This Pasadena landmark is being sold by the Red Cross, which has been using the location as the headquarters of its San Gabriel Pomona Valley chapter. Inspired by a chateau outside Paris, the John S. Cravens estate was built in the late 1920s for a reported cost of $1.25 million. Steel-reinforced concrete, brick and Vermont slate were used in the construction.
The mansion has been a filming location for TV shows such as "Mad Men," "JAG" and "Glee." It has also been a backdrop for McDonald's, General Motors and Nissan commercials.
Address: 430 Madeline Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105
Price: $10.5 million
Lot size: 65,896 square feet
House size: 19,970 square feet, seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms
Features: Living room, great room, den, family room, library, six fireplaces, bar, attic, basement, driveway gate, circular driveway, tree and mountain views
About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 91105 ZIP Code in January was $762,000 based on four sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 35.5% decrease compared with the same month the previous year.
Agents: Josie Tong, (310) 808-8808, and Gretchen Seager, (626) 396-3973, both with Sotheby's International Realty
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