DEAL OF THE WEEK: Buena Park (but you’ll think it’s Fullerton)

I like to write posts like this; it reminds me that even in this crazy real estate market, there are still deals to be had, diamonds to be discovered in the rough, and homes worth putting the time and energy into redoing. So this home is in a bit of a crazy neighborhood. It borders Los Coyotes Country Club and is technically in Buena Park. If you’re thinking of Knotts Berry Farm — it’s not anywhere near there. And this property is part of the Fullerton Joint High School District. 

But let’s talk about why you even clicked this link — it wasn’t for me to talk about Buena Park. This large home was built in 1955. Big square footage homes may be commonplace now, they certainly were not in 1959. This neighborhood was unique in that it is a combination of custom homes (Donald Wexler actually built one of his US Steel collaboration homes on the golf course here, and a selection of floor plans from different developers. We believe this bold modern beauty was designed by the firm of Buff, Straub, and Hensman. They did a lot of custom homes in the Pasadena / La Canada-Flintridge area. And are known as one of the few modernists to fully embrace multi-level homes. What is great about this house is that it almost seemed to predict the future of housing in California. This home is a blueprint for the big modernist “contemporary” homes that would be designed and built in the late 60’s to mid 70’s — including the 3 car garage! But the design here is more pure, less Spanish and stands on its own. 

And let us not forget the 17,000 square foot lot. This home is priced in the $800’s. But it is only a good renovation and some land development from being well into the millions. It’s a great opportunity for someone who has a sense of vision and the wherewithal to see it through.

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8431 Ridglea Avenue, Buena Park, CA 90621 (MLS # PW18069392)

(all data current as of 4/25/2018)
Price $839,900
Beds 5
Baths 4 baths
Home size 2,955 sq ft
Lot Size 17,100 sqft
Days on Market 30
Status Pending
Large Los Coyotes Country Club home has 2955 square feet. This tri-level 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is bright & airy with lots of
natural light from the large windows and features: main level living room with fireplace; lower level kitchen, dining and family room; 2
bedrooms downstairs; 3 bedrooms upstairs which includes the master bedroom suite with walk-in closet (great feature is the
laundry chute from the bedroom to the lower level laundry room); updated kitchen and bathroom; ceiling fans; mirrored wardrobe
doors; walk-in closet under stairway; dual sinks in bathroom; 2 car garage; master suite; tile flooring; covered patio in back yard;
large front door; use your imagination with this large (17,100 square feet) back yard which has many fruit trees like orange,
tangerine, guava, persimmon, peach, apricot, lemon; Much sought after Fullerton Joint High School District

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 4/16/2018 Tract Los Coyotes Country Club Homes
Year Built 1959 Community 82 - Buena Park
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Orange
Total Parking n/a


School District Fullerton Joint Union High
High School Sunny Hills

Additional Details

Lot 0.39 acre(s) Area 82 - Buena Park
HOA Dues 0.00 Parking Spaces: 2.00
Pool Description None Stories 2
Subdivision Los Coyotes Country Club Homes Utilities Public;
View Description None Water Public


Air None
Construction Stucco
Fireplace Yes
Garage Garage - Two Door, Yes
Heat Forced Air
Interior Cathedral-Vaulted Ceilings
Lot Description Lot 10000-19999 Sqft


Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by : Frank Jesolva CalBRE:00918291, Century 21 Westworld Realty

(view all details for MLS #PW18069392)

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