Historic Landmark McNamee House, A Mills Act Home in Monrovia 

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If you enjoy modern luxury and the beauty of early 20th century architecture then this beautifully maintained 1926 Tudor Revival is not one to miss! Come experience The McNamee House, a historic landmarked home including the remarkable tax savings benefit of being a Mills Act contracted home. Once the personal residence of former City of Monrovia Mayor, Lawrence R. McNamee, this character-filled home does not disappoint. Passing through the custom tiled entry to the living room you will be warmly greeted with original quarter sawn hardwood flooring, a vaulted tray ceiling featuring an elegant Timothy Oulton Restoration Hardware chandelier lighting the way to the restored Ernest Batchelder tiled fireplace. To the east you will find an original leaded glass picture window showcasing the manicured landscaping and tree lined street. To the west, french doors lead you to an outdoor patio dining space. Leaving the living room through a custom arched doorway, a formal dining room awaits with original hardwood floors, tray ceilings with another Oulton chandelier and decorative etched glass windows. Off the dining room is the updated kitchen featuring hardwood floors, a stainless-steel farm sink, quartz stone countertops, an array of cabinets from top-to-bottom equipped with soft close hardware. The top-of-the-line Miele Oven Range, Oven Hood and Single Wall Speed Oven allow for any level of chef to shine! At the back of the kitchen a dual paned sliding glass door leads you to the backyard space. Continuing through the home on the first floor you will find three bedrooms featuring hardwood flooring, crown molding and original casement windows. In the bedroom at the front of the home you will find another large leaded glass window allowing the natural light to pour in. Completing the first floor, a full bathroom with custom tiled floors, a pedestal sink, an original built-in cabinet and a full tub and shower. 

Ascending the hardwood and custom wrought iron stair case you will find the good-sized loft/family room area equipped with a Cooper Hunter Mini-Split air conditioning system, a ceiling fan and hardwood floors. On the other side of the second story is the generously sized Primary Suite, also equipped with a Cooper Hunter Mini-Split system and featuring hardwood flooring, three closets, newer dual-pane windows and a cozy seating area. Attached to the primary bedroom is a remodeled bathroom complete with a dual sink vanity holding quartz stone countertops, custom tiled flooring, a shower enclosure with subway tiled walls and a penny tiled base with a glass door. This property also has a detached garage with updated electrical, recessed lighting and can be used as a studio, gym or office space. It could also be easily converted to an ADU. The garage also has an abundance of storage in the loft area complete with a pulldown ladder. The entertainment truly begins in the backyard with the custom designed heated pool and spa along with the barbecue area, working outdoor fireplace and several places to choose from to sit and relax enjoying the best that the foothills of Monrovia has to offer. Don’t miss your opportunity to make this piece of Southern California History yours! 


Comments (5)

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Great house, you should post more photos of it!

Oct 20, 2023 06:27 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Looks like a beautiful home. Have you noticed how many historic homes are said to be haunted? I feel like there’s a generation of little kids who always think so.

Oct 20, 2023 11:44 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Very good blog, Thanks for sharing, enjoy your weekend. Bill

Salvatore Arizona Elite Properties.

Oct 21, 2023 05:47 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Congratulations on getting the listing for such a distinctive home.  It will generate a lot of attention for you.

Oct 21, 2023 09:20 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker
Congratulations on your new listing.  Nice house and nice job with your presentation.
Oct 23, 2023 02:40 AM