Hidden in plain sight behind a sculptural fence and lush landscaping, this charming 1929 bungalow is the essence of Southern California Spanish revival charm. With pomegranate, apple, Meyer lemon, orange, grapefruit and fig trees in the garden scented by verbena and geraniums, this house on Mariposa ‘butterfly’ street is a pollinator paradise, complete with the sounds of a bubbling fountain.
Down a gently curving path, this sweet home reveals itself to be in perfect harmony with its surroundings — the terracotta roof and clay toned stucco with traditional smooth ‘cat face’ finish echo the natural colors in the garden and foothills, on view from the front porch.
The architecture here remains gloriously intact – from the welcoming entry arches, to the coved ceilings, arched fireplace and fabulous curved picture window in the living room – this is that coveted authentic 1920s Spanish style home.
Pretty, light hardwood floors and the organic texture of lathe and plaster walls with recessed tray ceilings continue from the living room into a light-filled dining room conveniently located just before the kitchen.
The kitchen is a joyful revelation of custom tile counters and walls in emerald green glazed with hand painted, nature-motif accents. Lovely custom-built wood garden window offers a place to grow fresh herbs, just above the superlative Shaws apron sink — don’t miss its sister-sink across the kitchen, complete with pot filler faucet next to the range!
Primary bedroom is spacious and light-filled, down the hall find delightful full bath with arched bathtub alcove in sea glass green and built-in cabinetry, and a charming built-in desk niche. A second bedroom boasts plentiful natural light as well as garden and mountain views.
There are two access points to the oversized back deck, one through the kitchen door, the other through dreamy french doors from the sunny primary bedroom – it’s a fantasy. So many spaces to relax and entertain; outdoor cooking is almost obligatory with a gas line connection for the grill in one corner, sink and countertop in the other.
Spacious garage can be used as an office or indoor seating for patio parties.
Square feet: 1,211 Sq. Ft.
Lot size: 5,780 Sq. Ft.
Offered at $899,000
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