1620 Lombardy Rd, Pasadena, CA
Located in the beautiful Huntington Library District, this Marston & Mayberry designed Italian Revival estate was originally built in 1928. Stunning old world architecture and craftsmanship have been married seamlessly throughout the years with tasteful updates and modern amenities added in a whole house renovation. The spectacular grounds feature meticulous landscape design starting with the entry courtyard centered on a gorgeous limestone fountain. The formal entryway with dramatic sconces and Fortuni light fixtures leads into a gracious formal living room with a stone fireplace flanked by french doors leading to a covered seating area lushly covered in bougenvilla. A jewel box library is lined with rich walnut bookshelves and an old world map of Italy covering the ceiling. The formal Dining Room has beautiful arched built-ins and connects directly to a large butler’s pantry. The spacious kitchen is the heart of the home with room for a dining table, a marble topped island, limestone countertops and Wolf oven and stove, a subzero refrigerator and a substantial pantry. Downstairs from the kitchen there is a wine cellar. The more casual family room is located directly off of the kitchen. The downstairs rooms are connected by a hallway with four sets of Palladian doors that open to the dramatic exterior courtyard. Upstairs, the main bedroom enjoys a large seating area, a big walk-in closet and a pretty main bathroom with a freestanding tub and marble topped vanities. There are four additional bedrooms on the second floor, each with their own bathrooms (one is currently used as an office.) An additional office and the laundry room complete the second floor. Heading outside, the center courtyard features a circular fountain and a large seating and dining areas. The lush grassy lawn beckons to the gorgeous pool overlooked by an outdoor fireplace. The charming guest house is located just off of the pool area. With an outdoor dining area, a separate outdoor seating area, a living room/bedroom with vaulted ceilings, a kitchenette and a bathroom, this space can be used as both a pool house and a guest house. There is a large gym and half bath over the three car garage. This spectacular home and its incredible grounds are a historic treasure and quintessentially Pasadena.