Fresno | $695,000
A cottage built in 1949, with four bedrooms and two bathrooms, on a 0.4-acre lot
This house is in the Old Fig Garden neighborhood, which has wide, tree-lined streets and homes from the first half of the 20th century. The Fig Garden Swim & Racquet Club is another big draw, with its swimming pool, tennis facilities and clubhouse. During the holidays, several of the streets become one-way, so visitors can admire residents’ elaborate light displays.
The main campus of the California State University in Fresno is about 10 minutes away by car; Fresno Yosemite International Airport and downtown Fresno are about a 20-minute drive.
Size: 2,624 square feet
Price per square foot: $265
Indoors: A footpath framed by low hedges runs from the street to the red front door, which opens into an open living space with Saltillo-tile floors that continue throughout the main level.
To the right is a sitting area anchored by a fireplace adorned with ceramic tiles made by a local artist and flanked by built-in shelves; to the left is a dining area. A doorway off the dining area leads to a kitchen with a windowed breakfast nook that overlooks the backyard.