How would you like to turn every day of your life into a beautiful and relaxing Italian escape? This exquisite four bedroom, three bathroom 1930 Mediterranean inspired home has had only three owners since its creation. It is a home to be loved and cherished by the most discerning homeowner. Entering through the arched doorway with a beautiful mahogany and wrought iron door, one is immediately struck by the grand foyer with a custom designed chandelier and the elegant beauty of the exceptional living room. The living room is full of natural light and flaunts a wood beamed ceiling, a showcase scalloped window, bookcases built in to the textured walls and a gas fireplace with an oversized mantle. Lovely original French doors lead from the living room to the patio area, facilitating a view of the gorgeous backyard. The formal dining room boasts a graceful coved ceiling, French windows looking out upon a mountain view and plantation shutters which are seen throughout the home. The adjacent breakfast room and butler's pantry has a large granite, serving counter with a travertine tile backsplash and sleek cherry wood cabinets, which match the kitchen cabinetry. The kitchen is truly a chef’s delight! All of the appliances are stainless steel. There is a Fisher & Paykel five burner gas stove, a KitchenAid oven and refrigerator, a Panasonic built-in microwave, a Franke sink, a new Bosch dishwasher and an eSpring UV Filtered Water Purification system. The floor plan opens to the family room flaunting French windows, the same travertine floor tile seen in the kitchen, a butler’s pantry, built-in speakers and recessed lighting seen throughout the first floor. There is an adjacent back office/laundry room with matching cherry wood cabinets and the washer and dryer. The first floor is rounded out with a full downstairs bathroom and access to the California basement. After going up the lovely staircase to the 2nd floor, one is easily struck by the full bathroom off the hallway with an original iron chandelier. This bathroom is shared by the three bedrooms which have plantation shutters, walk-in closets and the textured walls seen throughout the home. One of the bedrooms can easily double as an office, as it has an extensive desk area and built-in cabinets. The master suite boasts a mountain view, a deep walk-in closet and an attached full bathroom. The terraced backyard, complete with a fountain-lined patio, a cabana and a fireplace, is enveloped by beautiful mature blooming trees. This home is a perfectly secluded paradise and entertainment space for both day and night. An original stone walkway leads to an oversized two-car garage with a workbench area, rear tool shed, and long five-car gated driveway. Don’t miss your opportunity to claim the romance of Rome as your very own!
Pasadena is a lively mix of past and present. Steeped in history, the city manages to honor long-held traditions including the Tournament of Roses Parade while also embracing the future by being one of the major hubs of technology and innovation in Southern California. It is home to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology. The city also has deep cultural history anchored by the Pasadena Playhouse and the Norton Simon Museum.
Explore the Area:
Rose Bowl: The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football game usually played on January 1 (New Year's Day) at the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, California, however, when New Year's Day falls on a Sunday, the game is played on Monday, January 2 on account of Pasadena’s “Never on a Sunday” tradition. The Rose Bowl Game is nicknamed "The Granddaddy of Them All" because it is the oldest bowl game, The Rose Bowl offers two public golf courses to play on, a 3.5 mile approximate walking/running/cycling route, areas to hike, multiple children’s playgrounds and access to the Aquatics Center.
Eaton Canyon: Eaton Canyon Natural Area is a 190-acre zoological, botanical, and geological nature preserve situated at the base of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains. Visitors can enjoy its hiking trails, equestrian trails with a staging area, picnic areas, seasonal stream, rocks and minerals, various natural habitats, native plants, and wildlife. It is open daily from sunrise to sunset, so pack a bag (with water bottles, of course) and head to this amazing Canyon to get a great hike in on your Saturday morning!
Pasadena Farmers Market: Every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., one can find local goods from ranch raised meats to fresh baked goods and more! Pasadena Farmers Market’s vendors have a great selection of goods to choose from. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the experience of buying directly from the farmer that grows your food. Enjoy the fresh, delicious taste of locally grown, nutritious fruits, vegetables and farm products, as well as other vendors offering jams, jellies, fish, and more. (2900 block of North Sierra Madre Blvd.)
Carmela Ice Cream: Craving an ice cream cone? Carmela Ice Cream is the perfect place that is sure to satisfy your every “ice cream” craving. Offering crisp, tiled ice cream with seasonal flavors in addition to sorbet and coffee, this ice cream joint is definitely a place on our “Pasadena Bucket List!”. What makes it unique are the flavors! Just to name a few: Lavender Honey, Brown Butter Sage, Rosemary Toasted Pine Nut and Earl Gray tea are some must trys! (2495 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91104)