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227 Oaklawn Avenue
South Pasadena, California CA 91030-1828
Sold For: $4,050,000
Listing ID P1-13545
Status Closed
Sold Date 7/21/2023
Bedrooms 6
Full Baths 4
Total Baths 6
Partial Baths 2
Price/SqFt $797.02
SqFt 5,631
Acres 0.573
Year Built 1908

Property Description:

Grandiose 1908 Mission Revival Estate designed by renowned architects G. Lawrence Stimson and Greene & Greene and nestled on one of the most historic and esteemed streets in South Pasadena. The 'Oaklawn Tract' was one of the first three tracts developed in South Pasadena in the early 1900's and quickly became known as the 'The Suburb Deluxe.' Conceived by the South Pasadena Realty and Improvement Company then soon after taken over by the S. W. Ferguson Company, the 'Oaklawn Tract' was intended to attract 'people of wealth and refinement' to build 'fine' homes, many of which, including this remarkable home, still exist today. This lovingly maintained home was Stimson's first home built in the Oaklawn development, and numerous details of his and the Greene brothers design work are seen throughout the interior & exterior. The original broad bricked walkway, covered lanai and red tile roof create an abundance of curb appeal enhancing the overall first impression of this special home. The grand front door of heavy mahogany with nouveau stained glass was artistically designed to complement the interior Greene and Greene detailed work. Located in the foyer of the home is the staircase featuring newel posts with intricate inlaid wood work in ebony and brass. The grandest room is the living area boasting wood work of solid Tabasco mahogany designed in the most artistic fashion especially on the ceiling. Many of the timbers of the wood work are entwined by wooden pegs. The formal dining room highlighted by rich mahogany wainscoting with picture shelf and emerald green Grueby tiled fireplace adding to the romantic ambiance of fine dining. In 1979 the kitchen was remodeled adding a huge center island and ample counter space. The spacious open and airy second floor features wide hallways, one of Stimson's design trademarks, and 5 bedrooms each with their own unique charm and character. This home is 3 levels with the lowest level complete with a Billiard Room and extensive concrete basement ideal for storage, workshop, wine room and much more. Two story detached garage offers upstairs guest quarters with an exterior staircase. This space is ideal for out-of-town guests or home office. Backyard is ideal for large gatherings, enjoying some fun-in-the-sun while swimming in the large pool or simply relaxing in the outdoor canopy pergola. This treasure is museum quality with timeless architecture and has been meticulously maintained by its current owner for over 54 years.

Primary Features

County: Los Angeles
Half Baths: 2
Price/SqFt: 797.02
Property Sub Type: Single Family Residence
Property Type: Residential
Year Built: 1908


Appliances: yes
Appliances: Dishwasher, Double Oven, Water Heater, Gas Water Heater, Gas Range, Refrigerator
Basement: Unfinished
Bathrooms Full And Three Quarter: 4
Common Walls: No Common Walls
Cooling: no
Cooling Type: None
Eating Area: Area, In Kitchen, Dining Room
Fireplace: yes
Fireplace Features: Dining Room, See Remarks, Living Room
Flooring: Brick, Wood
Garage Spaces: 2
Heating: yes
Heating Type: Gravity
Inclusions: Refrigerator, Stove, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer
Interior Features: 2 Staircases, Tile Counters, Pantry, Ceiling Fan(s), Balcony, Wainscoting, Storage, Recessed Lighting, High Ceilings, Crown Molding, Built-in Features, Beamed Ceilings
Laundry: yes
Laundry Features: Individual Room, Dryer Included, Washer Included
Levels: Three Or More
Living Area Source: Taped
Living Area Units: Square Feet
Main Level Bathrooms: 2
Room Bathroom Features: Double sinks in bath(s), Bathtub, Separate tub and shower, Tile Counters, Shower, Shower in Tub
Room Kitchen Features: Kitchen Island, Utility sink, Tile Counters
Room Type: Bonus Room, Laundry, Kitchen, Foyer, All Bedrooms Up, Game Room, Workshop, Walk-In Closet, Sun, Office, Living Room, Library, Jack & Jill, Guest/Maid's Quarters, Formal Entry, Den, Center Hall, Basement
Spa: no
Spa Features: None
Stories Total: 3


Architectural Style: Craftsman, See Remarks
Attached Garage: no
Construction Materials: Stucco
Door Features: French Doors, Mirror Closet Door(s), Sliding Doors
Exterior Features: Lighting, Rain Gutters
Fence: yes
Fencing: Wood, Good Condition, Wrought Iron
Foundation Details: Concrete Perimeter, Raised
Lot Features: Back Yard, Lot 20000-39999 Sqft, Sprinkler System, Patio Home, Park Nearby, Yard, Landscaped, Lawn, Front Yard
Lot Size Area: 24961
Lot Size Source: Public Records
Lot Size Square Feet: 24961
Parking: yes
Parking Features: Garage, Concrete, Gated, Garage Faces Front, Driveway, Parking Space, Garage - Single Door
Parking Total: 2
Patio: yes
Patio And Porch Features: Brick, Patio, Cabana, Patio Open, Front Porch, Porch, Lanai, Covered
Pool Features: In Ground, Pebble
Private Pool: yes
Property Attached: no
Road Surface Type: Paved
Roof: Clay, Tile
Sewer: Public Sewer
Sprinklers: yes
View: no
View Type: None
Water Source: Public
Window Features: Wood Frames, Stained Glass


Country: US
Direction Faces: East
Elementary School: Arroyo Vista
Elementary School 2: ARRVIS
High School: South Pasadena
High School 2: SOUPAS
Middle/Junior School: South Pasadena
Middle/Junior School 2: SOUPAS
MLS Area Major: 658 - So. Pasadena


Assessment Type: None
Assessments: no
Association: no
Community Features: Biking, Horse Trails, Suburban, Street Lights, Sidewalks, Park, Golf, Dog Park, Curbs
Days On Market: 49
List Agent State License: 01046965
List Office State License: 01991628
Lot Size Units: Square Feet
Parcel Number: 5317014019
Property Condition: Updated/Remodeled
Security Features: Carbon Monoxide Detector(s), Smoke Detector(s)
Senior Community: no
Structure Type: House
Utilities: Electricity Connected, Water Connected, Sewer Connected
Year Built Source: Public Records


Land Lease: no
Lease Considered: no
Special Listing Conditions: Standard, Trust
Tax Lot: 4749
Tax Tract: 139

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Derek Vaughan

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South Pasadena, CA 91030
Phone: 6264376800

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