Two Baths in Old Towne Orange

We won’t win any awards for the headline, but it’s true: the second bathroom is the number one most requested feature from our clients on Old Towne homes. Few pre-WWII homes were built with 2 bathrooms (unless it was a mansion). And that brings me to my real point: How do you look at and evaluate homes in Old Towne Orange (and why is this one a good one). It’s not as hard as it sounds. 

Most of our clients want similar things: usable yard, 2 baths, decent square footage, and a quiet street with awesome neighbors. They’d usually love a remodeled home that oozes with historic charm, too. Oh, and it needs to be affordable. So…easy stuff 😉 But the dearth of inventory means you must be a big more strategic. And here’s what I mean — take this home as the prime example. It’s not really perfect by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, it’s far from perfect. But I’m looking at the things that either you can’t change (history — if it’s not a historic home and you want a historic home, you should buy a historic home!) or the things that would be expensive to change. So think location — configuration — placement on lot. 

And that’s why we like this one. It’s reasonably-priced for the square footage. It offers that crucial second bathroom. It’s on a great street. Where it needs help is in the style department. The 80s oak cabinets need to exit stage left. But we’ve got excellent hardwood floors. And the facade is pretty workable. Oh yeah, and the yard — big by Old Towne standards. The style and aesthetics are the easiest things to correct when you’ve got great bones. 

You know you want to look at this one and…we’d love to represent you as a buyer on this wonderful property and give you our thoughts in person. Contact us. 

283 N Harwood Street, Orange, CA 92866 (MLS # PW17075472)

(all data current as of 7/20/2019)
Price $755,000
Beds 3
Baths 2 baths
Home size 1,342 sq ft
Lot Size n/a
Days on Market 18
Status Sold
Be the proud owner of a Classic 1921 Craftsman in Old Towne Orange! Located on one of the city’s premiere streets just 7 blocks from the Historic Plaza and 5 blocks from Chapman University, this home features 3 generous size bedrooms and 2 baths. Gleaming hardwood floors, solid wood interior doors, and numerous large windows that provide abundant natural light are but a few of the original features of this home. The front entry opens to a large living room and dining area. The kitchen is adjacent and has been upgraded to include stone counters and farmhouse sink. An inside laundry room is conveniently located nearby. The guest bath has been remodeled and an additional bath with tile floors and walk-in shower was added that adjoins the master bedroom. The large fenced rear yard features a deck, covered patio, and built-in BBQ island. The 1 car detached garage with original Carriage Door provides for additional storage opportunities and a long driveway allows for multiple car parking. Central heat and AC, ceiling fans, and crown molding further enhance the living experience.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 4/28/2017 Tract Other (OTHR)
Year Built 1921 Community 72 - Orange & Garden Grove
Garage Spaces n/a County Orange
Total Parking n/a

Additional Details

Area 72 - Orange & Garden Grove HOA Dues 0
Parking Spaces: 1.00 Pool Description None
Subdivision Other (OTHR) Utilities Sewer Connected
View Description None Water Public


Air Central
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Gas Stove, Gas Water Heater, Microwave
Basement Foundation: Raised, Yes
Garage Driveway, Garage, Permit/Decal, Street
Heat Central Furnace
Interior Ceiling Fan, Crown Moldings, Open Floor Plan
Lot Description Back Yard, Front Yard, Sprinkler System, Sprinklers In Front, Sprinklers In Rear, Sprinklers Timer
Style Craftsman


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Listing provided by : Douglas Willits, Seven Gables Real Estate

(view all details for MLS #PW17075472)

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