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 3/22/2019)
Price $614,000
Beds 3
Baths 2 baths
Home size 1,385 sq ft
Lot Size 6,185 sqft
Days on Market 142
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): Single Family

Last Updated 4/30/2016 Tract East Gate (ESGT)
Year Built 1959 Community 46 - Eastgate
Garage Spaces n/a County Orange
Total Parking n/a

Additional Details

Lot 0.142 Area 46 - Eastgate
HOA Dues 0 Parking 6
Pool Description None Sewer Sewer In Street
Stories 1 Subdivision East Gate (ESGT)
Utilities District/Public; Sewer In Street; View Description None
Water District/Public


Air Central
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances Barbecue, Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Gas Oven, Gas Range, Gas Water Heater, Range/S
Basement Foundation: Concrete Slab
Exterior Barbecue Private
Fireplace Yes
Garage Attached, Yes
Heat Forced Air
Interior Bathtub, Kitchen Open to Family Room, Laminate Counters, Open Floor Plan, Recessed Lighting, Remodeled Kitchen, Shower, Wired for Sound
Lot Description Access via City Streets, Back Yard, Front Yard, Lawn, Near Public Transit, Park Nearby, Sprinkler System, Sprinklers Drip System, Sprinklers Timer
Style Modern, Ranch


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

(view all details for MLS #PW15259950)

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