The spirit of the Edwardian age is still alive near Buena Vista Park. The small (only 1,540 square feet) four-bedroom home at 1554 Masonic Ave. has a modest street presence but plenty of charm inside. There are built-in benches, an abundance of millwork, box-beam ceilings, and a built-in buffet in the dining room alone. The main living space is a bit awkward, with a smallish living room separated from a large dining room by a pillared passageway. The kitchen is a bit cramped and has only half a dishwasher, and three of the bedrooms are on the ground floor. The house has expansion potential according to its listing, and it's asking $1.795 million.
The place has been updated with some modern touches, like a coat of navy paint accented by white in the dining room and some fancy light fixtures. But there are only one-and-a-half bathrooms, and the shower isn't exactly luxurious. A bonus room downstairs isn't finished, but could be easily upgraded. And there is a lovely little backyard and parking for two cars.
· 1554 Masonic Ave. [Redfin]