Orange County’s 1920s homes show their age, and many people are pleased about that. Vintage details such as wood-framed windows and beamed ceilings are big draws for local buyers.
“People seeking vintage homes don’t even want to see new homes,” says Sandy DeAngelis, an Orange County realtor specializing in older residences. “They want the charm and detail of an older home, plus the quality of construction.”
From bungalows to Tudors, Orange County’s inventory offers plenty of choice.
Take this Spanish-style 1927 cottage, once part of Crawford Ranch and now registered with the City of Laguna Beach as a historically significant property. The colorful tiled kitchen has a vintage vibe mixed with modern amenities, including a double stainless-steel oven.
The single-story home on Catalina Avenue has three bedrooms, three baths, and a formal living room with a vaulted ceiling, plus a tower addition with room for a second-story office or studio, totaling 1,800 square feet of living area.
Available for $2.98 million, the property has ocean views, established fruit trees, and alluring outdoor spaces lined with brick or stone, with a detached single-car garage.
Listed by Michael Johnson, 949-278-7333.