Smith & Williams, Architects
Architectural Gem, 1959
First time on the market since 1968, this stunning 1959 Smith & Williams architectural gem is located on almost 2 acres on one of Pasadena’s most premier streets, overlooking the arroyo with panoramic views of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Mountains, at the end of a long gated private drive. From the famed USC School of Architecture and contemporaries of Gregory Ain, Harwell Hamilton Harris, A. Quincy Jones, John Lautner, Rafael Soriano and Thornton Abell, this iconic mid-century Smith & Williams features a perfect blend of inside and outside, high ceilings, walls of glass, expansive views from each room, original terrazzo floors and fireplace, a detached office/studio, and Japanese-inspired architectural details. Known for their keen sense of site planning and refined integration of building to landscape, this 3 bedroom 3 bath, one-of-a-kind vintage property retains many original features, including original windows, doors, and abundant architectural details. The sprawling park-like grounds feature mature trees, a pool with rustic boulders in a bucolic setting overlooking a large part of the property once used as a horse corral. Almost untouched, this is rare opportunity to restore an important architectural property.