What It Needs: The house's systems are in working order, and the baths have even had some updates in recent years. Riverside still has a fair number of citrus groves, but the local economy also benefits from its close proximity to Los Angeles, 60 miles to the west. Small lots in the area start at only $25,000, or you could splurge on an orange grove of your own—there's one available just a few miles away.
Shown: The mahogany staircase retains its original newel post and carved balustrades. Plywood covers several broken windows throughout the house.