Want to live close to the 'L'? You can't get much closer than this place. The backyard backs up onto the platform of the Francisco Brown Line station, where the train runs at ground level. (The agents on Redfin claim that the train is "amazingly quiet.") The 3BD, 2BA home was built in 1913 and updated in 2003, according to the listing, when the kitchen and bathrooms were rehabbed. For a three-bedroom single-family, the house is surprisingly small, though, with just 1,575 square feet of floor space. And the current owners make it look even smaller by filling the place with large pieces of clumsily-arranged furniture. There are double-decker balconies in the back, and a detached two-car garage. The home hit the market for $590,000 in October, and it's now priced at $525,000.
· Listing: 2936 W. Eastwood Ave. [Baird & Warner]