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Modernist fixer-upper wants $1.3M in San Diego

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The 1908 house was designed by Irving J. Gill for George Easton

Plain stucco home with double arched entryway and flat roof.
Don’t let the plain exterior fool you.
Photography by Andrei Booriakin courtesy of Modern San Diego

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Location: San Diego, California

Price: $1,295,000

Unassuming from its stucco exterior, this San Diego home tells a different story inside. Built in 1908 for George Easton by Irving J. Gill, an architect who was considered an important modernist figure in Southern California, the 2,797-square-foot residence is somewhat of a time capsule, and is now on the market for the first time since 1962.

The simple facade with an overhanging roof belies the rich woodwork, wallpaper, and other details of the interiors. Featuring elements of the Prairie School, the four-bedroom boasts great proportions and a flowing floorplan characterized by a large living room with fireplace and built-in shelving and a bench, a formal dining room also with built-ins, a sunroom with access to the courtyard, and a period kitchen that also opens up to the outside.

There are four bedrooms, including a master with a fireplace, as well as three period bathrooms. And while the home may be considered a fixer-upper, there’s so much that could use a mere refresh. The carpeting and wallpaper should most likely go, and the bathrooms could get an update. A fresh coat of paint wouldn’t be a bad idea, either. But 3353 2nd Avenue still stands strong, and is offered at just under $1.3 million. Have a look.

Courtesy of Modern San Diego