Property Crush

This Spanish Bungalow for Sale in San Diego Looks Like a Greenhouse Made of Mahogany

published Jun 10, 2022
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Credit: Compass

The details:

  • Address: 5179 35th Street, San Diego, CA
  • Price: $899,000
  • Size: 680 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1

Why we have a crush on this property:

Though the solstice hasn’t quite arrived yet, it’s firmly summertime in my book. The sun is shining, the sweat is sweating, and the windows are flung all the way open. And in this Southern California home, the houseplants are thriving. It’s not hard to see why: The single-story home is absolutely flooded with sunshine, making the whole place feel like one big sunroom or greenhouse. 

Credit: Compass

But the unexpected accent to all of the light and those bright white walls? Tons of mahogany wood, from the kitchen cabinets and the pulley windows to the doors and the built-ins throughout. Around the mahogany dining table, a U-shaped leather banquette creates a nook that feels like the best booth at an old-school restaurant. 

Credit: Compass

Other unique features include antique push-button light switches, a large farmhouse sink made completely of copper, and red oak hardwood floors that date back to the home’s 1930s construction. 

Credit: Compass

Outside, a terracotta-colored patio houses provides plenty more room for plants, trees, lounge chairs, not to mention a fountain and a jacuzzi to boot. 

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The cottage is listed for $899,000 by John Griswold and Katie Griswold, Compass

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