Come by and see why the owners affectionately call their home "the treehouse."
Designed by the last-living Case Study architect, Beverley Thorne, this mid-century home defines “California living” in a way that resonates even more profoundly today. Not only does it have an innovative, steel-frame structure, it also celebrates indoor-outdoor living with a floor plan that allows for casual entertaining and daily living in equal measure.
Mostly hidden from the street, the home has a wide horizontal layout and secluded backyard that offers an unusual amount of privacy, with several "planes" to accommodate parking, playing, living, sleeping, working, and relaxing. One of the most unusual features of the house is the covered breezeway that doubles the entertaining space, rain or shine. Imagine "madmen"-style cocktail parties on the deck, al fresco dinner on the breezeway, and evenings hanging out by the firepit. Work from home, then catch a brilliant sunset at the end of the day. If you commute, highways 13 and 24 are just down Colton Boulevard, as is Montclair Village, for shopping and other amenities.
The original character of the home has been beautifully preserved, with strategic updates to lighten and brighten the interior. IN the living area, floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to an awesome, metal-clad, west-facing deck with a sylvan view and a peek of the bay. The raised hearth provides a cozy focal point, and exposed structural details and signature clerestory windows add architectural interest. The current owners use what was designed as the master bedroom suite on the main floor as a den and guest bathroom.
The lower level has 2 large bedrooms, 2 smaller bedrooms, and a full bath. The space could be easily reconfigured to create a master suite. There are two large storage rooms and a low-maintenance yard. At street level, a brand-new fence (installed in April 2017) defines the property, and there's plenty of space for all your friends to park!