Home of the Week: A Peerless Retreat Upon a Storied Pasadena Property

Situated upon a park-like property in the heart of Pasadena, this storied Craftsman retreat has been masterfully reimagined to embrace modernity within the unrepeatable charm of its storybook setting. The stunning 25,065-square-foot lot was established by Grable & Austin in 1913; thus, the home is both a historic entry to the past and a stunning threshold to contemporary design. The property, located at 585 Bellefontaine Street, is listed with Partners Trust Associate Carol Kurachi and offered at $4,700,000.


Located on one of the area’s most impressive and sought-after lots in Pasadena, the home features countless outdoor living spaces for unparalleled entertaining or relaxation. There is a characteristic ebb and flow throughout the exterior, the ivy-clad patio with a fireplace lounge and barbecue flowing to an open yard shaded by 80-year-old Heritage Oak trees. A quaint trail, lined with fruit and citrus trees, guides you from the expansive backyard toward a gated oversized pool with two additional lounge areas and barbecue.


The interior is comparatively astounding, teeming with soul while comprised of contemporary updates. Entirely fluid, the wide-open foyer extends into an adjacent dining area and living room with an attached, stately library. Past the grand staircase, you are drawn toward a plush family room, drenched in the warmth of incoming light, and gourmet kitchen. Adorned with state-of-the-art appliances, a bold copper sink, butler’s pantry, and casual breakfast nook, the kitchen emanates matchless comfort and geniality.


The second-story features four vast bedrooms: the master, two bedrooms with an adjoined bath, and an additional en suite bedroom. The luxe master, with an intimate seating area and fireplace, opens to a spa-like bath, contiguous walk-in closet, and extends even further into a laundry room and home office. The second-story floor plan is thoroughly inviting, leading you smoothly from one bedroom to the next, creating an aura of inclusion and familiarity.


The basement is equipped with ultra-modern amenities while maintaining the home’s palpable sense of ease and repose. Upon descending the staircase, you are welcomed by yet another open foyer that heralds an artist’s studio, deluxe home gym, and an additional room ideal for unexpected guests. Two recreational spaces, an entertainment area with a wet bar and an additional play room, offer effortless access to the outdoor patio, evoking a fluidity that is truly the essence of this Pasadena retreat.


This home on the enviable Bellefontaine Street is the ultimate locale to set roots and bask in the lush seclusion of Pasadena. The substantial property, a rarity in all of Los Angeles, presents a coveted opportunity to luxuriate in modern comfort and revel in the expanse of a winsome estate.


585 Bellefontaine Street  is listed with Partners Trust Associate Carol Kurachi. For more information on this property, click here.

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