Great Bones, Greater Decorating

We sold a home in this same neighborhood a few years back. These homes were built by S&S and have great bones — nice clean lines and floor plans that just plain work (sometimes with a little tweaking). 

I remember thinking to myself these would make a great base for a cool mid-century ranch — the kind of place that can keep both spouses happy when one wants a sputnik lamp in every room and the other wants to shop at Ethan Allen. It’s the kind of house that can feel cool, and modern, but never feel cold and too committed.

We like what they’ve done with the place: clean white walls and a front door that says “style” without screaming it in your ear. The indoor planter and preserved original stonework there and on the fireplace doesn’t hurt. The kitchen and baths are simple and clean remodels. But the real magic is in the furnishings and staging. Everything is pulled together and it completes the package. Altogther, it’s a turnkey home at a very reasonable price.

What’s cool is that with a property like this you can move right in, but it also gives a lot of home and inspiration. This home is an example, a beacon of light, on what can be done with a home type that is actually quite ubiquitous throughout Southern California: the 1960s ranch. Literally, I think S&S built thousands of them throughout LA and Orange Counties.

Would you like a private showing from Southern California’s most knowledgeable architectural and unique home Realtors? Don’t hesitate to give us a call or drop us an email.

11862 Blackmer Street, Garden Grove, CA 92845 (MLS # PW15259950)

(all data current as of 4/29/2017)
Price $614,000
Beds 3
Baths 1 full, 1 three-quarter
Home size 1,385 sq ft
Lot Size 6,200 sqft
Days on Market -42
Status Sold
This charming midcentury modern residence in the desirable northwest Orange County community of Eastgate features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open floor plan and freshly remodeled interior in 1,385 square feet of living area. Recent upgrades to the home include a remodeled kitchen with birch cabinets, mosaic tile backsplash, gas range and maple block breakfast bar, remodeled bathrooms, maple hardwood floors with cork underlayment, and new air conditioning. Other appealing features of the property include a built-in entertainment system in the family room with high definition projector and 5.1 surround sound system, a gas fireplace, tasteful window coverings, built-in gas barbeque and fire pit in the backyard, and PV stone accents. It is rare to find a midcentury modern residence at this price and in such pristine condition. This property represents a terrific opportunity for a buyer looking for a move-in ready home with style, in a good neighborhood, at a price under $700,000.

Property Type(s): Residential, Single Family Residence

Last Updated 5/24/2016 Tract East Gate (ESGT)
Year Built 1959 Community Eastgate
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Orange
Total Parking 2 Walk Score ® 58

Additional Details

AssociationFee 0 BathroomsFull 1
BathroomsThreeQuarter 1 GarageSpaces 2.00
PricePerSquareFoot 443.32


Appliances Barbecue, Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Gas Oven, Gas Range, Gas Water Heater, Range/Stove Hood, Water Softener
ArchitecturalStyle Modern, Ranch
City Garden Grove
CommonWalls No Common Walls
CommunityFeatures Curbs, Street Lighting, Suburban
Cooling Central
Country United States
CountyOrParish Orange
EatingArea Breakfast Counter / Bar, Family Kitchen
ExteriorFeatures Barbecue Private
Fencing Blockwall
FireplaceFeatures Family Room
Flooring Hardwood, Vinyl Tile
FoundationDetails Concrete Slab
Heating Forced Air
InteriorFeatures Bathtub, Kitchen Open to Family Room, Laminate Counters, Open Floor Plan, Recessed Lighting, Remodeled Kitchen, Shower, Wired for Sound
LaundryFeatures Gas Dryer Hookup, In Garage
Levels One
ListAgentAOR Pacific West
LivingAreaSource Assessor's Data
LotFeatures Back Yard, Front Yard, Lawn, Near Public Transit, Park Nearby, Sprinkler System, Sprinklers Drip System, Sprinklers Timer
LotSizeSource Assessor's Data
LotSizeUnits Square Feet
MajorChangeType Closed
MLSAreaMajor 46 - Eastgate
ParkingFeatures Direct Garage Access, Driveway - Concrete, Garage, Private
PatioAndPorchFeatures Concrete
PoolFeatures None
PreviousStandardStatus Pending
PropertyCondition Turnkey, Updated/Remodeled
PropertySubType Single Family Residence
PropertyType Residential
Roof Composition
RoomType Entry, Family Room, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Projection
Sewer Sewer In Street
SpaFeatures None
SpecialListingConditions Standard
StandardStatus Closed
StateOrProvince CA
StreetSuffix Street
View None
WaterSource District/Public
YearBuiltSource Assessor


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Listing provided by : Douglas Kramer, Re/Max R. E. Specialists

(view all details for MLS #PW15259950)

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