Last month, December 2021, the most expensive home sold in Pasadena was 695 Holladay Rd. This luxurious Mediterranean Revival originally listed for $5,000,000 and sold in thirty-nine days for $4,965,000. There were a total of four listing agents (co-listing). Together with, two different brokers. As a matter of fact, two of the co-listing agents also represented the buyers.
This home previously listed in July 2016 for $4,625,000. Eventually, after forty-three days on the market the asking price was reduced to $4,488,000. And finally, after approximately four months on the market the owner canceled this listing.
MLS Remark for 695 Holladay Rd Pasadena read: Located in the lovely Huntington Library Estate area of Pasadena on gracious Holladay Road, this special Mediterranean Revival residence was originally designed in 1929 by Roland Coate and has been enlarged and extensively updated by the current owners. The exceptional floor plan begins with an attractive foyer opening to the grand living room. In addition, beamed cathedral ceiling and handsome fireplace. Perfect for entertaining, the living room features French doors to a charming walled patio with fountain and arbor on the street side. And on the other side an arch to a splendid gourmet kitchen. Family room with sky lights and French doors to a back terrace that overlooks the pool, spa, fireplace and gardens. Beyond the living room is an elegant formal dining room.
The luxurious primary bedroom suite is on the main level with fireplace and French Doors to the back garden and pool; a large primary closet with custom built-ins, a gorgeous bath with steam shower, spa tub, private commode and a stylish antique Pullman complete the sensual spa environment. A powder guest bath, a library / office with custom built-ins off the entry and a laundry and maid’s room and bath off the kitchen complete the first floor.
Upstairs are four additional bedrooms and three baths; one of those with a balcony overlooking the back garden could be a second or alternate primary bedroom. These upstairs bedrooms all open onto a delightful upstairs sitting / family room. Features include: hardwood and travertine flooring, HVAC, security system. And finally, a two car attached garage, spacious, large level lot and mature Thomas Church designed landscaping. With privacy and serenity, this wonderful property has it all.