Home of the Week: Custom-Crafted Mission Revival Villa

With architecture that astounds and inspires, this custom-built Mission Revival Villa fosters a lifestyle of tranquility and serenity in the hills of La Canada. The expansive property, boasting 5,734-square-feet, offers a transformative feel in a space complete with five sizable bedrooms and six bathrooms, including a luxurious master suite, shaded terraces, soothing fountains and vintage Spanish touches. More of an Old World getaway than a typical La Canada home, this Revival retreat romances you each time you enter. The property, located at 502 Dartmouth Place, is listed with Founding Partner of Partners Trust La Cañada Flintridge, Carey Haynes and offered at $3,979,000.


Past a welcoming stone fountain and through authentic etched wooden double doors, the foyer opens up to reveal what feels like an unbound space that’s bathed in natural light from a skylight above. The entry space, too, houses a traditional fountain made beautiful by a host of blue tile, contrasting with textured white walls. Descend three steps, featuring hand-painted, hand-carved tile, and flow organically into great room—a vast and decadent space replete with soaring ceilings accented by exposed wooden beams, oversized windows, Satillo Spanish tile flooring, an iron chandelier and fireplace.


Either from the living space or straight through the entryway, you can access the dining space. Aptly designed, this room also carries the theme of exposed beams and iron, vintage-inspired lighting and hand-painted tile motif to line the furnishings. Just off the space, you can ease right into the gourmet kitchen.


With a traditional layout, the kitchen lends itself to one with a culinary spirit and a designer’s heart. Though in line with the rest of the property, this particular space features a variety of ornate tilework throughout. But, while classical Spanish Colonial reigns supreme here, the kitchen is brought up to date with state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances and a sizeable butcher block countertop island.


The master suite is yet another space to marvel, secluded behind massive wooden double doors. A built-in archway provides a peek into the room, but the real artistry is revealed once you’ve descended down the steps. Here, you’ll be inspired by the mix of rich woodwork by way of exposed beams, custom shelving and refined mahogany flooring. Outlining the room are French style windows looking out the gardens and greenery that embraces the property.


Overall the home manages to transcend time and space as it plays with light and geometry through a blend of complex but classic architecture. Sun-flooded hallways with tile flooring and wrought iron details define the house and offset the natural elements and intricate molding.


Once outside, the manicured grounds are both secluded and lush. A perched backyard space houses a traditional pool shaded by California palm trees and features ample space for entertaining—or, for hiding away with your thoughts and the pleasantries of nature.


502 Dartmouth Place is listed with Partners Trust Founding Partner Carey Haynes. For more information on this property, click here.

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