17220 Hemmingway St

Lake Balboa, CA 91406 View Map $900,000 Ask a Question

Tom Hernandez

(818) 432-2665

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Status: Sold
Property Type:Single Family Residence
MLS #:SR22171567
Sq. Feet:1,624
Date Sold:3/28/2023
Lot Size:6,000 Sq. Ft.
County:Los Angeles

Listing Agent/Office

Agent:Kevin Dehaeseleer
Office:Coldwell Banker Realty
Cul-de-sac location for this updated single story 3 bedroom plan that includes a large family room. With 2 full baths and a two car garage, this charming house has a classic front porch entry with subtly impressive curb appeal in a striking blue and white color scheme. The house was built new in 1983 in a well-established mid-50s neighborhood, with a modern spacious floor plan that has the ideal amount of openness - pitched ceilings in the combination living/dining L', a view all the way through to the big family room in back, but with a properly separated kitchen (who really wants to cook in the middle of their living room?) and the bedrooms on a private hallway. There are lots of closets and cabinets, inside side-by-side laundry (gas and 220 electric), central air, primary bedroom with bath, inside access to the garage, breakfast nook, hard-wired ceiling fans, two skylights, convenient details possibly not expected in older houses in this price range. Note the beefy front and side entrance doors, with heavy glass screen doors with openable screened glass. Nothing here says 'cheap'.
The house has been thoroughly upgraded, in a warm traditional and elegant style not always seen today. Lots of wood, starting with real tongue-and-groove solid hardwood floors (Brazilian Walnut, one of the hardest woods available). The kitchen is magnificent, with classy Kraft Maid cabinets with solid raised panel doors, triple crown mouldings, granite counters, high-end Samsung range and dishwasher. Cabinets are carried through to the breakfast area. Windows are heavy-frame double pane vinyl with low-e glass.
The lot offers an unusually wide easterly side yard, with potential for deep RV/boat parking or expansion of the house (Junior ADU?). Now, it's block-wall enclosed with lawn and mature bougainvillea. Truly out of the ordinary! Pre-fab fireplace should be considered decorative, seller has not used it.

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Community Information

Address:17220 Hemmingway St, Lake Balboa, CA 91406
Area:LKBL - Lake Balboa
County:Los Angeles
City:Lake Balboa
Zip Code:91406

School Information

School System:Los Angeles Unified
High School:Cleveland
Middle School:Northridge


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1 Full / 1 Three-Quarter
Year Built:1983
Construction Materials: Drywall, Frame, Lap Siding, Copper Plumbing
Total Units: 1
Stories Total: 1
Roof: Composition
Foundation: Slab
Garage Spaces: 2.0
Parking Features: Direct Access, Door-Single, Driveway, Garage Faces Front, Garage, Garage Door Opener, Side By Side
Parking Total: 2.0

Features / Amenities

Interior Features: Ceiling Fan(s), Granite Counters, High Ceilings, Recessed Lighting, Wired for Data, Wired for Sound, AllBedroomsDown, Attic
Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Gas Range, Gas Water Heater, Range Hood, Self Cleaning Oven, Vented Exhaust Fan, Water To Refrigerator, Water Heater
Equipment: Air Purifier
Fireplace Features: Gas Starter, Living Room, Wood Burning, Zero Clearance
Flooring: Wood
Laundry: Electric Dryer Hookup, Gas Dryer Hookup, Inside, Laundry Closet
Accessibility Features: Safe Emergency Egress from Home, No Stairs
Patio And Porch: Front Porch
Door Features: Panel Doors, Storm Door(s)
Green Energy Efficient: Windows
Security Features: Pre Wired, Security System, Carbon Monoxide Detector(s)
Window: Double Pane Windows, Low Emissivity Windows, Screen(s), Tinted Windows
Common Walls: No Common Walls
Cooling: Central Air, Attic Fan
Heating: Central, Forced Air, Natural Gas


Master Bedroom
Family Room
Living Room

Property Features

Lot Size: 0.14 Acres / 6,000 Sq. Ft.
Lot Features: Back Yard, Cul-de-Sac, Front Yard, Sprinklers In Rear, Sprinklers In Front, Lawn, Landscaped, Rectangular Lot, SprinklersTimer
Utilities: Cable Available, Natural Gas Connected
Sewer: Public Sewer
Water: Public
Electric: 220 Volts in Laundry
Road Surface: Paved
Fencing: Block
Directions:Between Balboa and Louise, enter on Strathern to Aldea then south to Hemmingway.

Tax and Financial Info

Buyer Financing: Conventional
Terms: Cash, CashtoNewLoan
Land Lease: No
Disclosures: Principal is Real Estate Licensed



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