Arlet Davoodian says weekends at home with her husband Harach are like a spa vacation.
Their Ranch-style house was built in 1959 on a hillside above Oakmont Country Club in Glendale. It's typical of the ranch-style design — one story and L-shaped with a hallway linking the dining room, kitchen, guest bath and bedroom. Windows along the hallway look out onto the pool and patio. Graceful trees around the yard's perimeter offer privacy for sunbathing or entertaining.
It's one of the homes on the Glendale Historical Society Fall Home Tour, "Adobe to Atomic: Glendale's Ranch Heritage," on Oct. 3.
"It's mid-century modern with Asian influences," Harach Davoodian said.
An Asian character greets guests at the front door, and the handles on the built-in cupboards in the sitting room and dining room have Asian designs.
The Davoodians bought it in 2001 from relatives of the original owners, Arlet Davoodian said.
Upon entering the home, the living room is off to the left and the sitting room is straight ahead. The two-sided fireplace accommodates both rooms. The sitting room has sliding glass doors going out to the pool and another set on the opposite wall leading to a Japanese patio and garden.