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1585 Orlando Road Pasadena – Most Expensive Home Sold September 2021

Last month the most expensive sale was 1585 Orlando Road Pasadena. This historic Pasadena estate was originally listed for $15,488,000. It sold in 139 days for $13,255,572. The sellers purchased this amazing property from Dodger legend pitcher Orel Hershiser in 1995 for an undisclosed amount. The buyers closed this sale with cash. About the buyer: Ezra Callahan began working for the just recently launched Facebook in 2004. In 2012, he moved on and co-founded Arrive Hotels and Restaurants. This company recently sold to a hospitality company for an undisclosed sum.

1585 Orlando Road Pasadena Most Expensive Home Sold September 2021

MLS Remarks for 1585 Orlando Road Pasadena read:

Architectural Masterpiece Estate Designed By Kirkland Cutter in 1929 for Walden Shaw.  A car dealer from Chicago started the Yellow Cab Company. Replicating the classic lines of the first California State House in Monterey. Located in the prestigious Estate Area of Pasadena overlooking the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens. The next owner was Henry Braun. He was the CEO of C F Braun & CO., A global leader in the engineering and construction of refineries and chemical plants. The next owner was Orel Hershiser. Orel was the three-time all-star pitcher for the Dodgers. One of the most successful pitchers of all time. Situated on 1.72 acres of manicured grounds.

The grounds include a lighted north-south tennis court, putting green, pool spa, and rose garden. The main residence measures 9,670 (approx.) square feet of beautifully appointed grand spaces. Upstairs there is a master suite with dual dressing rooms and baths. There are three additional bedrooms. A four-car garage is steps from the kitchen. There is also a guest house with 823 (approx.) square feet and its own garage, A pool house with 445 square feet (approx.), and a caretaker’s apartment with 917 square feet (approx.) included. The property is gated and upgraded with a 400 amp electrical service. A truly unique opportunity to have one of Pasadena’s finest estates with every amenity one could desire.

2 thoughts on “1585 Orlando Road Pasadena – Most Expensive Home Sold September 2021

  1. Mark says:

    Doesn’ Ezra own the vacant lot on the corner of Flintridge and Woodleigh that he’s been trying to develop for years? I seriously hope that lot has a house on it someday, lol.

    1. Phyllis Harb says:

      Yes he still does – 1.5 acres

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