Monday Feb 06, 2023

$1.5 Million Homes in California – The New York Times


This house is on Land Park Drive, a wide, tree-lined street named after Land Park, a hub of activity that includes the Sacramento Zoo, a fairy-tale-themed amusement park and a rock garden built in 1940 as part of a W.P.A. project. Public middle and high schools are half a mile away, and a community college is about a mile away. Downtown Sacramento is a 10-minute drive.

Size: 2,453 square feet

Price per square foot: $591

Indoors: A paved path leads from the sidewalk to a gated, walled front patio surrounded by low hedges.

The front door opens into a foyer. To the right is a living room with oak flooring; a fireplace with a white-brick surround and a white mantel; a large window facing the front yard and more windows along the side of the room that fill the space with natural light; and double doors that open to the veranda.

To the left of the foyer is a dining room with gray walls and white molding. This space is open to the kitchen, which the sellers renovated, adding a black-and-gold La Cornue range and hood, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and two dishwashers. (The 2018 renovation also included the installation of new HVAC units, a tankless water heater and upgrades to the electrical and plumbing systems.)

Behind the kitchen is a family room with a fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves. The family room has access to the veranda and to the backyard and swimming pool. At the far end of the center hall on this floor is a powder room and stairs to a partially finished basement.

The staircase in the foyer leads to the second floor. At the head of the stairs is the primary suite: The bedroom is big enough to hold a king-size bed; the en suite bathroom has marble tile surrounding an oversized shower and Kohler soaking tub.

Next to the primary bedroom is another bedroom currently used as a home office; across the hall is a bathroom with patterned-tile floors and a new sink.

At the other end of the hallway are two bedrooms of roughly equal size opposite one another. Both have backyard-facing windows, and each has a good-sized closet.

Outdoor space: The covered veranda functions as an outdoor extension of the living and family rooms, with space for chairs surrounding the built-in fire table. A swimming pool in the backyard is surrounded by concrete, with space for lounge chairs on one side. The detached garage has room for one car.

Taxes: $18,120 (estimated)

Contact: Jamie Rich, Corcoran Global Living, 916-484-2030;



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