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Modern Mecca Ranch

Modern Mecca Ranch

8175 San Lucas Dr, Whittier, CA 90605
4 bedrooms, 3 baths  |  2,892 sqft  |  Map  


At 8175 San Lucas Drive in coveted Friendly Hills, a sophisticated mid-century modernist ranch home on more than half an acre has been thoroughly & sensitively updated for the 21st century. Period appropriate finishes combine with luxurious amenities to stunning effect. Past breeze block entrance alcove & vibrant red front door, an ingenious split level plan unfolds. Spacious sunken living room outfitted in beautiful hand distressed White Oak flooring is anchored by a massive floor to ceiling Sandstone fireplace with dramatic black steel inset detail. Clerestory windows & large expanses of glass flood the space in natural light. Directly adjacent is the formal dining room, placed in such a way that it enjoys an impressive view of the living room below & convenient direct access to the kitchen. In the sleek & newly renovated kitchen: custom Walnut cabinetry topped with Ceasarstone countertops surround all new top of the line appliances including: Thermador professional gas range, dishwasher, & vent hood, Fridgidaire side by side refrigerator/ freezer, & built-in Summit wine fridge. Newly laid era correct Brazilian slate tile flooring carries from the open plan kitchen & adjacent family room past original freestanding Malm fireplace & on to the beamed ceiling den. Expansive window walls, newly installed aluminum sliding doors, & indoor planters blur the distinction between indoors & out. Master bedroom with en suite bathroom faces the private yard & an enclosed view patio. An ideal floorplan provides for a private mother in law/guest suite. In the freshly renovated bathrooms: Duravit fittings, Hansgrohe faucets, custom built vanities, & in another nod to the era-uncommon mosaic stone tile surrounds. An expansive yard has areas of sun & shade for entertaining or play, plus a large patio & fully renovated kidney shaped pool. Well sited in close proximity to the Arroyo Pescadero & Greenway Trails, hiking & biking paths, many fine dining & shopping amenities, & in an excellent award winning school district. An incredible opportunity not to be missed.


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