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Unique historic Mediterranean casa w/ park view

Park front Spanish/Mediterranean built-in 1939, tastefully updated however maintaining the integrity of the historic community of Old Torrance. This home faces the historic El Prado Park which was designed and architected in 1912 by Frederick Olmstead Jr from Boston, MA, part of the original homes of Torrance, CA. This carefully manicured home sits on a quiet lot with relaxing views from one of three custom patios overlooking roses and a variety of tropical flowering plants while being shaded by three low-lying trees in the custom terraced garden in the front. Upon entering this exquisitely finished historic home one is greeted by richly colored Patagonian Rosewood floors. Within moments you notice the open floor plan allows views of both the park (through custom French doors) and the back-yard pool and entertaining areas. The open floor plan includes a large living room and large fireplace, sitting area, custom remolded kitchen with island and breakfast bar. Additionally, there is a dining area with a gorgeous rustic table, a bedroom with a fireplace and private full bath, a master bedroom with custom closets and private access to second bathroom to complete the floor. Exiting the home from the sliding glass door of the kitchen you enter the custom backyard patio and entertainment area. Beyond that, there is the kidney-shaped pool with its ½ bathroom surrounded by beautiful planters of succulents and fruit trees. To the left is an additional room with French doors and attached is a garage facing the alley. Above the garage is the apartment loft hat has abundant closet space, entertainment system, bedroom, kitchenette, and full bath with a view of the back yard and El Prado park. First Floor: • Kitchen – gas stove, microwave, toaster, dishwasher, in-sink disposal, breakfast island/bar, large wine refrigerator, large refrigerator • Dining – Timeless rustic rectangular table that normally seats 8, with leaves can expand accommodate 12. • Living Room – Professionally decorated open living room with a large historic hand painted fireplace as its center piece. Above the fireplace is mounted a HDTV. A large burgundy red custom U shaped couch with ottoman set the room for comfort and elegance. Adjoining is a sitting area with two custom arm chairs. • Full bathroom – with bidet & shower down a short hallway • Master bedroom – Large room with California king bed & custom closets • Guest Bedroom – With fireplace, private full shower bathroom, sliding glass door to private patio, and mounted HDTV Outdoor Space: • Front – Professionally designed hardscape and landscape with Spanish styled inlayed patio and walkway brick work. Front patios are rich in view of the historic El Prado Park and the relaxing flowers and plants hugging the front terraced planters. Two Klipsch rock speakers on a separate channel to play different music than other places in the house. • Backyard – Opens to a comfortable entertainment area with rattan seating, cooler, and custom mounted HDTV. Adjacent is a beautiful kidney shaped swimming pool, ½ bathroom, garage, additional room attached to the garage with custom marble table top and cabinets, stairway to apartment loft with full bath and kitchenette. Additional patio space shaded by a beautiful tree. Two Klipsch rock speakers for music. A Blackstone grill to cook up your favorite foods. Technology: • 4 HDTVs with Apple TV 4K (Spectrum) • 9.1 surround entertainment center, smart home, full WiFi coverage

Category and style




Private parking for 2 cars

Truck / motorhome on site parking: Street

Available parking lot or parking structure nearby

Permit zone

Address most likely falls into the following permit zone: Torrance. Please confirm with the host.
Giggster offers in-house permit coordination services for certain projects. Call (323) 544-4600 to inquire about pricing or visit our FAQ section to learn more.

Location details

Property size (sq ft):
2120 sq ft
Lot size:
6250 sq ft
Main floor number:

Location Rules

No adult filming
No smoking
Use of restroom(s) for a crew of 15 people or less is allowed


Hair/Makeup area


Marble Bathroom
Conventional Ceiling
French Doors
Glass Doors
Sliding Doors
BBQ Grill
Front yard
Garage (Detached)
Guest House
Fireplace With Mantle
Large Fireplace
Dark Wood Floor
Desert Garden
Lush/Manicured Yard
Rose Garden
Tropical Garden
Home Office
Kid Room/Teenager Room
Open Floor Plan
Breakfast Nook
Granite Countertop
Kitchen Island
Open Kitchen
Wood Kitchen Cabinets
Tropical Pool
Front Porch
Colored Walls
Texture Walls
Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
Slider Windows

Crew access

Street Level
Exact location provided after booking