4630 Indian Hill Rd. Riverside, CA 92501
3500 Square Feet
This spectacular and private Spanish Mediterranean Castle is perched above the street on Little Mt Rubidoux, with unobstructed vistas to the green-belt bike path and the mountains beyond. The dramatic entrance features a hand-crafted quartz stairway leading past a lily pond and fountain to a grotto-vaulted stone entry with massive oak door. The home boasts features of the famed local architect Henry Jekel, including a grand staircase, stained glass, wrought iron railings, uniquely hand-textured walls and a rooftop tower. Main floor features a formal living room, elegant fireplace, a two-story, dark wooden-beam cathedral ceiling w/original painted stencil trim. French doors open to a covered patio and a library/den, 1st floor bedroom w/full ensuite, large formal dining room, kitchen and alcove, top-of-the-line appliances, a family sized breakfast room, plus walk-in pantry. 2nd floor features a 'Juliet' balcony overlooking the living room, huge master suite, large windows, adjacent dressing room and master bath in French and Italian limestone with walk-in closet, 2 more bedrooms, one w/ full ensuite bath. The home offers three patios, a large waterfall and 30 ft. pond with an island, bridges and a gazebo, with lush mature foliage. Rear gardens with stone-walled terraces and a granite cliff; a back gate gives easy access. A 3-car garage is at the front street. Great for entertaining, the home has rich history of parties attended by Jack Benny and other notable Californians. This home has a Structure of Merit and may easily qualify for the Mills Act saving up to 50% off property taxes. It is also in a Book called Adobes Bungalows, and Mansions of Riverside California, found on page 271. Home sits on 2 lots 207041001 and 207041002, has a nicely sized walk in basement and an easy walk to the park just down the street and Lake Evens.