900 Hillcrest Place, Pasadena, CA
This resort-like California Contemporary in the Oak Knoll district of Pasadena is set on a nearly 30,000 square foot lot amid sweeping lawns and the privacy of old growth trees. The warm, modern home blurs the boundary between inside and out. The effect, masterfully envisioned by award-winning architect Doug Ewing, is created by walls of metal-cased windows and sliding glass doors.The home’s clean lines and tranquil color palette are enhanced by elegant natural materials: wide-planked ebony oak floors in the? formal ? rooms; sandstone flooring in the entry and hallway; and vaulted, beamed ceilings in the living room. The sleek bronze-faced fireplace is framed by an artisan-crafted live-edge timber mantle. In the Great Room off of the kitchen, a built-in bar and sink?.? It’s just one of many ingenious built-ins that create the home’s clean interior lines? and functionality are featured?. Private spaces in the four bedroom, five bath home include a master suite with a?n office and a?? large walk-in closet, separate shower and Roman tub.? Life here flows naturally to the magnificent back yard, whose central courtyard unfolds to the pool and broad grassy area. The spacious patio, anchored by a large outdoor fireplace, is highlighted by beautiful dining and seating areas. Glass doors in the nearby pool house stack to one side, opening the front wall to the pool and patio area.
This gracious home enjoys a setting to match. The broad, shady, winding streets of the Oak Knoll ?district are a bike ride or stroll away from the historic Langham Huntington Hotel, Huntington Library and Gardens, and serene Lacy Park. This is Pasadena living at its finest.