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Postby nichols » Mon May 07, 2007 11:08 pm

Live in the Edward Fickett-designed Meadowlark Park tract at a bargain price. My best pals live next door and hepped me to this one. What a great deal on a one-owner-old-lady-only-drove-it-to-church-on-sunday special. The photos do not do it justice.
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Postby ch » Tue May 08, 2007 1:56 am

"Lovely Mid-Century style home... still maintains it's old deco charm".

Oh, Connie!

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Postby nichols » Tue May 08, 2007 10:16 am

I know, I know....but it's still a great house.

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Postby Luka » Tue May 08, 2007 11:44 am

Looks like it was reduced to $524 yesterday, here's another photo I saw on Zip Realty

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Postby Perks » Tue May 08, 2007 11:56 am

A great house indeed! I will never get tired of seeing that style of fireplace.

If only it had a pool, I'd snatch that place up in a heartbeat. :?
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Postby nichols » Tue May 08, 2007 3:08 pm

The neighbors have a very nice pool and could probably be bought off with a nice bowl of ambrosia salad...
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Postby Perks » Tue May 08, 2007 3:13 pm

I still don't know if I'd be willing to give up my own pool right before summer (cuz I'm picky enough it would take months to select a pool designer!) but I just might have to drive by and check out the place anyway...
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Postby Dirt Diva » Wed May 09, 2007 2:25 pm

Thanks Perks, I will try to drive by. The size sounds good (I'm looking to downsize). Being a single gal I'd like a "safe" area if that at all possible in the valley..... :? But I do wish it had a pool.
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Postby Perks » Wed May 09, 2007 2:35 pm

I don't think you'll have to do much worrying about safety there, once you get over the "creepy factor" of being in an unfamiliar neighborhood. :)

But yeah. If it had a pool it would be about perfect! After talking with a couple reputable pool contractors and looking at our potential mortgage payments, I think we're gonna wait this one out til we can find a comparably sized MCM that already has a pool. Unless the owners wanna install one for us. :wink:
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Postby Dirt Diva » Wed May 09, 2007 2:48 pm

Yeah, I think your probably right on waiting. About 10 or so years ago I had a pool put in at my Eichler in Orange, and even back then it was VERY expensive! But boy was it beautiful......
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Postby Futura Girl » Wed May 09, 2007 3:24 pm

our first home was in reseda - directly adjacent to meadowlark park.
we lived on etiwanda between saticoy and roscoe - if you're ever in the neighborhood - look for the sweet home on the west side of the street with brick path, chinese tallow tree, split rail fence, and roses all along the front. (we put that front yard in from scratch - the last time i saw it - it had not been pruned properly in years).

i remember growing up in the valley saying - i'll NEVER EVER live in reseda. it seemed so far away from my childhood home of sherman oaks.

but you know what? the neighborhood was great! we had wonderful neighbors - even had a very friendly CSUN fraternity across the street (who always invited their neighbors to the parties)! it was safe for bike rides and nighttime walks, etc. and you are close to either the 405 or 101 freeways. and now that the north and west valley has developed even more - you are really in the center of things. AND now that the area has gentrified even more - i'm sure it's even better.

i wrote about meadowlark park and edward ficket's various track homes in the mid san fernando valley in the "How Modern Was My Valley" tour booklet. they are great homes.

if i had to do it all over again - (and when i think about what we sold it for...) i would still own that house - at the very least as a rental.

because now is not the best time for pool building - make freinds with the neighbors and put one in come winter!

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Postby egads » Wed May 09, 2007 6:34 pm

And don't forget, redoing an old pool can cost almost as much as putting in a new one.

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Postby nichols » Sun May 13, 2007 7:01 pm

By the way... this was one of Los Angeles magazine's "10 best neighborhoods" in 2000.

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Postby nichols » Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:21 am

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Jamieson $509K
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Arminta $575K

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The Arminta house

Postby modfan » Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:48 pm

Is WAY over priced and the PiC has been way to much Photoshopped

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Postby nichols » Fri Jul 13, 2007 12:26 pm

Jamieson is now $493.

Modfan, I'm not sure what you think is overpriced or photoshopped. The Jamieson house really looks like that...

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Postby modfan » Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:32 pm

Commenting on the house on Arminta St.-it actually looks worse than that feeble attempt at photoshopping-I'll post it what it REALLY looks like.
It would require a LOT to make it decent-right now it has a vacated/hazardous notice on it with dry grass/weeds and broken windows.
(well ya get the picture) it might be worth 1/2 the asking price.

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Postby Perks » Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:52 pm

Argh...this house keeps tempting me. If they keep dropping the price, I may not be able to say no.

Nichols, how much would your neighbors mind if I knocked the fence to their yard down and annexed their pool? :P
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Well that's what

Postby modfan » Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:22 am

the Arminta house REALLY looks like-they've added some plywood over the broken windows and a little bit of graffiti on it since I was there and more notices tacked to the garage door and the price lowered but still not low enough for all that one would have to do to make it an asset to the neighborhood. Hey HGTV/House Flippers here's a prime opportunity for a TV show here!!!! (but please no Home Depot, crown moldings, tuscan coachlight, granite frilly makeovers-it's so inappropriate)

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Postby nichols » Mon Aug 20, 2007 12:26 pm

From my friends on Jamieson:


"The house...came down in price again- its now $479,000...."

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Postby Perks » Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:18 am

Make that $474k now.

I'm finding it harder and harder to find a reason not to put an offer in. If only I hadn't just bought a brand new car two weeks ago... :oops:
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