This house is reportedly the first home built in the area and originally served as a coach house for tours up into the hillside. Today, the property enjoys plenty of privacy thanks to mature shrubs and a beautiful wood-plank fence, whose cut and patina complement the siding of the house. From the street, only the gentle lines of the roof and a gable with leaded glass windows can be seen.
Once inside the gate, you’re welcomed into a serene courtyard featuring a brick patio shaded by oversized eaves.
Like any good southern California home, indoor/outdoor living is enjoyed here thanks to plenty of doors that open up to the patio.
What I love about the inside of the home is the wonderful blend of vintage and modern found throughout. For instance, the post-and-beam design and abundance of large, glass doors give the place a mid-century modern vibe. The open floor plan on the main level provides a great flow between the living room, kitchen and dining areas - and all of these rooms spill out to the outdoor areas.
In the kitchen, a plurality of eras is embraced even further. Black quartz counters, farmhouse cabinets (with handles made of cables), and an orange vintage gas stove framed by a wall of glass blocks make this a one-of-a-kind room. Add a large workbench as the center-island and doors that open to the patio and I’d say you’ve designed the perfect kitchen for me.
In the front of the house, all the rooms open up to the patio. Along the back of the house, they open up to a deck with views of the canyon and mountains in the distance.
The large master suite features a fireplace and generously sized bathroom with abundant closet space and access to the yard and spa.
Upstairs is a flexible space that could be used as a guest suite featuring a living room, full bath and bedroom.
Originally built in 1911, this 3 BR / 3 BA home was re-situated on the lot in the 1950’s. With sweeping vistas and a back yard that features plenty of flat, usable land, the current siting is perfect.
With 4 dedicated parking spaces, lots of storage, and an address that makes it zoned to the Wonderland School district, this home is as practical as it is charming.