly, it still has the courtyard, indoor-outdoor feel of a Cliff May. Now regarding the price, if anyone wants to hear our opinion — message us privately.
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|Home size||1,391 sq ft|
|Lot Size||5,393 sqft|
|Days on Market||94|
Beautiful Mid Century Modern Home, Designed by Renowned Architect Cliff May, For Sale. Property is Located One of The Most Sought After Long Beach Neighborhood, Rancho Estates Community. Home features Three Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Completely Remodeled, Open Floor Plan, Large Living Room with Fireplace and Large Windows to Let The Natural Light Inside; Gorgeous Gourmet Kitchen with Island and Quartz Counter Top, Stainless Steel Appliances & Stainless Steel Sink; New Engineered Wood Flooring Throughout The House, Master Bedroom with Two Double Doors Closets & Separate Double French Doors Entry to the Backyard, and Large Private Patio Backyard for Entertaining Family and Friends. Also There are Solar Panels to Save on Electricity Bills. And Two Car Garage with Long Driveway & outside storage shed. Property is Close to School, Shopping & Walking Distance to Great El Dorado Park. Must see property!!!
Property Type(s): Single Family
|Last Updated||11/3/2017||Tract||Rancho (RNC)|
|Year Built||1953||Community||33 - Lakewood Plaza, Rancho|
|Garage Spaces||n/a||County||Los Angeles|
|Prior to Oct 30, '17||$849,000|
|Oct 30, '17 - Today||$829,000|
|School District||Long Beach Unified|
|Lot||5394 sq ft||Area||33 - Lakewood Plaza, Rancho|
|HOA Dues||0.00||Parking||Spaces: 2.00|
|Subdivision||Rancho (RNC)||Utilities||Phone Connected,Sewer Connected|
|Appliances||Built In Range, Dishwasher|
|Garage||Driveway, Garage, Garage - Front Entry, Garage - Two|
|Interior||Open Floor Plan|
|LotDescription||Back Yard, Front Yard|
|Master on Main||Yes|
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Listing provided by : Alex Lee CalBRE:01818441, Capital Management Realty, Inc
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