869 South Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, CA
Exquisite Oak Knoll Spanish Colonial Revival.
The current owner of this historic property in Pasadena’s desirable Oak Knoll neighborhood spent seventeen years restoring and enhancing its romantic farmhouse charm. Today, every detail of the 1924 home reflects its original vision — right down to a new guest house that flawlessly mirrors its style.
This setting is rich with the elements that make Spanish Colonial so appealing: high-pitched exposed beam ceilings, octagonal Saltillo pavers, textured plaster walls, gleaming hardwood floors and ornate wrought iron accents (most original, a few hand-crafted from historic photos). 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 warm wood cabinets. Top-grade appliances include a Thermador six-burner range and double oven. The adjacent butler’s pantry and bar retains its original mahogany counter and copper sink.
Upstairs, French doors in the master suite open to a small balcony. An expansive 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 and laundry, also remodeled to the era, features a full steam room shower.
This is a home for memorable indoor-outdoor living. 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, with French doors to what could easily become a family and party room.
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 great houses in a glorious array of styles. Its leafy streets are a haven for walkers and bicyclists. The Shops on Lake Avenue are within easy walking distance, and the
110 Pasadena Freeway is a short drive away.
It’s the perfect setting for this exquisite home, ready to surround you in its warm, rustic beauty.