This 1938 Sherman Oaks country cottage has everything you could want from a Valley house of that era: a white picket fence out front, a cheerful paint job, little country kitchen, floral wallpaper in the bathroom, and a backyard with a pool, fruit trees, and a gazebo. And a gift wrapping closet, because who doesn't aspire to be like Candy Spelling these days? The "captivating interior" of the three-bedroom house has plenty of living space divided up between the living room, dining room, family room, and den once you get all of that huge white furniture out of the way. The 2,500-square-foot house, south of Ventura Boulevard, is a standard sale asking $1.299 million, which is, startlingly, less than what the current owners paid back in 2007.
· 4137 Fulton Avenue [Carol Wolfe]