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4690 Live Oak Canyon Rd

Theodore Criley-Fred McDowell designed a mid-century gem for the Culbertson family on Live Oak Canyon Rd in 1962. Framed by large oaks and olive trees the house sits along the La Verne/Claremont border. This large, one-acre parcel offers spectacular views and wonderful privacy. The three-bedroom 2.5 bath home features a spacious kitchen, built-in credenzas, fireplace, step down living room, a dedicated office (or a 4th bedroom) and a huge number of built-in cabinets. The thoughtful design reflects the mid-century ideas of living comfortably and in relation to nature. In addition to the official 2298 sq. ft, the home comes with lots of bonus space - 240 sq. foot screened in Lanai adjoins kitchen and an approximately 680 sq. foot space (currently used as an entertainment pavilion) sits next to the garden and looks into the live oak ravine. The detached 2-car garage has two full walls of built in storage. Current owner is an avid gardener and has planted many native succulents, has raised beds for vegetables and many different citrus trees - all on drip irrigation. Live oaks, cool mountain air, sprawling gardens, and space for dinner parties in the entertainment pavilion are just a few of the pleasures the home offers. Purchased from the original family the current owners have preserved the feeling of the mid-century. Original architectural plans included. 


La Verne, CA




Bob Graves


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