Charming 1947 Storybook Cottage Lists for $899K in Whitewater, California

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Charming 1947 Storybook Cottage Lists for $899K in Whitewater, California

$899,000 | Built 1947 | 989 Sq. Ft. | 1 Bed | 1 Bath | 0.98 Acres
15871 Falls Creek Rd, Whitewater, CA 92282
Built in 1947 for John Van Pelt, this charming storybook cottage is on the market for $899,000 in Whitewater, California. Listing details: The desert getaway of noted choir director and renaissance man John Van Pelt, this extraordinary home is a sister property to his 4-acre Los Angeles estate recently declared a Historic-Cultural Monument. Sited on an acre of land with unmatched mountain views in a serene setting, this is among the best-preserved examples of Storybook architecture in Southern California. Early Hollywood set design informs this hand-built home, to ”Hansel & Gretel” effect, with dramatic rooflines, turrets, and chimney pots. The cottage is animated with whimsical character, and in keeping with its vernacular style, many features are of local origin. The two fireplaces incorporate stone from nearby canyons.
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The walls are from Snow Creek boulders just beyond. Sweeping rooflines play off mountain ridge vistas, and a vast panoramic picture window frames a snow-capped Mount San Jacinto. Details include nautical porthole windows, a galley kitchen, an elevated sleeping loft, and a 17-foot wood bar in the shape of a whale. Its rustic interior abounds with original woodwork – hand-cut beam ceilings, knotty pine tongue-and-groove cladding, and scallop-cut surrounds. There are original light fixtures and hardware, original wood frame windows, stained glass designed by Van Pelt, and an enclosed and covered patio accessed through a huge sliding glass door, affording a spectacular view of the San Jacinto range. Lovingly maintained in the spirit of its original design, yet upgraded with modern HVAC. This charming cottage is on the market for $899,000 with Greg & Kiki Tormo of Bennion Deville Homes – Paul Kaplan Group. Photography by Clinton Meyer.
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