Designed by noted architect Myron Hunt in 1930, this Monterey Period Revival style home has been thoughtfully updated and meticulously maintained by its current owners. Offering over 5,200 SF of living space on nearly 26,000 SF of flat land, this home offers both architectural appeal and modern updates for today’s lifestyle. Located near the beautiful Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, in the estate area of San Marino, this gated estate property offers 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, including a gracious master suite and a total of 5 upstairs bedrooms.
This south-facing home is well sited to enjoy views of the San Gabriel Mountains and the expansive view of the mature trees in this picturesque neighborhood. The beautifully re-landscaped front grounds showcase a gorgeous custom-designed octagonal fountain featuring handmade Moroccan tile, an inviting brick walkway, and olive trees. Designed well for entertainment and recreation, the private rear yard features a 20’ x 40’ swimming pool, rolling lawn, spacious patios, mature trees, a 3-car garage, and a long driveway.
The spacious entry hall features a double door main entrance with leaded glass windows. Set behind the paneled wall, are the formal powder bath and deep coat closet. The powder bath features colorful Spanish tile wainscoting, molding detail, recessed lights, and an oversized pedestal sink. A striking architectural feature of this home is the light-filled large foyer and its grand curved staircase with wrought iron banister and smooth wood handrail.
The formal living room features three sets of French doors with views of the front, side and rear gardens, a gas and wood-burning fireplace with marble hearth and wooden mantle, recessed lights, beautiful custom window coverings, and molding detail throughout.
Adjoining the formal living room is a lovely music room with built-in bookshelves and recessed lights, custom window coverings, three sets of French doors and oversized French doors with sidelights facing the rear yard and expansive patio. This is the perfect place to enjoy views of the expansive grassy yard and the gorgeous, gated and walled private side garden with custom wall fountain with Moroccan tile detail. Adjacent to the music room is a charming nook with a built-in desk and built-in bookcase. There is an additional storage closet under the stairs, accessed from the grand foyer.
The spacious formal dining room can accommodate a large group for entertainment. Features include French doors facing the beautifully re landscaped front yard and also providing access for the rear yard, sconces with matching chandelier, wainscoting, and double door formal entry. A charming second dining room can be used as a breakfast room with French doors facing the rear yard also featuring side lights for additional natural light and views of the yard. There is also a silver closet for additional storage.
The current owners completed a major renovation and expansion of the kitchen and butler’s pantry. The updated kitchen features soapstone counters, double Wolf ovens with six gas burners and grill and griddle, farmhouse sink, disposer, built-in soap dispenser, hot and cold water dispenser. Built-in Wolf microwave, appliance garage, Sub Zero French door style refrigerator and freezer with refrigerator and freezer drawers, built-in desk with custom cabinetry and pull out drawers for additional storage, high ceilings with custom box beam wooden detail and recessed lights, and gorgeous tile backsplash. There is a soapstone peninsula which can be used as a breakfast bar with bar stools and as a convenient place to serve food. The kitchen provides views of the rear yard and pool from the kitchen window and provides convenient access from the side kitchen door to the driveway for ease of unloading groceries etc.
The renovated butler’s pantry offers tremendous storage for entertainment and features a wet bar with hammered copper sink and bronze water faucet, built-in icemaker, and marble counters, recessed lights, and custom lighted display cabinets. All cabinetry was custom designed by Expressions in Wood, a high-end millwork contractor.
The back staircase was also renovated with imported Moroccan tile and provides access to the upstairs bedrooms and to the rear yard and patio.
All bedrooms are en-suite throughout the home. The downstairs bedroom has French doors facing the front yard and facing the side. This room includes 3 sets of closets, recessed lights, custom window coverings, en suite with an elegant three-quarter bath with basket weave marble floor, marble wainscoting and marble molding detail, frameless glass shower, high ceilings, and beautiful light fixtures. The finished basement offers additional space and features recessed lights and tremendous storage, a closet under the stairs, washer and dryer hookups for two dryers and one washing machine, and a separate mechanical closet with water heater and furnace. An emergency sump pump system was added as additional security against a flood. There are white oak hardwood floors throughout the first floor and second floor. All upstairs hardwood floors were refinished in 2020. The master suite features molding detail, recessed lights, two private balconies, views of the front yard and side yard, vanity area with built-in closets and cabinets, beautiful marble bath with hexagonal tile floor and tile wainscoting, separate tub, and stall shower.
A second bedroom upstairs adjoins the master suite and offers a third closet to the master suite and two sets of French doors to the front balcony. Upstairs, there is a large walk-in linen closet, which also has access to a separate cedar-lined closet. Three additional bedrooms upstairs feature French doors to spacious balconies and have built-in desks and bookcases. In addition to the finished basement laundry, there is a laundry closet on the second floor which has a Miele stacked washer and dryer and another hallway storage closet.
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Bathroom(s): 6.5, pool
Square Feet: 5,212 sq.ft. +/-
Lot Size: 25,624 (assessor)
Offered at $5,900,000
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