Craftsman Masterpiece in Sparr Heights

3425 Downing Ave.
Glendale, CA
Offered at: $987,000
MLS Number: 819000595
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Garage Spaces: 2
Year Built: 1923
Building Size: 1360 Square Feet
Lot Size: 6150 Square Feet
Property Type: Single Family
Property Status: Active
Property Features: 2-Car Detached Garage, 200 amp main panel, alking distance to Old Town Montrose, Automatic Sprinklers, Award winning schools, Back yard, Built-ins, Central A/C and forced air heat, Copper plumbing, Crown and baseboard molding, Detached 2 car finished garage

Do you want a dream home in a dream neighborhood located in a dream part of the world? Step right up, the door of opportunity is open! Built between 2002-2007, the current owner took longer than Michelangelo did on the Sistine Chapel to create this Craftsman masterpiece. This is not just a home, this is a legacy. The front yard is drought tolerant with an automatic irrigation system. The exterior Craftsman look is actually Hardiplank lap siding and Hardishingle shake. This pressed cement is impervious to termites. The porch is shaded by an overhanging gable roof with exposed rafter tails. Through the impressive Craftsman styled, mahogany front door, enter the living room. There are cherry wood built-in cabinets beside the river rock, sealed combustion direct vent fireplace with ceramic tile base. Above the mantel a painting draws back automatically to reveal the smart, flat screen tv. 5.1 Surround Sound is provided by embedded speakers. Light pours in through double pane, UV coated, wood framed windows. There are period light sconces, period crown and baseboard molding, matte finished laminate flooring, period light switch covers and period doorknobs. The kitchen is anchored by a Viking 6-burner, convection oven, custom painted Dard Hunter Green to conform with the period color palette of the home. A powerful hood vent is overhead. There’s an abundance of Shaker style, custom made cherry wood cabinets, including panels covering the Jenn-Aire refrigerator and KitchenAid dishwasher. The drawers are no slam. The kitchen counter is biscuit colored ceramic tile, as well as the backsplash. Grapevine custom tiles from Mission Tile accent the backsplash. There is an embedded Sonance speaker in the ceiling with its own volume control. Every room in the house has this feature, including the bathrooms. And while we’re at it, the entire house is wired with Cat-5 cable. A stack washer/dryer is hidden in a closet. The dining room has a passthrough with an elegant built-in wine rack below it. There is a Tiffany-like light fixture and access to the backyard. Three bedrooms are off the side hallway. The master bedroom is at the back of the house with French doors opening onto the backyard. There’s an organized walk-in closet with built-in drawers including two velvet lined jewelry drawers. The bathroom has double porcelain sinks, hexagonal tile flooring, a shower over a tub and a Porcher toilet. The shower wall has an attractive tile mural special ordered from Oregon. There are plenty of cabinets below the sinks. Above the sinks are wood framed mirrors and light sconces.There’s a fan with a motion detector driven timer. The other two bedrooms have organized closets with sliding doors, wainscoting, and wood framed casement windows. The hallway bathroom has another shower over bath with a different special ordered tile mural, hexagonal tile floor, vanity, fan with motion detector driven timer, sink with brushed nickel fixtures and cabinets underneath and Porcher toilet.The backyard is private with a custom made driveway gate and dramatic night lighting. Anchored by a shady Eugenia tree, it is bordered with attractive flower beds. The two-car attached garage is extra large with insulated, automatic garage door and 9-foot ceiling. This masterpiece includes ceiling mounted fire suppression sprinklers, whole house security system, whole house water filter, LED and compact fluorescent lighting, ABS pipe sewer line, copper plumbing, timer controlled hot water recirculation system, screened gutters that drain into an underground French drain system, energy efficient HVAC system, 200 amp main panel and circuitry wiring throughout house and garage, R-13 insulation in all exterior and interior walls, R-19 insulation under all floors, R-38 insulation above all ceilings and automatic gas shut-off. It is situated in esteemed Sparr Heights with award winning La Crescenta schools, walking distance to Montrose shopping and Fremont Elementary. Easy access to freeways. This gem is truly a keeper.