Idlewild-The Gem of Monrovia
Parking6 Car Garage
Originally built in 1887, this elegant two story Queen Anne Victorian remains the belle of the ball. The moment you enter at the large front yard, the exterior is captivating with the elaborate ornamentation. The double entry front doors are surmounted by a stained glass transom & open into the reception room. The front & back parlors showcase Octagon windows & are divided by a delicate spindle work arch & sliding pocket doors. The back parlor is currently used as the dining room. What was originally designed as the dining room is currently the tv/family room. Behind this room is a former exterior veranda which was enclosed in 1910. The kitchen is large & features stained glass windows & has extensive storage & a panty. The magnificent staircase leads upstairs & showcases intricate, detailed carvings. The front balcony is where Theodore Roosevelt addressed his Monrovia constituents in his bid to become Vice President of the United States of America. The front bedroom features a curly redwood mantle, Minton Tiles, & a wood burning fireplace. The next bedroom features has two Juliet balconies. A third bedroom also has a fireplace with a redwood mantle. The fourth bedroom sits at the end of the hall. There is a detached 6 car garage on a separate parcel accessed off the back alley. This garage has over 1000 sq. ft. of built out storage space. Idlewild has been a home of significance since the 1880’s. Ideal for entertaining, Idlewild has a wrap around porch to enhance the large back yard. Don’t miss this treasure in Monrovia that makes some museums look boring & has not been on the public market for sale in over 50 years.
APN's # 8504-013-003 & 8504-013-031 are being sold together. They cannot be sold separately.
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255 N Mayflower Ave
MLS # 818004927 $1,749,000
The Berns Team
251 S. Lake Ave., Suite 150, Pasadena, CA 91101