869 S Oak Knoll Ave , Pasadena, CA
This beautiful property is rich with the elements that make Spanish Colonial so appealing: high-pitched exposed beam ceilings, textured plaster walls, gleaming hardwood floors and ornate wrought iron accents. A curved corner fireplace in the living room was carefully uncovered and restored. Nearby, a high-set quatrefoil stained glass window by the famous Judson Design studio glows like a jeweled flower. In the chef's kitchen, Imperial Jade granite countertops offset wood cabinets. Top-grade appliances include a Thermador range and double oven. The adjacent butler's pantry/bar retains its handsome original mahogany counter and copper sink. Upstairs, French doors in the master suite open to a small balcony. A large closet and dressing area serve this beautiful retreat. The second bedroom suite features a light, bright bath that has been fully remodeled in period style. Windows overlook the grapevines on the pergola and the lush yard below. A downstairs three-quarter bath was also tastefully remodeled to the era. Beautiful al fresco gathering places are everywhere, from the broad grapevine-covered pergola near the pool to the intimate front patio off the dining room. Across the pool, a shady, honeysuckle-covered loggia wraps around the expansive guest house which was built in 2006. Two sets of French doors open into this flexible and bright space with vaulted ceilings and built in bookshelves. This space functions beautifully as family room /party room or could serve as the third bedroom. Downstairs there is a nicely appointed kitchen and a three quarter bath. The Oak Knoll district, among the most beautiful residential areas in the city, is one of just a few Pasadena neighborhoods to preserve nearly all its original beautiful homes in a glorious array of styles. Its leafy streets are a haven for walkers and bicyclists.