Chitra Martin

4242818837  |  02000139

442 N Summit Ave
Pasadena, CA

$2,199,000
  • 3 BEDS
  • 3 BATHS
  • 2 CAR
    GARAGE
  • 2,450 SQ FT

Property Details

The Willis M Eason House is an architecturally avant-garde property, a fabulous addition to any art collector’s portfolio. It is a truly rare, historic home in iconic Pasadena, catalogued in several books and magazines. As a focal point of the impressive Pasadena Historical Homes Walking Tour, this Victorian 'Vernacular Gabled' structure has true Queen Anne hallmarks. This gorgeous house has been so painstakingly restored; it could well become a destination museum itself!

The customized interior of this three-level, spacious home has been tastefully modernized and now exceeds the beauty visualized by its California legendary architects, the Greene & Greene brothers, and is designed in the Beaux Art style. With plenty of cross ventilation and natural light at all times of the day, this large home has enough closet space, thoughtfully designed cabinets and hardwood floors throughout. Noteworthy aesthetics include the gorgeous gold and white trims, the medallion, ionic capitals atop fluted pilasters and porch columns on the frame, with flared roof eaves and paired exposed rafter tails, and a gabled front porch.

The magnificent Victorian exterior has the traditional five colors, dark, mid and light grey, burgundy and ochre. It is one of the finest examples of the 'Painted Ladies' and its details can be found in the Register of the Secretary of The Interior. Records of this gem are also located in the Huntington Library archives.

The back patio is perfect for an American BBQ or Angeleno-style, perennial, outdoor entertainment. The abundant garden has twelve mature trees, and seven raised beds - a gardener’s dream! There is studio space in the basement, with a fridge and sink (using a sump-pump). There is a separate live-work modular space behind the house. Simulates the surreal experience of being inside a Nineteenth Century Painting, with modern amenities and high-speed internet.

Electrical systems, central air-conditioning, and plumbing are top-notch, and the house is a meticulously maintained work of art. The modern kitchen is kitted out with Kraftmaid cabinetry, fit for a Cordon Bleu Chef. There is a large 2-car garage with an engineer's workbench, multiple shelves and storage space. It also has plenty of additional parking for up to four cars behind the house gates, ensuring security at all times.

This national treasure is minutes away from the Arroyo, the Rose Bowl, Gamble House, Norton Simon Museum, the Wrigley Mansion and Old Pasadena, with convenient connections to public transportation and the highway system. Part of the Raymond-Summit Historic District and a Greene & Greene 'Painted Lady', 442 N Summit is move-in ready home, waiting to be acquired by an astute connoisseur or as an enviable investment to rent out!
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