1953 North Alvarado Street

1953 North Alvarado Street

Surrounded by evergreens on a corner lot, this Traditional, Craftsman-esque home at 1953 North Alvarado Street, has the look of something more fitting in Palo Alto rather than Elysian Park. It also isn’t flashy, preferring the quietly understated look, almost as though it knows good and well that it’s nearly $1 million price tag is worth it, without having to tell the world.

1953 N. Alvarado Front

With 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and just shy of 2,000 sq./ft., the interior of the home doesn’t divert much from initial outward impressions. Hardwood floors, exposed beams, and a working brick fireplace greet you upon entry. Not sure why, but this feels like the ideal room to spend a Thanksgiving or Christmas evening in.

1953 N. Alvarado Living

A short flight of stairs, and a turn right, guides you to the rest of the living area, including a substantial kitchen and dining room perfect for large parties. Stainless steel appliances, including an oversized Frigidaire stove, bring a modern touch to an otherwise traditional kitchen.

1953 N. Alvarado Kitchen:Dining

Both guest bedrooms are on the first floor and share a full bathroom. Neither one could be called a penalty box–with each offering a fair amount of space, plenty of light, and separate doors to the outside (maybe not the best perk if you have teenage kids).

1953 N. Alvarado Bed 1953 N. Alvarado Foyer 1953 N. Alvarado Bed 2

The master suite takes up the entire second floor and features massive bay windows, a gigantic bathroom with both a walk-in shower and hot tub, along with a small balcony for taking in those downtown views.

1953 N. Alvarado Master 1953 N. Alvarado Master Bath

Outside, you’ll find a large patio area surrounded by a fair amount of drought-resistant fauna that help lend a decent amount of privacy.

1953 N. Alvarado Deck 1953 N. Alvarado nook

Clifford Street Elementary, a previously awarded National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2009, is assigned to the residence — an added bonus.

For a private showing, please contact Jovelle Schaffer at jovelle@jovelle.com or call (213) 718-1110.

Peter Maurice of Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills has the listing.

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