Your First Home: OC Cliff May < $550k

I HAVE A VERY SOFT SPOT FOR THIS HOME. I bought my first home, a Cliff May in Tustin, for $575,000 in 2005. It was in very similar condition — good bones but it needed some aesthetic help. But the great things about these homes is that they clean-up well. Some paint, unified flooring, and a few good garage sale / antique store / Ikea runs and you’ve got yourself a stylish home at the very affordable end of the spectrum in Orange County. If you can afford a $500k condo, you can probably qualify for this house. There are some bigger changes down the line you’ll want to make — that front wall needs to come forward to better frame the courtyard. But this is the perfect home for someone who is high on design aspirations and style, but not so much on downpayment. This home is available for 5% down or maybe even less. 

ALSO…we did a walkthrough on this home via our sister site: 

This one won’t last, so call us to take a look. 

12141 Candy Lane, Garden Grove, CA 92840 (MLS # PW18282066)

(all data current as of 7/20/2019)
Price $543,000
Beds 3
Baths 2 baths
Home size 1,419 sq ft
Lot Size 7,440 sqft
Days on Market 50
Status Sold
Designed in 1955 by renowned architect Cliff May who is best known as the father of the suburban CA ranch home, this special home located on a sprawling 7,440 square foot lot in Garden Grove is defined by the natural sunlight flooding through its floor to ceiling windows and an open floor plan focused on indoor/outdoor connections. Just 2.5 miles from Disneyland and close to the famous landmark formerly known as Crystal Cathedral, the single-story home lives larger than imagined with two expansive & separate family rooms &#8211; each with its own dining area ideal for versatile entertaining & extended family gatherings. Newly carpeted, the home is comprised of three bedrooms & two baths and offers wonderful potential with many original characteristics & qualities. The ample lot with long driveway affords plenty of room for multi-car & RV parking and offers direct access to a deep oversize two car garage from the interior of the home, as well as the generous side patio area. The backyard has several mature fruit-bearing trees & unlimited potential for the visionary master gardener. In a peaceful neighborhood, the property is within the boundaries of Garden Grove Unified School District with top academically rated schools, as well as conveniently close to all freeways, great shopping & dining including The Block and Anaheim Convention Center. Enjoy Disney&#8217;s nightly fireworks show from both front or rear yards. This is a wonderful opportunity for the first time buyer or investor!

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 1/22/2019 Tract Other (OTHR)
Year Built 1955 Community 64 - Garden Grove E of Euclid, W of Harbor
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Orange
Total Parking n/a


School District Garden Grove Unified

Additional Details

Lot 7440 sq ft Area 64 - Garden Grove E of Euclid, W of Harbor
HOA Dues 0.00 Parking Spaces: 6.00
Pool Description None Sewer Unknown
Stories 1 Subdivision Other (OTHR)
View Description Neighborhood Water Public


Air Wall Window
Air Conditioning Yes
Fireplace Yes
Garage Garage, Yes
Heat Forced Air
Lot Description Back Yard, Front Yard
View Yes


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Listing provided by : Kevin Drumm, Seven Gables Real Estate

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