Nestled in the heart of San Marino’s prestigious Oak Knoll estate neighborhood, this breathtaking Spanish Colonial Revival heritage residence is a rare opportunity to own a meticulously maintained and lovingly enjoyed iconic legacy estate of 1.93 acres.
Designed by renowned architect Roland E. Coate Sr. in 1925, the enchanting layout of this magnificent estate offers abundant privacy and inspiration while accommodating both large-scale entertaining and today’s highly sought-after, stay-at-home luxury lifestyle.
Beyond the private gate, down the long, romantic driveway and just past an impressive row of specimen trees, is the grand courtyard of this dramatic villa’s 4,166-square-foot main house.
Enter this intriguing and impressive home through artisan-crafted, wood-and-iron doors into a one-of-a-kind foyer with gleaming hand-crafted floor tiles, dramatic wooden beams, exacting craftsmanship, elegant design, and timeless style. Stunning views of the lush, private gardens and koi pond beckon just beyond the large wrought-iron French doors, offering instant tranquility and relaxation.
The main house boasts hardwood floors, and 6 beautiful bedrooms with 4 stylish bathrooms.
The first floor also includes an ample chef’s kitchen with professional stainless-steel appliances and a classic butler’s pantry. A sun-filled breakfast area and beautiful formal dining room provide generous eating space for both personal family and formal entertaining needs. A dramatic living room with a high, open-beamed ceiling and fireplace serves as both a center point for family and a centerpiece for social gatherings.
This special landmark estate also features a beautiful 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1,164-square-foot guesthouse, and a separate 220-square-foot casita. The guesthouse includes a full kitchen with new stainless-steel appliances, and a spacious beamed-ceiling living room with stunning fireplace and lush exterior private gardens.
The separate casita includes an impressive bathroom, wet bar, light-filled living space, and a large wraparound porch that provides another sumptuous space to further enjoy the ultimate in outdoor living and dining, and completes the additional living areas.
The resort-style pool area has separate changing rooms, as well as a 428.5-square-foot artist’s studio. The mature garden is an incomparable setting of meandering paths, fruit trees, expansive lawns, and a koi pond.
A 5-car garage and motor court complete this extraordinary compound, ideally situated just minutes from the renowned Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, Old Town Pasadena, and a mere jaunt to downtown Los Angeles, and a short distance from the historic Langham Huntington Hotel The home is within the very highly-regarded San Marino School District.
As a newcomer to California in 1919, Coate began a study of the state’s history and its earliest surviving buildings, the Spanish missions (or what was left of them), and adobe houses from the Spanish and Mexican periods. Later, his familiarity with these early-California styles, his work on large residential projects, and his talent and education, provided him with experience and expertise that made him one of the most renowned masters of the Mediterranean style. His achievements include homes and buildings around Southern California that are listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
With a talent for helping sellers navigate the complexities of the modern real estate environment, Lynette is known for delivering the highest possible sale price while making the process as smooth as possible for everyone involved. An expert negotiator with a keen eye for managing the details and timelines associated with real estate transactions, she prides herself on her ability to overcome any objection or hurdle in the sales or purchase process.
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