Period Charm - Modern Amenities

Detail of dining room built-in

Detail of dining room built-in

1453 Bresee Avenue

By the Numbers:

  • Built in 1927

  • 1656 Sq Ft per Assessor

  • Three Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms

  • Living Room w/period built-ins

  • Dining Room w/period built-ins

  • Updated Kitchen with breakfast area and breakfast bar

  • Laundry in California Basement

  • Two Car Garage

  • Loft Room above Garage

  • Convenient Location

A central location in close proximity to shops and restaurants on the thriving Washington Boulevard corridor in perfect harmony with the timeless and soul enriching attributes of a home with period craftsmanship and details. Modern conveniences where they are most desired in the updated kitchen, breakfast room and baths coexist with the original dining room and living room built-ins. Crown moldings, baseboards, doors, hall-wall storage, all undisturbed. Gleaming hardwood floors reflect the sunlight from the abundant windows. Three spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms, one en-suite, complete the interior. Outside, a generous front porch invites relaxation and in the rear, space for the barbecue. The two car garage offers a loft with a pull down stair which has served as a yoga retreat as well as office space. The laundry is found in the California basement and has a convenient chute in the hall way adjacent to the bedrooms. This is the front house of two on the lot.

Period built-ins such as this desk and cabinetry flanking the fireplace, glass knobs and the dining room buffet remain.

Period built-ins such as this desk and cabinetry flanking the fireplace, glass knobs and the dining room buffet remain.

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The Neighborhood

Southern Roots is part florist, part gift shop, and all charm. It’s just a couple of blocks from this home…perfect for that last minute gift. Visit their website.

Stroll over to Millie’s Cafe at the corner of Washington and Hill…almost literally something for everyone here; from steak to vegan. A true neighborhood hang. Outdoor seating with mountain views as well as plentiful seating indoors.



Shop here if you want to feel like one of those glamorous women you see on the beach in Ibiza wearing a caftan, Chanel sunglasses and a large straw hat. Tuck features clothing from international makers; many Italian. The owner is a tour de force and knows her stock and sizes. Visit the website.

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from their website: “As part of our community-building philosophy, CC101 is a place for you to sit down with friends old and new and share a mug of coffee, a cup of tea, and a meal. Everything we serve in our café is organic, grass-fed, pasture-raised and GMO-free. We’re always working on the menu, but one thing you can count on will be Harvest Gathering Farms rotisserie chicken and our signature Broth Bowls, made with either our Vegan Healing Broth or pasture-raised chicken or grass-fed beef broths.”

A place to gather, to heal, to learn…visit their website.

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A few blocks away on Washington, near Lake, is the wonderful Seed Bakery. Their bread is made in a time tested way with a 12 hour fermentation process. We drive out of our way for their bread…the lucky next owner of 1453 Bresee will be blocks away! Visit their website here.