Glendale Treasure Hits the Market
A remarkable home has just hit the market right here in Glendale, it's a special one. I live in Glendale, and every time I drive by this stunning house, I can't help but stare. It's one of those homes that just commands attention. My wife and I have even given it a nickname - the embassy - because of its massive walled-in property. We often find ourselves imagining what it's like inside. I bet our neighbors have had similar thoughts too. It's quite a well-known place, you know, even though it's never been publicly on the market before. Fun fact: it was originally built by the family who owned the beloved Camp Fox on Catalina Island. I'm sure many of you LA locals have fond memories of spending time there with the Y or the Scouts.
Let me give you a bit of background about this magnificent gem. Designed by the esteemed architect H. Roy Kelley, this Mediterranean Revival estate was built back in 1934, showcasing all the grandeur, charm, and craftsmanship of the era. H. Roy Kelley was quite the legend in the architectural world, known for his ranch-style homes and even serving on a Presidential Advisory Commission on Home Building appointed by Herbert Hoover in 1931.
And the details of this place are truly enchanting. The lush 1.2-acre grounds are like something out of a fairytale - absolutely magical! Stepping inside the main house, you'll be greeted with impeccable architectural features, including coffered wood textures, exquisite crown moldings, French doors, and original windows that exude character. Oh, and did I mention you can catch some glimpses of the city from the Living Room, Library, Downstairs Bedroom, and Upstairs Primary Suite? Simply breathtaking! And let's not forget the guest house, which was built in 2017 and has its own private gated entrance. Oh, and did I mention the abundance of fruit and citrus trees scattered throughout the property? It's like having your very own oasis right here in the city.
If all of this has piqued your interest, and trust me, it should give me a call to arrange a tour of this magnificent house. Believe me, you won't want to miss out on this opportunity to witness the grandeur for yourself.
Listed by Margi Simpkins, Coldwell Banker