SNAPSHOT OF THE HOME:
Spacious Steinkamp Courtyard Spanish in family Crestview neighborhood. 3 bedrooms plus a convertible den/office. Hardwood floors throughout. Emotional living room with wood burning fireplace and spectacular bay window. Eat-in kitchen with imported Italian stove, granite counter tops. Charming stained glass window overlooking ample outdoor seating in the courtyard. Great home for large family gatherings and entertaining, on a tree lined street. Landscaped grassy backyard.
INTERESTING DETAILS ABOUT THE HOME:
This “Steinkamp Spanish” home was probably built by developer-builders Elwain Steinkamp and William T. Richardson who "seem to have had a healthy business in the building of middle class homes throughout Los Angeles County from the 1930s to 1950s."
Their houses are "in many ways some of the perfect houses for Southern California living. Their design references the Spanish-Mexican heritage of the region.
The house is cleverly L-shaped, with an outdoor living space enclosed by a large, leaded glass front window. Each Steinkamp house has a decorative stained glass window with colored shield motifs in the center. No two are the same.
This home still retains the signature stained glass window in the kitchen breakfast room (eating area). The window looks out to the home's charming entry courtyard. A portion of the large original courtyard entrance was enclosed and charmingly wraps around the courtyard entrance to create an office or den or 4th bedroom (it has closets). This enclosure was permitted and built a few years after the initial construction (1941) in the later 40's.
The first thing you feel when you step through the front door of this emotional home is it's warmth and peace. As you slowly look through the home you feel it's “one of a kind” space and floorplan. There are so many unique touches -- the 3 impressive bay windows, the home's wide center hall that lets you in to it's 3 rather spacious bedrooms.
You will fall in love with the beautiful eat-in kitchen. It is stylish and elegant, updated with an Italian stove and granite countertops accented with light green subway tile splash.
You truly feel “pride of ownership” while living on this quiet, treelined Crestview neighborhood street.
You are invited to come and see the home Sunday, May 31st. We are open 2 - 5pm and would love to see you.
If you would like to call me for more details, or to ask a question, I am on 310-849-8880. I look forward to talking with you, it is my pleasure to help.