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1199 Chateau Road
Set amidst a setting of vast lawns, trickling fountains, and enchanting gardens, a chateau style estate residing high in the hills of Pasadena captivates with commanding views of the Arroyo Seco, Annandale Golf Course, and Downtown Los Angeles. Resting on over 2.5 acres, the approximately 9,861-square-foot residence was designed by notable architects Marston & Maybury and built in 1930 with the same materials and craftsmen as the famed St. Andrews Church in Pasadena.
A gated driveway culminates in an impressive cobblestone courtyard boasting a charming rose garden and fountain. Opulent and grand in stature, quintessential French Renaissance attributes include a steeply pitched roof, handsome masonry exterior with dramatic front balcony, and arched windows. Inside, a dramatic foyer with soaring ceilings, sweeping hand-chiseled marble staircase, and imported Italian marble floors make a striking first impression. Filled with Old World craftsmanship beyond compare, timeless architectural details abound including wainscoting, crown molding, ornate plaster details, crystal chandeliers, and stone fireplaces
Rejoice in gracious living with a thoughtful floor plan that spans elegant and spacious rooms appropriate for both formal events and daily living. Additional features include a library with floor-to-ceiling walnut paneling and hidden, Prohibition Era bar; lower level speakeasy with hand-painted murals hiding a secret bar and wine room; an elevator servicing the first, second, and lower levels; and bloom-filled garden reminiscent of one found in the South of France.
Nested in the hills of Pasadena, 1199 Chateau Road is truly a sight to behold.