400 South San Rafael Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105

$6,600,000 4 Bedrooms4 Full / 1 Partial Baths5,238 sq. ft.

400 South San Rafael Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105

Magnificent French Regency
Total # of Rooms: 13
Year Built: 1956
Interior: 5,238 sq. ft. (approx.)
Web #: 0279174
MLS ID: 820003378

Built for Sayre and Daphne Drake Macneil in 1956 by Benjamin John Rabe. Situated on over one and one-half acres of lushly landscaped property offering secluded tranquility  with Arroyo views, the estate artfully blends California living with a French Regency Manor. Gracious high domed ceiling entrance  invites you to a dramatic living room with 14 feet ceiling, exquisite carved moldings and an antique carved marble mantel.  The dining room has french doors opening to a loggia. This home has been extensively remodeled in 2006. The family room was designed to open to the kitchen creating a large great room.  The doors and windows are metal, custom made to match the existing architecture, as are the built-in credenzas and mirrors to replicate the living room and dining room. Marble mantels were purchased from France to match the architecture of the living room. All the windows have electric Lurton Shades and the lighting is low voltage.

The kitchen remodel includes natural wood cabinetry, Calacatta marble counters, stone floors, two sinks new (2019),  Sub-Zero refrigerator, Thermador range (2015) Viking oven, and 2 Miele dishwashers.

Adjacent to the kitchen is a 700 bottle wine room fully climate controlled with separate air -conditioning stone floors and an antique light fixture.

An infinity pool and spa were added  during the renovation including new hardscape and pathways. The exterior landscape was renovated  in 2013 with a French style parterre gardens in the front and the addition of hundreds of mature ficus trees along the north and south property lines and a commercial grade automated irrigation system

The views from the house and gardens are breathtaking, you are a world away in your own retreat, but just minutes from the business centers and studios of Los Angeles. 

Maureen Hollingsworth

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Interior Features

Total Rooms
# of Rooms: 13
Bedroom Information
# of Bedrooms: 4
First Floor Master
Bathroom Information
# of Full Bathrooms: 4
# of Half Bathrooms: 1
Kitchen Information
Chef's Kitchen
Design Features
Fireplace(s): 4
Hardwood Flooring
Plaster Walls
Additional Rooms
Spa / Hot Tub
Home Office
Heating & Cooling
Air Conditioning
Central A/C
Other Features
Security System

Exterior Features

Type of Property
Single Family Home
Garage Bays: 2
Other Features
Electronics Gates
Heated Pool
Inground Pool
Outdoor BBQ / Fireplace
Architectural Style
French Regency
Mountain Views
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