:: First time on the market in roughly 74 years :: 9743 Val Street has a storied history comprised of deep family roots and the early development of Temple City. One of the earlier homes built in the area, this historic Spanish has been transformed into an oasis and is the ideal setting for a large family, artist or creative type. The original, restored front home is a wonderful marrying of rich artisan materials and architectural styles. The bright living and dining rooms boast wooden floors, newer period-correct windows and an Arts & Crafts-style hearth & mantle. A spacious cooks kitchen with a large range, Samsung and Bosch appliances was specifically re-designed with oversized counters and storage for spices and utensils. Beyond the kitchen, a long hallway leads to a light filled studio and sunroom which faces an entire wall of sliding glass doors, overlooking the central courtyard to create an indoor / outdoor flow, giving one the feeling of being in another part of the country or world. The property has several spacious bedrooms, one being a large primary suite with french doors, leading to a rear orchard. Additionally, the home has an attached guest suite with its own kitchenette and entrance; perfect for overnight guests, family or Au-Pair. Situated on just over 13,000 square feet, the sustainable lot benefits from an abundance of fruit trees and vegetable gardens and annually produces tomato, zucchini, cauliflower, squash, apples, grapefruits, nectarines, lines, oranges, peaches and figs and is anchored by a 100 year old Sycamore tree in front of the home. Two large entertaining areas and exercise pool allow for outdoor parties and time with family and pets. Recent upgrades include period correct Milgard windows and sliding glass doors, remodeled bathroom, newer carpeting, interior and exterior paint, courtyard hardscaping, various plumbing and electrical upgrades and more. An incredibly rare offering conveniently located within the Longden Elementary, Oak Ave Intermediate and Temple City High school districts, now available for a transfer of legacy.