In the heart of the Western Addition stands a sunny yellow Italianate Victorian built in 1890. The property is surrounded by the trees and the other colorful, well-kept homes of Endicott Court, a gated laneway with a small group of Victorians off of O'Farrell Street. On the ground floor of the yellow house, behind a little green door, is a one-bedroom condo that just came on the market asking $538,000. Unlike most other homes in the $500K range, this one doesn't require a lot of compromises on space or layout, and it's all set against the backdrop of a leafy back courtyard.
Although this is a ground-floor apartment, the space feels bright and open thanks to its numerous windows set off by white wood shutters and shiny hardwood floors. The kitchen has been recently renovated with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, and the bathroom has been updated with subway tile. The space itself is lovely, but the highlight is the shared back courtyard with blooming flowers, roses, and Japanese maples.