Property Crush

This Bewitching California Home Is Brimming with Beautiful Tudor Details

published Jan 12, 2023
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The details:

  • Address: 216 Monroe Place, Monrovia, California
  • Price: $1,198,000
  • Size: 2,186 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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Why we have a crush on this property:

One glance at the wooden beams set into the facade, the metal window boxes filled with clay pots, and the wooden shutters is enough to fall under the spell of this Tudor-style home. Heading up the narrow brick walkway to the front door feel like walking into a fairytale that happens to be set in Southern California.

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In the living room, a large fireplace with a wooden mantle and large brick surround visually warms up the entire room. The sitting room offers another lounging area, where shiplap ceilings accented by rich wooden beams make for a dramatic space that still manages to feel bright. 

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A wide, rounded doorway leads into the dining room where a Gothic chandelier creates a natural focal point in the center of the room, which features all-white walls and a set of French doors that allow for instant access to the patio’s own dining area if you’d rather take your nightcap outside. 

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The kitchen, though it’s been updated with some sparkling stainless appliances, retains its wooden cabinetry and its old-school charm — the home was built in 1936, after all. All through the home, elements like dark wooden built-in shelves, rounded doors, stained glass, and bay windows make each room a treasure of its own. If I had to pick my favorite nook, it would have to be a tie between the window seat in the primary suite where I can easily picture sipping tea each night, and the shady spot below the massive tree in the backyard, framed by stone pavers. Two perfect spots for reading a good book, if you ask me. 

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This home is listed for $1,198,000 by Ash Rizk, Coldwell Banker Realty.

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