Janice Lee janicelee@bhhscal.com


2640 S Oak Knoll Ave
San Marino, CA 91108


Located in one of San Marino’s most desirable neighborhoods on a wide, quiet residential street, this sophisticated English country style home exudes Old World ambiance and storybook charm. An impressive red brick façade, embellished by alluring landscaping, invites one to the arched front entry with authentic wood & glass front door accented by decorative metal works. The step-up grand foyer is graced with a period chandelier, and a striking leaded glass window draws one’s eyes to the elegant staircase accentuated by a wrought iron banister. A lovely powder room is conveniently located next to the front door. To the left of the foyer, the stately formal living room is anchored by a handsome stone fireplace and features deep crown moldings, plantation shutters, a gleaming hardwood floor, and folding glass patio doors that provide a seamless transition to the outdoor patio and a great view of the magnificent backyard. An architectural archway joins the formal living room to the inviting study featuring windows on 3 walls yielding views of the surrounding yards. To the right of the foyer is the formal dining room adorned by a resplendent chandelier and plantation-shuttered bay windows that display a view of the front yard greenery. The breakfast room, next to the kitchen, is the perfect spot for casual and relaxing meals throughout the day. The functional kitchen has plenty of counter space & cabinets and is equipped with stainless steel appliances including a six-burner cooktop, side-by-side fridge, and newer Viking convection and microwave ovens. The kitchen also extends easy access to the outdoor living spaces. The laundry room/mudroom is replete with ample storage, a utility sink and access to the newer driveway, and surrounding landscape adorned with an herb garden. The downstairs bedroom suite offers privacy, its own full bath and unrivaled views of the backyard. Above the main level is the sleeping quarters hosting 3 bedrooms. The capacious master suite presents multiple closets, a dressing area with built-in vanity, and a full bath with separate shower and tub. A centrally located Jack-and-Jill bath services the other 2 spacious bedrooms; and a rebuilt balcony accessible through the 4th bedroom, boasts panoramic tree-top view. The amazing backyard features an all-season outdoor covered patio that is the center stage of this estate! This outdoor “great room” was meticulously designed and constructed in 2014; showcasing a striking French stone inspired fireplace and limestone flooring, built-in heaters, lighting, and stereo sound speakers. The outdoor kitchen/BBQ features a Viking grill, stovetop burners and great workstations with a sink, ice maker and storage space. The sparkling pool & spa with spectacular lighting features and a pool bath were also completely redesigned and rebuilt in 2014. A second fireplace nearby beckons one to enjoy the sunset or stargazing in the summer nights! The terraced down steps lead to a meditation landing and a secret garden affords a harmonious relationship with nature and unsurpassed privacy. This magical backyard is truly the epitome of indoor/outdoor living and entertaining at its best! Expand over 26,488 sqft lot, this timeless English country gem awaits the next new lucky owner to love, treasure, and enjoy for years to come.

Type: Single Family Home
Rooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Stories: 2
Square Feet: 3,670 Sq. Ft.* (Per Public Records)
Lot Size: 26,488 Sq. Ft.* (Per Public Records)
Age of Home: 1928
Fireplaces: 3

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