Property Crush

Look Inside: This Wave-Like Cottage Is Very Funky and Very 80s

published May 20, 2020
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Credit: Photo by Stephan Alvin

The details

  • Address: 675 N Rio Vista Ave., Sanger, Calif.
  • Price: $599,000
  • Size: 1,614 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.75

Why we have a crush on this property

To live in a house near the base of Sierra National Forest sounds pretty dreamy—who wouldn’t want to reside within striking distance from breathtaking peaks and crystal-clear lakes?

This special shingled cottage for sale in Sanger, Calif., takes that fantasy a step further with some truly whimsical architecture. Instead of woodsy curb appeal, the place boasts a good deal of curve appeal—and steps from the banks of a creek, no less.

Credit: Photo by Stephan Alvin

From the outside, this fanciful cabin resembles a wave. It was built in 1986 by architect Arthur Dyson, and exhibits curving walls and windows. Inside, a circular cut-out in the master bedroom overlooks the main living area, while double doors open to a rear porch. 

“This free form design is a stunning representation of organic architecture that focuses on celebrating nature,” says listing agent Nader Assemi. “Sunlight bathes the interior through walls of glass while the sound of the creek and the wind in the trees soothes the soul—a retreat from the chaos of city life.”

Credit: Photo by Stephan Alvin

The kitchen is a sight to behold, with a rounded alcove and bar seating. It opens to a fireplaced living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, not to mention a stunning deck and backyard. Other attractive features include a a home office with built-in desks and bookshelves, a laundry room, and a patio off the master bath.

This wavy find is listed for $599,000 by Nader Assemi with Assemi Real Estate, Inc.

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