Historic 1912 art studio! What a delightful space this home holds both in history and uniqueness. The studio was constructed in 1912 and has been in the original owners, the Kellogg family until recently. Built on a portion of the manor estate as an art studio for their daughter. The studio has its own history. Elena loved art and spent many hours drawing and painting here along with entertaining significant guests and holding Art expeditions. John Muir was one of the many guests that visited here. The Studio offers a large unique space with a grand north-facing window, desired by artists for natural light, an impressive Batchelder tiled fireplace and a dining area in open-plan main studio/ living room.
The main living space has double-height ceilings and is vaulted with exposed beams and redwood wood-paneled walls. There are 2 sets of french doors with diamond shaped glass panes and high casement windows in the same style. Downstairs there is a kitchen and bedroom/clawfoot bath, a bedroom and clawfoot bathroom upstairs and off the front porch is the laundry/powder room and walk-in wardrobe. A California half basement is accessible through the downstairs bedroom. All windows are hinged and have diamond window panes known as quarries. There is art on every wall in keeping with its design as an artist's studio but is currently used as a family home with 2 teen bedrooms- one with a painted mural of the San Gabriel mountains on each wall above paneling, and one in a white attic room with a transom window. The front enclosed tiled porch with pergola has a swinging bench looking out into mature oaks and a swing in a huge multi-stemmed sycamore.
Outside, the separate craftsman double garage has sideways rolling barn doors, terracotta hand-painted floor tiles and an ensuite bathroom. There are raised beds with vegetables in the back garden and a black burned-wood studio office with workshop storage behind. there is an outdoor carpentry workshop by the BBQ. The garden has several themes, homegrown vegetables/fruit trees, a desert garden and an oak woodland. There is a lawn around the front, a concrete drive along the side and gravel and flagstone in other places (as the house is situated in the center of a large plot).