A few weeks back, a reader of this blog sent me a link to an MLS listing for an exotic house for sale in Anaheim, California (Thanks Cindy!).
I happened to be back out in Los Angeles this week, so I stopped by to check it out.
This 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house was built in 1961 (the height of the Polynesian Pop craze in Southern California) and they are asking $525,000. For those hardcore tikiphiles who pay regular visits to the Enchanted Tiki Room at Disneyland, this house is located less than 2 miles from Disneyland's main gate.
This house has a fantastic roofline, including eight of these ornamental exposed beams. The design of this house is exotic, but not specifically tiki. Depending on the color scheme of the house, the roofing materials and the exterior landscaping, it could be transformed into Chinese Modern or Tiki.
There are black lava rock planters all along the front of the house and at the recessed front door entry. They have also placed the lava rock as facia for the bottom portion of the exterior walls (right side of photo). The landscaping could use some serious TLC and upkeep, but lots of potential here.
Garage roof details
In the backyard, the house has a themed rock swimming pool (in desperate need of cleaning!) These last three pictures were taken from the MLS listing webpage, hence the poor quality, it looks like they were taken on a cell phone.
Imagine the backyard poolside luaus here, looks fun
If you find yourself in Anaheim and want to see this fine example of residential exotic architecture, it is located at 1635 West Ricky Avenue.