Vintage Fixer Upper With So Much Potential

221 pearl Street, Santa Cruz

3 bedrooms   |   2 bathrooms   |   1176 SF   |   Sold for $568,000

This affordable home is close to the beach and is a wonderful opportunity for a starter home, investment property, or second home.

As you approach the home and turn off of Ocean Street, you realize that the hustle and bustle is left behind.  Pearl Street is a one way residential street that heads toward the ocean, thus it is relatively quiet with little vehicle traffic.  Though the street is tucked away off of the main road, it still offers easy access to Santa Cruz amenities.  Stroll over to Seabright beach to enjoy the ocean or watch the sunset.  Take the kids to the Boardwalk to ride the Giant Dipper.  Or head downtown to grab breakfast at Zachary’s.  All are less than a 15 minute walk or just a 5 minute bike ride away.  Heading over the hill for work?  The home is in a great commute location with easy access to Highway 17.

221 Pearl Street is a single level home that was originally Spanish style.  The stucco exterior, wrought iron railing, attic vent pipes, and low roof overhang are remnants of its past glory.  As you step up onto the front porch, you realize it could be a perfect spot to sit and read a book on a lazy Sunday afternoon, taking in the views of the gorgeous redwood tree in the front yard and the trees in the distance toward Oceanview Avenue.

The home has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1176 square feet.  As you enter, you notice that the hardwood floors flow throughout the living space and bedrooms.  There are several options for updating this home: keep the current floor plan and enjoy the 3 bedrooms, remove the 3rd bedroom/ office to create a spacious great room, or possibly talk to the city about adding additional space in the back of the home?

Let your imagination run wild in the backyard.  Maybe replace the deck with an eco-friendly option and create space for entertaining.  Or remove the deck and create a spacious yard for the pets or kids to play.  You could even add a water feature and plantings for privacy to create your own oasis.

True to Santa Cruz, this home has a story: originally built in 1948 on River Street, the home was moved to its current location in 1980.  It is just waiting for you to add the next chapter and restore it to its potential.  Priced at only $595,000, this is an affordable home to make your own.




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