I first saw these homes featured on two separate days on the northern California real estate blog edificionado.
When I realized that they were two vintage Tudor storybook style homes within a stone’s throw of each other, I just had to do a comparison!
Have a look at these 2 homes that are currently on the market in Berkeley, California:
House #1 was built in 1934 and is listed at $899,000
House #2 was built in 1929 is listed at $699,000
One is a short-sale and one is a regular sale. Can you guess which one?
Have a closer look:
House #1 has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in 1,775 square feet.
This home features an abundance of original architectural details such as the multi-pane windows and stenciled beamed ceilings.
This home is insanely well-kept! Just gorgeous!
The kitchen is nothing spectacular, but it is neat and tidy:
In addition to the 3 large bedrooms, this home also features a finished attic space:
To see the complete listing for this 1934 Tudor home, see here.
House #2 has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in 1,931 square feet of living space.
This home features gorgeous architectural detail including a brick fireplace, beamed ceilings, wood shutters, and hardwood floors.
This house also has a newer roof and new furnace, although I’m not sure if the electrical has been updated any time recently (I keep noticing cords dangling everywhere).
But the pièce de résistance is the large manicured yard with peek-a-boo ocean views…
Large backyard with deck and filtered views of the bay! Private front courtyard!
– from: www.zillow.com
For more details on this 1929 Tudor-style home, see here.
So which one is the potential short-sale?
If you guessed House #2 — you guessed right!
It is priced $200,000 less than nearby House #1 and is not as pristine as House #1, but with a little sprucing up (and maybe some electrical work) I think House #2 would be an excellent investment!