About 2303 Midvale Ave
Beautifully-restored Spanish four (4)bedroom/three (3) bathroom home on a large corner lot with charming character and updates.Low-water front yard and covered archway front porch opens into a front entry way with two-sided coat closet. A stunning living room with wood beamed cathedral-style ceiling and built-in bookshelves beckons, as original Batchelder tiles articulate a commanding centrally-located Moorish-style fireplace and original walnut-inlaid floor surround. Full-height functional windows open to the left and right of the fireplace for natural breezes, with original wall niches framing the large front yard-facing picture window.To right of the front entry is a formal dining room with vaulted soffit ceiling and functional corner windows facing the tree-shaded front porch.Recently-remodeled kitchen with period-correct tile walls, open shelving,Art Deco-style niches,redwood flooring (the original subflooring restored),and highly-detailed Spanish-style accents. Viking appliances(includingan attractive six (6)burner gas range/oven with griddle) plus high-end pot filler within a custom vintage tile backsplash. A well-designed laundry feature has custom floor-to-ceiling storage cabinets. Side yard access leads to a beautiful patio with mature shade trees over a seating area ideal foral fresco dining.Four (4)bedrooms, all with handsome walk-in closets. One bedroom has recent custom-milled solid wood French doors leading out to the shaded patio and grassy backyard. Three (3) bedrooms feature original highly-detailed plasterwork ceilings in the "Spanish Eclectic" style.Central hallway with masonry-style hand-troweled plaster,original built-in desk niche, and skylights. Additional home features include: Air Conditioning, cedar-lined hallway closets, 1.5" red oakhardwood flooring throughout, newly-restored bathrooms and tile work, authentic period hardware and fixtures, arched doorways, wood-framed windows, plus an equipment basement with storage space.Backyard has custom masonry irrigated raised garden beds, plus a mature fruit tree (loquat) and charming string lights for long evenings outdoors with family and guests. The sideyard and backyard are enclosed behind a tall masonry wall and decorative custom wrought iron gates. The wall is topped with salvaged 1920s Spanish tiles to match those on the front of the house.Attached two-cargarage with new automatic door and a storage loft/rack area.Located on a tree-lined permit parking street within the highly-desirable Westwood Charter school district, one block from the soon-to-be completed Google Campus, Westwood Blvd. and Pico Boulevard retail and restaurants, with the Expo Metro Line,UCLA, Westfield Century City Mall, and Beverly Hills right nearby. A rare offering of a single-story Spanish home, large for the area, with originality and attention to detail showcasing the romance of the era in which it was built with thoughtful updating so that it can be treasured for many years to come.