San Francisco $1,249 million
One-bedroom, one-bathroom in a 1928 . Spanish-style building
Redstone is a 24-unit condominium on Russian Hill designed by Henry Clay Smith, an architect known for his mastery of large structures in the mountainous terrain of San Francisco in the early 20th century.
Located south of the Marina District, Russian Hill is within walking distance of tourist attractions like Fisherman’s Wharf and the famous Lombard Street. Downtown San Francisco and the Financial District are just 10 minutes from the hotel.
Area: 900 square meters
Price per box: $1,388
Interior: The apartment is located on the first floor of a building renovated in 2019 by Benjamin Dhong Furniture.
The front door opens onto a dark lacquered entry hall with abstract floral wallpaper on the ceiling. A small chandelier and mirror on the door frame brighten the room.
Through an arched door, there is an open plan living area with exposed beams. Fireplace fixed the seating area on one side of the room; Others have space for tables and chairs. French doors with antique brass fittings open to a private courtyard and two additional windows bring sunlight and greenery outside.
The second half of the living room is dedicated to the kitchen. To bring in the light, Mr. Dhong installed an antique mirror on the white cabinet door. Two recessed lights hang over the center island where the kitchen is located. The device is made of stainless steel.
From the foyer, a hallway leads to the bedroom and bathroom. The dove gray master bedroom has a king-size bed; The bathroom has a bath and shower combination.
Exterior: The apartment’s private terrace runs along one side of the building, with a high wall protecting the garden on one side and a paved area for al fresco dining on the other. The building has two public spaces: an upstairs club where residents can hold events, and a rooftop terrace with sweeping city views.
Tax: $15,238 (estimate) plus $727 monthly homeowners association fee
Redondo Beach | 1.25 million USD
This 1953 farmhouse has been refurbished with three bedrooms and three bathrooms on a 0.1 acre site.
The home is located in the North Redondo area of Los Angeles, right inland from the beach and pier, in a family-friendly community close to many of the area’s aerospace and engineering companies. North Redondo is also part of the Los Angeles Metro system and is the western terminus of the Green Line, which carries passengers through South Los Angeles and its suburbs. Los Angeles International Airport is a 15-minute drive north and downtown Los Angeles is a 30-minute drive away.
Area: 1320 square meters
Price per box: $947
Interior: The house’s designer, and more recently Slobri Design + Studio, oversaw a renovation that aims to modernize the space while preserving a mid-century aesthetic.
In the foreground is a lawn surrounded by succulents. A concrete walkway leads from the street to a bright yellow door that leads into the living room.
The living room has a sofa and a dining table. One wall is clad in recycled wood from the original hardwood floors and sliding glass doors open to the back deck. This room, like the rest of the house, has a bamboo floor.
To the left of the front door is the kitchen with a graphic kitchen with red and white tiles and new appliances. There is a floating breakfast nook on one wall for more space and seating.
The owners moved the hallway from the living room to the front office, letting light in from a small rectangular window on one wall. Downstairs in Corylee, there is a master bedroom with an electric fireplace, sliding glass doors to the back deck and a bathroom with slate floors and a bathtub.
Another hallway to the right of the front door leads to two guest bedrooms large enough for king-size beds. One with a bathroom; Others can use the bathroom in the hallway.
Outside: The rear red deck is raised off the ground and has a sunshade. Behind the deck is a concrete and gravel patio with a built-in grill. The attached garage can park one car.
Tax: $15,877 (approx.)
Sevastopol $1,249 million
1940’s two-bedroom, one-bath home on 1.75 acres
Located 60 miles north of San Francisco, Sevastopol is known for its small town feel and proximity to the wineries of Sonoma County. 20 minutes west of Santa Rosa and 20 minutes east of the Pacific Ocean. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from the city center, where small art galleries and independent restaurants are the main attractions.
The property includes two living rooms or offices and several driveways. The owner bought it in 2018 and has undergone a renovation that includes updating the electrical and plumbing.
Area: 1,718 square feet
Price per box: $727
Inside: two decorative entrances separate the property from the road: one for pedestrians, with access to the front door of the house, and the other for cars, with a gravel driveway ending first garage on the side of the house.
A short staircase leads to the front door leading to the living room. Windows on both sides of the front door and glass doors to the side porch allow natural light to flood the room. Gray hardwood floors.
To the right of the room, double-glazed doors lead to an office with bookshelves and white wood-paneled walls. A door to the left of the room leads to the dining room and kitchen. The dining area has large window seats for extra seating and the interior is cut to look directly into the kitchen.
White kitchen cabinets with white marble top. The equipment is stainless steel and has been added during the renovation.
A hallway from the kitchen leads to two bedrooms and a bathroom. Near the kitchen is the guest bedroom with a double bed. Behind the house is the master bedroom with two skylights placed on the ceiling of the church with exposed beams. The owner has his own living area and fireplace and direct access to the terrace with hot tub.
Between the two bedrooms is a large shower room with river stone flooring.
Outside space: The kitchen and office in the main house has access to the driveway that surrounds the property. Adjacent to the master bedroom is a partially covered stone patio with a wood-burning hot tub.
One side of the house is a garage that has been converted into a living room. Residents and visitors park their cars on the roadway but can use the charging port in the garage.
Behind the main house is an old wooden house that was moved in by the previous owner, a ferry captain. Below is a cellar with walls made of old newspapers.
The landscape is different: the cactus shares space with the orchard and vegetable garden. The passages through the room are blocked and partly consist of low cliffs.
Tax: $15,613 (approx.)