Hollis L. Joy had exquisite taste. He built the historic Joy House on El Rito in 1932 and then turned his discerning eye to this large parcel in 1935. Here he created this gorgeous two story traditional with its steep roofline, symmetrical dormers, and the inviting front patio in which to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
The formal entry displays the materials palette of mahogany wood floors, lead glass windows, and elegant wood trim. The formal living room features these elements around a beautiful fireplace hearth. The dining room is formal as well. The den is a sumptuous wood paneled space where good books were read and even better letters were written. The bright kitchen has been tastefully updated with dark granite counters, white cabinetry, tile backsplash, and stainless appliances. Even more, the kitchen and its breakfast room open to the oversized family room that overlooks the rear grounds and has a very cool old-school wet bar. This main floor also has a remodeled guest bath.
Upstairs there are three large bedrooms and two remodeled baths. The master suite has a large master bedroom, a walk-in closet, and a beautiful master bath. The large grounds are expertly landscaped with mature trees, grass play yards, and pampered gardens. The rear yard is a dream with a covered patio for elegant outdoor entertaining accented with an outdoor fireplace. There is also a large pool and a huge grass play yard that enjoys a view of the local hills. Just a few additional features include two central air and heating systems, updated copper plumbing, an updated electrical panel, a large detached garage with a home office, and all on this large parcel of almost 14,000sf.
offered by: Craig Farestveit