510 Palmetto Drive
Pasadena, CA 91105
Year Built: 1906
Interior: 7,672 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 24,974 sq. ft. (approx.)
Web #: 0279076
MLS ID: PF20068763
In 1906, Frederick L. Roehrig - one of early Pasadena’s preeminent architects, known for local landmarks such as The Castle Green, The Braun Music Center at Westridge School, and several of the mansions on Orange Grove’s “Millionaire’s Row” - built this spectacular Craftsman residence in one of this city’s best neighborhoods. With only five owners over the past 114 years, the home has been lovingly maintained and, at the hands of its current owners, meticulously restored and updated.
The main floor includes a beautiful entry hall with a custom mural and a 1906 Tiffany chandelier original to the house, a wood-paneled library, a large formal dining room with built-ins, a new kitchen with high-end appliances and adjacent beverage/bar center, a TV room, and a breakfast room with French doors opening to a lovely patio on the east side with an outdoor kitchen. The spacious living room features wood-beamed ceilings, a Batchelder-tile fireplace, window seats at both ends, and French doors that lead to a wisteria-draped, covered dining patio overlooking the south lawn. Additional original features include quarter-sawn oak hardwood floors, a staircase with architectural railing details, wainscoting, and picture molding.
The master suite on the second floor includes a sitting room with electric fireplace, French doors leading to a balcony overlooking the rear garden, a walk-in closet, and a bathroom with steam shower, stand-alone tub, and vanity sinks – all finished in Calcutta Gold marble and polished nickel hardware. The three other bedrooms on the second floor are generous in size and feature large closets and wonderful windows. Two of these bedrooms share a full bath; the other has its own full bath. The laundry room is also on this floor.
The third floor has three additional bedrooms and two bathrooms – great for large families or guests. Custom cabinetry lines the wide center hall, providing additional storage and/or gift-wrapping space. There is also an art studio with skylights and a wall of cubicle shelving.
The large, finished basement features a wine cellar accessed through impressive iron-and-glass doors. The room will accommodate 800+ bottles and has a painted ceiling, an antique iron chandelier, and a teak wet bar. The basement also includes a ¾ bath and areas now used as gym and billiards room. This lower level is thus a wonderful extension of the home’s living and entertaining capabilities.
A stately outdoor fireplace and kitchen anchor the east patio, and to the south of the patio lie expansive gardens, a pool and spa, and a pool house/guest house -- all designed by Mark Berry. On the west side of the house is a large, attractive dog run with shade, a water source, and artificial turf.
The 679 sq. ft. guest house/pool house (not included in sq. footage) features high ceilings, skylights, and double sets of original French doors facing the pool, yard, and main residence. This structure includes an open bedroom with California Closets, a ¾ bathroom and kitchenette. Your guests will never want to leave.