'Casa Andalusia' By Maurice Swetland In Altadena For $1.545 Million

04/11/2011 11:45 am ET | Updated Jun 11, 2011

Via Curbed LA: This 1927 Spanish-style home in Altadena seems to be covered almost completely with gorgeous tile. Saltillo (terra cotta) tiles cover most of the floor, and moroccan/moorish-style tiles line the stairs, entryways, bathrooms, and gardens. The five bedroom, four and a half bathroom home is 4,216 square feet and sits atop an 18,000 square foot lot. According to the original listing, the home was built by New Yorker Maurice Swetland, who published the American Architect magazine.

The original listing notes that Swetland and his family were European travelers who "incorporated internat'l stylistic ideas into the homes they built." Curbed LA also mentions an added bonus: "The property also boasts award-winning gardens wherein one might find a friendly bobcat as well as an open-air greenhouse." The home has been on the market for forty-two days as of this posting and is priced at $1.545 million.

Photos and official listing courtesy of Judy Rubin of Coldwell Banker.

Altadena Spanish-Moorish