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36 Temelec Cir, Sonoma - $725,000
3 beds, 2 baths, 1,494 square feet. Lot size: 7,000 square feet. Year built: 1965.
This well-maintained 3 bedroom home looks like a good find for a young family, unfortunately, it’s located in a 55+ community. The upside is that this makes it a great location for grandparents to settle in a safe neighborhood for when the grandkids come to visit.
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Though built in 1965, the interior is taken care of and updated to look closer to being a new home.
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The backyard is about as no-fuss as it can get. With two pools in the community, there’s no reason to worry about making the yard into an entertaining spot – though a table with some chairs would be a good addition.
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2638 Rosevine Ln, Santa Rosa - $750,000
4 beds, 3 baths, 2,035 square feet. Lot size: 3,620 square feet. Year built: 2003
A home that is welcoming to families is this four-bedroom house with newly remodeled bathrooms and kitchen.
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The house has also been repainted inside and out, helping make the living room feel even more open and welcoming.
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With low-maintenance synthetic turf in the backyard, mowing the lawn in the heat of the summer (or cold fall day) is a thing of the past.
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2220 Fremont Dr, Santa Rosa - $749,000
4 beds, 2 baths, 1,540 square feet. Lot size: 9,200 square feet. Year built: 1963.
This ranch-style home in Rincon may look somewhat plain, but inside it has two living spaces, an open kitchen, and quartz countertops. Out back you’ll find a large yard and parking for an RV.
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Mirroring the exterior architecture, the living room is all square angles and solid colors.
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Not evident from the front, the backyard is more sizable than expected.
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9493 Valle Vista Rd, Forestville - $745,000
2 beds, 1bath, 1,100 square feet. Lot size: 4,914 square feet. Year built: 1942.
This home has been extensively remodeled/rebuilt, making it feel more like a new house instead of the historic house it is. The other draw is a small botanical garden of perennials, along with a second unit with a full bath and kitchen.
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The wood flooring is a result of the remodel, and the warm color of the fir helps liven up this space.
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This house is located on the top of a hill, ensuring a clear view from the garden in the backyard.
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1529 Marlin Pl, Rohnert Park - $749,000
4 beds, 2 baths, 1,692 square feet. Lot size: 5,301 square feet. Year built: 1998.
This house is located in a cul-de-sac, which many homebuyers look for because it lessens traffic, which makes it safer for families with kids.
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The living room is sizable; open to the room next to it, with windows letting in plenty of natural light.
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The yard is well-planned out, reflecting the clean lines of the architecture found on the home.
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5432 Melita Rd, Santa Rosa - $735,000
3 beds, 2 baths, 1,240 square feet. Lot size: 6,242 square feet. Year built: 1959.
Fans of stonework will fall in love with the house for the artistic use of flagstone in front and well as in the backyard, along with a custom Travertine fireplace inside. Homebuyers with young families will find that the location is great for the access to schools and Annadel State Park.
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Entering in through the living room, the custom travertine marble fireplace is definitely a focal point, with the hardwood floors serving to set it off nicely.
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The flagstone theme continues from the front to the backyard, where it forms a meandering patio. The landscaping has taken a back seat to the drought, but there’s a lot to work with for an imaginative gardener or even to extend the flagstone theme.