Grand Historic Property Located on Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena

By GEORGE PENNER | Photography by Carothers Photo
Published on May 2, 2023

Anchored on nearly three quarters of a flat acre, this grand historic property of exceptional quality achieves the combination of period architectural design, elevated with the modern amenities and features desired today. The stately public spaces commence with double height marble and terrazzo foyer that guides guests to the expansive living room with Medusa ‘hand-tooled’ cement cast mantel and hearth and adjoining sunroom with a pentagon of full-length operable glass panels.

Formal dining room clad in hand-painted silk chinoiserie and french doors that lead to the arched covered outdoor patio with custom tiling. Media room/study provides more relaxed gatherings. Modern chef’s kitchen, bar pantry, sitting and family room – a natural for everyday time with family and friends. Two powders and access to the basement complete the first level.

Large second floor landing with sitting nook with balcony, elegantly delineates the two living wings. The primary suite is slightly sequestered and features a bedroom with private outdoor patio, marble adorned bathroom with shower, separate soaking tub, enclosed water closet, double vanity, make-up counter and dual walk-in closets. Opposite, three additional spacious bedrooms all with bathrooms ensuite. Expansive outdoor balcony spans the rear, with deck seating and sauna. Linen storage and a separate laundry room complete the upstairs.

The walled rear yard provides sweeping grassy lawn, large swimmers pool/spa with adjacent lounging pergola with outdoor fireplace and secret garden. Superb landscape executed by EPT Design.The townhouse guest apartment is connected to the two-car garage and features a changing bathroom and shower on the first level and second floor residence with living, dining, den, bedroom, full bath and kitchen areas.

Multiple, extensive renovations, upgrades and documented improvements since ownership. 365 amp electrical service, solar with power pack; upgraded wiring and plumbing; multi-zoned HVAC; Savant Home Automation, extensive A/V panel rack, an array of built-in audio speakers and comprehensive monitored security system.Squarely nestled between Madison Heights and the Langham Estate area – within close proximity to the South Lake corridor.

Main Properties:

Bedroom(s): 4
Bathroom(s): 6
Square Feet: 6,391 sq.ft.
Lot Size: 0.714 acres
Garage space: 2
Year built: 1921

Offered at $6,750,000

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For more information contact:

George Penner
Chief Executive Officer
Deasy Penner Podley
(626) 683-0777
(626) 807-8558

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