Most of my friends know that I’m a huge horse enthusiast.  Like, riding since I was 9 and draws horse barns in my dreams kind of enthusiast.  It’s why some of the charities I’ve mentioned in the past are Taking the Reins and the LAPD Rangers program.  And it’s also why I LOVE it when I get to sell horse property.  Yep, Angelenos, that does exist here.
I’ll talk about the community in a bit–because this area of town is pretty incredible.  But first, I want to show you all around this house.  Originally built in 1914, the homeowner believes it was probably first used as a foreman’s house for the surrounding groves of the time.  Just four rooms originally, it was bought by Robert Bradbury, a director of spaghetti westerns.  Bradbury was best known for directing Marion Morrison, aka John Wayne, in more films than any other director.  His son went on to be a stunt cowboy and actor, working under the name Bob Steele.

But I digress.  The house.

Bradbury added on a few rooms, including the main guest bathroom, which still has the 1927 claw foot tub in there to this day.  Later on the now current owners would expand to include the front porch, master suite, the breakfast nook, and enclose the den so that we’d now have the 1740 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home that is the current floor plan–all sitting on just over a half acre.  So, take off your boots, and come on in.

Entering into the great room, quite a bit of the vintage character has been preserved.  Wood floors from 1927 and barreled ceilings still exist.  Moldings made to match the originals adorn each doorway.  Not to mention the floor to ceiling bookcases that flank a bay window seat which is the perfect place to curl up with a book.

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They even fit a piano in here.

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To the left: Den & bedroom #2. Straight ahead, the kitchen. To the right: the master suite.

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Look through the kitchen and catch a view back to the back porch since I left the door open. Oops!
And you DID see that behemoth of a focal point they call a fireplace?!
For a more private place to have family time… or watch Real Housewives without judgement… head into the den.  A porch just steps off the den is the perfect place to grill, or watch fireworks on July 4th, or admire the view of the sunset, or eat with friends, or just generally chill out and relax.

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Lots of windows in this house. Yeah, buddy.

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This picture doesn’t even do it justice.
If you went to the other end of the living room, you’d find the master suite.  A large room, light and bright, with french doors out to the porch so you can enjoy your coffee in the morning.  Or the private fireplace for cold winter–scratch that–romantic nights.  Or the private en-suite bathroom, or the walk in closet that’s cedarlined.  For all you fur fiends out there, I suppose.
Also around: two more bedrooms for you to do what you want.  Or put the kiddos.  Whatever’s more important.  And the guest bath still has that gorgeous 1927 claw foot tub.  And vaulted ceilings.  But really, it’s all about that tub.
I think the old saying is, “the kitchen is the heart of the home”, right?  Well this is literally true here.  With a vintage professional stove, this baby has cooked meals after endurance rides for over 100 people. At one time.  It’s a beauty.  And just off the kitchen is the breakfast nook–with a pass through for easy conversation.
And before we step outside, let’s pass through the laundry room and back porch.  I don’t know about you guys, but where I grew up in the south, the back porch is for friends and family.  It’s the main entrance.  So for me, I just love it when I see a good ole’ back porch.  This one is hands down the best place for boots, riding gloves, helmets, horse medications… you name it, it probably belongs here.  And indoor laundry?  Yippee!
Alright folks.  I think I’m going to break this up into a two parter or else risk you all having sensory overload.  Lake View Terrace and the horse community this property is found in has way too much great photos to share and stories to tell to not give it credit where credit is due.  So, join me for the next part to our House of the Day!

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