Dr. Herman Riddell was a field surgeon in Burma during WWII. As a humble member of the Greatest Generation, he did not talk about his heroic service to his country. He simply returned home to that which he loved: his wife, their family, and his practice of medicine. He sought to find a parcel in a good neighborhood on which to build their dream home. He found it here in The Oaks, built this exceptional home in 1948, and lived here for the past 59 years.
Dr. Riddell embraced the distinctly Californian architecture of the post war period. He prized quality and disdained excess. He enjoyed the rectangular precision of Charles Eames, but with a more traditional skin. The result is this single story five bedroom and three bath home you see today with clean lines and clear purpose. The entry opens to oversized living and dining rooms with white oak flooring, a wood burning fireplace, and a structurally styled multi-pane window. The master retreat is expansive with two large closets, more hardwood flooring, and its own full master bath.
The generous kitchen looks out over the rear grounds. The rear patio is a sanctuary of privacy in which to entertain as well as just enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The attached garage is a two-story surprise with its own entrance to the home and so much potential for storage. There is also additional storage space in the basement area. What an exceptional find for a very fortunate Buyer.
offered by: Craig Farestveit