Built in 1928, this classic 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom Mediterranean style home in San Marino has had a long history with family life at its heart. Located near Lacy Park and the Oak Knoll District / Langham Hotel, this home is sited on a flat 3/4 acre lot. Designed by noted architect, Heth Wharton, this grand dame was built with the finest materials, including clear-heart redwood framing and handcrafted woodwork throughout.
It features classic colonnade architecture, a large, inviting entry hall with a wide, wrap-around staircase, and two story ceilings. The formal living room showcases high ceilings, tall, operable windows, and a massive fireplace and is adjoined by a library/office which opens to the covered patio. French doors open onto an ample covered patio dining area with an outdoor sink, counter, and barbeque, where one can balance the comfort of guests with multiple ceiling fans and overhead space heaters.
The kitchen and its separate breakfast room are just across the way, providing easy access to both indoor and outdoor dining. Also off the kitchen, the formal dining room is large enough to accommodate at least sixteen people and is graced with the same tall, operable windows found in the living room, allowing natural light to adorn these showcase high ceilinged rooms. The unusually large basement also has high ceilings, perfect for a wine cellar.
Upstairs are three large bedrooms, one of which is a master with a nearby nursery. Downstairs are two en-suite bedrooms, one of which is also a very large primary suite with adjoining den, with a spacious walk-in closet with built-in closet system, bathroom with heated floors, and steam shower.
Perfect for hosting holiday parties, graduations, or other family celebrations, this property features 3 A/C units, a pool with a hydraulic fiberglass cover, an above-ground spa, and ample play space for children. A long driveway leads to a detached three car garage with room for basketball games. A circular driveway at the front provides easy and convenient access. Unlike many homes in California, this home has a back-up generator ensuring continuous enjoyment, and a 446± s.f. basement. This well loved and inviting home is ready to welcome the next owner to create its own fond and lasting memories.
Square feet: 5,619 sq.ft.±
Lot Size: 33,036 sq.ft.±
Year Built: 1928
Offered at $4,995,000
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