887 La Loma Road
Pasadena, CA 91105
Approximate Square Footage per Assessor: 7,842 | Lot Size: 70,392 (1.616 Acres)
4 Bedrooms | 4 Full & 3 Half Baths | Year Built: 1995
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath Guest House + Gardener’s Bath: 911 Square Feet
Taking full advantage of the 1.616 acre site, this exceptional Contemporary residence designed in 1995 by renowned architect Barry Berkus has perhaps the best view of the Arroyo, Colorado Street Bridge and Vista Del Arroyo Hotel of any in Pasadena. The property has estate presence with a gate and drive; it is not visible from the street. The three story residence entered on the second level has four bedrooms and seven baths. The floor plan is a central hall plan orientation opening from a dramatic bridge leading to an impressive double door entry and pavilion with limestone flooring. Bright public rooms on the main level offer gracious spaces for entertaining and family living, all arranged to take advantage of the lovely Arroyo views. Immediately to the right is a guest powder bath and handsome library with fireplace and custom built-ins. A generous bar with double sink and granite counters, Sub Zero refrigerator, ice maker and generous cabinetry is adjacent. The spectacular living room has soaring 20 foot plus ceilings, a large fireplace, two window bays, attractive built-ins and sliding doors to the outdoor terrace. A gracious step-up formal dining area, also with lovely views and outdoor terrace access, has space for a grand piano. There are staircases to the upper and lower levels as well as an elevator. There is one bedroom suite on this level.
The spectacular kitchen beyond is entered through a commodious dish pantry; a food pantry is adjacent. Bright and open, the kitchen has two work islands…one with double sinks and two dishwashers, the other with one sink and a beverage refrigerator… both have granite counters as do the main work spaces. There is a 6 burner plus griddle Dynasty range with pot filler, a Gaggenau convection oven, a microwave, and several warming drawers. A household office desk is centrally located. The family room is open to the kitchen with fireplace and library shelving on one side and windows over looking the Arroyo on the other. There is an outdoor kitchen under a covered terrace.
The principal suite is composed of a large bedroom with floor to ceiling Arroyo view window bay and skylights, his and her closets and dressing areas and a primary bath with spa tub, generous shower and his and her separate commodes. There are two additional bedroom suites on this level.
Downstairs there is a wine tasting room with adjacent half bath and a temperature controlled wine shop size cellar with 10,000 bottle capacity. Extensive storage and mechanical closets open to a nearby media room with tiered seating for twelve in luxurious reclining lounge chairs. Two separate double garages, a motor court, storage rooms and a pump room complete this lower level.
There is a two bedroom, two bath guest house with sitting room and its own terrace and a gardener’s half bath across from the residence. The lush landscaping by landscape architect Walter Young is enhanced by water features that include a pool with natural appearing sand bottom, a spa, streams and koi ponds all producing a relaxing background rushing water sound.
Located in the very desirable South San Rafael area in southwest Pasadena, the property is close to the Arroyo, Old Town and convenient to 210 and 110 freeway access. Despite its convenient situation, 887 La Loma Road enjoys a delightfully quiet and private location.