There is a traditional elegance that is unique to Irving Avenue. The extra width of the parcels is a factor, but one designer/builder elevated the entire street with the handful of homes he built here in the late 1930’s, Sylvester Steele. He showcased his abilities in this home that he built for his family members, Mr. and Mrs. Peter B. Steele. This has always been my favorite of his creations not only on Irving, but throughout Glendale. Welcome to 1538 Irving Avenue.
A gently curving path through mature landscaping leads to the welcoming covered patio and front door. The formal entry opens to the grand step-down formal living room with custom wood moldings and trim, large multi-pane windows, original hardwood floors, and a beautiful fireplace. The elegant dining room is formal as well. The bright kitchen enjoys light tile counters and a large breakfast room with custom built-in lead glass cabinets. Next to the kitchen is the center of the house – a huge family room with a raised beamed ceiling, wood paneling, hardwood flooring, its own fireplace, and large glass doors overlooking the rear grounds. The south hall leads to two of the oversized bedrooms and full bath, while the north hall leads to the third large bedroom and its own bath. The primary bedroom has three closets, a dressing room with original built-in vanity, and opens to the preserved full bath.
Not included in the assessor’s square footage is the large basement that is accessed from stairs leading from the family room as well as having its own exterior access. This space is full of natural light and could make for a wonderful home/office gym or even a guest space. There are also additional storage rooms that open off this space as well. The large grounds of over 9,700sf afford gorgeous front and rear yards with pampered gardens, grass play yards, a large elevated deck for outdoor entertaining, and just enjoying the beautiful surroundings. Just a few of the features include: a new air conditioning and heating system, a gated concrete driveway, and a detached two car garage.
offered by: Craig Farestveit