Mid-Century Marvel in a Magical Setting
780 South San Rafael Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
Year Built: 1948
Interior: 3,621 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 15,310 sq. ft. (approx.)
Web #: 0278950
MLS ID: 819003878
The elegant mid-century roofing line floats behind palm trees, stylized property walls and gorgeous wrought iron and copper gates. The enchanting facade is a quiet prelude to a sophisticated interior decor.
The massive white oak front door leads to an ample foyer with a high beamed ceiling where light streams through two architectural windows.Two elegantly appointed guest bedrooms absorb the soothing environment created by the view of the tropical garden. The stunning bathroom with floor-to-ceiling shower glass walls is updated with French limestone, pebble-stone, and the finest fixtures.
The transition of space from outside to inside virtually disappears in the open architecture. On one side the dramatic nine foot customized sliding glass doors effortlessly vanish and open to a veranda with lush, verdant gardens. On the other side the dining area extends to an intimate sitting area and the swimming pool.
The Chef’s kitchen boasts light beams through three skylights over the amazing massive white oak center island with seating.
The ample and elegant master suite extends to a sitting area and a magnificent walk-in closet with skylights enhancing the spaciousness of the room. In the master bathroom multiple textures and the incredible bath tub from South African company Victoria and Albert, creates a unique atmosphere one would only find in a luxury exotic spa.
To the south, facing the swimming pool through massive custom made white oak and glass French doors and a gigantic bay window, the majestic family/retreat room embraces the tranquil atmosphere of the warm and exotic landscape. On the pool side, the serene and romantic back yard area offers several patios with limestone from French Camargue, multiple outdoor spaces, gorgeous potted plants, an array of exotic trees, an amazing fountain with Malibu tiles, an outdoor shower and a resort-like swimming pool and spa.