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1780 Lombardy Road San Marino, CA 91108

7 Bed
9 Baths
12808 sqft
MLS# P1-16807
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This exceptional property, Gordon Kaufmann's notable Palladian masterpiece, is located in the Huntington Library estate area of San Marino. Surrounded by architecturally significant homes, the H. L. Thompson House is the epitome of Old World elegance from the 'Golden Age' of Southern California Architecture. A graceful motor court with fountain leads to an arched entry with imposing mahogany double doors opening to the impressive foyer with black and white marble tile floor and 12 foot ceiling; a spacious cloak room and a separate guest bath with mirrored ante room are adjacent. The great room with stately Italian black marble fireplace and ceiling painted by Giovanni Smeraldi is mansion scale as is the formal dining room with Zuber wallpaper, fireplace and splendid chandelier, both rooms with French doors to the loggia and garden. A handsome paneled library with fireplace and prohibition era hidden bar opens beyond the magnificent staircase. A generous butler's pantry / breakfast room and a spacious kitchen are conveniently placed; a large laundry room is nearby. There is an enclosed light-filled sun room across from the kitchen and formal dining room with family room potential. A small bedroom and bath, back stairs and a flower arranging room complete the first floor. Upstairs, are three large bedrooms with baths en suite including the primary suite which features a bright bedroom, a lady's dressing room and bath, a sitting room with fireplace, a bonus room and a gentleman's bath. There are three additional bedrooms and two baths. The sizeable basement consists of numerous rough rooms within the concrete, steel girdered foundation. One is currently mirrored to be an exercise room and another with walk-in safe has wine storage. An elevator runs between the basement and the first and second floors. There is a two car garage on the west side of the residence and a four car garage with chauffeur's bedroom and bath on the east. Guest quarters are above the four car garage consisting of a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bath. The gated property of over one level acre has mature plantings from the original landscaper, A. E. Hanson. A lovely pool and spa and a lighted north / south tennis court confirm that this special residence has all the components of a true estate. Property is sold 'As is'
Listing Courtesy of CRMLS / Coldwell Banker Realty / Catherine "Tink" Cheney
$7,000,000
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1295 Lombardy Road Pasadena, CA 91106

6 Bed
9 Baths
7439 sqft
This elegant Huntington Library area estate is a Marston & Van Pelt designed Mediterranean Revival residence with privacy and security. Gated and hedged from the street, an attractive Saltillo tile veranda leads to an impressive entrance door which opens to the gracious foyer, powder bath and graceful staircase. To the left of the entry, an elegant living room has its original majestic fireplace with pewter fire shield, high ceilings and stunning arched windows overlooking the front garden. To the right, a grand formal dining room has French doors to the back garden and covered colonnade with outdoor kitchen. A handsome library / study with fireplace and original cabinetry exudes character. The spacious gourmet kitchen with butler's pantry, food pantry, center island, granite counters and newer stainless appliances, including a grill, is open to a generous family room space with fireplace, custom built-ins and French Doors to both the front and back gardens. There are convenient back stairs to the second floor. A guest bedroom and bath, an office alcove and a separate laundry room complete the first level. Upstairs are five bedroom suites, one currently used as an exercise room, and a wonderful primary suite with two excellent walk-in closets and an updated, light-filled bath. A media / entertainment space and bath have been added over the attached three car garage and are accessed by a separate interior stairway; features include a small bathroom, full bar, microwave, ice maker and wine refrigerator. The beautifully landscaped gardens have mature plantings, beautiful roses and sizable lawns with room for a pool with plumbing having been already installed. Close to Polytechnic School, Caltech, the Lake Street business district and dining, 1295 Lombardy is a very special property for upscale California living and entertaining.
Listing Courtesy of CRMLS / Coldwell Banker Realty / Jennifer "Jenn" Allen
$6,700,000
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887 La Loma Road Pasadena, CA 91105

