153 Myrtle Street, Santa Cruz
Own a piece of Santa Cruz history, this centrally located near downtown, “Little Myrtle” has been standing proud since 1906. The classic design featuring a full flight of stairs to the front porch, wood framed double hung windows with brass hardware, shining fir and oak hardwood floors and plenty of built in cabinets is a reminder of the quality craftsmanship from artisan contractors long ago. The home was raised and a new foundation put in after the 1989 earthquake with a full basement which has walking clearance.
This freshly painted 3 bedrooms, 1 and a half bath home is ready for the new owners to fall in love with the charm that embodies it. The large lot with plenty of beds for flowers or fresh veggies, is accentuated by a pair of mature avocado trees in the back yard that provides plenty of fruit as well as shade from the sun and privacy. There is extra parking behind your rear fence for several cars too.
The living room has a wood burning stove that keeps the home toasty all winter. There is a built in classic seat with nooks and crannies for your favorite treasures. The adjoining dining room has space for the entire family to enjoy a holiday meal together with a beautiful built in glass china cabinet. The eat in kitchen centers around a vintage “Wedgewood” gas stove and oven, a reminder of family traditions of mom in her apron baking a fresh apple pie with the aroma permeating the entire home. The kitchen has ample cabinets and a pantry too. The "Jack and Jill" style bathroom has the original claw foot bath tub with bedrooms from both doors. The half bath has easy access from the kitchen, the office with built in shelves and the third bedroom.
This home has been owned by one family for the past 30 years! Shiny brass antique hardware, beautiful woodworking, natural light and you just know that you can call this “home.” Sitting on your front porch you try to imagine how it looked and felt when Santa Cruz didn’t have paved streets.“Little Myrtle” as it is called by the family since they owned "Big Myrtle" right next door, is perfect for strolling to downtown, restaurants, theatres, and shopping along the Pacific Garden Mall.
Close to Main beach, the Beach Boardwalk, Kaiser Permanente Arena and schools. Convenient to UCSC and the freeway. This home is a Classic, Charming home!