In 1926 Samuel G. McClure purchased the Glendale News, which he renamed the Glendale News Press. As the owner of the City’s most prominent paper, he purchased a knoll overlooking the City and commissioned the construction of this magnificent Mediterranean work of residential art. Like the Kennedy House in Palo Alto, this is a grand example of a symmetrical Colonial Spanish with timeless details such as handmade tiles, original casement windows with on site fashioned wrought iron window grills, and a theme of arches carried throughout the perfect four bedroom and five bath floor plan. Even the front steps are a sculpture of Palos Verdes stone with inset native succulents.
The formal entry is a grand yet somehow understated space of welcome with original Satillo tiles under the inviting light of the chandelier. This entry opens to a museum like formal living room with high hand stenciled wood beams, hardwood flooring, fireplace, oversized picture windows, and a custom hardwood bar with marble top, wine refrigerators, and entertainment center. The dining room is large and formal as well. The remodeled kitchen is a playground for the culinary athlete of any level with a 60 inch Viking Stove, Sub-Zero refrigerator, limestone flooring, granite counters and a very cool black granite sink. Of course this kitchen opens directly to the large family room which has French doors, great natural light, and a tile inlaid fireplace. The first level also has a large home office/guest room, guest bath with preserved original tile, and another remodeled bath with a steam shower.