Somewhere behind this leafy garden wall, which rises 14 ft. high along Mason and Pacific streets, a 1910 home in Montrose’s Avondale area has been holding on to another era — and another city, maybe. From the garden gate at curbside (top), glimpses inward, toward the brick-paved courtyards and patios (middle), appear to be a bit more challenging than the views outward from the pier-and-beam property. Its neighborhood watch vantage point is located south of Fairview Ave. on a corner east of Taft. St., borders 21st century townhomes, and features a mid-century commercial space across the street that’s brewery bound. Listed a week ago, the self-secluded spread has a $875K asking price.
A front porch entry facing east lands mid-living room, where full-height windows and French doors stand ready to capture whatever natural light creeps over the garden walls:
Original pocket doors enable adjacent rooms to opt out of the flow. The study can do so on 2 sides:
And it has direct access to a covered terrace that peeks south, across Pacific St.:
The listing says the space, which has built-in shelving and extra closets, was originally a bedroom.
Much of the home’s millwork sticks to a dark stain. The dining room, however, goes with antiqued verdigris from floor to ceiling . . .
including the fireplace, 1 of 2 originals serving the 2,074-sq.-ft. home:
Finishes appear more recent in the kitchen, which opens to the carport end of the 5,000-sq.-ft. lot:
As currently used, the home has 2 bedrooms. This has been the master:
With this as its bathroom:
The other bedroom has been used as an office:
Double doors access a large closet in the home’s second bathroom, where a shower stall lies behind the layered drapery panels next to the water closet:
The lot’s fencing provides spots screened by well-established greenery
. . . though some stretches have spotty coverage:
- 2520 Mason St. [HAR]