Designed by architect / builder, Harry E. Walker, this spectacular 1926 Spanish revival estate is well-located on a small, quiet cul-de-sac in the estate area of San Marino. Situated on a 0.81 acre lot backing up to the gardens of the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, this property showcases an incredible view of mature trees and the San Gabriel Mountains. Measuring 3,988 SF in the main house, the floor plan provides wonderful access to the grounds and adjoining outdoor entertainment space. The ground floor features three brick paved patios, a gracious entry hall with tile floor, a formal living room, a formal dining room, and a kitchen with a wet bar which opens onto to a spacious family room. Nearby are a 3/4 bath with a shower and a formal powder bath. The step-down formal living room showcases large picture windows, wooden truss ceiling, built-in cabinets, a gas and wood burning fireplace, and two sets of French doors to the rear patio. The dining room has hardwood floors, a gorgeous crystal chandelier, large windows and an adjacent wet bar that can be concealed. The kitchen features built-in appliances, including a KitchenAid double oven, SubZero refrigerator, under counter ice maker/freezer, double sink, gas cooktop, appliance garages, a desk nook and handmade tile backsplash. The family room addition was designed by noted architect Cliff May, modeled after the Mondavi winery with a large fireplace, built-ins and 3 skylights. Upstairs, there are 3 large ensuite bedrooms including a primary suite with a dressing room and 2 closets, and a dressing room/office attached to one of the bedrooms. The gardens feature specimen trees, including mature oaks, expansive lawn that leads to the heated swimming pool, a fruit orchard, a rose garden and plenty of open space to enjoy or plant your own vineyard. The brick patio has a built-in barbecue, an outdoor gas fireplace, and pergola. Attached to the garage (25' x 32'), is a 335 SF Pool House with a 3/4 bath, plus a 335 SF storage room. Additional features include a 400 SF temperature controlled wine storage, CA Basement, seismic bolting, nearly all copper pipe + copper mainline, automatic backup generator and newer dual zone HVAC. Enjoy a very special property and its expansive park-like grounds, the close proximity to the Huntington Library, Lacy Park, and shopping and restaurants on Lake Avenue, as well as San Marino's excellent schools.
Listed by Sarah Rogers, COMPASS,
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