[ SOLD FOR $585,000 — 10/31/2012 ] This 1927 Spanish Mediterranean Revival, designed by Robert H. Spurgeon, is an architectural masterpiece that emphasizes some of the finest craftsmanship you will ever behold. This majestic 3015 sq ft, 3-bedroom/2-bathroom home is one of 24 homes in the North Hill Historic District which contribute to the special history of Riverside! This Spurgeon creation has been meticulously maintained, by a total of only 3 owners since 1927, to preserve its original character and elegance, and is noted as a City of Riverside Structure of Merit.
Original arched front door opens to a formal 2-story entry. Amenities for modern living include central air/heat, whole house fan, alarm system, updated plumbing and electrical, newer paint, complete upstairs bathroom remodel and indoor laundry. The old world features include curved glass windows, arched windows, original niches and fixtures, wood beam ceilings, coved dining room ceiling, basement, and arched doorways. A perfect meld of charm, character, convenience and elegance!
Let’s walk through the home: expansive step-down living room with wood beam ceilings, arched doorways, impeccable hardwood floors, built-in display niches, and impressive wood-burning fireplace. Next you’ll experience the large family room with corner fireplace, original sconce lighting, and 3 walls of beautifully arched windows overlooking the serene backyard. Spacious kitchen with newer dishwasher, lots of cabinetry, walk-in pantry, and new linoleum floor. The ceiling in the formal dining room is beyond description, including built-in display niches for your fine dinnerware.
Ascend the impressive stairway to the most gorgeous bank of 3 windows you’ll ever see. Upstairs you’ll find 3 step-out balconies, lots of closet space, 3 large bedrooms, and a 1920’s era bathroom that was remodeled by Pasadena artisans at a cost of $40,000. Outside, you’ll enjoy the intimate back yard complete with bougainvillea-covered pergola, old growth trees, accent lighting, gas fire pit and real boulders used for seating, and a large patio with fountain that’s ideal for al-fresco dining. A spacious detached 2-car garage borders one side of the yard, as well as a privacy wall with wrought iron gate. This truly stunning one-of-a-kind residence exemplifies historical reverence.
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