FOR THE ENTERTAINER. This Legacy Property on a rare 16,784sf city lot offers luxury style, huge chef-and-guest thrilling kitchen, big formal rooms, resort-style pool with big company-BBQ and dining area, large green badminton or ?? play grass area, enormous Mills Act tax savings (estimate $20,000/year savings !), and all poised on one of the most prestigious streets in Mission Hills. (Lots of conveniences like dbl gar on alley, circ drive, A/C, basement (yes!), –see supplement for more information. Details to cheer and cherish: A critical element of value on this home is the 16,754sf lot, happily fully sprinklered, which welcomes high setback from street with convenient deliver-to-door multi-car, easy pass-by circular drive, large play yard on one side and on the other side a yard ideal for farmer or puppy, and 13 steps above house level a very large pool/entertaining area, double garage + possible park for medium or smaller boat, camper. The staired pool area simplifies providing safety from access by unaccompanied children and amplifies the privacy. Pool area has large surround space for dining tables and chairs and to be lounges splashed around , big-crowd BBQ and mini fridge at the bar for soft drinks or refreshment of the other kind. The home is a landmark. The outside lanterns that flank the front door are original gas lanterns that hearken back to when all of Lyndon had gas lighting. Room scale is grand with leaded glass transoms over double doors from foyer to dining and living rooms and others, and hardware we just had to photograph for this presentation! Besides the beams, graceful moldings, rich hardwood floors, the main rooms have: Dining room features a large stained glass window. The living room fireplace recently had a new steel liner installed, is woodburning, but gas has been stubbed in. The company-welcome, sleek, 18×16 designer kitchen is equipped with 2 Viking ovens, 2 subzero refrigerators, large range top with potfiller, dishwasher, disposer, built-in microwave, and an over-island pot rack that may stay if buyer wishes. Notice the convenience of the corner lazy-susan, pull-out drawers everywhere, even a double built-in trash cabinet, and over-under lighting along the counters as well as the brilliant canned ceiling lights. Behind the kitchen is a crisp laundry room with utility sink and storage, a half bath pool-powder room, doggy door, and 2 exit doors. A "gracious 2nd powder room" also sits discreetly at the back of the foyer, serving dining and living rooms. In addition there is a game room/den and family room/sunroom/media room, which of course the owner may name and use as they choose. Even the stairway is grand. Visualize descending in full dress to cameras! The big window at the stairway curve has notches on each side for the placement of glass shelves if desired. The upstairs includes a master suite and 3 additional bedrooms, 2 large and 1 smaller and ideal for nursery or office. One of the secondary bedrooms has a private bath, and there is a full bath in the hall for the other 2 rooms. The master of course offers private bath with tub, shower, 2 sinks and a WC, 2 closets, a peek through trees to the great Pacific, and a 4"x10" wall safe tucked into a wall. Access from a ceiling panel in the green-pink bedroom opens into an attic, about stand-up height in the center. While the downstairs is believed to be hardwood, the upstairs has fir floors to seller’s belief, now carpeted. A sense of privacy prevails, as you don’t look into neighbor’s homes or they yours. Access from a bulkhead door at the back of the house opens to a medium-sized basement offering space for storage or possible wine cellar room. The home has had electrical and plumbing completely redone, 200 amp electrical, 75 gal. hot water heater, 2 newer units heating and air, and an owned ADT alarm system. The electrical from back alley to the house is all undergrounded. The owners also had all the asbestos removed from the home years ago. Every room is wired for internet. Roof is asphalt fully warrantied from its 2004 installation for 20 years on labor and 50 years on material by Home Depot. MILLS ACT property taxes for 2016 are $5373. If you calculate the property taxes for a purchase price of $2,499,000, the annual tax would be $24,990. The Mills Act taxes represent, therefore, a savings of over 75% on the property taxes for Lyndon Road.
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