535 Madeline Drive, Pasadena, CA
California dream In Pasadena’s South Arroyo.
This stunning, 5,887 square foot traditional home is set on a park-like two-thirds of an acre in one of Pasadena’s most desirable neighborhoods. Nestled in a rustic, forested setting near the beautiful Arroyo Seco, the sunny two-story home works superbly for both lavish and intimate gatherings. Wide French doors in the formal living room, dining room and skylit kitchen open to a dramatically terraced back yard and bluestone pool, allowing for seamless indoor/outdoor living and entertaining.
The gorgeously remodeled kitchen is punctuated by a dramatic vaulted and skylit ceiling lined in planks of limed and wire-brushed European white oak. Timelessly beautiful details fill the room, including Carrera marble countertops, a farmhouse sink and striking exposed shelving and glass-front cabinets with brass and wood hardware. Top-of-the-line appliances are highlighted by a custom white-on-white Viking stove, paneled Thermador refrigerator and a french-door electric pizza oven. A cozy fireplace seating area is flanked by a built-in banquette eating area and a TV nook with built-in grass cloth-lined bookshelves. A charming butler’s pantry adjoins the kitchen.
The yard, framed by specimen trees, has been completely redesigned to take advantage of the verdant neighborhood, with gardens that marry the home’s traditional architecture and the informal, artistic feeling of the Arroyo. A new pool with terraces has been positioned to maximize views of the expansive grounds. Its wood deck doubles as a diving platform. The yard also includes a large dining patio, built in BBQ, warming drawer, large covered entertaining/lounge space and circular in-ground trampoline.
The home is laid out in two wings, flanking the public spaces. All family bedrooms are in the west wing. The downstairs master suite features a spacious closet and large master bathroom. Upstairs are two vibrant children’s bedrooms and a third smaller room ideal for a nursery or study. The east wing houses a guest suite and laundry room on the lower level and a huge game room upstairs. A triple-skylit room with an exquisite blue-and-white Fez tile floor has French doors opening to the pool area an can function as a pool room, play room or beautiful art studio.
This is the epitome of gracious Pasadena living … This is where a lifetime of family memories begins.