896 Glen Oaks Blvd

Pasadena, CA 91105

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5 Bedrooms
5 Baths
4533 Sq Ft Home


Sited in the Linda Vista Hills of Pasadena, this 1925 Spanish Colonial-style home was designed by noted architect J. Wilmer Hershey. Mr. Hershey is also credited for the design in 1925 of a small development of houses in the Norman style, known as Norwic Village in Altadena. Sometimes referred to as “Little Normandy,” this community-within-a-community of an anticipated twelve picturesque cottages sealed the architect’s reputation as an artist as well as a designer. He was also commissioned for some designs for civic, commercial and residential structures to be built in the new 2,000-acre seaside community of San Clemente. Mr. Hershey’s ideas for the clubhouse, school, swimming pool, belvedere, and a few model homes were used as the inspiration for all the buildings that followed. This elegant home with sweeping views of the Rose Bowl and San Gabriel Mountains beyond has wonderful original details and old world charm. Beamed Ceilings, hardwood floors, arched doorways and elegant wrought iron details are just a few of the many charming aspects of the home. The main level includes the living room with oversized windows, an adjacent office and a library. The dining room has French doors that open to a balcony overlooking the gardens below. There is also a separate bar area with powder bath. The updated kitchen opens to an adjacent patio with outdoor fireplace and bar. The lower level includes five bedrooms including the master suite with sitting room. There are two additional baths, plus laundry room with 1/4 bath. There is a balcony with access from two bedrooms, including the master suite. The family room is accessed from this level, as well as, a direct access from the garden. There is a one bedroom guest suite on the bottom level, complete with laundry facilities. The terraced gardens include a grassy area with play yard and numerous patios. The home is conveniently located near the Rose Bowl, Brookside Golf Course and the Aquatic Center, as well as, only minutes away to Old Pasadena's shopping and restaurants. There is also easy access to both the 210 and 134 Freeways.