It's hard not to get swept away by the strong whiff of old money that wafts through this his seven-bedroom, 10-bathroom estate in Pasadena's tony Oak Knoll neighborhood, less than a mile from the lavish Langham Huntington hotel. The 1907 house, originally designed by noted Pasadena architect Joseph Blick, was expanded in 1922 and then fully modernized in a 2006 renovation. All that's left to do is sit back and enjoy the sky-high ceilings, glowing walnut floors, the built-in storage throughout, five fireplaces, not one but two butler's pantries, a finished attic, an indoor/outdoor patio space, tennis courts, and, on the other side of the lawn, a guesthouse and a theater with leather reclining seats. Feel like a member of high society in this stately, 12,112-square-foot manor, asking $6.888 million.
· 795 Oak Knoll Circle, Pasadena, CA 91106 [Redfin]