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Home of the Day: History and hospitality on Grand Avenue in Pasadena

Home of the Day: History and hospitality on Grand Avenue in Pasadena

Situated on a corner lot within Grand Avenue’s historic landmark district, the Spanish colonial estate is defined with vintage plaster work, exposed wood beams, wrought iron railings and original architectural details throughout.

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Once featured in a 1970s issue of Architectural Digest, this stately Spanish Colonial in Pasadena is a replica of the governor’s mansion in the city of Antigua, Guatemala.

Set up from the street on a corner lot, the 1938 estate is the definition of a Southern California classic. Old World details and modern amenities blend seamlessly inside a sprawling single-story floor plan.

Two secluded courtyards, a swimming pool and spa and a outdoor kitchen complete with built-in barbecue and wood-burning pizza oven lie within nearly an acre of grounds.

Address: 1100 S. Grand Ave., Pasadena, 91105


Price: $5.2 million

Built: 1938

Lot size: 38,073 square feet 

House size: 6,188 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathroom


Features: Hardwood floors; exposed beams; period details; gourmet kitchen appliances; formal library with rolling ladder; arched windows; carved-stone fireplaces; outdoor fireplace; outdoor kitchen with built-in barbecue and wood-burning pizza oven; garden fountains; mature landscaping; fruit trees; pool and spa

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 91105 ZIP Code in June was $1.501 million based on 19 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 42.7% increase in median price compared with June 2015.

Agents: Mark Ogden, Sotheby’s International Realty, (626) 229-0909

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