The property is within half a mile of the shops and restaurants of downtown San Luis Obispo, which cater to locals and to the students of the nearby California Polytechnic State University. The coast is about a 15-minute drive along the 101 freeway; Santa Barbara is about an hour and a half away.
Size: 3,211 square feet
Price per square foot: $1,121
Indoors: A low picket fence surrounds the front yard, planted with flowering shrubs, with a Belgian-block footpath leading to a covered front porch.
To the immediate left of the entry is a living room with hardwood floors, white wainscoting and deep-blue walls. The hardwood floors continue into the dining room, which has a brick fireplace with a carved-wood mantel and a 1920s light fixture hanging from the ceiling.
Beyond the dining room is a kitchen with a marble-topped island and new stainless steel appliances. It faces an open family room with a built-in entertainment center. The entry hall also leads straight back to this part of the house, past a wood-paneled office and a full bathroom.
On the second floor, there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The primary suite, at the top of the staircase, has vaulted ceilings and one wall with exposed brick; the attached bathroom has an oversized soaking tub and a white double vanity. The other bedroom is cozy, with space for a full-size bed; its bathroom has a walk-in shower lined with subway tile.
Outdoor space: Behind the house are a two-car garage and a guesthouse with living quarters on both floors. The second-floor suite has an outdoor deck, one bedroom and a full bathroom; the lower-level space, which has an entrance on the side of the building, has a bedroom and bathroom, as well as a kitchenette.
Taxes: $37,068 (estimated)
Contact: Chris Richardson and Kristen Gentry, Richardson Properties, Christie’s International Real Estate, 805-781-6040; richardsonproperties.com