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Enchanted surroundings in South Pasadena

Enchanted surroundings in South Pasadena
The Spanish Colonial Revival-style house in South Pasadena sits on nearly an acre of park-like grounds with mature trees, gardens, front and rear patios and a swimming pool. A carriage house, with vaulted ceilings and detailed brickwork, was designed by Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury and sits adjacent to the main house. (Don Lewis)

Mature oaks, formal gardens and a koi pond with a cascading waterfall surround this gated two-house estate to create a storybook setting. Noted architectural firm Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury designed the carriage house, which has been used in recent years as a rehearsal space and concert venue for the Pasadena Boys Choir. The main house, built in Spanish Colonial Revival style, retains its 1920s ambiance with such details as Batchelder artistic tile, elegant chandeliers with matching sconces and detailed woodwork.

Location: 1215 Garfield Ave., South Pasadena, 91030

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Asking price: $3.8 million

Year built: 1926

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House size: 4,129 square feet, four bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms

Lot size: 0.78 acres

Features: Coffered and wood-beamed ceilings; arched windows; Batchelder artistic tile floors; updated center-island kitchen; service room with wine bar; carriage house; garage with attached recording studio; formal gardens; swimming pool and spa; koi pond with waterfall

About the area: In January, seven single-family homes sold in the 91030 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.005 million, according to CoreLogic. That was an 11.8% decrease in median price from January 2015.

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Agents: Linda and Brent Chang of Compass, (310) 230-5478

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