353 Anita Drive
At nearly 7080± sq ft, this grand Tudor in the coveted San Rafael Hills is as impressive today as when it was built in 1926. Award-winning architect Donald R. Wilkinson created this CA interpretation of Tudor elegance, where huge multi-paned casement windows and French doors paint light over the soaring arched and beamed ceilings and vast oak floors. Set on a rise, shaded by mature trees, the stately half-timber style residence commands panoramic views over the treetops to the foothills and downtown Pasadena. In the beamed entry hall, a wide arched doorway frames the expansive step-down living room with its vaulted ceiling and vast oak-framed bay window. To the side, a full wall of paneled oak surrounds a copper-hooded fireplace. Original details abound, from showpiece lighting fixtures and lavish dining room ceiling medallion to period tile and built-ins. Upstairs, a hallway connects 6 of the 7 bedrooms, accented by charming dormer ceilings and steel casement windows. The home includes a lower level guest quarters with kitchenette and a 3-car detached garage. It has been copper piped and was re-roofed in 2007. This magnificent estate is moments from Old Town Pasadena, The Rose Bowl, downtown LA and major freeways. May be eligible for 'Mills Act' status. First time on the market in 56 years.