Ernie Carswell Presents An Impressive Estate In Pasadena

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Ernie Carswell

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American classicism expressed in residential architecture- resplendently set upon multiple acres of gardens, recreation areas, and a resort-like Pool Pavilion. A meticulous 7-year restoration reveals masterwork by esteemed architects Myron Hunt and Gordon Kaufmann supported by high-tech modern amenities expected in today's finest homes. Modernist architects Ladd & Kelsey designed a commercial grade Museum on site to house a priceless art collection, and so much more. Encompassing over 20,000 square feet, it currently contains multiple living spaces, a 46-seat movie theater, a poker room, a tiki lounge, 2 commercial elevators, and a full conference center. Both structures have been repurposed to provide the highest level of lifestyle, entertaining, and at-home work conveniences for today's ever-changing environment. Once known as the Samuel C Fertig House then renamed Knoll House in 1971 by its then owner, Virginia Steele Scott, the main residence was originally built in 1916 and designed by preeminent architect Myron Hunt. Originally sited on five contiguous lots totaling 10.3 acres, the original 2-story, 16-room residence was later expanded by the leading architect of the time, Gordon B Kaufmann. To ensure consistency, Peter Hall acted as the contractor for both builds. The property rose to unparalleled prominence in 1973 with the addition of the Virginia Steele Scott Gallery by modernist architects Ladd & Kelsey, who had just designed the new Pasadena Art Museum (Norton Simon Museum). The structure, intended to showcase Mrs. Steele's extensive art collection, was, from its inception, much more than a gallery and remains so today. Together, both living spaces afford a lifestyle unmatched by any property in Southern California.

Address: 2 Oak Knoll Dr, Pasadena, CA

Price: $38,500,000

For more information, please contact Ernie Carswell at 310-345-7500 or

Ernie Carswell is one of the exclusive real estate agents representing the Sunset Strip/West Hollywood real estate market as a member of the Haute Residence Real Estate Network. View all of his listings here.

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