Rare opportunity to own a piece of history! This gorgeous Mission Revival style home is on the market for the first time in almost 50 years and exudes character, charm, and Old World elegance. Located in the Lower Grand Avenue Historic District, this gem was built in 1927 and modeled after the Mission San Luis Rey de Francia in Oceanside. Incredible curb appeal draws you in, with the towering oak, arched doors and windows, tasteful drought-resistant landscaping, and a wrought-iron gate that beckons you to explore what's inside. Step through the gate into the courtyard and be delighted by the Spanish gypsy tile fountain, one of the many original, unique and mesmerizing hallmarks of the style. Inside, admire the archways, glistening hardwood floors, and skylight that illuminates the entry hall. The open concept dining area and living room, adorned with cathedral and vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, expansive windows, original wall sconces, and beautiful chandeliers, would be a wonderful space for both intimate gatherings and grand events. The family room/convertible third bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, brick fireplace, built-in desk & cabinetry, and views of the back. Around the corner is the cozy kitchen offering a Wolf range and an adorable breakfast nook. Beyond the kitchen is the pantry, laundry area, and access to the magical backyard. The primary ensuite, second bedroom, and full bath lie to the west of the entry. The updated ensuite bath has lovely porcelain tile, while the full bath has an enchanting vintage look that the owners have lovingly preserved.Discover the backyard's generous space to dine, entertain, lounge and relax in privacy and peace. An immense avocado tree provides shade for the patio, as a trickling fountain, mature foliage, seven fruit trees and drought-resistant landscaping harmonize with the mission architecture. Unexpected features of the backyard are a custom-built brick bread/pizza oven and a vegetable garden. Around the corner lies a separate casita/workshop that could be reimagined as a studio, office, guest space, or whatever your heart desires. In front of the casita is the 2-car garage with original sliding barn-door style doors. All this plus award-winning South Pasadena Unified School District.If you love homes with character and architectural integrity, this historic treasure may be the perfect fit!
Listing provided courtesy of Carrie Grochow, Dilbeck Real Estate
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