Upon entering this four bedroom, two bathroom architectural gem, one is immediately made aware of why its architect, Takashi Shida, was such a highly esteemed member of the Los Angeles architectural community. Expanses of glass overlook four pocket gardens and an absolutely stunning rear view toward the hills and city of Los Angeles. Built in 1975, the home is a modern structure designed as a series of compact, one-story, flat-roof interlocking cubes. Shida expertly used all but ten feet of the lot’s width. The owner’s privacy is protected by the fact that there are few windows at the sides. However, floor to ceiling glass windows and sliding glass doors beckon the inhabitant to step out into the easy upkeep pocket gardens which extend along the rear and side of the home. The interior is elegant and modern with a definite indoor/outdoor feel forged by the ample use of glass. Wood paneled walls complemented by hardwood floors, welcome the guest into the entryway and on into the dining room. The master suite is at the front of the home, and separate from the remaining three bedrooms. There is a large dressing area with multiple double door closets, leading to the three quarter bathroom and master bedroom. With recessed lighting, new carpeting and floor to ceiling sliding doors exiting to one of the pocket gardens, an ideal retreat has been created for the owner in the master suite. The dining room opens up into the living room which boasts a wood paneled ceiling, recessed lighting, walls of glass and an amazing, coveted view of Los Angeles. The gas fireplace mantle has a contemporary and sleek design, with a glass wall backdrop overlooking the gardens. A room towards the rear of the home with expansive windows could be used as a picturesque home office, or with its own closet the new owners might see it as an opportunity as a fifth bedroom. The kitchen with a skylight letting in abundant light opens to the family room and breakfast area and serves as a hub for gathering with family or friends in this modern home. The family room showcases original built in cabinetry, perfect for entertainment articles and games. A separate enclave of the home is formed by the remaining three bedrooms which all boast garden views and new carpeting, the laundry room with a sink and cabinetry, and the second full bathroom with a double vanity, skylight and striking custom vintage lighting. Don’t miss your chance to own such an elegant, modern home, where you can take in the beauty of the gardens outside and the views across Los Angeles from nearly every room!
Monterey Park has the inspiring motto, “Pride in the past, Faith in the future.” It has been said to be one of the country's best places to live due to its growing economy and central location. The area is desired because it is served by the Long Beach Freeway, (I-710), the San Bernardino Freeway (I-10), and the Pomona Freeway, SR 60. Enjoy expert design, a great location and stunning views at this Monterey Park gem!
For more information on this home, attend one of The Berns Team’s Open Houses:
Saturday May 11th, 2-5pm
Wednesday May 15th, 10am-1pm
Thursday May 16th, 10am-2pm & Twilight Tasting 5-8pm
Sunday May 19th, 2-5pm
And visit: www.881Ridgecrest.com
Explore The Area
Movies in the park: Bring blankets and beach chairs to get comfortable as you watch family-favorites on our giant screen, check movie screenings and locations at https://www.montereypark.ca.gov/1172/Summer-Events
Concerts in the park: Enjoy the sweet sounds of summer in the City of Monterey Park at the Barnes Park Amphitheater. Check concert schedule at https://www.montereypark.ca.gov/1172/Summer-Events
Sequoia Park: Just about a half mile from this home is beautiful Sequoia Park. This park has a view of the mountain and city lights, a soccer field, as well as a basketball court. The hillside is perfect for exercise and running on an incline. There is also a swing-set, slide and play area, too!
Kaiba Japanese Restaurant: Only 0.6 miles from the home is this local favorite known for its fresh and delicious sushi. Expect to find a line with people standing outside if you come at a busy time. Good portion sizes that you can top off with a scoop of their ice cream drizzled with honey.
Monterey Park Historical Museum: Operated and maintained by the Monterey Park Historical Society. This museum tells the history of Monterey Park and the contribution of the founders of the city. The story of Monterey Park is highly relevant to the local school children learning about early California history, visitors who are learning about the town for the first time, and long-time locals who seek pride in their city origins and faith in its future!
Cook’s Tortas: Enjoy some of the creations and traditions the chefs have encountered while traveling the globe in search of the finest tortas. The menu changes from day to day but a few favorites are the bacalao, bombero, grilled veggie, salmon and cubana.
Mama Lu’s Dumpling House: A traditional Chinese family style restaurant with a Taiwanese twist. Enjoy some of the best juicy pork dumplings in the Los Angeles & San Gabriel Valley area. Some favorites include: the beef wrap, spicy wontons, green onion fried pancake, dried scallop fried rice, and the house stir fried udon. Located at 501 W. Garvey Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755 http://mamaludumpling.com/