Once you set foot on the winding path hugged by the beautifully landscaped front yard, under cover from the giant Deodar, Jacaranda, and Palm tree to the front porch and mahogany front door framed by the original stained glass inlaid in the side-screen panels, you are immediately transported back to the 1920s; into a space iconic of the period of family gatherings around the baby Grand piano, original Batchelder fireplace, and family dinners in the formal dining room complete with solid mahogany trim and carved mahogany pocket doors. Throughout the home you’ll see the wonderfully refinished original oak hardwood flooring, and some of the original maple flooring upstairs that was taken from the original 1800s Parker Estate. The main home boasts 6 bedrooms, 3.25 baths, and 2,650sf--the floorplan flows seamlessly. Downstairs you’ll find a library/office, an updated en-suite bedroom with walk-in closet offset from the stairwell. With room to grow, re-energize the kitchen with modern upgrades and take the opportunity to open up the kitchen to the laundry and breakfast areas. The California basement could be your perfect opportunity for a wine cellar or other storage options.
Upstairs you’ll find a cozy, yet spacious 5 bedrooms each with their own closet. The two largest bedrooms, facing west, have large walk-in closets with window-access to the front balcony and views of the city lights and California palm trees. The south bathroom has been newly remodeled to period, and the north bathroom has modern updates as well. Such a versatile floorplan may assist you in achieving a desired reconfigured floorplan, if need be!
The traditionally remodeled 3 bedroom+den, 1.5 bath guest house is about 1,285sf and has its own address, own driveway, 1-car garage, private laundry, deck and porch, own metered utilities except water, which is shared. Rent-ready with brand new carpet and paint.
Once there was a tennis court between the two residences, and there are a number of out-buildings still standing that lend creative license to those with vision. There is so much room to add more garage space for additional parking, room for a sparkling pool and spa, as well as a new tennis or sport court, lush landscaping, a pool house, art studio, recording studio, or gym…anything your heart desires!
Built in 1923, sitting on almost 0.81 acres, this custom home and back house have been lovingly maintained and restored over the past 92 years, by the Harsh family, (see the attached list) to bring classic residences modern convenience.