This 1931 Monterey Colonial Revival is an architectural treasure believed to have been designed by local architects Gentry & Son. The stately home captures the charm and romance of a bygone era, along with updated amenities.
Set back from the street for ultimate privacy, the home offers a view of the Altadena Golf course as well as the glorious San Gabriel Mountains. The entrance is graced by a hand-carved door leading into a formal entry with terra-cotta tiled floor. The staircase has original wrought iron details and inlaid Spanish tiles. The elegant living room features a beamed ceiling and stunning picture window that showcases the incredible view. The fireplace is flanked by a period window and built-in cabinet. French doors open to the covered veranda. Both the living and dining rooms are of grand proportions featuring gleaming original wood floors and period fixtures. The library/family room features a beamed ceiling, built-in bookshelves and a fireplace. The spacious Spanish courtyard with a fountain and covered veranda is accessible from both the living room and library. The gated courtyard exudes traditional elegance and offers a private setting that is perfect for entertaining.
The kitchen is spacious with three walls of wood cabinetry. The breakfast room is flooded with natural light and features wood floors and original corner cabinets. The room flows into the adjacent butler’s pantry with original, floor-to-ceiling cabinetry. Completing the downstairs is a bedroom with private bath as well as a powder room for guests.
Upstairs are five bedrooms with beautiful wood floor. Each room is flooded with natural light and pretty views out of the original windows. The front bedrooms open onto a classic covered Spanish balcony offering magnificent views. There are multiple walk-in closets and ample built-in cabinetry. One of the bedrooms functions as a large office, flanked by bookshelves and another as a sitting room with fireplace. The three upstairs bathrooms have period tiles and light fixtures.
The electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems have been recently upgraded while preserving the original period details. These include decorative hardware, hand-hewn beams, hardwood floors, built-in cabinets, decorative wrought iron details, original tiled floors, original bathroom tiles, and period light fixtures and a Spanish tile roof,. The large level lot features mature trees and beautiful plantings. The detached two-car garage, with large laundry room and storage room adds to the beautiful exterior.
This is indeed a unique opportunity to live in a property built with exceptional craftsmanship and elegant details.