Originally built in 1887, this elegant two story Queen Anne Victorian remains the belle of the ball. The moment you enter the front yard, the exterior is captivating with the elaborate ornamentation. The double entry front doors are surmounted by a stained glass transom & open into the reception room. The front & back parlors showcase Octagon windows. The back parlor is used as the dining room & the original dining room is currently the tv/family room. The kitchen is large & features stained glass windows & has extensive storage & a panty. The magnificent staircase leads upstairs & showcases intricate, detailed carvings. The front balcony is where Theodore Roosevelt addressed his Monrovia constituents in his bid to become Vice President. The front bedroom features a curly redwood mantle, Minton Tiles, & a wood burning fireplace. The next bedroom features has two Juliet balconies. A third bedroom also has a fireplace. The fourth bedroom sits at the end of the hall. There is a detached 6 car garage accessed off the back alley w/ over 1000 sq. ft. of storage space. Idlewild has been a home of significance since the 1880's. Ideal for entertaining, Idlewild has a wrap around porch. Don't miss this treasure in Monrovia that makes some museums look boring!
4 Beds, 3+ Baths, 5,380 Sqft., $1,998,000