708 Winston Avenue, San Marino, CA 91108
The C.G. Fitzgerald residence, designed in 1929 by renowned architect Roland E. Coate Sr., is one of the earliest examples of the rare single-story Monterey Colonial Revival home. Located on a sprawling 29,500+ SF flat lot in a prime San Marino location, close to the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, the home exemplifies the finest in architectural design, craftsmanship & materials. Large open public spaces feature wide plank hardwood floors, coffered and wood beam ceilings, and expansive glass doors and windows offering direct views of the front and back gardens. The exceptional ''U'' shaped floorplan is comprised of a north service wing, a central living area, and a south bedroom wing, and features an interior corridor and sunroom with terracotta tiles overlooking the stunning courtyard with a sparkling pool and Spanish tile fountain. A post with a cast iron lamp welcomes you at the main entry path leading to the expansive veranda with original copper wall lanterns. The entrance hall is flanked by an elegant formal living room with fireplace and built-in book shelves and a grand dining room, perfect for large-scale entertaining. There are 3 en-suite bedrooms in the south wing, including a large primary suite with a fireplace, walk-in closet, and large bathroom overlooking the rear gardens. The 4th bedroom suite is located off the kitchen in the north wing, ideal for an office or guest suite. The updated kitchen opens to a powder room, a breakfast room with original built-in cabinets and wet bar, a separate laundry/mudroom, and a spacious family room with fireplace. Additional outdoor entertaining areas include beautiful rose gardens and patios throughout with orange, lemon, and persimmon trees . Designated a local Historical Landmark by the city of San Marino, 708 Winston Avenue offers a rare opportunity to update a historically significant and stately one-story home in one of the city's premier locations.