What kind of house can measure up to such a spectacular view of Whiteside Mountain on a flat estate with a croquet lawn? To borrow from Walt Whitman: "When the materials are all prepared and ready, the architects appear." This architectural masterpiece was remodeled by Thomas Craig adding a Grand Salon that befits Beauty and the Beast dancing the waltz! Angled toward Whiteside Mountain, the house communes with nature. Its rich paneling and moldings have a warmth that invites one to appreciate all the architectural specialties including antique doors from France and antique stone fireplaces from Europe. The kitchen is large and lively leading to the aristocratic dining room which opens to the porch gazing at Whiteside Mountain. The master and luxurious master bath with specialty tiles are on the main level with a cozy study. Two bedrooms on the upper level share a bath with a museum room dedicated to World War II. The lower level has a large bonus room with gas fireplace that is used for sleeping with a full bath. A two-car garage is attached as well as a porte-cochere. A darling playhouse is in the corner of the lawn for the little ones' imagination. The croquet lawn sits politely beside the drive. Big Bearpen is an extremely popular community with easy access to Greenway Trail and Kelsey Trail. This is the crown jewel of Big Bear Pen!!
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