The hilly section of Highland Park that runs up to the Pasadena border is called Garvanza, and that’s where this circa 1940s ranch house sits.
The two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom dwelling sits on a corner lot, and is fronted by a low-maintenance front yard. It only last sold in January for $707,000, but it has changed a lot since then.
The whole house has been updated and has a minimal, contemporary look.
The kitchen, fully renovated, has ample counter space, all new appliances, a farmhouse sink, and a built-in dining area. The living room is bright and spacious with a fireplace. (The chimney was recently repaired.) Hardwood floors run throughout.
Off the den, find a covered deck, a roomy backyard, and a patio with enough space for a fire pit. The house has its own detached, two-car garage too.
The property is listed for $865,000 with Jeffrey Young of Sotheby’s International Realty.