Mid-Century Modern Mini Masterpiece

NOT THE MOST ORIGINAL TITLE…but I’m feeling in a very alliteratory mood. This is one of those houses that just works…by just about every measure. It’s in a lovely, premium, neighborhood of Santa Ana (easy access to 22 / 57 / 5 freeways). It’s situated on a a big 12,000+ square foot lot. And, it’s just plain awesome. I think the white exterior might be my only regret on a house like this. 

This home has undergone a fairly sensitive renovation. While most of the original cabinetry is long since gone, I think the current owners (renovators) definitely “get it” with this house. The spaces are big an open. I especially like some of the bespoke details on the exterior. So many times with homes like this, we see a super cool house and then the outside feels like a bit of an afterthought. Not this one. The roof line extends in multiple places to create nice, shady, cool outdoor spaces and there’s even an in-ground spa with a delightful wall to provide privacy. Everything inside has been done. This one is truly turnkey. 

We featured a picture of the living room (with its full two-sides of glass, it’s awesome!) but I’m partial to the smaller, more intimate space off the dining room. I think in 90% of the houses out there — if they have a main living / family room and then a secondary living space — it’s a complete waste. But this space doesn’t feel like that — I can imagine winter evening reading by the fireplace or a quiet place for conversation, a respite away from the obligatory TV in the larger room. 

If I have one complaint, it’s that the interior is a little too safe. I think a little more wood tons and some bolder choices would have worked well, but I’d much prefer too safe than a barrage of poor choices. I feel like what this home might lack in boom and fizzle could easily be made up with the right furnishings and artwork. 

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1151 W River Lane, Santa Ana, CA 92706 (MLS # DW17277646)

(all data current as of 7/15/2018)
Price $1,198,000
Beds 3
Baths 3 baths
Home size 2,858 sq ft
Lot Size 12,324 sqft
Days on Market 112
Status Sold
True mid century modern home has been professionally Designed & Decorated for you to Enjoy, located on the most sought after street in West Floral Park. Step inside to discover Hardwood flooring throughout most of the living spaces. The living room is filled with natural light from the ceiling to floor windows and the 2 concrete fireplaces surround both living spaces. In the dining room enjoy your dining experience with the best views of the your open floor plan. The gourmet kitchen is highlighted with New Grey & White cabinets and white counter tops. The kitchen opens onto the both living spaces which gives you the ability to easily entertain guests in both rooms. Between the bedrooms is a full bath updated with gorgeous tiled bath tub and new vanity. There are not enough words to describe the most stunning room in the house; the remodeled Master Bath! The double vanity top is stone & the floors are newly tiled along with shower walls enclosed by glass doors. Saving some of the best for last is the private back yard where you have your Jacuzzi where you can take a dip after a long day. What an opportunity to make this indoor & outdoor Sexy space that will surely impress all your guests.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 4/11/2018 Tract Other (OTHR)
Year Built 1953 Community 70 - Santa Ana North of First
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Orange
Total Parking n/a

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Listing provided by : Maggie Landeros, Strategic Realty Inc.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Bob Johnston January 4, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    The chairs at the foot of the master bed crack me up a bit… “Honey, sit down with me and relax, we can watch ourselves in the mirrored closet doors!”

    Other than that it’s a cool house.

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