Open House: Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 between 1 PM - 4 PM
325 Oaklawn Ave, South Pasadena
Beds, Baths: 5 beds, 4.25 baths
Floor Area: 3,504 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: "The Mitchell Residence is an architecturally significant home designed by G. Lawrence Stimson, one of Pasadena's most well-regarded architect builders. The design of the residence was inspired by the Greene and Greene brothers, who set the tone for the Oaklawn Park area of South Pasadena, with the design of the walls, entry gate and arched bridge. This two story residence sits on a wide, quiet street, among other estate homes. This magnificent Craftsman home has a formal entry leading to a grand staircase, a generous living room w/ fireplace, French doors in the library and living room that lead out to a veranda, overlooking the beautifully landscaped gardens. Entertain your most intimate friends in the formal dining room, adjacent to an updated kitchen & butler's pantry, library and downstairs guest bathroom. The second floor consists of four large bedrooms, one with a sleeping porch/office, and two and a half bathrooms. There is also a maid's room with a private back staircase."
Bordered on the south by the 110 Freeway, on the north by Colombia Street, on the west by Fremont Avenue and on the east by Fair Oaks Avenue, the Oaklawn neighborhood was developed in 1904 and awarded Historic District status by South Pas in 2010. It contains just 27 homes, including several by Wrigley Mansion architect Stimson, and a handful by Greene & Greene, who designed the subdivision's layout and its lovely footbridge, which, American Bungalow magazine informs us, "was the third reinforced-concrete bridge in the U.S., the second in California and the first designed by an architect."
· 325 Oaklawn Avenue [Estately]