Home of the Week: Living Large on the Rim of the Arroyo

Published on Oct 11, 2020

It’s not surprising that this Pasadena estate was the handiwork of the late architect Bob Ray Offenhauser, known for megamansions and a frequent collaborator with The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens – he worked on the library itself, the greenhouse, the glass conservatory and the important Chinese Garden (Liu Fang Yuan), helping to buttress its structures against earthquakes. At 5,852 square feet across two stories, this Italianate-style villa was built in 1979 for people who like to live large—literally.

Past the two-story-high entryway lined with Zuber wallpaper is a huge living room with floor-to-ceiling glass doors overlooking Pasadena and the San Gabriel Mountains. There’s a formal dining room, eat-in kitchen with marble countertops and walk-in pantry, a huge master suite taking up the entire second floor, two more first-floor bedrooms and lavish grounds with formal gardens, private terraces, a pool, spa and outdoor dining area.

The listing is held by Linda Chang and Brent Chang of Compass.

WHERE: 988 Buckingham Pl., Pasadena

HOW MUCH: $6,580,000

WHAT YOU GET: 3 bedrooms including a huge master suite, 5 baths, formal gardens, pool and spa

SIZE: 5,852 square feet on .92 acres


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