Theodore Payne Thurston
Louis John Gill
The Grounds
The Interior of the House
Rentals and Miscellaneous

The architect Louis John Gill designed this to be a very large home for 1928, 3900 sq feet.  It is remarkable that the house was designed in 1928 with multiple master suites.

There is circular front porch with Mexican tiles.  The main entrance is the original heavy carved wooden door in an arched doorway, and newly stripped to expose the gorgeous wood.

The foyer has been painted and stenciled to look like a gold on gold Oriental wall paper.  There is a large wrought iron chandelier reflecting the wrought iron of the living room.

The house was built with oak floors and the original floors are largely intact.

The grand living room, about 20 ft x 32.5 ft contains the original carved ceiling beams, made of monkey pod wood imported from Hawaii.  The beams are artistically braced with wrought iron which has remained intact.  The large original windows are in place, with a very large
arched window (70 inches x 110 inches plus the arch) faces the pool. Two large windows (each 8 ft 2 inches x 5 ft 5 inches)  face the front yard.  From those windows the Pacific Ocean is just visible.

The adjacent library (originally the dining room) has heavy monkey pod beams.  Hundreds of books, both fiction and non fiction are present as well as a desktop PC computer for visitors use.

The house is largely as built in 1928 with the exception of a kitchen remodel estimated at the 60s.  At that time more modern appliances were placed and the kitchen was moved to the northeast corner, leaving an office on the south east side.

The formal dining room is a newly repainted in decorator colors. The antique French dining table seats 8.  This room was once an office, and prior to that time, the original kitchen.

The kitchen has a 32 inch stove, a double door refrigerator/freezer a dishwasher, a garbage disposal and an instant hot tap.  Standard small appliances are available.  A free standing freezer is in the garage.  The kitchen table, imported from Korea, would also seat eight.

The house was designed with four bedroom suites with full bathroom interior to the suite and walk in closets.  A sleeping porch with an adjacent half bath in the original plans now serves as a smaller fifth bedroom with a double bed.

Three of the bedroom suites were large to very large (600 sq ft!) holding either a king bed with trundle, a king bed, or a queen bed.  The largest garden bedroom features a mural, a flowered garden arch, lounge chairs and side tables, as well as dressers and desk.

Each of the larger rooms has a desk as well as dresser and chairs.  A smaller en suite bedroom was originally designed as a live in maid's room.  It contains a twin extra long hospital bed, dresser, and desk with easy chair and has a private entry.

When rented, each closet will have available approximately three to four feet of empty bar space and hangers for the guests.  There will be an empty dresser in each bedroom for guests' personal items.  The sleeping porch with double bed does not have a closet.  All beds have complete changes of bedding available.