7 old Pasadena Showcase homes for sale at $ 6 million & up – Pasadena Star News
The San Gabriel Valley real estate market has seven Pasadena Showcase House of Design locations in the market.
Their asking price ranges from $ 6 to $ 21.5 million.
Located in Pasadena, San Marino, and Arcadia, these old-fashioned homes sit on large lots with a minimum of 6,600 square feet of living space. Some are architecturally significant. Vast metamorphoses in turn prepared them under the spotlight, from the first Maison Vitrine in 1965 to the last in 2020.
Although the event was canceled this spring due to the pandemic, the all-volunteer Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts organized an alternate tour of the “June Bloom” home and garden spread across three areas of La Canada Flintridge. It takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on June 19. Reservations are required and tickets cost $ 60 at pasadenashowcase.org.
The Showcase House of Design, billed by the association as “one of the oldest, largest and most successful home and garden tours in the country,” is expected to return in 2022.
Until then, here’s a look at the past homes currently up for grabs.
1) 1965 Showcase House: San Marino
Cut: 7,788 square feet, five bedrooms, eight bathrooms
Accommodation: The 14th-century Davanzati Palace in Florence, Italy, inspired the look of this mansion designed by Edwin L. Westberg, an architect associated with Wallace Neff. Completed in 1931, it sits on 1.75 acre rolling land overlooking Lacy Park. The current owners have restored the property to its original condition using the architect’s original plans with modern amenities for good measure.
Features include a gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, a covered patio, and a home gym in the finished basement. A pool and spa are among the benefits of the backyard.
Request a price: $ 12 million
Listed By: Maureen Hollingsworth by Sotheby’s International Realty
2) 1973 Showcase House: The Culbertson-Prentiss House, Pasadena
Cut: 8,559 square feet, six bedrooms, seven bathrooms
Home: Situated on nearly an acre in the Oak Knoll neighborhood, this house was the last major residential commission of architect brothers Charles Sumner and Henry Mather Greene. Completed in 1911 and restored, the house is, as historian Greene Randel Makinson called it, “one of the most developed and meticulously detailed ever produced in this country.”
The house combines design elements of Asian and Italian villas, from a dark green tiled roof with red accents to a central U-shaped courtyard.
According to the list, one of the oldest and rarest white wisteria in the state of California grows on the garden arbor.
The property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
“Avengers: Endgame” director Anthony Russo and his wife, actress Ann Russo, bought the house in December 2018 for $ 5.8 million, according to property records.
Request a price: $ 6 million
Listed By: Holly Purcell of Compass and Crosby Doe of Crosby Doe Associates.
3) 1990 Showcase House: Pasadena
Cut: 8,717 square feet, five bedrooms, nine bathrooms
Accommodation: This French Norman-style estate, dating from 1916, has been the subject of a 10-year renovation project.
Set on nearly 2 acres of land, it features an art deco style movie theater with plush seating in the attic and outdoor entertainment. Among these is a tournament-level tennis court with an observation gallery and swimming pool.
Request a price: $ 14.888 million
Listed By: Scott James and Christian Stillmark by Douglas Elliman
4) 2005 Showcase House: Mrs. James Skinner House, San Marino
Cut: 10,811 square feet, six bedrooms, eight bathrooms
Accommodation: Famous architect Wallace Neff designed this Italian Revival style home for the widow of Sears co-founder Roebuck and later belonged to JB Van Nuys, who helped develop Lake Arrowhead.
Completed in 1929, it sits on nearly 2 acres of land with a lighted tennis court, 50-foot pool, and a two-bedroom detached guesthouse, complete with a full kitchen.
“Oversized and grand in design,” the listing reads, the house “proclaims all the splendor and significance of the“ golden age ”of pre-Depression architecture. Think hand-painted ceilings, marble floors, Baccarat crystal chandeliers, ornate wrought-iron balconies and railings, and a hand-carved stone fountain.
Request a price: $ 21.5 million
5) 2014 Showcase House: The Chandler Estate, Pasadena
Cut: 11,073 square feet, seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms
Accommodation: Architect Stiles O. Clements designed this Tudor-style mansion, which was completed in 1915. It spans 3.5 acres and takes its name from the former owner Philip Chandler, the descendant of the former publisher of the Los Angeles Times Harry Chandler.
The current owner is Ganyu Huang, according to the property records. His father, Chinese developer Huang Kangjing, bought the two-storey house in 2012 for $ 5.8 million and spent millions more to restore and update it, according to a 2020 report. item in Mansion Global.
Main house features include a large room with a custom wet bar and two wine cellars. A shed, a greenhouse, an aviary and other outbuildings spread over the land. A swimming pool, tea garden and sports field add to the benefits.
Request a price: $ 12.28 million
Listed By: Il George Gao of Re / Max Elite Realty
6) 2017 Pasadena Showcase House: Pasadena
Cut: 7,479 square feet, eight bedrooms, seven bathrooms
Accommodation: Completed circa 1920, this Tudor sits on 2 acres in the South Arroyo area and features a rim pool, self-catering studio and separate guest house / garage. Architectural firm Marston and Van Pelt designed the property for Samuel S. Hinds, a lawyer and actor who played Pa Bailey in Frank Capra’s 1946 classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” opposite Jimmy Stewart. Years later, the house was seen in the 1988 movie “Beaches” and in some episodes of “Mad Men”, among other television shows.
Request a price: $ 8.495 million
Listed By: Compass’s Sally Forster Jones and Joshua Smith
7) 2020 Pasadena Showcase House: The Locke House, Arcadia
Cut: 6,612 square feet, six bedrooms, five bathrooms
Home: This 1937 federal country-style estate by Hollywood company architect Gerard R. Colcord sits on a nearly 2-acre plot surrounded by manicured gardens and mature trees in the historic Santa Anita Oaks district.
“Beautiful hardwood floors, designer wallpapers and striking lighting are on display, along with beautiful bespoke moldings and details,” the listing says.
Beyond the attention to detail, the interior includes a minimalist kitchen including a pantry, prep kitchen, and a large center island with seating. Other features include a light-flooded breakfast room, a formal dining room with a hand-painted panoramic mural of a pastoral landscape, and a master suite with a large walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom. with a freestanding bathtub and glass shower. In the backyard, a large back veranda overlooks the pool and spa.
The house appeared in the 1998 Oscar-winning film “Gods and Monsters,” a partly fictionalized tale of the tormented last days of “Bride of Frankenstein” director James Whale with Ian McKellen.
Request a price: $ 6.998 million
Listed By: Ash Rizk from Coldwell Banker Realty