Wallace Neff Home Hits the Market After 50 Years
A magnificent Italianate-style residence designed by the renowned architect Wallace Neff has recently become available in the affluent suburb of San Marino, located in the San Gabriel Valley. Situated opposite The Huntington Library grounds, this exquisite property has just been listed for sale after being privately owned for an impressive 55 years. The asking price for this remarkable estate is set at nearly $6.8 million.
Nestled within a gated parcel of land spanning nearly an acre, the house is an architectural masterpiece. Constructed in 1929, the structure boasts a stunning combination of creamy stucco and terracotta-roofing. With a generous living space of approximately 7,400 square feet spread across two levels, the residence features six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Throughout the interior, one will find a seamless blend of classic elements such as hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, archways, built-in furnishings, and vintage light fixtures.
Upon entering the house, attention is immediately drawn to the grand entry foyer, adorned with a magnificent wrought-iron staircase. The main level seamlessly flows into formal living and dining rooms, a wood-clad game room/library lined with elegant bookcases, and a cozy fireside den complete with a wet bar. Additionally, a kitchen with an adjoining butler's pantry and breakfast room can be found, along with a two-room bedroom suite providing access to a bathroom.
Ascending to the upper level, five more bedrooms await discovery. Among them is a spacious master retreat featuring dual dressing rooms and a luxurious full bath. Stepping outside, the estate is enveloped by picturesque tree-laced grounds. The centerpiece is a solar-heated pool, accompanied by a cabana equipped with a dressing room and half-bath. Furthermore, a desirable north/south tennis court, decorative fountains, and numerous inviting areas ideal for outdoor relaxation and entertaining complete the landscape. A gated driveway leads to a motor court and a four-car garage, ensuring ample parking and convenience.
Remarkably, the property was last sold in 1968 for a mere $125,000, making its current listing an extraordinary opportunity to acquire a piece of architectural history in this coveted neighborhood.
Listed by of DPP Real Estate