It is rare that an estate quality property is available in Glendale’s very sought after Montecito Park neighborhood. Fortunately back in 1924, Mr. Eglen Taylor had not only the foresight but the means to build this elegant Tudor estate at the very center of this cherished neighborhood. The roofline alone is a structural work of art with its many steep pitched gables. The distinctive half timbering and the rows of casement lead glass windows display the pure pedigree of this impressive four bedroom and four bath home with over 3,800 square feet on an almost 12,000sf lot.
The formal entry opens to both the formal living and dining rooms which have rich hardwood floors, wood detailing, and gorgeous lead glass windows. The bright kitchen has been tastefully upgraded with wood cabinetry, tile counters, recessed lighting, and travertine flooring. The breakfast room and adjacent den enjoy a Batchelder fireplace and a tranquil view of the lush rear grounds. The downstairs also has a powder room, library, billiards room, and guest quarters with its own entrance and remodeled bath.
Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two remodeled baths, and a large family room with hardwood flooring and a wood burning fireplace. The large master suite has beautiful windows with a window seat, his and hers closets, and its own master bath. There is also a private upstairs terrace which is a wonderful hideaway to enjoy the lush surroundings.
The estate has been lovingly preserved and updated. The foundation was retrofitted by the present Owners just back in 2002. The concrete tile roof is newer; the electrical panel upgraded, upgraded copper plumbing, and three zoned central air and heating. The rear yard has a picturesque lagoon style pool with a spa, three water falls, and lush landscaping accented with outdoor lighting. There is also a separate grass play yard at the rear and a detached garage.
offered by: Craig Farestveit