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Live the charming California bungalow life for $1.1M

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This cutie is located in Albany, a small city in Alameda County

Exterior shot of front of white stucco house with red tiled roof and tropical landscaping in front.
This Mediterranean bungalow was built in 1937 and has since been thoughtfully updated.
Photos via Zillow

For charming bungalow living, look no further than this sweet Mediterranean in Albany, California, a small city in Alameda County. Built in 1937, the 1,466-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two baths arranged over a congenial open floor plan accommodating a spacious living room with sloping ceiling, a fireplace, and picture window; a sun-filled dining room; and an adorable kitchen that feels both retro and contemporary.

Here, the custom spalted maple cabinetry is trimmed in a lively green paint, which is complemented by the darker forest-green tiles of the backsplash. This, in turn, is accented by a ribbon of black and white squares. The countertops are Vetrazzo (also green), with a separate cutting-board surface opposite the Viking stove.

There’s even an adjoining breakfast room—currently being used as a small office—overlooking an organic garden that includes apple, lemon, fig, and Japanese maple trees. The bedrooms also feature sloping ceilings, and the master sports built-in shelving. A small stone patio provides outdoor respite next to a rustic wood-and-glass-framed greenhouse—which would also make an awesome playhouse for kids.

Located at 504 San Carlos Avenue, it’s yours for $1,100,000—which feels hefty for such a little, albeit lovely, thing. But hey, it’s Northern California. Have a look.

Via: Sotheby’s International Realty