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370 W Del Mar Boulevard

Pasadena, CA 91105
  • $4,999,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 45 Days
  • ID#: P1-7656
Open House
UPDATED: 222 min ago
$4,999,000
  • 6
    BEDS
  • 0.37
    ACRES
  • 6
    BATHS
  • 2
    1/2 BATHS
  • 7,100
    SQFT
  • $704
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1906
County:

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Listing Agent(s): Matthew Berkley of Dpp ((626) 683-0777) and Scott Lander of Dpp(310-275-1000)


Description

Charles and Henry Greene, Architects, 1906, Garrett Van Pelt, FAIA, 1929, The Dr. W.T. Bolton House. Few architects have defined Southern California vernacular architecture more than Charles and Henry Greene. With their ability to blend Asian, British, and South Asian designs during the burgeoning Arts and Crafts movement in the United States, the Greene's forged their names in the annals of architectural history by designing some of the most significant architectural works in the country, including Pasadena's Gamble House and Blacker House, both of which were completed after the Greene's finished the Bolton House. Consistent with their work, the Bolton House is both sculptural and organic. The soft edges, calm colors, exotic woods, simple joinery, and lack of superfluous ornamentation reinforce the Greene's belief that conspicuous consumption and pretentiousness found in the revivalist architecture being constructed throughout the region is an assault on the natural environment. Perhaps Charles Greene said it best that their goal was to 'make necessary and useful things pleasurable' which, perhaps, is the fait accompli they had in mind for the Bolton House and their subsequent works of art. The Bolton House has received a few modifications since the 1906 completion. Other longtime Greene & Greene clients followed the ownership of the Boltons (Dr. Bolton passed away prior to the completion of his home). Cordelia, Kate, and Margaret Culbertson purchased the home in 1918 and commissioned architect Garrett Van Pelt to add a two-story oriel window replacing a flat, articulated horizontal window that also lined the oversized staircase. And while not original to the Greene's 1906 design, the oriel window undoubtedly brought in a sense of modernity when complete and possibly prolonged the existence of the house during a time when Craftsman homes began falling out of favor and large estates like this met their demise. A multi-year restoration of the house began in the 1980s. During this time, existing woods such as Port Orford Cedar, a favorite of the Greenes and master builder Peter Hall, was restored or, in some cases, replaced. Teak, oak, and clear heart redwood paneling, floors, and cabinetry were given new life. There are two kitchens, one on the first floor and a commercial kitchen in the finished basement easily accessible by the three-story elevator or a staircase. There are 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms a two-car garage, a guest house, formal dining room.

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Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of 2022-01-21T00:27:05.643. This information is for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties you may be interested in purchasing. Display of MLS data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Elite Real Estate Group | Keller Williams Realty Central Coast. Licensed in the State of California, USA.
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370 W Del Mar Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91105

  • Price: $4,999,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 45 Days
  • Updated: 222 min ago
  • ID#: P1-7656
6
Beds
6
Baths
2
½ Baths
0.37
Acres
7,100
SQFT
$704
$/SQFT
1906
Built
Neighborhood:
Not Applicable
County:
Los Angeles
Area:
647 - Pasadena (SW)
Property Description
Charles and Henry Greene, Architects, 1906, Garrett Van Pelt, FAIA, 1929, The Dr. W.T. Bolton House. Few architects have defined Southern California vernacular architecture more than Charles and Henry Greene. With their ability to blend Asian, British, and South Asian designs during the burgeoning Arts and Crafts movement in the United States, the Greene's forged their names in the annals of architectural history by designing some of the most significant architectural works in the country, including Pasadena's Gamble House and Blacker House, both of which were completed after the Greene's finished the Bolton House. Consistent with their work, the Bolton House is both sculptural and organic. The soft edges, calm colors, exotic woods, simple joinery, and lack of superfluous ornamentation reinforce the Greene's belief that conspicuous consumption and pretentiousness found in the revivalist architecture being constructed throughout the region is an assault on the natural environment. Perhaps Charles Greene said it best that their goal was to 'make necessary and useful things pleasurable' which, perhaps, is the fait accompli they had in mind for the Bolton House and their subsequent works of art. The Bolton House has received a few modifications since the 1906 completion. Other longtime Greene & Greene clients followed the ownership of the Boltons (Dr. Bolton passed away prior to the completion of his home). Cordelia, Kate, and Margaret Culbertson purchased the home in 1918 and commissioned architect Garrett Van Pelt to add a two-story oriel window replacing a flat, articulated horizontal window that also lined the oversized staircase. And while not original to the Greene's 1906 design, the oriel window undoubtedly brought in a sense of modernity when complete and possibly prolonged the existence of the house during a time when Craftsman homes began falling out of favor and large estates like this met their demise. A multi-year restoration of the house began in the 1980s. During this time, existing woods such as Port Orford Cedar, a favorite of the Greenes and master builder Peter Hall, was restored or, in some cases, replaced. Teak, oak, and clear heart redwood paneling, floors, and cabinetry were given new life. There are two kitchens, one on the first floor and a commercial kitchen in the finished basement easily accessible by the three-story elevator or a staircase. There are 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms a two-car garage, a guest house, formal dining room.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Craftsman Attached Garage YN 0 Construction Materials Copper Plumbing Direction Faces North Entry Level 1 Fencing Wood Foundation Details Brick/Mortar Other Structures Guest House Parking Features Door-MultiDrivewayGarage Faces FrontGarageGuestOn SiteWorkshop in Garage Parking Total 10 Patio And Porch Features Rear PorchConcreteCoveredFront Porch Pool Features None Pool Private YN No Property Attached YN No Road Frontage Type City Street Road Surface Type Paved Sign On Property YN No Spa Features None Spa YN No View None View YN No

Interior Features

Accessibility Features Accessible Elevator InstalledParkingAccessible DoorsAccessible Hallway(S) Appliances 6 Burner StoveDishwasherElectric CooktopFree-Standing RangeGas CooktopGas OvenGas RangeGas Water HeaterRefrigerator Basement Finished Basement YN Yes Common Walls No Common Walls Cooling Central Air Cooling YN Yes Fireplace Features Living Room Fireplace YN Yes Flooring Wood Heating Forced Air Heating YN Yes Interior Features Beamed CeilingsBuilt-In FeaturesBrick WallsChair RailCeiling Fan(S)ElevatorHigh CeilingsIn-Law FloorplanRecessed LightingAtticBedroom On Main LevelEntrance FoyerUtility RoomWine CellarWalk-In Closet(S) Main Level Bathrooms 1 Main Level Bedrooms 1 Window Features Bay Window(S)French/MullionedScreensStained GlassWood Frames

Property Features

Additional Parcels YN No Association YN No Common Interest None Community Features Sidewalks Disclosures Historical Garage YN Yes Land Lease YN No Laundry Features Laundry Room Lease Considered YN No Levels Three Or More Listing Agreement Exclusive Right To Sell Listing Service Full Service Listing Terms Cash To New Loan New Construction YN No Possession Close Plus 3 Days Property Sub Type Single Family Residence Senior Community YN No Sewer Sewer Tap Paid Special Listing Conditions Standard Structure Type House Water Source Public



Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of 2022-01-21T00:27:05.643. This information is for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties you may be interested in purchasing. Display of MLS data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Elite Real Estate Group | Keller Williams Realty Central Coast. Licensed in the State of California, USA.
 
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Listing Agent(s): Matthew Berkley of Dpp ((626) 683-0777) and Scott Lander of Dpp(310-275-1000)