A Stunning B. Marshall Wotkyns-designed Craftsman House Located on South Grand Avenue in Pasadena

575 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105
By TERESA BARTON | Photography by Pierre Galant Photography
Published on Oct 7, 2020

The B. Marshall Wotkyns House is a beautiful example of the Arts and Crafts era as well as a contributor to the Lower Arroyo Seco Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enter and be surrounded by artistry and character. It’s the details that make this home so special. Each room is a stunning example of the Arts and Crafts movement. From the Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper to the restored hammered copper pendant lights casting their golden glow under polished wood beams you’ll be surrounded by green serenity beyond the original wavy glass windows. This home welcomes you with elegance, charm, peace, and tranquility.

There’s an easy indoor/outdoor flow to this one-story U-shape design. This home features four spacious bedrooms with built-in window seats (with room for storage). Each bedroom’s closets were remodeled by California Closets to great affect and a loft. There are two and one-half remodeled bathrooms with the hall bath (walk-in shower tiled by Mission Tile West) designed and remodeled by Cynthia Bennet and Associates. A subway tiled Jack & Jill bathroom connecting the two largest bedrooms contains a charming clawfoot tub.

The late restoration architect Martin Eli Weil (past president of the Los Angeles Conservancy involved in the restoration of landmark structures such as the El Capitan Theatre and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Storer House in the Hollywood Hills) redesigned and supervised the reconstruction of the kitchen and dining area in 2007 to better fit with the home’s Arts & Crafts esthetic. There’s a large center island, a charming built-in dining area in the kitchen, beautiful backsplash tiles, and glass fronted cabinets with plenty of storage. A pocket door hides a large pantry and there’s even a hidden wall-panel door (an idea borrowed from Greene and Greene’s Gamble House) that leads to the home’s basement. French doors off the kitchen lead to a center courtyard excellent for outdoor dining.

From the home’s side porch, accessible from the den or the living room (when both sets of French doors are open you bring the outside in), you can enjoy sounds of the flowing, re-circulating stream tumbling over rocks past the rebuilt, gorgeous front door (rebuilt by Jeff Balazs of the Heart of Oak Workshop).

The workmanship throughout this charming house is exceptional. Over the years updates have been made with care and consideration to keep this beautiful Craftsman a true Pasadena treasure. Some of the added modern features include solar panels, Nest thermostats for two-zone cooling and heating, and there’s an electric car charger in the garage. Come see for yourself!

Main Properties:

Bedroom(s): 4
Bathroom(s): 3
Interior: 2,960± sq.ft.
Lot: 9,702± sq.ft.
Garage Spaces: 2

Offered at $2,150,000

For more information contact:

Teresa Barton
(626) 695-9179
Keller Williams Realty

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