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.
Covered porch overlooking the backyard pool:
The back yard has a fireplace and built-in BBQ:
The Back of the House: