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San Marino Area Single Family Home


1420 Park Place San Marino, CA 91108

4 Bed
4 Baths
4025 sqft
Designed in 1933 by architect Frederick Barienbrock, 1420 Park Place is located on a charming cul-de-sac in the premier estate area of San Marino above Lacy Park. A sophisticated colonial revival residence, this home enjoys abundant privacy and quiet. Guarded by sleeping limestone lions, the entry courtyard of Texas Sweetwater sandstone and raised garden beds leads to an attractive foyer with graceful staircase. To the right, the foyer opens to the gracious living room with dentil molding, classic fireplace and sliding doors to the back courtyard terrace; an inviting library / study is adjacent with attractive wet-bar, icemaker and beverage refrigerator. A spacious, bright bedroom suite is to the left, and straight ahead is the formal dining room with charming bay window and door to the terrace. High ceilings and lovely hardwood floors are everywhere present. Beyond is a special, gourmet eat-in kitchen with newer appliances including a six burner Wolf range, two dishwashers and refrigerator drawers in addition to a Sub-Zero refrigerator freezer; the countertops are marble and the generous island has a wood surface. A bedroom, currently used as an office, and bath and a separate, convenient laundry completes the first level. Upstairs, the primary bedroom with fireplace and windows with treetop views has a nicely appointed bath en suite with skylight, ample closets and a bonus room / office overlooking the back terrace. A second bedroom suite with full bath and bonus / office space completes the second level. The lush gardens created by Santa Barbara landscape architect Sydney Baumgartner are framed by sweet bay hedging and feature mature olive and citrus. The back courtyard terrace, also Texas Sweetwater sandstone, is ideal for California outdoor entertaining with fireplace, sink, barbecue, and lovely fountain, and the 19th century garden statuary further elevates the ambiance. There is an attached three car garage. This is a very exceptional property.
Listing Courtesy of CRMLS / Coldwell Banker Realty / Catherine "Tink" Cheney