This Mediterranean-Revival style house was built in 1927 in Altadena, California, and it features some pretty great “extras,” like its own orchard, organic gardens, and a separate, light-filled art studio. What really grabbed my attention, though, was the kitchen. If I had one like this, I might cook more often!
It’s on the market for $2.495 million, so take a look and see what you think.
The entry and staircase still has the original tile from the 1920s. I like the built-in bookcases on the upstairs landing:
The house has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and nearly 5,000 square feet.
The listing describes it as “the epitome of gracious and urban farm style living” because of its sprawling grounds that include an orchard and vegetable gardens, as well as a pool.
Here’s that kitchen that made me sit up and take notice. It’s big but looks warm and welcoming to me. Wish we could see what was written on that blackboard-painted wall:
The listing describes it as “a cook’s kitchen with a 60-inch Viking range and commercial oven.” I think it’s interesting (and kind of refreshing) that they went with white instead of stainless steel. You don’t see that too often in houses at this price range.
I’m loving that hefty wood island and all the bookshelves, too.
The butler’s pantry ain’t too shabby, either:
This appears to be a kind of gathering or “hearth room” off the kitchen:
As a bonus, the house comes with a “950+ sq. ft. studio/garage with separate HVAC system, steel & glass roll up doors and vaulted ceilings perfect for the creative soul.” What would you create here?
There’s a pretty impressive organic garden in the backyard where you might cross paths with a chicken or two:
This house was featured in the LA Times; you can read more about it and see more photos there (taken by Jose Lara), or check out the listing by agent Ted Clark on Realtor.com. (Thanks to Nita for telling me about it!)
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