Last month, December 2022, the most expensive home sold was 560 S. San Rafael Ave. Pasadena. This estate was listed on July 6, 2022, for $5,500,000. After forty-two days on the market, it sold for $5,200,000.
MLS remarks read for 560 S. San Rafael Ave. Pasadena: Historic Tennis Court Estate. The Harris Residence: Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury 1924 / Graciously set back from renowned South San Rafael Avenue and sited to capture arresting views of the San Gabriels beyond, this sophisticated Mediterranean with cues of Regency style from a 1940s enhancement awaits only its fifth owner. Nearly three-quarters of a flat acre of sweeping grassy lawn, north/south tennis court, swimmers’ pool with bar cabana, changing bathroom, and patio loggia – as well as a circular motor court for diplomatic entry — all set the stage for palatial entertaining.
Entry reception foyer, formal living room anchored by a handsome fireplace, and an elegant dining room with pass-thru cocktail nook – all with expansive volumes, crafted moldings, oversized windows, and French doors that lead to the fifty-foot viewing and sitting room with original terrazzo flooring, and glass sliders. Paneled library/den with adjacent powder room. Chef’s kitchen with custom cabinetry and breakfast alcove with direct access to a vista-facing veranda terrace. Quintessential indoor/outdoor California living. Upstairs, a flexible bedroom program with two primary bedroom suites accessed from the central landing, two additional bedrooms, and an enclosed study/bedroom porch. Three bathrooms. Additionally, first-floor service/nanny quarters with a bathroom, and laundry room. Breezeway to the flower room/workshop, as well as a two-car garage.
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