Cape Cod Residence in San Marino
Inspired by the beautiful East Coast shingle style houses of historical architects such as McKim, Mead and White, and Peabody and Stearns, of the turn of the century, this approximately 7,000 square foot house sits on a large flat lot in San Marino. Stepped gables, covered porches, conical roofs, and dormers give a varied massing and charming Old World appeal. The U-shaped driveway brings visitors to the front entry porch while the driveway then continues to a private motor court hidden from the street. Steeply pitched roofs, shingle siding, a shingle roof, and an abundance of moldings and casings are the primary exterior materials. On the interior, raised paneling, wainscoting, bead-board ceilings, beamed ceilings, trusses, and a further abundance of moldings and millwork define a true Cape Cod style home. The large rear yard contains a self-contained pool, BBQ, and entertainment cabana leaving the majority of the backyard for a large grassy lawn for the children and dogs to play on.