In 1927, Eagle Rock got its first high school, a brand-new library, and natural gas lines. Also new to the neighborhood that year was this Spanish-style bungalow on Rockland Avenue just south of Hill Drive.
Nine decades later, the two-bedroom, one-bath residence still retains plenty of old-timey charm, thanks to vintage elements such as a Batchelder tile fireplace, arched windows, coved ceilings, French doors, crystal doorknobs, a clawfoot tub, and built-ins.
Mixed in with the period features are a slew of thoroughly modern ones, including central heat and air, solar panels, flashy new tile, a Viking stove, and a Subzero fridge. The property also has a detached garage that’s been converted into a studio office.
Sited on a 7,000-square-foot lot with mature trees and a pergola-shaded dining area, the property is listed with an asking price of $879,000. Open house is scheduled for 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday.
- 5216 Rockland Ave [Figure 8 Realty]