Since its purchase in August for $86,100, a 1956 Glenbrook Valley property located on one of the mid-century neighborhood’s interior streets has been zhushed for a flip. It’s now back on the market and asking $144,900. Changes are most apparent in the kitchen (above middle, with the original below it) and bathrooms. Tweaks before its listing last week included a new roof, new flooring, repairs to underground plumbing, leveling of the foundation — and home staging with careful attention to corners . . .
A rockin’ courtyard entry forms a patio hidden from the street (above) but on display from the living room’s west-facing and full-height picture window:
Before the update, textured carpet covered most of the non-sleeping side of the 1,881-sq.-ft. floor plan, as shown in the picture from that listing below. The front room’s knee-high planter has picked up some landscaping by the entry, where an interior door leads to a hallway serving 3 bedrooms.
The other end of the combo living-dining space changed its accent from wallpaper . . .
to decorative wall-huggers. Fresh paint smooths out the shared space and an arch opens up passage into the adjacent family room:
New ceiling fans are also part of the updates.
The new arch also extends the reach of natural light coming through the east-facing sliders at the back of the home:
Here’s the same view from den through open-ended kitchen before the redo:
Original paneling in both rooms has been painted to match the cabinetry in a kitchen tweaked considerably:
Propped up corner props also pop up in the bedrooms. The master suite . . .
has a smaller room nearby . . .
a pair of closets . . .
and an original shower now sporting a seamless glass door. The vanity was previously green laminate.
Here’s the other bathroom after its updates from . . .
its original state:
Meanwhile, the 2 secondary bedrooms come with high windows — and low art:
The family room’s sliding doors open to a patio overlooking the 8,775-sq.-ft. lot’s back yard:
Here’s one of the neighboring homes:
Prior to its summertime sale, the home appears to have been in the same family since at least the early 1980s.