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1960s Post & Beam With Pool in Northridge Asking $649,000

Open House: Sunday Oct 4 between 1 PM - 4 PM 9735 Paso Robles Ave, Northridge

Price: $649,000
Beds, Baths: 4 BR, 2.25 BA
Floor Area: 2,106 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: "This highly desirable mid-century modern Eichler-style home is being offered for sale for the first time by its original owners. The property backs to million-dollar estates and offers a load of possibilities to make this your dream home. Very few modifications have been [made] to this home helping it retain the integrity and style of this unique architecture. Situated on a sprawling 17,000+ SF lot, the spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath pool home boasts more than 2,100 SF of open, bright floorplan. Features include: skylights, post and beam construction, an open air courtyard with fountain at the entrance, floor-to-ceiling windows, & sliding glass doors that lead to a paradise of beautiful, lush, mature landscaping and pool. The property features a large living room with a raised brick fireplace, large formal dining area and a spacious family room off the cook's kitchen complete with breakfast bar. Adding to the home's curb appeal is a custom stamped concrete drive and walkway. Situated in a desirable Northridge neighborhood, the home is conveniently located to highly sought-after magnet schools, CSUN, shopping, transportation and the Northridge Fashion Center. Don't miss your opportunity to own this charming and iconic home."

You'd be hard-pressed to find a house with a jazzier entry foyer than this one's. Unfortunately, things aren't quite as groovy on the other side of the threshold as that colorful stained glass might lead one to hope: instead of terrazzo, there's icky beige floor tile; carpet where there should be cement slab; sad track lighting rather than sleek mid-mod sconces or globes; fugly countertops, cabinetry, and tile. And oh yeah, unless we're mistaken, one of the bathrooms has a toilet located inside the shower stall for some inexplicable reason. On the bright side, it's also got the proverbial "good bones," potential aplenty—and perhaps some cement slab hiding under that ugly rug.
9735 Paso Robles Ave [Redfin]