1415 Parkview Drive
Designed by one of the leading design firms of the time, Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury in 1924, the residence was “awarded 1st prize for the best small house built within the last 3 years west of the Mississippi” by House Beautiful in 1925. The original owner George Hunt, a sought after maker of custom fine furniture, had much input into the design of the home, making known his individual requirements such as a large workroom upstairs. Known as “The Hunt House,” the home is reminiscent of an English countryside cottage with low lines, a high pitched roof and a deep set front entrance door. Fine architectural details abound including, hardwood floors, wood paneling, pocket and French doors, crown molding, leaded glass and bayed windows.
A formal entry and step-down living room welcome guests to this warm and inviting home. The living room has an air of quiet simplicity with a coved ceiling and simply carved beams. Built-in bookshelves flank the fireplace and a lovely bay window offers mesmerizing views of the Arroyo Seco and mountains. A formal dining room has French doors that open to an arbor covered patio and the back gardens. There is a large Butler’s pantry, wet bar, and a galley kitchen with a breakfast nook. Upstairs there is a full bath, two bedrooms one of which has a fireplace, and storage. Downstairs is the master bedroom with a full bath, fireplace, dressing room and a walk- in close. The second bedroom features a full bath, and the third bedroom has been converted to an office with a laundry closet and a back sunroom that is used as a studio. The gardens are lovely with mature specimen plantings and patios that offer the utmost privacy.