4 Bed
7 Baths
7842 sqft
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Taking full advantage of the 1.616 acre site, this exceptional Contemporary residence designed in 1995 by architect Barry Berkus has perhaps the best view of the Arroyo, Colorado Street Bridge & Vista Del Arroyo Hotel of any in Pasadena. The property has estate presence w/ a gate & drive; it is not visible from the street. The 3-story residence entered on the 2nd level has 4 bedrooms & 7 baths. The floor plan is a central hall layout opening from a dramatic bridge leading to an impressive double door entry & pavilion. Immediately to the right is a guest powder bath & handsome library w/ fireplace & built ins. A generous bar w/ double sink, granite counters & refrigerator/ice maker is adjacent. The spectacular living room has soaring 20 foot plus ceilings, a large fireplace, 2 window bays & sliding doors to the outdoor terrace. A gracious step-up formal dining area also has views & outdoor terrace access. There are staircases to the upper & lower levels as well as an elevator. There is a bedroom suite on this level. The spectacular kitchen beyond is entered through a commodious dish pantry; a food pantry is adjacent. Bright & open, the kitchen has 2 work islands; both have granite counters as do the main workspaces. There is a 6 burner plus griddle range, a convection oven & several warming drawers. The family room is open to the kitchen w/ fireplace & windows overlooking the Arroyo. There is an outdoor kitchen under a covered terrace. The principal suite is composed of a large bedroom w/ floor to ceiling Arroyo view window bay & skylights, two closets & dressing areas & a primary bath w/ spa tub, generous shower & 2 separate commodes. There are 2 additional bedroom suites on this level. Downstairs there is a wine tasting room w/ adjacent 1/2 bath & a temperature-controlled wine shop size cellar w/ 10,000 bottle capacity. The nearby media room has tiered seating for 12 in luxurious reclining lounge chairs. 2 separate double garages, a motor court, storage rooms & a pump room complete this lower level. A 2 bedroom, 2 bath guest house w/ sitting room & its own terrace is across from the residence. The lush landscaping by landscape architect Walter Young is enhanced by water features that include a pool w/ natural appearing sand bottom, a spa, streams & koi ponds all producing a relaxing background rushing water sound. 887 La Loma Road enjoys a delightfully quiet & private location.
Listing Courtesy of CRMLS / Coldwell Banker Realty / Catherine "Tink" Cheney
$5,700,000
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3 Oak Knoll Terrace Pasadena, CA 91106

5 Bed
5 Baths
5572 sqft
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Adjacent to the Langham Huntington Hotel on a coveted, private cul-de-sac, this special Mid-century Regency home sits on 1.46 acres of magical, park-like grounds. Designed by noted architect H. Roy Kelley, the flowing single-level floorplan offers light-filled rooms with French doors that capture glorious garden & pool views. An open courtyard, with an imposing front door, welcomes guests into a formal foyer, a LR with fireplace, and a formal DR, with high ceilings, crown moldings & hardwood floors. A cozy den with built-in shelves, wet bar & a 2nd fireplace, warms up this lovely home. A garden room comfortably wraps & provides connection to the spectacular outdoors. The west wing features 3 BR suites & 2 fireplaces, including a large primary suite with sliding doors to a private side courtyard. The gourmet kitchen boasts a cheerful breakfast area, marble counter tops & stainless steel appliances. A fourth BR suite, laundry area, garage & 600sf basement, complete this iconic home. Outside, a 1003sf structure offers possibilities as a studio, workshop or extra garages, with its own bathroom & attic space. The magnificent yard showcases an inviting pool, lush front & rear lawns, gardens, terraces and knoll-top views, framed by mature trees, perfect for entertaining & outdoor enjoyment. With a short jaunt to Lake Avenue & Mission Street shops & restaurants, and an easy access to Old Town Pasadena & Downtown LA, this home is an absolute treasure with tremendous possibilities!
Listing Courtesy of CRMLS / Coldwell Banker Realty / Carol Chua
$4,965,000
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695 Holladay Road Pasadena, CA 91106

5 Bed
6 Baths
5056 sqft
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Located in the lovely Huntington Library Estate area of Pasadena on gracious Holladay Road, this special Mediterranean Revival residence was originally designed in 1929 by Roland Coate and has been enlarged and extensively updated by the current owners. The exceptional floor plan begins with an attractive foyer opening to the grand living room with beamed cathedral ceiling and handsome fireplace. Perfect for entertaining, the living room features French doors to a charming walled patio with fountain and arbor on the street side and on the other side an arch to a splendid gourmet kitchen / family room with sky lights and French doors to a back terrace that overlooks the pool, spa, fireplace and gardens. Beyond the living room is an elegant formal dining room. The luxurious primary bedroom suite is on the main level with fireplace and French Doors to the back garden and pool; a large primary closet with custom built-ins, a gorgeous bath with steam shower, spa tub, private commode and a stylish antique Pullman complete the sensual spa environment. A powder guest bath, a library / office with custom built-ins off the entry and a laundry and maid's room and bath off the kitchen complete the first floor. Upstairs are four additional bedrooms and three baths; one of those with a balcony overlooking the back garden could be a second or alternate primary bedroom. These upstairs bedrooms all open onto a delightful upstairs sitting / family room. Features include: hardwood and travertine flooring, HVAC, security system, two car attached garage, spacious, large level lot and mature Thomas Church designed landscaping. With privacy and serenity, this wonderful property has it all.
Listing Courtesy of CRMLS / Coldwell Banker Realty / Catherine "Tink" Cheney