1047 Madison Avenue, Pasadena, CA
Built in 1913, this gorgeous Madison Heights home was designed by Sylvanus Marston, the quintessential architect of Pasadena's Golden Age. Lovingly preserved and updated, it is a prime example of his genius for marrying grand scale with inviting warmth and comfort. The charming English style exterior is truly beautiful while the interior is rich with original features, including white cedar woodwork, oak floors, period hardware and fixtures. Light streams in from multi-paned casement windows. In the large living room, a Spanish inscription over the Batchelder fireplace welcomes friends and dual inglenooks flank the fireplace. Other highlights include an elegant wainscot dining room, a sunny kitchen with breakfast area and butler's pantry; a cozy office with fireplace; and a more casual family room. On the upper level there are three bedrooms and two baths, including a master retreat with a large sitting area. The tree-shaded grounds offer outdoor dining and seating areas. Down the path, the pretty garage houses an attached guest bedroom and bathroom. Set moments from the luxe Langham Huntington hotel and in one of the most coveted neighborhoods in Pasadena, this home is a true Pasadena gem.