Classic Swiss Chalet Craftsman

100 West State St.
Pasadena, CA
Sold Price: $1,199,000
MLS Number: 22138014
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4
Building Size: 4259 Square Feet
Lot Size: 13540 Square Feet
Property Type: Single Family
Property Status: Sold
Property Features: Abundance of storage, Cathedral ceilings, French doors, Hardwood floors, Historical property, Large bedrooms, Walk-in closets, Wine cellar

This 1909 classic Swiss Chalet Craftsman home was part of the original William Stanton estate and sits in the prestigious Grace Hill neighborhood. Worthy of a place in the National Register of Historic Places, this home is replete with wide overhanging eaves, rafter tails, corbels, incised porch, built-in cabinetry, and exposed beam ceilings.

Enter through the extra wide Craftsman style front door into an expansive entryway with a powder room off to the side and an elegantly crafted staircase with creatively stenciled stairs. Off this entryway is the grand formal living room anchored by a prominent fireplace bordered by two bay window sitting areas. French doors open out to a large balcony overlooking the spacious, flat and fully fenced backyard. Further down the hallway is the kitchen with a Wedgewood gas oven, dishwasher, linoleum floor and ceramic tile counters. There’s a sunny breakfast room and laundry area off one side of the kitchen and a butler’s pantry and walk-in pantry off the other side. Through the swinging door of the butler’s pantry you’ll find the formal dining room (currently used a family room) with wainscoting, period chandelier and light sconces. Across the hall is the library (currently used a dining room) with built-in bookshelves and an adjacent bathroom. On your way up the stately front staircase you’ll find a large linen closet as well as another full bathroom. Once upstairs there are four good-sized bedrooms off the hallway, each with ample closet space. One bedroom has its own balcony looking to the west for those wonderful sunsets. The master bedroom enjoys plenty of windows and access to a spacious full bathroom. Across the hall is another grand bedroom with walk in closet and space for a sitting area. Next door is a bedroom with an extra large closet that could be used as a children’s playroom. There’s an additional 760 square feet basement with a wine cellar and two storage rooms which can be accessed from the backyard or the kitchen. Open the gate from the front porch and you’ll find a side yard with patio. There’s dual forced air heating, partial copper plumbing, 10 foot ceilings, crown molding, base molding, and automatic sprinklers. With some deferred maintenance, this jewel is ready to be brought into the 21st century by its next owner. It has been the location for many commercials over the years which can be an added revenue stream. The neighborhood has tree-lined streets with sidewalks and is near the Yoga House, The Raymond Restaurant, South Pasadena and freeways. Come reside in this piece of Pasadena history.