This stunning 1910 gated Italian Renaissance Revival estate has been impeccably done with exquisite finishes & luxurious appointments throughout. The stately property is an architectural beauty and registered as a historic landmark, offering significant tax savings for the buyer through the Mills Act. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a true Pasadena treasure.The magnificent 4,894 SF five bedroom, five bath home, with two bonus structures on the parcel, is filled with the elegance & grace of a bygone era. The residence sits back under tall, old-growth trees & has a welcoming circular drive that beckons you to the central entry that leads up to the hand-crafted oak door. Ideal for entertaining with its inviting front foyer, a substantial dining room, a lovely living room, a grand family room, a charming library, a quaint breakfast room, as well as a remodeled kitchen with everything a gourmet chef could desire. The upgrades are more than skin deep with updated plumbing, electrical & sewer. The sleeping spaces offer one bedroom on the lower level & four bedrooms upstairs, including the retreat-like, light-filled, primary suite that features an oversized walk-in closet with built-ins, as well as windows overlooking the serene rear gardens. The lot has two additional living areas on-site. They are a 958 SF guest house with a bathroom, decorative fireplace & a bedroom mezzanine that would be perfect as a studio or office and, also, an original, 358 SF water tower. It has been used as a playroom space, a party spot &, for one family, as their own private pub. Opportunities abound!The outdoor space is truly exceptional & showcases a resort-like landscape on 33,633 SF. Due to its exceptional scale & layout, the residence has been used to host fundraisers, galas, concerts for various charities as well as educational events for the Huntington Library. The yard makes one feel as if you are in a verdant, shade-dappled, hidden park with areas for recreation, relaxation, celebrating or, simply, quiet reflection. There is an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue & cooking area in addition to several peaceful patios. Lastly, there is a covered porch with an atrium off the rear of the first floor, that wraps the lower level of the estate, allowing access from the numerous sets of French doors that open out from the interior. No detail has been overlooked. Don't miss this jewel in our fair Crown City.
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Listing Agent: Dhari Thein
Listing Office: DPP