While the listing photos for this 1930s-era house in Montecito Heights hardly rank amongst the worst we've ever seen, they could certainly be a whole lot better. The three-bedroom bungalow is blessed with a bounty of appealing aspects, including step-tray ceilings, hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves and storage, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, and raised planter beds for vegetables; unfortunately, the majority of the photos in its gallery were shot in portrait mode, and several were taken in near dark. It also would have been nice to see a glimpse of the "sweeping views of the city and a neighboring mountainside that has just been designated as a preserved park space" mentioned in the listing, but c'est la vie.
Other features mentioned include "an artist studio and a two-car garage that has been converted into a family room," updated plumbing and electrical systems, and central heating and A/C. Sited on a 8,579-square-foot lot, the property is listed at $825,000.
1050 Pagoda Place [Redfin]