Glendale. Designed in 1936 by architect William Barber, this Spanish Colonial Revival features original and restored details. The four-bedroom house has peg-and-groove hardwood floors, hand-crafted tiles, stenciled beam ceilings, and multiple terraces and patios.


The home is listed on the Glendale Register of Historic Resources, and owners are granted property tax savings to ensure ongoing preservation. $2,449,000. Thomas Atamian, Dilbeck Real Estate/Top Agent Network, (818) 235-6325.

Santa Barbara. This single-story home sits in Hope Ranch, a historic enclave of houses and estates. Built in 1928, the three-bedroom hacienda includes five fireplaces, vaulted beamed ceilings, and terra cotta roof tiles.


The 1.4-acre property features a pool with mountain views and a guesthouse with a 2,000-bottle wine cellar. $5,000,000. Sandy Stahl, Sotheby's International Realty, (805) 689-1602.

Encino. Noted musicians and an astronaut have lived in this four-bedroom, Mission-style home built in 1932 for the choreographer of The Wizard of Oz. The house features American Encaustic tiling and vaulted wood ceilings.

The property includes a pool, a courtyard with a fireplace, and a one-bedroom guesthouse with a full kitchen. $3,999,000. Dana Cataldi, Partners Trust, (310) 804-9207.

Pasadena. This three-bedroom home in the San Rafael area features Spanish accents. The interior includes wood-beamed ceilings in the living room and handmade tiles in the kitchen.

Outside, there's a courtyard with a hand-painted tile fountain and a private balcony off the master suite. $1,649,000. Michael Darling, Deasy/Penner & Partners, (626) 840-8905.

Los Angeles. Set in the Hollywood Hills, this two-bedroom casita was built in 1922. Spanish-style interior features include a Batchelder-tiled fireplace, arched doorways, and ebony-stained hardwood floors.

A rustic-modern, wood-paneled sundeck with red trim affords canyon views. $849,000. Steve Clark, Deasy/Penner & Partners, (818) 519-9363.

Salinas. This 1935, two-bedroom home lies across the street from a park. The house includes arched doorways, hardwood floors, built-in cabinets and shelving, a fireplace, and French doors.

The exterior features a desert-landscaped front yard and a wood-fenced patio in back. $329,000. John Hankard, Sotheby's International Realty, (831) 601-9071.

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