Active

217 Oaklawn Avenue

South Pasadena CA, 91030

$4,200,000


$722.39 per sqft

Active

6 Beds

5.5 Baths

5,814 sqft

Residential

Built in 1908

Listed by Steve Haussler with Coldwell Banker Realty (626) 584-0050

The Fairbanks House was designed and built by G. Lawrence Stimson in 1908 and is an early example of what became his hallmark of stately homes with beautifully executed details and the finest materials. The property was originally sold in 1909 to Charles Warren Fairbanks, Theodore Roosevelt's vice president, and was most recently owned by Dr. Gail Victor Anderson, a pioneer of emergency medicine. Sited on over one-half acre in the heart of the Oaklawn Tract -- renowned for its entrance framed by Greene & Greene's landmark stone portals -- it is now on the market for the first time in 60 years. Its light-filled floor plan is elegantly proportioned and scaled for today's lifestyle, with a dramatic entry and grand staircase that sets the tone for both lavish entertaining and comfortable family living. Complex geometry and a harmonious union of intricate forms create an interwoven blend for each public space. The living room is anchored by a striking fireplace as the broad windows flow out to the grounds and sunny south exposure. The library features tiered mahogany wall brackets and a metal hood over the fireplace, while the formal dining room is graced with a sinuous plate rail and stellar fireplace bordered by book matched flame-patterned panels surrounding Grueby green tile. A rear patio, accessed by a remarkable set of glazed doors and window wall, overlooks the manicured yard. The spacious eat-in kitchen offers multiple work areas and is designed to accommodate large-scale events with two food preparation areas. In addition, two bathrooms, an oversized laundry room and adjacent Butler's pantry complete the main level. Six bedrooms and four baths sprawl across the second floor, with spirited sets of windows and extensive closets throughout. A full attic and sizable basement, comprising over 2,400 additional square feet, provide ample room for storage and potential for expansion. Noteworthy amenities include an elevator, refinished oak and maple floors, rich moldings, original wood windows, lath and plaster walls, fresh exterior paint and retrofitted foundation. In the rear, a wide driveway leads to a 3-car detached garage, with carport and workshop, plus a sport court. Mature trees and tall hedges combine to afford privacy and an intimate feel on a street known for its architecturally significant residences. Here is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to own a magnificent Craftsman estate in a prime location and with award-winning South Pasadena schools.

P1-15762

MLS ID

November 14, 2023

Listed

February 16, 2024

Updated

Map

217 Oaklawn Avenue
South Pasadena CA, 91030

Interior Features

Total Stories

2


Bedrooms

6 Beds


Bathrooms

5.5 Baths


Interior Features

Built-in Features, Crown Molding, High Ceilings, Multiple Staircases, Pantry, Paneling/Wainscoting, Storage, All Bedrooms Up, Attic, Entrance Foyer, Primary Suite, Utility Room, Walk-In Pantry, Walk-In Closet(s), Workshop


Appliances

Double Oven, Dishwasher, Gas Cooktop, Water Heater


Laundry Description

Laundry Room


Floor Description

Wood


Fireplace

Yes


Fireplace Description

Dining Room, Library, Living Room, See Remarks


Cooling

Yes


Cooling Description

See Remarks


Heating

Yes


Heating Description

Gravity

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size

0.55 Acres


Exterior Features

Lighting, Rain Gutters, Sport Court


Lot Features

Back Yard, Front Yard, Garden, Landscaped, Level


Architectual Style

Craftsman


Roof

Composition, Flat, Shingle


Sewer

Public Sewer

Other Property Details

Area Name

658 - So. Pasadena


Days on Market

91


Garage

Yes


Garage Spaces

3


Parking

Concrete, Driveway, Garage, Workshop in Garage


Parking Total

6


View

No


View Description

None


County

Los Angeles


Water Source

See Remarks


Pool

No


Pool Features

None


Buyer Agency Compensation

2.5%

Listing History

Date

Event

Price

1/25/2024

Active

1/8/2024

Under Contract

Listing Contact: (626) 584-0050 

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