|A pattern we have seen before.|
Reproduced above is a rendering of a 4,600 square foot starter castle that you can find contained in a real estate advertisement found on the front page of this morning's Los Angeles Times Home section. This is not in any way a photo of the existing small Spanish home that has been on the lot since 1931. It is what will replace it should those plans be allowed to stand.
Rather it is a very large project designed to be plunked down on this 25,097 square foot lot located at the base of the canyon. This is, of course, a very familiar pattern in our area. The sale comes with the plans for this item, just so you get the idea. Big lot, big house.
There is currently a 2 bed 1 bath 936 SQFT. home on the lot. A vintage, very charming (but obviously in need of some restoration) 1931 Spanish revival bungalow home. It also comes with a large art studio above the garage. The property last sold in 2008 for around $750,000. Many are reminded of Hugo Reid’s historic Spanish adobe home that is preserved at the Arcadia Arboretum.
It was designed and built by the artist Marvin Weese; his wife Myrtle also was an artist. Mr. Weese designed and painted both the home and the artist's studio above the garage. Both places must be preserved. Marvin Weese - with his own hands - painted and sculpted concrete to make it look like tile.
Marvin Weese also built this home himself. He was and remains a highly acclaimed artist, specializing in the California Missions.
The below screenshots come to us from a site run by the Sierra Madre Publishing Company. Click on each to enlarge, or view them on their original site here.
The following comes to us from a website called Live Auctioneers.
Below are some photos of the Marvin Weese house as it appears today.
Update from Preserve Sierra Madre
(Mod: This went out from Preserve Sierra Madre earlier today. As usual, they nail it. If you are not on the PSM mailing list you are missing out on a lot of important info.)