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Adorable Craftsman Cottage With Adorable Guest Cottage in Highland Park Asking $695,000

Open House: Saturday Dec 4 between 1 - 4 PM;
Sunday Dec 5 between 1 - 4 PM 1808 North Avenue 53, Highland Park

Price: $695,000
Beds, Baths: 3 BR, 2.5 BA
Floor Area: 1,520 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: "Bingo! One beautiful classic Craftsman for nesting + a cozy cottage for passive income = happily ever after. This 1923 bungalow sports many of its first fine features, a handsome front door with beveled glass and a buff Batchelder mantle. Like light? Twenty plus windows welcome in the morning sun filtered thru garden greenery. Owned by two young TV home show designers, the food prep-friendly galley kitchen has been refreshed. Handsome Heath tile has been added but that gem of old stoves, O'Keefe & Merritt, still stands. Whip up something yummy in the cocina while performing wash day miracles in the laundry alcove, just an arms-length away. Then there's the very rentable Ma & Pa Kettle guesthouse with its down home porch that'll make you take up the banjo. Besides helping to pay the mortgage, this cute rental has another big plus. No need to say your 20-year-old tenant is your mother-in-law 'cause guess what? It's a legal rental w/ its own meter. A winner. Buyers to check all permits."

A tip of the ol' straw hat to Coldwell Banker's Pamela Lansden for her vivid listing copy. Not that this button-cute compound is in need of much sizzle to sell—in fact, our Magic 8 ball foretells a bidding war. Occupying a 7,633-square-foot lot, the property last traded hands for $275,000 in 2003.

1808 North Avenue 53 [Redfin]