1315 South Oakland Avenue, Pasadena, CA
Built in 1910, this estate incorporates many of the architectural and construction characteristics of the Craftsman “Arts and Crafts” period, rendering it inherently perfect as a Southern California retreat. The present owner has completely updated and restored every aspect of the estate’s interior and exterior spaces, thereby providing for all of the modern comfort and convenience of today, while retaining all of the charm and beauty of an earlier time. Large in scale and design, the the gracious living room is framed by Craftsman-style tapered floor-to-ceiling wood columns and features an oversized brick-faced fireplace. French doors lead to a formal dining room and its adjoining butler’s pantry with granite countertops, leaded-glass cabinetry and a 100+ bottle wine refrigerator. A unique family “great” room with multiple areas for relaxation opens to a deep wrap-around patio overlooking the mature gardens, pool and spa, waterfall. The heartbeat of the estate is the “cook’s kitchen” featuring granite countertops, custom designed cabinetry, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures, imported Italian tiled floors and an oversized center island with a copper prep sink. Stainless steel appliances include a side-by-side full-size Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, two in-island refrigerator drawers, a six-burner Viking range/oven with pot-filler faucet, double ovens, and two in-cabinet Fisher Paykel dishwashers – truly a gourmet’s delight!