This 1979 Spanish-slash-hacienda-style home kind of feels like a hidden treasure tucked in amongst Glendale’s more typical Victorians.
If the white stucco, Spanish tile roof and exterior courtyard don’t make you feel like you’ve been transported to the Arizona or New Mexico, the front hall, complete with two skylights and a massive tile mosaic of a sunshine on the floor, just might. So will the black wrought iron railing on the main staircase, adobe-colored fireplace in the family room and arched cutouts on interior walls.
One of the home’s most distinct Spanish-themed spaces is the kitchen, which is largely clad in colorful handmade Mexican tile. The countertop and walls in the main workspace are all sunny yellow tile accented with royal blue and patterned edging. The window above the sink is surrounded by blue and patterned tiles that make a jagged frame.
But the most striking spot in the room is an arched nook cut into the opposite wall; inside it is a mural – all tile – of a kneeling woman, arms overflowing with calla lillies. Everything around the mural is tiled as well, right down to a slim, mint green countertop and the rest of the wall below that.
Listed for $549,000, the home comes with three quarters of an acre of land and a lot that’s chock full of stone and gravel paths, mature trees and lush greenery.
But don’t let the local landscaping fool you; this home is 100% Southwest at heart.