When the homeowner bought this old Spanish-style house in a probate sale, “It was a complete mess. Orange shag carpet, ceilings falling down, sad and in need of someone who could see what it would become.” Although she’s not a designer, she took on the challenge of restoring and redecorating it as “a labor of love.” Now she’s selling it, so let’s take a look!
The Spanish-Style Home in San Marino, California, Today:
It’s amazing what a difference it made when she cleaned up the landscaping a bit in the front yard. It has so much more curb appeal now.
The Covered Entry:
Not sure what I love most about this — the ivy on the ceiling, the oversize lantern, or that gorgeous front door.
A dramatic curved staircase with the original wrought-iron railing:
The living room had great bones to start with, especially after the orange shag came out:
The Living Room Today:
The Partners Trust listing says:
This Spanish home in the heart of San Marino’s Mission District has been exquisitely restored with a decorator’s vision and touch. The formal entry features hardwood floors and a grand staircase. The living room has a fireplace, handsome beamed ceilings and wide planked pegged wood floors.
The Staircase Before:
The Staircase Today:
There are 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.
The house was built in 1930.
The Dining Room:
The listing says:
The kitchen has been designed with a flair of sophistication, including a large center island and counters with elegant Calcutta Gold marble from Italy, custom solid wood cabinets, beveled glass cabinetry with lighting, hand milled crown molding and solid wood floors.