Spa Like Luxury Sanctuary

1500 N. Maryland Ave.
Glendale, CA
Offered at: $1,100,000
Sold Price: $1,104,155
MLS Number: 316004966
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Garage Spaces: 2
Year Built: 1939
Building Size: 2573 Square Feet
Lot Size: 10215 Square Feet
Property Type: Single Family
Property Status: Sold
Property Features: 2 car attached garage, Bosch stainless dishwasher, Breakfast nook, Central A/C and forced air heat, Close to freeway & shopping, Dual pane windows, Enclosed private backyard, Fireplace, Granite Counters, Hardwood floors, Large master suite, Laundry Room/Pantry, Microwave, Prestigious Neighborhood, Professional landscaping, Recessed lighting, Remodeled 2004-2005, Remodeled interior, Seamless glass shower, Security system, Stainless steel appliances, Wainscoting, Walk-in closets, Washer/Dryer, Water softener

Nestled atop a hill in the tony Glendale hills sits this 1939 stacked ranch house. Investing $500,000 into major renovations, 2004-2005, its current owners have burnished its every detail both inside and out to a lustrous sheen creating a sanctuary with spa like surroundings. Only admiration can be the reaction to the attention to detail from the backyard rockwork designed and implemented by major theme park artists to the restored doorbell with its melodious chime. Before entering turn around and take in the spectacular panoramic view from downtown Los Angeles and Glendale to Griffith Park and the expansive valley beyond. The formal living room is anchored by a sophisticated fireplace with carved wood mantle, inlaid marble and crushed glass gas fire. Vying for equal attention opposite this is the view through a large picture window amidst a bay window arrangement. The room includes refinished hardwood floor, focus spot recessed lights in the beveled ceiling with rheostat light switches, recessed stereo speakers, Pella double pane windows with blinds. The elegant formal dining room includes a bronze chandelier, wainscoting, crown molding and picture window looking out to the backyard. Off the living room and dining room is a spacious family room surrounded by Pella windows that provide a view to the backyard waterfall glistening off a flagstone wall, a buffed concrete floor and access to the backyard. The kitchen remodeled in 2004 efficiently includes all the bells and whistles of luxury: travertine floors, high end under lit custom wood cabinets including china cabinets with opaque glass, granite counters, stainless steel appliances including Viking range with hood, built in KitchenAid microwave, convection oven, and warming oven, Bosch whisper dishwasher, KitchenAid refrigerator and deep stainless steel sink with goose neck faucet and reverse osmosis filtered water. There’s an island with vegetable sink and pendulum lights overhead and an informal eating area with backyard views. Next to the kitchen is a butler’s pantry with a closet for a Summit wine fridge, a pantry closet with slide out drawers and plenty of additional drawers and cabinets. The laundry room is next to this with washer and dryer, soaking sink, and featuring a fold out ironing board and built in shoe shine kit retained from the original construction. Outside this room is access to a private, pampering 6 person HotSpring Vanguard spa replete with color therapy, its own mini-waterfall and a selection of jets. The best view has been saved for the spacious master bedroom with its own bay window area. It has two closet areas including a grand walk-in closet, the other with mirrored sliding doors. The full bathroom has a thermostatically controlled shower over an Aqua Tec Serenity spa tub with champagne bubbles, double sinks set in granite counters each with their own magnifying mirrors, mirrored medicine cabinets and Ming Green marble floor. The second bedroom has its own special view through its grand picture window as well as a walk in closet. Off the hallway is a 3/4 bathroom with seamless glass shower, Toto toilet, granite counter and travertine floor. Downstairs is the third bedroom with easy care porcelain tile floors to match the upstairs travertine floors, window and its own 3/4 bathroom with seamless glass shower, pedestal sink and Toto toilet. There’s a two car attached garage with freezer and extra deep for easy movement even with the cars parked. The backyard was developed by a former theme park landscape designer rendering a miniature mountain area with terraced levels and flagstone wall with waterfall effect. Within this creation is an amphitheater with three levels of seating to hold your own musical or theater soirees! Walk through the redwood pergola to the spa area. High above and at the very top of this private fully fenced area is a meditation bench placed where one can watch the sunset over the valley. The front yard, another feat of structured terracing, includes six citrus trees, three lush Palo Verde trees and a majestic Strawberry tree. The home includes whole house security system, central air/heat, gutters, whole house water filtration, soft water system, instant hot water system, Pella low E insulating double pane windows, Pella glass doors to the backyard, copper plumbing, composition shingle roof (2004), newer paint inside and out, storage shed in backyard, automatic irrigation system front and back, professional dramatic lighting front and back, Hunter Douglas Silhouette window blinds, remote start for the living room gas fire, energy efficient whole house insulation, This classic traditional offers complete security protection, maximum privacy and luxury living conveniently located from the studios, freeway, retail shopping and downtown Glendale.