558 W Baughman
THE PERFECT MID-CENTURY HOME. In the heart of the Claremont Village, residential architecture mirrors the city’s rich heritage and diverse influences. Few homes display their timeless origins more than 558 Baughman. Local physician Willis Wingert, MD and his family were the first of only two owners of the home since it was built in 1947 by Benjamin Hall Andersen. Celebrated for his contributions to the Moderne style, Andersen was a notable architect whose design emphasized sleek lines, geometric shapes, and streamlined forms throughout the property’s elevations and interiors.
As you enter, floor to ceiling glass illuminates the dining and living rooms and draws guests into a warm inviting home. It’s an open floorplan with a contoured soffit that borders the entry and washes the ceiling with soft lighting. Masonry walls transition to wood floors adding texture to the space with a full-height fireplace as its anchor. It is the definition of mid-century.
This is a home for leisure and tranquil moments in quiet spaces. The den has large casement windows to bring the outside in and a built-in bookcase that separates the sun-lit breakfast area. The adjacent galley kitchen features a standing porcelain stove among Caesarstone counters, modern appliances and painted wood cabinets. There’s a pantry off the kitchen with a room large enough to be defined as a laundry or bonus room. It leads to the garage but for those with a green thumb, there’s a hidden garden just behind.
Follow the moss fringed pavers around to the back of the home and you’ll discover the tree-covered entertainment patio. Spend evenings by the glow of string lights and dining outdoors. There’s even a secluded retreat for quiet conversation.
Claremont Village is only blocks away and features tree-lined streets adorned with boutique shops, cafes, and art galleries. Its vibrant cultural scene includes the Claremont Colleges, a consortium of prestigious institutions renowned for academic excellence. Residents relish the picturesque foothill surroundings, with opportunities for hiking and enjoying community events in the village square.