A landmark listing in Pasadena has just hit the market for $48 million. Nestled on a private cul-de-sac mere steps from the prestigious Langham Huntington Hotel, the historic, gated compound rests on nearly 2.5 acres of parkland. All combined, the property comprises two turnkey structures with seven bedrooms, 18 bathrooms and 32,500 square feet of living space connected by a unique underground passageway serviced by two elevators. Carol Chua and Darrell Done of Coldwell Banker Realty in Pasadena hold the listing. The pair regards the property as one of “Pasadena’s largest and most exceptional estates.”
The main residence — a 1916 Colonial Revival-style mansion spanning over 12,000 square feet — was designed by prominent architects Myron Hunt and Gordon Kaufmann who were behind such local landmarks as the Rose Bowl in Pasadena and Scripps College in Claremont. Master builder Peter Hall crafted the magnificent home, using the finest materials and techniques. The exemplary home showcases gracious rooms with high ceilings and stunning views from every window, six fireplaces, plus a 2,700 square-foot basement with wine cellar. “The current owners spent seven years meticulously and flawlessly restoring, renovating and incorporating 21st-century technology and amenities to this magnificent property, with no expense spared,” said the listing agents. “The end result is an ultimate, move-in ready, trophy estate.”
Bisecting the formal living and dining rooms, the entry hall provides one’s first introduction to the residence with Italian marble floors set in a classic diamond pattern. Restored original herringbone tongue-in-groove floors, a gorgeous marble surround fireplace in the living room and a beautiful wood panel library with a bar reflect the stunning level of detail and historic integrity permeating throughout the residence. Multiple rooms have been artfully opened up to create a large kitchen and family room.
The remodeled kitchen looks as if it has been there since the home’s inception, as two large center islands and top-of-the-line appliances such as a walk-in refrigerator and a walk-in pantry in the butler’s pantry, elevate it to an undeniable state of luxury.
Six bedroom suites boast remodeled bathrooms, plus a 2,500-bottle wine cellar and a pub with art glass windows and the original bar extend the entertaining capabilities of the home. Adjoining the mansion is the entertainment gallery, a unique 20,200 square-foot commercial-grade museum by noted architects Thornton Ladd and John Kelsey (who designed the Norton Simon Museum) offering unparalleled indoor and outdoor facilities with a swimmer’s pool, spa, pavilion, BBQ, pizza oven, and putting green.
A 38-foot high atrium, an authentic Tiki bar, a 46-seat movie theater, game arcade, card room, gym, conference rooms, lounges, catering kitchen plus a guest apartment are also a part of the gallery, making it a truly lavish extension of the main residence.
“It’s once-in-a-lifetime property and opportunity,” added Chua and Done.
For more information about the property, contact Carol Chua at 626-708-8022 or Darrell Done at 626-354-3551.