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Spanish-Deco stunner asking $2.8M in Miracle Mile

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Serving up old-school glamour

Photos by Pierre Galant, courtesy of Zach Mayer and Benjamin Kahle

A contributor to the Miracle Mile North historic district, this tile-roofed beauty at 139 South Alta Vista Boulevard was built in 1931, and has aged quite gracefully over the years. Measuring 3,193 square feet, the two-story Spanish Colonial Revival makes a strong first impression, with a wrought-iron gate and covered arcade leading to its coffered-wood front door. On the other side awaits a grand foyer with magnesite tiles, a sweeping staircase with fanciful wrought iron railings, and an original fresco ceiling.

Moorish-inspired carved archways lead to a step-down living room with decorative tiled fireplace and wrought iron sconces, or to the formal dining room with dramatic oval-tray ceiling, or to the updated kitchen, which has been outfitted with stainless Viking appliances.

Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, with coved ceilings, wood-framed casement windows, and cedar closets. The house has three bathrooms, one with original tile, the others remodeled with “heritage-standard” period-style Golem tile.

The 7,400-square-foot property also features a detached garage with original, permitted second story sunroom, and a newly resurfaced swimming pool. It’s listed with Zach Mayer and Benjamin Kahle of Deasy Penner Podley at an asking price of $2.8 million, and open house is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Wrought iron sconces and French doors flank the ornately tiled fireplace.
The formal dining room features variegated crown moldings and an unusual oval tray ceiling.
The kitchen has been updated with Viking appliances.
Carved archways, elaborately detailed wrought iron, and a fanciful ceiling mural help create the perfect setting for grand entrances.
The glamorous master bath.
Out back is a newly resurfaced pool and detached garage with a second-story sunroom.