This 1939 cottage is a great example of retaining an original look from the street and interesting interior details like exposed beams while expanding to address modern needs (open floor plan, larger closets, ensuite bathrooms, etc) and make for a great living experience. With the recent amendment to the city’s Cottage Preservation Code, more cottage owners should take advantage of the opportunity to improve the livability of their space and ensure the long-term viability of their home.
Additional photos of 426 Dahlia Ave., Corona Del Mar, CA (Credit: CRMLS; 2020)
Looking back through the photos from when it was sold in 2009 and then 2017, you can see the house in 2009 that sold for $1.2M looks very much like the type of house that developers are bulldozing all over CDM and replacing with lot line homes. In this case, the buyer invested in a beautiful update to this house, while keeping an original look from the street, and was able to sell it for $3.7M in 2017 and ensure that this house is much too nice to ever meet a developer’s bulldozer. That former owner profited and our community wins because we get to walk past this charming 1939 cottage for many years to come.
Photos of 426 Dahlia Ave. from 2009 (Photos: SoCal MLS; 2009)
Th 4 Bed/3Ba/2800sq ft house is on the market now, listed by The Thomas Group at Surterre Properties. After a recent price move it is priced similarly to what it sold for in 2017.
Photo Gallery of 426 Dahlia Ave., Corona Del Mar, CA in 2020 (Photo: CRMLS)