1538 E California Boulevard

Pasadena, CA
$ 4,750,000 Beds 4 Baths 4 Sq 3,993 Virtual Tour
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Rare opportunity to own this architectural masterpiece behind private gates in one of Pasadenas most coveted enclaves. Designed and built by Buff & Hensman. Recent four year expansion & renovation. Large motor court. Multiple fruit-bearing trees. Secret garden & waterfall. Fairytale bridge atop koi pond. Slate-slab lined foyer. Showcase 2-story library w/ custom built walnut bookshelves. Great room with high ceilings, fireplace & sweeping backyard views. Formal dining room, chefs kitchen w/Miele & Gaggenau appliances, Leicht cabinetry, slab marble countertops, center island. Backyard loggia, outdoor kitchen, firepit, heated 55 pool, spa & shower. 70 wisteria-framed Pergola. Rosemary, blueberry, pomegranate, key lime, fig, fuyu persimmon & pineapple guava trees. 1st level rooms include guest suite, bathroom w/shower, family room w/fireplace, laundry room. Two master suites on 2nd level with walk-in closets & marble bathrooms w/soaking tubs & heated floors. Master balcony with inspiring views. Fourth large bedroom overlooks front yard. Poulsen lights, 3 new HVAC units, heated slab basalt floors (1st level), Carlisle wide-plank solid walnut floors (2nd level), new electrical & copper plumbing, Dornbracht plumbing fixtures, 11 skylights, Fleetwood double-paned windows, water filtration, security system, wired Sonos entertainment, sprinkler, drip irrigation.

Single Family

  • Price
  • $ 4,750,000
  • Lot Size
  • 0.56 Acres
  • Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Sqr Footage
  • 3,993
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 4
  • Year Built
  • 1984
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 0
  • City, Zip
  • Pasadena
  • County
  • Style
  • Single Family Residence
  • Area
  • Pasadena
  • MLS#
  • 21723772
  • Zip
  • 91106
Listing Provided by: Jeffrey Shore with Sotheby's International Realty.
Data Source: CRMLS



Appliances Barbecue, Convection Oven, Double Oven, Dishwasher, Electric Oven, Gas Cooktop, Disposal, Microwave, Oven, Range, Refrigerator, Range Hood, Vented Exhaust Fan, Warming Drawer, Water Purifier, Dryer, Washer
Community Features Gated
Construction Materials Stucco
Cooling Central Air, Electric
Flooring Wood
Garage Spaces 2
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Central, Fireplace(s), Natural Gas, Radiant, Zoned
Interior Features High Ceilings, Open Floorplan, Recessed Lighting, Storage, Two Story Ceilings, Multiple Master Suites, Walk-In Pantry, Walk-In Closet(s)
Listing Agent Jeffrey Shore - BRE#01801075
Listing Agent State License 01801075
MLS Area 648 - Pasadena (SE)
Parking Features Door-Multi, Garage, Private
Patio/Porch Features Covered, Stone
Pool Features Heated, In Ground, Private
Private Pool Yes
Property Sub Type Additional Single Family Residence
Property SubType Single Family Residence
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Updated/Remodeled
Roof Composition
Rooms Kitchen, Bathroom, Master Bedroom, Library, Office, Master Bathroom, Living Room, Great Room, Entry/Foyer, Family Room, Entry/Foyer
Security Features Security Gate, Gated Community
Spa Features Heated, In Ground, Private
View Pool
Virtual Tour https://youtu.be/Y0Jt7NcBeho
Zoning PSR2

Interior Features

Air Conditioning Y/N Yes
Fireplace Features Family Room, Fire Pit, Great Room, Library
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 4
Heating Y/N Yes
Laundry Features Laundry Room
Living Area 3993
Total Baths 4
Total Bedrooms 4
Window Features Double Pane Windows, Skylight(s)

Exterior Features

Foundation Details Slab
Lot Features Back Yard, Front Yard, Lawn, Landscaped
Lot Size Area 24197
Lot Size Square Feet 24197
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Spa Yes
Total Parking 2
View Y/N Yes

Room Details

Entry/Foyer # 2
Family Room
Great Room
Living Room
Master Bathroom
Master Bedroom


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

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Per Month

Based on the average sale price from the Beverly Hills, CA office

  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,740
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Price History

5/1/2021 Listed $4,750,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 91106

AVG $8.08M
AVG 151
Year Built
AVG 1938
AVG 57
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1538 E California Boulevard Pasadena, CA is a Single Family Home for sale at $4750000 with 3993 sqft and a lot size of 0.56 Acres Acre(s). 1538 E California Boulevard Pasadena has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and was built in 1984. The property's zip code is 91106 which is in Pasadena, CA

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