390 South Allen Ave, Pasadena, CA
Located in the Caltech area of Pasadena, steps from the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, this English Tudor built in 1928 showcases exceptional design and quality craftsmanship. From the hand carved railings to the secret door behind a bookcase, this home displays incredible detail at every turn making it truly one-of-a-kind. There are three bedrooms, all on the main level and each en-suite. The bathrooms have all been updated in a timeless and elegant style appropriate for the age and vintage of the home. The spacious living room with a beamed ceiling and leaded glass windows is the first introduction to the period character and detail throughout. Off of the living room, the dining room is encircled with gorgeous rich wood wainscoting. The family room has a boxed beam ceiling and - one of the most fun details in the house - a hidden door behind a bookcase. The dining room and family room both open to the beautiful warm kitchen which has been fully remodeled with incredible detail - hand hammered hardware, a farmhouse sink, a custom copper backsplash behind the range and custom quarter sawn oak cabinets some with leaded glass fronts. Overlooking the kitchen there is a large loft area with a beautiful hand carved railing and balcony, a great flexible space for a den or office. The kitchen, family room and master bedroom all open out to a large covered deck built with old growth redwood and overlooking the sparkling pool. Even the garage exudes charm and could easily double as a pool house. There is also a large workshop off of the back of the garage. This romantic home is a true jewel box that you must see in person to understand the incredible degree of detail and beauty.