In 1925, O.L. Munding selected this parcel on which to build his vision of a French Chateau in the arboreal beauty of the Verdugo Woodlands. Though Spanish and Tudors are much more represented in our neighborhood, the distinctive details of a French design define elegance with its steeply pitched hipped roofs, tower, massive chimney, and gorgeous windows. Fortunately, the current stewards of this special home have sought to preserve and enhance its inherent character.
A curved front path leads to the front brick stair and original rounded front door, which opens to an entry with a soaring ceiling and winding stair with custom detailed wood trim and wrought iron balustrade. The living room features original hardwood flooring, preserved Batchelder tile detail on the fireplace, and large French glass doors opening to an enclosed brick garden terrace that overlooks the lush front grounds. The dining room is formal and generous. The kitchen has been tastefully remodeled with beautiful cabinetry, dark quarts counters, stainless appliances, and opens directly to the family room with its custom built-ins. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and two updated baths. The master suite has preserved wood details and built-ins, including a raised window seat for napping, as well as its own master bath. There is also a stair that leads to a very private home office with more built in storage space and views from the high windows.
There is also an interior stair down to the garage level that has its own entrance, huge laundry and utility room, and another surprising storage room with a wine storage alcove. Just a few of the features include: central air and heating, updated 200amp electrical service, updated copper plumbing, an attached garage, and the nearby Catalina Verdugo Adobe park.
offered by: Craig Farestveit