Exotic blooms and a sophisticated palette of richly hued plantings introduce this stunning 1926 English revival character home. Steeped in architectural detail, highlighted by faultless design and color choices, and enhanced by a plan that offers multiple creative or office spaces, this South Pasadena home is both gorgeous and practical.
Recessed porch entry with eight panel arched wooden door opens to gleaming oak floors, a fireplace with large box mantle supported by curved corbels and lovely vintage pendant and sconces. Arches and angles juxtapose with rectangular French doors opening to huge arched casement windows which line the walls of the long rectangular office with bookshelves and room for two large desks.
Through the archway to the kitchen, a diamond pattern floor is perfectly paired with leaf green beadboard cabinetry, white countertops and stainless appliances. A cozy built-in dining nook is beyond special with barrel ceiling, banquette seating, chandelier and an arched casement window with Jacaranda view.
The family room is magnificent with beamed ceiling, a sculpted plaster fireplace with deep recessed niche, large casement windows and perfect window seat. Four bedrooms (one used now as a reading den) are spacious and light filled. The owner’s bedroom is lovely with built-in bookshelves and French doors opening to a private patio garden with pergola.
Garden seating is plentiful offering both shady retreats and sunny spots for breakfast or coffee. The garden itself is magical with Eastern redbud, jacaranda, pink trumpet, Meyer lemon, Cara Cara orange and Satsuma tangerine trees. Hummingbirds are year-round here.
Additional creative spaces include the large artist’s studio with sink as well as a separate fully permitted studio attached to the garage. Many systems here are updated and upgraded including the roof that was just replaced in May.
Square Feet: 2,454 sq.ft.
Lot Size: 10,116 sq.ft.
Year Built: 1926
Offered at $1,699,000
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