This Marston & Mayberry Italian Revival is quintessential Pasadena
September 3, 2021 | Source: Compass California Real Estate Blog
Located in the beautiful Huntington Library District, this Marston & Mayberry designed Italian Revival estate was originally built in 1928.
Stunning old world architecture and craftsmanship have been married seamlessly through the years, with tasteful updates and modern amenities added in a whole house renovation. The spectacular grounds feature meticulous landscape design starting with the entry courtyard centered on a gorgeous limestone fountain imported from France.
The formal entryway, with dramatic sconces and hidden closets, leads into a gracious formal living room with a stone fireplace flanked by french doors leading to a covered seating area lushly covered in bougainvillea. A jewel box library is lined with rich walnut bookshelves and an old world map of Italy covering the ceiling.
The formal dining room has beautiful arched built-ins and connects directly to a large butler’s pantry. The spacious kitchen is the heart of the home with an informal dining area, a marble-topped island, limestone countertops, an imported Limestone hood and Wolf range/oven, a SubZero refrigerator, and a walk-in pantry. A 2,400-bottle wine cellar is downstairs from the kitchen.
The downstairs rooms are connected by a gallery with four sets of Palladian doors that open to a dramatic exterior courtyard. Upstairs, the main bedroom enjoys a separate seating area, a large walk-in closet, and a beautiful main bathroom with a freestanding tub and marble topped vanities. Four additional bedrooms en-suite bedrooms, an additional office, and the laundry room complete the second floor.
The center courtyard features a circular fountain and a large seating and dining areas and a built-in BBQ. The lush grassy lawn beckons to the gorgeous pool overlooked by an outdoor fireplace.
The charming guest house is located just off of the pool area. With an outdoor dining area, a separate outdoor seating area, a living room/bedroom with vaulted ceilings, a kitchenette and a bathroom, this space can be used as both a pool house and a guest house. Additional amenities include a 900 square foot gym and half bath over the three car garage.
This spectacular home and its incredible grounds are a historic treasure and quintessentially Pasadena. 1620 Lombardy, Pasadena is listed at $11,500,000 by Ted Clark and Heather Lillard.