I have long admired Mr. Richard Kling. He built several distinguished homes in Glendale, but this was the last that he had built for himself and his wife in 1987. He chose a large gated parcel of more than 18,000sf with jaw dropping views over the Oakmont, the Woodlands, Montrose, La Canada, and beyond. As a devotee of Cliff May, he had this sprawling one-story home built to his exacting standards by Greggs Artistic Homes. It is truly a custom home for a very fortunate Buyer.
The gated drive leads to private off-street parking and a glimpse of the gorgeous views. The welcoming front courtyard leads to the double front doors. A grand formal entry opens to the expansive formal living and dining rooms which have a high wood beamed ceiling, travertine flooring, a fireplace, and beautiful windows. The kitchen has custom wood cabinetry, hand painted tiles accents, and high end appliances. The kitchen opens to a huge family room with another fireplace, more views, and a very cool hidden bar with refrigerated wine storage. The central hall leads to all three bedrooms and three baths. The master retreat enjoys its own fireplace, a walk-in closet, and an oversized master bath.
The view deck, “deck” here being an understatement, is a great space for outdoor living and entertaining. It has a covered outdoor dining area, a stainless BBQ station, and a romantic spa just off the master bedroom. To the side is a wonderful exercise loggia that also enjoys the inspiring views. Additional features include: central air and heating, a concrete tile roof, and a finished two car attached garage with additional storage.
offered by: Craig Farestveit