A tale of two storybook homes

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I first saw these homes featured on two separate days on the northern California real estate blog edificionado.

When I realized that they were two vintage Tudor storybook style homes within a stone’s throw of each other, I just had to do a comparison!

Have a look at these 2 homes that are currently on the market in Berkeley, California:

House #1 was built in 1934 and is listed at $899,000

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House #2 was built in 1929 is listed at $699,000

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One is a short-sale and one is a regular sale. Can you guess which one?

Have a closer look:

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Tudor #1…

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House #1 has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in 1,775 square feet.

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This home features an abundance of original architectural details such as the multi-pane windows and stenciled beamed ceilings.

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This home is insanely well-kept! Just gorgeous!

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The kitchen is nothing spectacular, but it is neat and tidy:

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In addition to the 3 large bedrooms, this home also features a finished attic space:

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To see the complete listing for this 1934 Tudor home, see here.

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Tudor #2…

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House #2 has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in 1,931 square feet of living space.

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This home features gorgeous architectural detail including a brick fireplace, beamed ceilings, wood shutters, and hardwood floors.

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This house also has a newer roof and new furnace, although I’m not sure if the electrical has been updated any time recently (I keep noticing cords dangling everywhere).

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But the pièce de résistance is the large manicured yard with peek-a-boo ocean views…

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Large backyard with deck and filtered views of the bay! Private front courtyard!

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For more details on this 1929 Tudor-style home, see here.

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So which one is the potential short-sale?

If you guessed House #2 — you guessed right!

It is priced $200,000 less than nearby House #1 and is not as pristine as House #1, but with a little sprucing up (and maybe some electrical work) I think House #2 would be an excellent investment!

 

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