Coming Soon in Los Osos

1627 18th Street, Los Osos
List Price: $845,000

Showings start June 2nd!
More photos and Matterport Tour coming June 2nd!

Updated and move-in ready, this 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bathroom home offers Central Coast charm with a contemporary twist. The home was redesigned to take advantage of level access to the backyard and allow seamless indoor outdoor flow. Panoramic doors open fully to extend the living space outside to a covered patio. The French doors from the dining room make it easy to gather for al fresco meals. Take movie night outside and enjoy s’mores over the fire pit.

Inside, the open floor plan is thoughtfully arranged to maximize both entertaining and comfortable day to day living. The kitchen is the heart of the home featuring a five burner range, quiet close drawers, and an expanse of counter space. Serve family meals in the formal dining area and casual snacks at the breakfast bar. The adjacent sunken living room boasts tall wood beam ceilings. On foggy nights enjoy the cozy warmth of wood burning fireplaces in both the living and dining rooms.

Upstairs are three large bedrooms with wood floors and lots of light. The master suite has a private covered balcony with Hollister peak and Los Osos Valley views reaching all the way to SLO. The updated master bath features custom art tile and a modern walk in shower. With generous storage and huge closets throughout, there is a considered place for everything in this house. Laundry will be a breeze with the chute in the master closet that delivers right down to the dedicated laundry room below.

Throughout the level backyard you’ll find multiple areas for relaxing and custom built raised flower beds perfect for gardening. The large storage shed is complete with electricity and ready to be reimagined as a home office, artist’s studio or teenage getaway. This friendly street sees more dog walkers than cars and is the site for the biggest holiday light display in town. Located less than 15 minutes to Cal Poly and SLO shopping, you’ll be just blocks from charming neighborhood restaurants and Back Bay trails. This special home is the embodiment of the laid-back Los Osos lifestyle and won’t last long!

New SLO Sandwich Shop

My wife and I went to Capriatti’s in SLO today to give it a try. They are a Nevada-based chain offering sandwiches and salads. They roast turkey’s every night for the following day.

I tried “The Bobby” which was turkey and dressing. It comes with cranberry sauce but I’m not a fan so I got mine without. I love a similar sandwich from Earl of Sandwich in Vegas or Disneyland. It was good but a bit dry. I think it’s because there is so much turkey! Getting it without cranberry sauce probably is a reason too. I got it cold, next time I’ll try it hot. While it was good and I’ll definitely have it again, the winner is still Earl’s! My wife had a tuna sandwich and a side of coleslaw which she really liked.

They are located on Foothill, next to SLO Co Donuts. Chilie Peppers used to be in this spot but Capriatti’s did a good remodel of the space. Check them out!

Here’s their menu:

Parking Changed in Downtown SLO

I went to Firestone Grill in downtown SLO last night and discovered some changes with parking. They’ve removed parking meters on Higuera Street and now there are pay stations every half block or so. Looks like you need to enter your license number when you pay. Not sure if you get a ticket that you then half to go back to your car and put on the dash. I used the parking garage and there is a change there too. No more attendants to pay. There are pay stations by the stairs so take your ticket with you. You can also pay at the exit.

Inventory Levels Remain Really Low

The inventory for homes-for-sale in SLO County cities remain at their lowest points in a long time. The following graphs show the inventory levels since 2008 to May 1st for Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, Cayucos, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, and Atascadero.

What this means is that the SELLERS market continues.

Blog Working Again!

A few months ago the blog had a technical problem. I spent some time on it and couldn’t figure out how to fix it. I figured that after almost 20 years that it finally hit a breaking point. Then this past week I got an email about a plug in causing problems and was able to go in and disable it and the blog started working again. It’s still a bit sluggish on response time but I plan to start posting again.