A Beautiful Oasis Located on the Coveted San Rafael Hills of Pasadena

165 Malcolm Dr., Pasadena, CA 91105
By MICHAEL DARLING | Photography by Cameron Carothers
Published on Jul 14, 2023


Welcome to your own personal oasis in the coveted San Rafael Hills of Pasadena. This contemporary 3 bedroom, 2 bath view home provides a retreat that offers privacy and tranquility while still being conveniently located near the heart of Pasadena and within a short commute to DTLA. As you ascend the steps to the shaded entry, take note of the artful landscaping designed for easy maintenance and maximum visual impact.

Graceful ginkgo, striking birch, river rock beds, and billowy feather grass captivate the senses, ignite the imagination and foster instant calmness.The interior of the home provides ample space for entertaining. A foyer is flanked by a large living room on one side and a fabulous great room on the other.

Notable design elements include a floor-to-ceiling Italian glass-tiled fireplace (slightly off-center for architectural interest), cathedral ceilings, triangular windows, and sliding glass doors that open to an attached deck with unobstructed mountain views.

The Cynthia Bennett-designed kitchen features sleek black countertops, Sub-Zero and Thermador appliances, a breakfast bar, and Baccarat pendant lighting.

Down a central hallway, the primary suite is its own sanctuary, complete with generous double closets, a wall of built-in bookshelves, and direct access to the back patio and bubbling spa. A large window frames a private side garden with raised planter beds and orange, plum, apricot, and Mexican lime trees. The attached bathroom features dual marble vanity sinks, a tiled walk-in shower, and a luxurious rejuvenating space.

A second bedroom, currently used as an office, also accesses the backyard through glass sliders. The third bedroom has generous closet space and large picture windows to the rear gardens. A second bathroom with a tub and shower, and a marble vanity complete the private spaces of the home.

The terraced backyard offers several intimate nooks for solace or socializing. At the uppermost deck, one is cradled among the treetops to enjoy spectacular views of the San Gabriel Mountains and historic Pasadena. The home has been meticulously cared for and thoughtfully updated, including the kitchen and baths, a new roof(2019), and upgraded plumbing(2018). The home also includes energy-efficient windows, fully paid solar panels, and an EV charging outlet in the garage. Wine enthusiasts will appreciate the walk-in, chilled wine cellar in the garage space.

Main Properties:

Bedroom(s): 3
Bathroom(s): 2
Square feet: 1,898 sq.ft.
Lot size: 6,829 sq.ft.

Offered at $1,495,000

For a Virtual Tour of the property, visit dppre.com/properties/165-malcolm-drive-pasadena-ca-91105-p1-14303.

For more information contact:

Michael Darling
Deasy Penner Podley
Founding Partner
CalDRE 01139302


Sandi Rozman
Deasy Penner Podley
CalDRE 02041045




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