Released in late 2017, Lady Bird is a coming-of-age film following the story of high-schooler Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson and her tumultuous relationship with her mother. The movie is set in 2002 in Sacramento, where writer and director Greta Gerwig was born and raised.
If you’ve seen Lady Bird, you know that the main character, Lady Bird, battles not only relationship drama with her mother (among others), but also struggles internally with her relationship with Sacramento. She dreams of attending colleges far away from the city yet speaks lovingly about her hometown as the movie progresses.
Like many teenagers, Lady Bird also struggles with her social and financial status as perceived by her peers. She once visited her ex-boyfriend’s grandmother’s house, a stunning bright blue Colonial mansion in the desirable Fab Forties neighborhood. Later on, when asked where she lives, Lady Bird frantically claims that iconic house as her own, as she is embarrassed by her seemingly less-than-glamorous living arrangements.
We think any place we get to call home is something to be proud of, no matter its size, location or appearance! However, here are some homes for sale in Sacramento we think Lady Bird would be proud to claim.
Contemporary Gem With Open Feel
Address: 1474 El Tejon Way | Listed By: Terri Abbaszadeh
This brilliantly designed new contemporary home in Arden Park Vista is a true work of art. It was designed by John Packowski and built by Mano Construction in 2017. The single-story home boasts simple, clean lines and wide open spaces, providing a refreshing feel throughout — whether you’re in the living area with a dramatic concrete fireplace or the luxurious master suite (which also has a fireplace!).
Elegant Home With Elevator
Address: 4811 Argyle Lane | Listed By: Tanya Curry
This elegant home was built in 2003, the year after Lady Bird was set. It emits the same charm and grace as the coveted blue house in the Fab Forties! The expansive home encompasses 4,417 square feet with six bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a full in-law suite downstairs. Luxurious features include an elevator, an exterior spiral staircase from the master suite balcony, two full laundry rooms, a sparkling pool and beautiful landscaping.
Comfortable Home With Two-Story Living Room
Address: 3857 Snelling Lane | Listed By: Sue Thompson
This gorgeous home is situated in the gated Westborough Village community. It has a warm and inviting feel throughout with the use of curves and neutral tones. We particularly love the two-story main living space that makes the home feel even taller and larger. The master suite has a sitting area, private balcony and a large bathtub, creating the perfect setup for relaxation. The pool was recently resurfaced with Pebble Tec, the kitchen appliances have been replaced, and new hardwood floors were recently installed downstairs.
Storybook Home in the Avenues
Address: 430 Lanfranco Circle | Listed By: Susan Pierce + Steven Bloom
This timeless and elegantly appointed home is nestled in the gated Avenues community of Westlake. The home has been meticulously maintained and features beautiful cabinetry, plantation shutters, wood flooring and crown molding. We particularly love the storybook exterior with a castle-like feel. The master suite even has a private balcony, providing the perfect place to sip on your coffee and read the newspaper in the morning.
Charming Updated Midtown Home
Address: 2705 F Street | Listed By: Linda Babin + Kelsey Wirt
This spectacular Craftsman in Midtown is completely move-in ready! The home has been totally updated, featuring a new kitchen, bathrooms, a laundry room, HVAC and plumbing, plus refinished hardwood flooring and upgraded electric. The original built-in cabinets and woodwork have been polished to reflect the home’s original beauty. The upstairs level has a spacious room that can function as a great room or a fourth bedroom and bath. Plus, there is tons of space for storage in the garage and full basement.
Ranch Home With Contemporary Updates
Address: 3011 American River Drive | Listed By: Kathy Applegate
This classic ranch home in Sierra Oaks is truly unique. It features a myriad of contemporary updates throughout and an airy open-concept floor plan. The large updated kitchen with living space attached creates the perfect setting for hosting friends and family. Or you can retreat to the peaceful fenced-in yard with a covered patio area for year-round entertainment. This home is simple yet filled with gorgeous design.
English-Style Cottage Near Curtis Park
Address: 3600 24th Street | Listed By: Janet Carlson
Situated just a block from Curtis Park, this English-style cottage is full of cheer and charm. Built in 2015, this like-new home features three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. The spacious master suite has a spectacular marble soaking tub plus a grand shower with dual shower heads. Natural light streams through the windows within each room of this adorable cottage!
Expansive Home in Quiet Neighborhood
Address: 7470 Castledown Way | Listed By: Dan and Terri Wakabayashi
There’s room for everyone in this expansive five-bedroom, three-bathroom home in a quiet neighborhood. The large living and dining area opens to the kitchen, creating an open feel and lots of room to gather and entertain. We love the state-of-the-art kitchen with a stark contrast of dark cabinetry and white countertops and walls. Most of the interior features engineered hardwood flooring, which creates a cohesive and clean look throughout.