SoCal Home's 'Tale to Tell' - Page 2

Marvelous MCM—designed by untrained teen, showcased by famed photographer
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View of the rear of the home.

Wooden decks connect the bedroom level to the outdoor patio and pool area. Interior panels are an Eichleresque mahogany hue, and the original carpeted floors are now slate. Other features of the expansive property include an equestrian pasture, two-stall barn, tack room, tennis court, and four-car garage.

The equestrian features certainly complement the bucolic nature of Rancho Santa Fe, but the contrast of this MCM home to the Spanish Colonial Revival design of most of the town is one of its most attractive features for York.

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Looking out towards the pool and the expansive view beyond.

"I think that's one of the things that's so refreshing: It looks like nothing else in the community," said the realtor, who relates that buying a Craig Ellwood design for himself a few years back "set me on this path" of specializing in modern homes. The Antelline House, he said admiringly, "is counter-intuitive—counter to the architectural style of most of the neighborhood."

Very few changes have been made in the house's six decades, but York said the buyer will probably want to do "a good termite tenting" of the wood, glass, and concrete home.

York has had "lots and lots of appointment showings" of the home in recent weeks, including one prospective buyer who made an offer that was still being considered early this week.

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Pool area today.

"It will possibly be in escrow for three months if they accept the offer," he predicted, noting that the elderly Dowdy patriarch is still residing on site. "They just love living there…[but] there's someone who will take this from me and make it even more wonderful."

For more information on the Antelline House, click here.