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Grand old Pasadena estate by Reginald D. Johnson now available for $8M

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The 1.37-acre property overlooks the Colorado Street Bridge

Photos by Geoffrey Yale, courtesy of Ann-Marie Villicana and Robin Salzer

This post will begin with a public service announcement: If you’ve been meaning to catch the Huntington Library’s “Architects of a Golden Age” exhibit, better hurry, as it closes Sunday. And if Golden Age architecture is your cup of tea, you’ll also likely want to drink in this outstanding property that’s just come up for sale in Pasadena.

Located on the western edge of the Arroyo, overlooking the Colorado Bridge and the Vista del Arroyo Hotel, the Monterey Colonial Revival was designed in 1917 by Reginald D. Johnson, whose impressive portfolio also includes Santa Barbara’s Biltmore Hotel and Pasadena’s Hale Solar Laboratory.

On the market for the first time in five decades, the stately home contains seven bedrooms and six baths within its 7,774 square feet. Notable features include hardwood and tile floors, beamed ceilings, elaborate Batchelder tile, French doors, built-in bookcases, wrought iron sconces, crystal doorknobs, a vintage elevator, and eight (!) fireplaces.

Per the listing, the elegant residence sits on an ample lot of 1.37 acres landscaped with mature citrus, oak, sycamore, and camellia trees. Last sold in 1971 for $95,000, it’s now asking an even $8 million.