1149 Virginia Avenue, Glendale $1,225,000
Ideally situated on a tree-lined street in prime Northwest Glendale, this 1935-built Spanish home features beautifully preserved original details alongside tasteful modern updates. Set behind a curved wall, it's easy to leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind as you enter a private patio leading to the front door. Inside, a formal entryway leads into the bright living room, with a classic arched ceiling, corner fireplace with Mediterranean-style niche detail, built-in bookcase and views of the lush front yard. The formal dining room has plenty of room for family dinners and is open to the kitchen through a breakfast bar with built-in benches, which creates a great nook for additional storage space, doing homework, or hanging out with the chef while dinner is made. The kitchen was redone several years ago with the style and fixtures reminiscent of 1930s homes plus today's amenities, including a stackable laundry area with additional built-in shelving. Each bedroom is spacious and bright, featuring an abundance of natural light and ample closet space. The full bath has a custom wood vanity, Spanish-style hex floor tile, and separate shower and tub. There are classic details such as arched doorways, hardwood floors, and wonderfully preserved wood windows throughout, alongside modern amenities like central air and heat, new water lines, new water heater, and recessed lights. Surrounded by mature hedges, the back yard is private and ideal for enjoying a sunny California winter outside. A covered deck provides an al fresco dining spot and leads into the finished garage. With a bonus three-quarter bath, this is the perfect flexible space for working from home, hosting guests, storage, or an extra play room. Located across from the highly rated Mark Keppel Visual & Performing Arts Magnet, this character-filled home is conveniently near the 5 and 134 freeways for easy access to all that the area has to offer.