Janice Lee janicelee@bhhscal.com


155 S. San Rafael Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105


Located in the prestigious South San Rafael neighborhood, this stately English Country Manor is positioned behind a manicured lawn and a hedge, creating a secluded setting. Beyond the gate, one is welcomed by the beautiful fountain and intricate hardscape. The striking leaded glass double doors invite one to the foyer, which introduces a procession of grandly proportioned rooms. The living room to the left is anchored by a handsome marble fireplace. This splendid room features a recessed ceiling with stunning molding and an adjoining walk-in wet bar, plus three sets of French doors leading to a large covered patio with a built-in BBQ station. Adjacent to the living room is a most impressive formal dining room that accommodates 12 comfortably. To the right of the foyer, the elegant leaded glass mahogany French doors open to a magnificent library featuring fine mahogany built-in cabinetry, and a separate mini-bar. Down the hall from the foyer is a spacious guest bedroom suite/sitting room that is connected to the mini-bar off the library. The attached bathroom is also the guest powder room accessible from the hallway. This long hallway ushers one into the impressive formal dining room, and a set of exquisite leaded doors that opens to a dramatic atrium introduces the impactful cathedral ceiling with exposed cross beams. The atrium connects to the enormous kitchen and the spectacular family room, which beautifully set the tone for a true English Country Manor. A well-proportioned second bedroom suite is centrally located and perfect for the au pair or live-in staff. The spectacular family room is anchored by an impressive Riverstone fireplace and features walls of glass windows and doors showcasing and inviting one to the covered terrace and the park-like rear yard with majestic pine trees and pool. Off the family room, another bath with an exterior door servicing pool users and a laundry room conclude the first floor. A wooden staircase off the foyer with a large skylight overhead leads to the second level, where the private retreats reside. The entire south wing is a lavish master suite in excess of 1,000 sqft that showcases a stunning coffered ceiling, a corner fireplace, and double French doors accessing the large balcony. The luxurious master bath exhibits two separate sinks with marble counters, a hot tub, and a separate shower stall, plus a spa-inspired massage room with a fireplace. This space connects to a charming en suite sitting room for quiet reading and relaxation. The two additional junior en suite bedrooms are in the north wing, and a gym with brick flooring and access to the balcony overlooking the motor court completes the second level. Other features include dual central heating & A/C systems, an automatic fire sprinkler system, and temperature stabilizing double-glazed windows. This magnificent manor offers the most metropolitan yet relaxed lifestyle for the well-deserving and discriminating buyer.

Type: Single Family Home
Rooms: 6
Bathrooms: 7
Square Feet: 6,210 Sq. Ft. (*Measured)
Lot Size: 20,429 Sq. Ft. (**Per Assessor)
Age of Home: 1994

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