1000 South San Rafael Avenue
1000 South San Rafael Avenue | Pasadena, CA 91105
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Architecturally significant Mediterranean gated estate with panoramic views of the Arroyo and the San Gabriel mountains. "Martindale House" was designed by Architect Joseph J. Kucera in 1924. A walled Spanish Colonial with Italianate features has been graciously updated in design and technology.
From the moment you enter the home there are gracious rooms with beautifully crafted details, the living room has a barrel vaulted ceiling and period fireplace, a library also with a fireplace and a guest room currently used as a gym. On the other side of the entry you are directed to the loggia, passing the elegant dining room on one side and doors to a beautiful courtyard patio with a fireplace for gracious entertaining on the other. Then onto the family room. The beautifully designed kitchen and breakfast room has spectacular views. There is also a bedroom on this floor. Upstairs from the entry is an elegant master suite again with beautiful views and a balcony patio to enjoy them. Off the family room wing is a staircase to a bedroom and bath. Downstairs is a child's paradise media room. Another bedroom and bath is adjacent.
The exterior grounds and terraces are beautifully designed and manicured with beautiful patios for entertaining or just enjoying the views. There is a pool with built-in entertainment center, a rose garden and a green belt for the occasional soccer match. The property is serene and private but located just minutes and 12 miles from the financial centers of Los Angeles and movie production studios of Hollywood and Burbank.