I love a challenge just as much as the next guy (maybe even a bit more) — but even I have days where I think of how nice it would be to just drop my bags and move into a home that’s done. And that’s pretty much this one. This home actually sold just 3 years ago, too, and I looked at it then (we might have featured it, too). The current owners have made some improvements — and they’re good ones.
This home is a very comfortable size. They call it a 4 bedroom, but it’s really a 4 bedroom plus a huge and awesome den that would make an incredible home office. I love these 1960s homes because they seem so much better sized to modern living than the homes built only 10 years before. This one has over 2200 square feet, but some of that is from an expansion that filled in an atrium space. Now, this isn’t an Eichler and the atrium conversion actually works (trust me, the dining space it creates is nothing short of magical. Check out the pics; it’s that good.
This home also has a noteworthy sandstone fireplace. But I think the real star here isn’t just the house, but the landscaping. These sellers fenced in the front with a low fence that separates the home from the street (it’s not that busy, anyway) which creates a more private feel in the front of the house. The backyard is even better, with built-in seating, raised bed, and some of the best views of the hills around.
This house just “does it” for us. It’s the whole package, all wrapped up in a nice bow for under $1M (the new benchmark of coastal affordability, it would seem). It’s not huge, but it’s spacious. And offers great style and entertaining spaces. It’s the kind of house where you can see how your abode can change your lifestyle.
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|Home size||2,208 sq ft|
|Lot Size||7,244 sqft|
|Days on Market||65|
Expansive views highlight this single level Dana Knolls home. This modern mid-century home is accented with architectural wood fencing, attractive drought tolerant landscaping, raised vegetable garden, smart drip system, and new paint. Ample living space is yours with 4 bedrooms, an office, and a large dining area. High ceilings in the center of the home and an open floor-plan create a sense of volume. Large windows overlook your private yard in front and sweeping views in back. Abundant natural light highlights the central dining area and cement floors. Your updated kitchen has custom white cabinets, near-new appliances, and pendant lighting. The spacious living room is upgraded with wide plank American walnut flooring, custom solar shades, and 4-pane slider for outstanding views. The bathrooms strut chic mid-century credentials with limestone floor tiles and mosaic shower walls. Your garage feels clean with finished and painted walls, and epoxy flooring. Outside, gather family and friends around the fire-glass pit, put your feet up, sip something good and relish the relaxing atmosphere. Live at the top of the hill, with little traffic, yet easy freeway access. Enjoy fresh, gentle ocean breezes wafting through the house. Close to Dana Point Harbor, the Strand, the luxury resorts and restaurants at Monarch Beach and the Ritz Carlton, and the charm of old town San Juan Capistrano. Live the California coastal lifestyle! No Mello Roos or HOA.
Property Type(s): Single Family
|Last Updated||9/30/2017||Tract||Dana Knolls (DK)|
|Year Built||1962||Community||DO - Del Obispo|
|Prior to Aug 1, '17||$999,900|
|Aug 1, '17 - Today||$1,015,000|
|School District||Capistrano Unified|
|Elementary School||Del Obispo|
|Jr. High School||Marco Forester|
|High School||Dana Hills|
|Lot||7245 sq ft||Area||DO - Del Obispo|
|HOA Dues||0.00||Parking||Spaces: 2.00|
|Subdivision||Dana Knolls (DK)||Utilities||Public;|
|View Description||City Lights,Mountain,Panoramic,Peek-A-Boo,Trees/Woods||Water||Public|
|Appliances||Dishwasher, Gas & Electric Range, Gas Water Heater|
|Garage||Garage - Single Door, Yes|
|LotDescription||Back Yard, Front Yard, Garden, Lot 6500-9999, Sprinkler System, Sprinklers Drip System|
|Master on Main||Yes|
|Style||Contemporary, Modern, Traditional|
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