Absolute Perfection, by Carrie Benuska, San Marino Real Estate
The San Marino Real Estate Report, as seen weekly in the San Marino Tribune
This gorgeous one-story Traditional home at 602 Winthrop Road is listed with Janice Lee of Prudential California Realty
I am always excited when I get a chance to view a home on Plymouth Road or Winthrop Road in the Mission District of San Marino. These two streets, known for their friendly community feel, come together to form a “U” shape to the east of El Molino Avenue. This makes these two streets almost like a cul-de-sac, providing a safe environment for children’s outdoor play.
Plymouth and Winthrop continue to the west of El Molino, and Winthrop Road on this stretch is particularly picturesque and provides homeowners with larger lots. This road is lined with beautiful mature oak trees, presenting a quiet and restful feel. Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of viewing a home on this block at 602 Winthrop Road, listed with Janice Lee of Prudential International Realty. The tour was a true pleasure from beginning to end!
This one-story Traditional home, which sits on a 9,167 square foot lot, is extremely attractive from the street. From this initial view, it is clear that this home has been beautifully updated and meticulously maintained. The front features attractive architecture, lovely and well-maintained landscaping, and a crisp paint job.
As you enter the front door, you discover that the interior is just as impressive as the front of the home. It has an airy open floor plan, gleaming hardwood floors, and a fresh coat of pain throughout. Even though the home is located on a shady portion of the street, it is filled with light and provides a cheerful and welcoming feel. The home has 2,431 square feet of living space, offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and was built in 1964.
The home features a small entry, which opens onto the lovely combined living room and dining area. These rooms are the focal point of the home and feature gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows, which give views of the scenic back garden. This wall of windows also includes French doors, which exit onto a flagstone patio. Also adjacent to the entry is a remodeled full bath, an enclosed laundry area and a small den. This part of the home also integrates entry to the large and attached 2-car garage.
Next to the large open living space, you enter a fantastic kitchen with attached family room. The kitchen has been tastefully remodeled and features a large center island with beautiful marble countertops. The attached family room is elegant yet cozy, with a flagstone fireplace and a state-of-the-art sound system. The family room has additional French doors out to the back garden, which provide great flow for outdoor entertaining.
The other wing of the house features 2 roomy bedrooms, which share a large remodeled bathroom. Further down the hallway, you enter a lovely Master suite, with a large and well-done master bathroom and a walk-in closet. I particularly love this “U” shaped floor plan. It gives great views of the back yard from many rooms and allows the bedroom area to be private family space.
Beyond the large, wrap-around flagstone patio, the back yard is predominated by a beautiful, sparkling pool. The pool has a light bottom, matching flagstone decking and a lush backdrop of mature plantings. This space is private, scenic, and amazingly restful. I can easily imagine beautiful parties and intimate family gatherings taking place here. As in every other area of the property, the back garden is neat as a pin and shows a deep sense of pride of ownership.
If you are interested in this gorgeous home, you better not tarry. Janice Lee has already received several offers, with a great list price of $1,360,000. 602 Winthrop Road is a treat from beginning to end and will provide a happy home to the future buyer.
Carrie Benuska, Teles Properties, 210 S. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena