Located in Whittier this traditional Mt Vernon Southern Colonial holds a grand presence atop a hill in the lush neighborhood of Old Friendly Hills. Built in 1941 to a size of 3,518 sqft., visitors enter through gates of a wrap-around driveway and arrive at the classic high columned entrance and brick front porch known of the era.
Complete with original solid oak hardwood floors, thick crown molding, and a distinct crisp feel this two-story house consists of 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, formal dining room, formal living room with wood burning fireplace, family room, newly remodeled kitchen, laundry room, office, two car garage, and work shed. Recent renovations include; new exterior paint, replastered pool, and reinforced foundation work.
Once you’ve dropped your belongings in the coat closet in the grand foyer, visitors enter the large family room facing the setting sun as it seamlessly connects to the newly remodeled kitchen. The kitchen is complete with imported Carrera marble counter tops, handmade terrazzo cement tiled floors, and all new Viking Professional appliances including an impressive Viking 8-burner professional range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and a built-in Miele coffee machine.
On the southside, the primary bedroom suite provides a large walk-in closet with a personal balcony that overlooks the garden and pool area, creating a secluded space optimal for afternoon sunbathing and private time. Although, if it’s too cool out one can also retreat to the ensuite bathroom, where they can tend to themselves at the vanity or soak in the jacuzzi bath tub. Just as noteworthy, in the north wing of the house is a bedroom with a separate staircase and private entrance, making this home perfect for overnight guests.
The entirety of the house is set on ¾ of an acre leaving an impressive front yard and back yard open for large parties and outdoor activities. The space consists of two entertaining areas, an in-ground salt water pool, enough land for a large garden, and a well-established grove including, citrus, fig, avocado, loquat, and 60 yr. old redwood trees.
As for the neighborhood, the area provides the best performing public schools of the district, hiking trails, and parks well visited by the community.