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This house is located in Rancho Park, in the Westside neighborhood of Los Angeles. The area takes its name from the park one block from this property, where the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center offers a basketball court and dedicated areas for archery and French turf bocce.

A nearby stretch of West Pico Boulevard is home to a Landmark movie theater and a number of restaurants, including the Apple Pan, known for its burgers and pies. The main campus of the University of California, Los Angeles is about 10 minutes away by car, as is Culver City.

Cut: 1,637 square feet

Price per square foot: $1,341

Inside: A low fence topped with privacy hedges separates this property from the sidewalk. A wooden door in the center opens onto a courtyard shaded by mature trees, framing the entrance to the house.

Past the threshold is a small foyer with hardwood floors that extends into a living room that features a wood-burning fireplace, built-in bookshelves, and windows overlooking the yard. The living room leads into a small dining room with a wrought iron chandelier and French doors which open into a guest bedroom recently used as a child’s bedroom.

The kitchen, just beyond, has cheerful black and white checkerboard flooring, stainless steel appliances including a Wolf cooker, and patio doors that give access to the rear courtyard.

The master suite and another bedroom are on the other side of the house. The master bedroom has a bay window, built-in entertainment center, walk-in closet and doors that open to the courtyard; the adjoining bathroom has a marble shower, a bathtub and a double sink. The adjoining guest bedroom has double closets and an en-suite bathroom.

A detached studio on the property currently functions as a den, with a wine fridge and more French doors.

Outdoor space: The backyard, framed by blooming bougainvillea and citrus trees, has room for a table between two sets of steps. There is a small lawn next to the house.

Taxes: $27,432 (estimated)

Contact: Michael Grady, The Agency, 424-354-2929; theagencyre.com


Homes in this neighborhood, many built in the decade after the 1906 earthquake, are a mix of single-family homes and buildings converted to two- or three-unit condominiums, like this one. This part of town has ample access to green space: Laurel Hill Playground is less than a 10-minute walk away, and part of the Presidio, with a public golf course and trail offering great views of San Francisco Bay, is about a one mile distant.

This property is steps from a stretch of California Street with a hardware store, two grocery stores, and several cafes. The Laurel Heights campus of the University of California, San Francisco is less than 1 km away.

Cut: 1,925 square feet

Price per square foot: $1,117

Inside: The main spaces of this unit are on the second level of the building. An internal staircase leads to the foyer. To the right is a living room with hardwood floors, high ceilings, and windows overlooking the neighborhood. To the left is a dining room with a fireplace, bay window, built-in bar and cabinets with leaded glass doors.

The kitchen is also on this side of the unit, with a white subway tile backsplash and plenty of storage, including a center island with a white stone top. A laundry room adjoining the kitchen gives access to the common stairwell of the building.

The three bedrooms are located in a hallway that extends from the entrance hall. The master suite, at the end of the hallway, has a row of fitted wardrobes in one wall and an en-suite bathroom with a double vanity and separate bath and shower. A guest bedroom is next door, with enough space for a queen-size bed; the other is large enough to hold a double bed and a desk. They share a bathroom down the hall with a walk-in shower and porcelain pedestal sink.

This unit also includes a den on a lower level of the building, accessible from a separate entrance from the common roof terrace; it has built-in shelving, two large closets, and enough space for a home office setup.

Outdoor space: A back deck, shared between the two units, has a sofa and coffee table. A parking space, in a detached garage, comes with the unit.

Taxes: $26,880 (estimated), plus monthly homeowners association fee of $395

Contact: Josh Burns, Sotheby’s International Realty San Francisco Brokerage, 415-307-2463; sothebysrealty.com


Kentfield attracts homebuyers not only because of its proximity to San Francisco — the city is about 40 minutes away — but also because it’s close to the hiking and biking trails Marin County is known for. Public schools are another draw: the elementary and middle schools that serve this neighborhood are ranked among the best in the state.

This property is a block and a half from Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, the winding street that serves as the area’s main thoroughfare. The College of Marin, a community college with a popular theater program, is less than half a mile away.

Cut: 2,441 square feet

Price per square foot: $899

Inside: The house sits at the top of the steep driveway, with a white picket fence and a gate that opens onto a path leading to the front door.

Refurbished hardwood floors in the entry hall extend into the main living area, which has glass doors that open to the front yard and a double-sided stone fireplace that separates the space from the dining room. to eat. Both spaces are open to a bright kitchen with blue and white tile countertops, blue flower-shaped handles, and a built-in desk with a blue and white tile surface.

A hallway off the living room leads to three guest bedrooms. The one at the far end is the largest, comfortably holding a queen-size bed; each of the other two has enough space for a double bed. The bedrooms share two bathrooms off the hall, one with a sink and tub and shower combination in matching shades of pink and the other with a blue sink and shower cubicle.

The master suite and a den are on the second floor and accessible from the lobby stairs. The den has high sloping ceilings, a fireplace, a large bay window and a balcony surrounded by trees. The master suite has new carpet, walk-in closet, and bathroom with tub and shower combination.

Outdoor space: The front yard boasts new landscaping, a stone patio and a sense of privacy from mature trees. The property also has a wooden deck next to the driveway that offers views of the quiet neighborhood and a patio next to the hill on the side of the house. The attached garage has room for two cars; it also includes a laundry room and a space that can be converted into an office or a home gym.

Taxes: $27,432 (estimated)

Contact: Jennifer Harris-Marks, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 415-464-2424; coldwellbanker.com

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