299 Patrician Way , Pasadena, CA
Secluded at the edge of a mesa in the San Rafael Hills, this newly built contemporary compound that has been shaped by its canyon and city views. Walls and doors of glass erase the visual boundaries overlooking Pasadena and all the way to the downtown LA skyline. A 450-foot gated driveway descends to a large motor court and the gated entry into the main residence which opens to a tree-shaded atrium with vast glass windows and steel-framed doors. The main residence, pool house and guest house are all superbly designed down to the smallest detail and with top of the line finishes such as designer hardware, lighting, wallpapers and tiles. The 3,900-square-foot main house centers on one spectacular open plan great room and kitchen surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows. An especially dramatic spot is a sheer glass living room corner, where the ceiling seems suspended in space and nothing interrupts the astonishing jetliner views. The large gourmet kitchen area, made for entertaining on any scale, features a grand island of veined marble, a Sub-Zero fridge/freezer, a Viking range with a gorgeous custom satin brass hood, and a 146- bottle Sub-Zero wine fridge. Other amenities include a warming drawer, a walk-in pantry, and satin brass kick plates throughout. The home’s four bedrooms include a 400-square-foot master retreat with double-sided fireplace which opens to a patio and sunset mountain views. The sumptuous master bath has heated floors and large view windows overlooking the canyon. Two luxurious master closets are outfitted with custom cabinetry and dressers. Outdoor entertaining centers around 1,200 square feet of view patio space that wraps around the home. A curved saltwater pool and spa overlook the edge of the mesa, punctuated by a waterfall feature and three fountain effects on the Baja shelf. All pool edges have underwater bench seating. The pool house features a roomy changing room/bathroom with shower, large fireplace and spacious kitchen with Viking BBQ grill, two undercounter beverage fridges, an icemaker, an island, a sink with disposal and a dishwasher. A 550-square-foot studio style guest house completes the compound. It’s comfortably equipped with a kitchenette featuring custom cabinets with stone tops and two undercounter beverage fridges plus a beautiful bathroom with shower. Large sliding glass doors open to its own private patio, and ample windows frame downtown and mountain views. Minutes from the Rose Bowl and Old Pasadena, this superbly conceived contemporary setting is designed to bring serenity and luxury home.