It’s being offered for sale by the family of the original owner, So of course this 1950s Harold B. Zook-designed midcentury modern property in San Marino, California, USA is going to be of interest.
It doesn’t disappoint either. Zook designed this place back in 1955 and judging by the photos, it has been well maintained over the years. By that, we mean it has been updated as and when, but key period features remain. That includes the overall design, the walls of glass, interior and exterior terrazzo flooring, teak built-in furnishings, room dividers, rugged fireplaces – you get the idea. Overall, this place still has the look and feel of mid-20th century America. A huge selling point.
Of course, it’s a pretty cool and spacious house too. Sitting in half an acre of land and said to be in one of the city’s ‘most desirable’ zip codes, it’s likely to be sought after purely for location.
But those who need to spread out might appreciate the four bedrooms and four bathrooms, the master bedroom offering a sitting area, two walk-in closets and an en-suite bathroom. Of course, reception space is huge, as you might have noted. But what you can’t see from the images is a maid’s room and bath, which would probably make pretty cool guest accommodation.
Outside, you’ll find amazing covered and open patios for entertaining, along with a pool, cabana and play yard lawn area. If you don’t fancy physically going out, there are mountain, private patio or garden views from nearly every room in the house.
I know what you are thinking and you’re right. This place certainly isn’t cheap. You’ll need to lay out something around $2,798,000 (around £1,712,000) to be the new owner. Oh yes, the listing also has some original images of the house if you want to compare and contrast.