Home Of The Week
1540 Oak Grove Avenue
Situated on one of San Marino’s most desirable streets, this majestic French Provincial estate is on the market for the first time. Bearing the signature style of architect/designer Robert Koch Woolf, whose work defined Hollywood luxury, this stately mansion is located on a lot of approximately 1.5 acres above Lacy Park, where its prestige and character are unmatched.
A grand-scale single story estate with cathedral ceilings and classical appointments, the residence has abundant comforts, including seven fireplaces, that make it ideal for luxurious daily living and truly memorable entertaining. A generous circular motor court leads to the double-door entry, which opens onto a chandelier foyer that sets a tone of elegance and sophistication.
Extraordinary details embellish every room of the house, from leaded glass to delicate curved window frames, from exceptionally beautiful wood and stone parquet flooring to coved, coffered, and corniced ceilings. There are numerous built-in cabinets, large windows looking onto manicured grounds, and gallery hallways that invite the display of treasured artworks. The remodeled gourmet kitchen has granite countertops, a center island with seating, abundant cabinetry, and a walk-in pantry. There is a bright and airy breakfast room, a sumptuous formal dining room, and an informal family room, as well as a spacious study with a fireplace and an adjoining bath.
The master suite, with a handsome fireplace, seating area, walk-in closet, and dual master baths, has expansive views of the back yard and opens to a patio. There are three additional family bedrooms as well as separate staff quarters. The gracious and beautifully landscaped back yard has a swimming pool and spa, a lighted north/south tennis court, fireplace, built-in barbecue, patio, and large lawn.
A separate structure serves as pool house, additional family room/entertainment center, and gym, with a large built-in bar, and high ceilings. A truly exceptional estate property.