Sheltered behind mature trees, this 1951 sanctuary is nestled on a gracious corner lot in the highly desirable Linda Vista neighborhood by the Rose Bowl. Combining the charm of the 1950s with updates and additions throughout the years, this home offers a unique blend of classic appeal for contemporary living. A spacious light-filled interior greets you upon entering, with an open floor plan that seamlessly connects the living spaces, forming an atmosphere ideal for relaxation and entertainment. The living room with its high ceilings, hardwood floors and stone fireplace take full advantage of the large dual pane windows; bathing the space in natural light while inviting the abundant outdoor greenery in. A formal dining room with beamed ceilings opens off the living room and leads to the updated kitchen. The kitchen is outfitted with stone countertops, wood shaker cabinets and center island. Just off the kitchen, an inviting family room with abundant windows and light. An office or eat-in kitchen area has a second fireplace for maximum coziness and French doors leading to the expansive patio, waterfall and upper terrace patio. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms comprise the private quarters of this home. In addition a permitted 560 SF separate studio with bath offers additional options....guest suite, office or rec. room. Filled with plenty of storage spaces, unique built-ins and windows at every angle. Cementing this home as a nature lover's paradise and offering privacy is the side yard, an oasis to make your own with lush landscaping and fruit trees.