Home of the Week: The Knoll House – A Stunning Myron Hunt-designed Home Located in Pasadena

2 Oak Knoll Terrace, Pasadena, CA 91106
By DARRELL DONE and CAROL CHUA
Published on Apr 6, 2021

Nestled on a tranquil private cul-de-sac just steps from the prestigious Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa, lies a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to acquire a unique estate property with two amazing turnkey structures. One is an exquisite 12,300sf residence designed by two of America’s top architects, Myron Hunt (Huntington Library, Langham Huntington Hotel, Rose Bowl Stadium, Hollywood Bowl) and Gordon Kaufmann (Caltech Athenaeum, Los Angeles Times Building, Hollywood Palladium), and the other structure is a unique and exceptional 20,500sf entertainment gallery designed by noted architects Kelsey and Ladd (Norton Simon Museum).

Over a period of seven years commencing 2010, the current owners have, with no expense spared, meticulously and painstakingly restored and renovated this property, preserving its architectural integrity and historical significance. The end result is a totally livable and completely updated trophy estate with unparalleled indoor and outdoor entertaining facilities for family and groups, ranging from an intimate dinner party to an event for over 400 guests. This is the only known estate in the country consisting of a totally-restored historically-important home combined with a commercial-grade museum, set on 2.5 acres of gated park-like grounds. It is most definitely a trophy house and a trophy museum sited on trophy grounds in a trophy location. (Current zoning would never permit the construction of an estate of this size and configuration.)

Originally built in 1917 by Peter Hall, considered to be the finest builder of his time, the exemplary residence showcases an elegant living room, formal dining room, handsome library, pub room, six spacious bedrooms, including a sumptuous master suite, twelve bathrooms, six fireplaces, three laundry rooms, plus a 2700sf basement with a refrigerated wine room and vault. The adjoining entertainment gallery, built in 1973, boasts a 50-seat movie theater, an authentic Tiki bar, game arcade, card room, gym, lounges, conference rooms, screening atrium, five bathrooms, plus a guest apartment with fireplace and catering kitchen; and is a lavish extension of the exceptional personal residence. A private underground passage, served by commercial elevators, connects the two buildings.

With its unique history and amazing pedigree, this incredible opportunity is awaiting your most discerning buyer looking for a truly outstanding architectural treasure and spectacular and lavish venue to host family, friends and colleagues, for many decades ahead.

Main Features:

Beds: 7
Bath: 18
Home Sq.Ft: 32,500
Lot Sq.Ft: 106,900

Offered at $48,000,000

For a virtual tour of the property, visit www.knollhousepasadena.com.

For more information, contact:

Darrell Done
Coldwell Banker Realty
Sales Manager
Global Luxury Director
Architectural Properties Specialist
(626) 844-2255
www.DarrellDone.com
CalRE #01233781

 

Carol Chua
Coldwell Banker Realty
Global Luxury Director
(626) 708-8022
carol@carolchua.com
00908699
www.carolchua.com

 

 

 

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