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2024 GEM Award Finalist: 1135 Loma Avenue

1135 Loma Avenue

Built in 1898, the two-story Craftsman house at 1135 Loma Ave. remained essentially unchanged for 120 years. The latest homeowners have recently renovated the home, painstakingly restoring the exterior to its original splendor while updating and opening up the interior with respect to its rich past.

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2024 GEM Award Finalist: 275 J Avenue

275 J Avenue

The door knocker shaped in an American eagle at 275 J Ave. is a fitting adornment for the home where two vice admirals have lived. The house was built in 1936 for Matthias B. Gardner and his wife, Helen. The Gardeners commissioned Cliff May to build their home in an early California ranch style for $9,500.

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2024 GEM Award Finalist: 520 J Avenue

520 J Avenue

For 83 years, the Spanish Revival house at 520 J Ave. was owned by one family. Capt. Ivan Miller and his wife, Eleanor, had the home built in 1938 for $5,800 and it stayed in the Miller family until 2021, remaining unaltered except for repairs.