Classic Land Park Tudor Homes
Classic Land Park Tudor homes are unlike any other — in my book, anyway. The charm and original touches take you back in time. Today, I was working in Land Park on a new listing by the Tower Theater. Carol Crestelo, one of our exclusive buyers’ agents, was accompanying me as we had a lot of work in the area.
While driving along the tree-lined streets, we noticed an open house sign. It was an old friend from a previous brokerage, holding open a fabulous classic Land Park Tudor home. We stopped to say hello of course, after all, we are Realtors, we love looking at homes too, lol. This property did not disappoint; it was amazing. The front yard was massive, with a huge redwood tree and mature landscape. The pitched roof in the front was impressive.
Entering the home you immediately notice an 8-foot storybook picture window with leaded glass inlay, looking onto the front yard. The outdoor view of beauty took your focus from the interior to the outdoors. A feeling buyers dream about. The stained glass accents on the windows and the oak wood floors, combined with a massive focal fireplace, made it love at first sight.
The elongated arched carved doorways gave rise to a coved 12+ foot ceiling in the great room. The natural light engulfed the room, and no artificial light was necessary. I could already envision a 10 foot fresh Christmas tree in front of the picture window adorned with so many twinkling colorful lights, that it took your breath away. What a room to celebrate holidays and create memories for a family to carry in their hearts an entire lifetime. This three/four bedroom home had a room for everyone.
From the great room, you can see an oversized formal dining room with a built-in hutch. This gives just the right entertainment space for guests to mingle right off of the kitchen. There is also a quaint breakfast nook circled by windows in all directions. Sitting there in the mornings enjoying a cup of coffee you can watch the neighbors walking their dogs. This is a home where you could comfortably live the rest of your days.
Off the kitchen down a few steps is an open office area. Next to it another room with a full bath, a perfect guest room area, children’s playroom or workout space, so many options for this bonus room. Just behind the office is a darling laundry room, lots of windows, a laundry sink and cabinets and an exterior door. This is all on the lower level the upstairs was next to tour, we could hardly wait to see it.
The wooden staircase is just beautiful leading up to the 3 bedrooms and an updated full bath. The master bedroom even has a walk-in closet. What charm, this home is a jewel. Did I forget to mention a two car detached garage and a new roof?
The favorite part from the open house visitors I overheard talking was a huge backyard with gardening beds, patios, lush vegetation and more. Vegetable plants were growing nicely in raised beds, Plenty of flowers about to bring the bees. Even a waterfall is featured, talk about paradise. What more could anyone want? This home will go fast as they are looking at offers in only a few days. Humm, this left me thinking who do I know that would adore this home as we did.
The potential for this classic Land Park home is outstanding. Why will this home sell and another won’t? Location, Location and Location. All that is needed is a new master bath addition, and you have it all in one highly desirable location. Swimming anyone? There is plenty of room for a pool.
The listing agent is honest as the day is long on this one, so a buyer has a fair chance if they make the right offer. A lucky buyer who qualifies to make the first offer on this property may be a nervous wreck wondering if their offer will be accepted; heck, the buyer’s agent will bite off all of her fingernails waiting for a seller to decide, lol (I confess I bite my nails sometimes). Keep your fingers crossed as a home with all these features rarely comes on the market.
If you want to buy or sell a classic Land Park Tudor home, call Weintraub & Wallace at RE/MAX Gold, 916-233-6759.