Hidden behind this unassuming facade, 1648 California Avenue  in the “Pretty Old” Southwest district has been remodeled and updated with permits into a very modern home.  Listed at $225K, it is a rare bird, and generally very well done in my opinion.

But what is with the kitchen that can double as an autopsy suite?  Fava beans with your Chianti, any one?

Joking aside, I admire the owner’s vision,  there are some very nice detailing in the improvements that the ArrowCreek McMansion set could learn a lot from.  It is a standard sale (with a lot of room to negotiate per public records).   If you are looking for some modern design in in neighborhood worth living in, this one is worth looking at.