Built: 1928 Owners: Alexandra Lutz and Joe Gryzmski, since 2014 Square Footage: 3916 4 bedrooms / 4 baths
in Newlands Historic District
Stucco Mission Revival home
a house of arches
big open kitchen – two cooks live here
a Casita on the property
clean modern interior
One of the largest of the Newlands Manor homes, this Spanish-style "casa" features an acre with multiple private outdoor spaces surrounding the home. In addition to the two-story main house, there is a beautifully-designed "casita" and a separate two-story garage with "mother-in-law" apartment upstairs. The home has undergone many additions and reconfigurations throughout its 91 years but it remains a stunning home in the neighborhood. This home is a Spanish Colonial Revival-style residence built by W. Barnard. A story is that the property once was a field of violets and Barnard named the home "Las Violeta." The current owners, Joe Gryzmski and Alexandra Lutz, purchased the home in early 2014. Visitors enter the home via a charming and private porte-cochère that the family uses to relax and take advantage of cool summer breezes. This Spanish-style home is full of arched doorways, and the living room even has an arched ceiling. The interior décor is a clean modern style that allows the wonderful bones of the home to show through.