New York Times: $1.8 Million Homes in California

Courtney Poulos and Silke Fernald’s listing at 3617 Wellington is featured in the New York Times.

During the past year, the sellers did a gut renovation of the home that involved a complete interior makeover and the installation of a new roof, a new HVAC system, new copper plumbing and a tankless water heater.

The house is a few blocks from the Expo/Crenshaw light rail station, which makes it possible to commute to downtown Los Angeles or Santa Monica on public transportation. Downtown Culver City, the University of Southern California and the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County are a 10-minute drive. Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza shopping mall, which includes a movie theater, is a mile away.

Size: 2,134 square feet

Price per square foot: $843

Indoors: The house is set back from the street, behind a low wood fence and a freshly landscaped yard.

The front door opens into a foyer with high ceilings and engineered oak floors that flow into an open cooking and eating area. The kitchen has a backsplash and countertops made of Italian porcelain, and the appliances include a Bertazzoni range and a Fisher & Paykel refrigerator.

This space is connected to a dining and sitting area with glass doors that open to the rear deck. The adjacent powder room has a basin-style sink on a custom-made wood counter.

A hallway off the main living area leads to all four bedrooms. The primary bedroom, at the back of the house, has an en suite bathroom with a soaking tub, a glass-walled shower and a custom vanity. Next door is another en suite bedroom.

Across the hall are two more bedrooms. One has an en suite bathroom; the other, used as a study, has a fireplace.

Outdoor space: A new wood deck behind the house steps down to a split backyard: On one side is a gravel area used as a dining space; on the other is a lounge area. The detached garage holds two cars.

Taxes: $22,488 (estimated)

Contact: Silke Fernald and Courtney Poulos, ACME Real Estate, 213-910-9018;

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