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Built in 1938 and superbly sited on 3/4 of an acre of mature grounds in the heart of the prestigious Huntington Library district of San Marino, this rare masterpiece incorporates many of the architectural and construction characteristics of the Colonial Revival period, rendering it inherently perfect as a Southern California retreat.
This stately 6-bedroom and 7-bathroom estate, designed by renowned architect Robert Ainsworth and built by the esteemed Builder Wally S. Caldwell this extraordinary home represents craftsmanship that cannot be duplicated in today’s construction world.
Their impeccable and original use of custom and hand carved moldings, framed lathe and plaster passageways, over-sized symmetrically placed windows and classic towering columns combined to form this strikingly majestic California Colonial Estate. The public rooms are accessed by way of a grand 2-story circular entry hall with a sweeping staircase reminiscent of a bygone era. The gracious living and dining rooms with 10' ceilings, open to a deep loggia-style covered patio and walkway anchored by Colonial-style pillars. The living room, stately in size, features a fireplace with a decorative custom-designed mantle, while the elegantly appointed dining room features an impressive hand-cut crystal chandelier and crown molding. The library features Oak paneled walls, bookshelves, hand-carved molding and window valances, parquet flooring a wet-bar. The 2nd story includes the master retreat with a large walk-in dressing room, a spacious bath and an adjacent office. Three additional bedroom suites, all with plentiful closet and storage space, complete the private floor of the estate.
Framed by mature specimen trees of Oak, Birch and Magnolia, the professionally designed gardens are a tranquil haven with majestic views of the San Gabriel mountains. A special highlight of the garden is the poolside arbor that is adorned by a hearty and blooming Wisteria vine.
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