The Grassie House is an impeccably restored six bedroom, three bath Craftsman in the picturesque Country Club neighborhood of Altadena. The property has been painstakingly restored from top to bottom marrying period grace and character details with the modern amenities of today. The 4,073 square foot home (measured) has been featured on Pasadena Heritage’s Architectural Tour because of its exemplary construction and pristine level of preservation. The residence showcases its Arts and Crafts style with elegant built-ins, deep, rich, crown moldings, hardwood floors, leaded glass cabinetry, stunning fixtures, sun-dappled window seats as well as three fireplaces crafted with Batcheleder tiles and Klinker bricks.
The lower level has a gorgeous, state-of-the-art, gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances, an expansive copper hood, two sinks, oiled bronze Waterstone fixtures, twin Miele dishwashers, twin Miele refrigerator/freezers, a sweeping breakfast bar and counters all done in Italian Copper Vedura granite. There is also an adjoining butler’s pantry as well as matching center walk-in pantries built specifically for food and appliances, respectively. The ground floor includes a spacious dining room with a mirrored breakfront, picture rails, wainscoting and French doors that lead out to the welcoming covered front porch. In addition, there is a gracious library or family room, with its own fireplace, that has a drop front secretary desk and glass fronted built-ins, as well as a guest room that steps out to the back patio that features a bubbling fountain with koi pond.
The upstairs of this stately, yet perfectly proportioned, home features five bedrooms and two baths that all enjoy sweeping aerial views of the professionally landscaped gated gardens. The master suite is a retreat with a spa-like bath, stunningly remodeled with dual sinks, marble flooring, an oversized two person, travertine shower with double heads and intricate tile work. The light filled main room includes a romantic fireplace and a balcony for two, perched to offer a serene glimpses of the old growth trees, verdant rear lawn and entertainer’s seating area. Additionally, the suite showcases a custom designed spacious dressing room and walk-in closet with a center island that has been crafted with an eye to detail so as to make getting dressed a pleasure.
The final touch of this magnificent address is the beautifully finished three-car garage that has a full-length loft, ample, lit storage closets as well as high clearance for taller vehicles or an automotive lift. The interior is also insulated and equipped with plumbing as well as telephone and internet so that the auxiliary space can be used for an office, fitness room or a hobbyists den.
This property is a stately beauty in the foothills of our wonderful community and offers the amazing opportunity to live in historic splendor.