In 1926 Samuel G. McClure purchased the Glendale News, which he renamed the Glendale News Press. As the owner of the City’s most prominent paper, he purchased a knoll overlooking the City and commissioned the construction of this magnificent Mediterranean work of residential art. Like the Kennedy House in Palo Alto, this is a grand example of a symmetrical Colonial Spanish with timeless details such as handmade tiles, original casement windows with on site fashioned wrought iron window grills, and a theme of arches carried throughout the perfect four bedroom and five bath floor plan. Even the front steps are a sculpture of Palos Verdes stone with inset native succulents.
The formal entry is a grand yet somehow understated space of welcome with original Satillo tiles under the inviting light of the chandelier. This entry opens to a museum like formal living room with high hand stenciled wood beams, hardwood flooring, fireplace, oversized picture windows, and a custom hardwood bar with marble top, wine refrigerators, and entertainment center. The dining room is large and formal as well. The remodeled kitchen is a playground for the culinary athlete of any level with a 60 inch Viking Stove, Sub-Zero refrigerator, limestone flooring, granite counters and a very cool black granite sink. Of course this kitchen opens directly to the large family room which has French doors, great natural light, and a tile inlaid fireplace. The first level also has a large home office/guest room, guest bath with preserved original tile, and another remodeled bath with a steam shower.
Upstairs there are three bedroom suites that each have their own baths. The master retreat is a true master suite with a large bedroom, sitting area, fireplace, walk-in closet, and an oversized garden bath with gorgeous views of downtown Los Angeles. Outside there is a beautiful loggia for outdoor entertaining, a large grass yard, pool, and yet another garden and fountain area that is a wonderful place to enjoy the views. Just a few of the many features include: dual central air and heating, Spanish tile roof, a two toned motor court, and an attached garage.
offered by: Craig Farestveit