This new listing in Mount Washington is highly original, both in the “unique” sense and in the “very little has changed” sense of the term. Built in 1956, the two-story residence is an appealing mixture of midcentury modern and traditional design styles.
On the home’s upper level is an open plan living and dining area with hardwood floors, a brick fireplace, and sliding glass walls. Next comes the wood-paneled kitchen, where a stainless steel fridge and dishwasher of recent vintage co-exist peacefully with the pristine-condition 1950s oven, stove, and ceramic tile embellished with decorative leaf patterns.
Rounding out the top floor are two bedrooms and one full bath with original tile and cabinetry, plus a wrap-around redwood deck offering sweeping city and mountain views.
Downstairs, you’ll find an awesome old-school family rec room, complete with knotty-pine paneling and cabinetry, kitchenette, bar, and fireplace. Sliding glass doors open up to the terraced grounds, which feature a spacious brick patio with fire pit, a sun deck, a vegetable garden with drip-irrigated planter boxes, and a thriving bee hive.
Last sold in 2000 for $367,000, the 8,827-square-foot property is now listed with an asking price of $1.129 million (and yes, that includes the bees). Open house is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
- 988 West Avenue 37 [Compass]