CreativeDIGGS: Do you believe that every home has a soul? 1329 Campbell has the soul of an artist, sparking creativity and joy from the moment you see it’s exuberant drought tolerant front yard. This impressive Spanish Mediterranean features carved roof cupola, curved staircase and potential for a rooftop deck. The cheerful country kitchen surveys the huge backyard filled with fruit trees, a mature silk floss tree, garden beds, meandering paths leading to delightful hidden spaces and a vintage arbor tunnel shaded by grapes, jasmine and honeysuckle. A child could spend days in the backyard exploring and imagining without an electronic in sight. Light pours into the gracious Living and Dining rooms and there are two bedrooms and remodeled bath downstairs. The upstairs bedrooms include a master suite and beautiful mountain views. Modern upgrades include forced air heating, copper plumbing, foundation bolting and remodeled baths.
1329 Campbell St. • 2,050 SF • 11,018 Lot • 4 Bedrooms • 1 Full Bath + 2 Three-Quarter Baths • Hardwood Floors • Built in 1923
List Price $929,000
Public Open House – Sunday 10/18, 1 PM – 4 PM
Broker’s Open House – Wednesday 10/21, 10 AM – 1 PM
Just before the current owners bought 1329 Campbell, Julie La Grange had the huge Bunya-Bunya tree removed from the front yard. It was a wrenching decision- the tree had been part of her family since 1947. She did not remember a time without the heavy *thunk* of the massive cones dropping to the ground. You can see the plywood protection her father installed on the roof to protect the tiles!
She gave the current owners several pictures with stories on the back- this is her father, Don H. La Grange, sitting with cones weighing anywhere from 9 – 15 pounds. The tree was over 100 feet tall- the family was always afraid a cone would drop on the head of unsuspecting passerby!
After her father died in 2002, Julie was charged with selling the family home. While the tree had to go, she felt her father’s spirit could remain with the house. She asked Rock MacKenzie to carve the trunk of that massive tree into a throne as an homage to Don, who loved the tree, his home and his family.
The backyard is a gardener’s dream and a little kid’s paradise. The current owner is a gourmet chef and installed raised beds off the kitchen, numerous fruit trees and grape vines as well as many old fashioned roses. Anchoring the backyard is a magnificent, mature, Silk Floss tree.
October is not the best time of year to enjoy the gardens, but these photos give you a sense of the beauty and wonder in store for the new owners of this home.