1234 El Mirador Dr, Pasadena
El Mirador Ranch has been a monumental estate in the Linda Vista neighborhood for over 100 years. This Neoclassical masterpiece was originally designed by the noted firm of Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury. Originally owned by George and Nellie Hoffman, the same family has cared for this glorious estate for more than 50 years. Newly reinvented and completely updated, this historic property now offers an abundance of convenient and classic living space. A wonderfully landscaped front yard of abundant camellias, hydrangeas, azaleas, jasmine and garden roses welcomes you to a large plantation-like front porch. The main house opens at the second floor into a gorgeous formal living room with fireplace and library/solarium which spans the entire length of the house. The second floor also features a large guest bedroom with ample closet space and stunning guest bath with Italian tile, a beautiful formal dining room and a gourmet kitchen with Thermador appliances. The Family room includes a second fireplace, wet bar and bi fold windows allowing you to open up the room for indoor/outdoor entertainment. The third level offers a lovely foyer, two large guest bedrooms with walk-in closets, an oversized balcony, stackable washer and dryer, large master suite with walk-in closet, an additional closet, resort style bath with dual shower, double vanity and a soaking tub. The lower level boasts a hallway of cabinet storage, a state of the art home theatre fully equipped with a 70 inch smart TV and 5.1 surround sound, additional washer and dryer area, and tons of storage that could create a lovely wine cellar. The home has been set up as a true smart home featuring multiple indoor and outdoor audio zones, wifi, prewired for satellite/cable TV, and a home security system including cameras. The detached 3-car garage offers additional storage as well as an electric vehicle charge station.
The guest house features a lovely outdoor patio, washer and dryer in unit, full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, living room, dining area, 1 bed/ 1 bath, and lots of storage. The backyard features a stunning outdoor dining area off the main living room surrounded by the ranch’s original avocado trees and twinkle lights, perfect for al fresco dining in true SoCal fashion. A gorgeous Magnolia tree and grape vines, roses and lilies frame the yard for lush living and privacy. The built-in BBQ and ice tray are perfect for outdoor cooking and there is plenty of room for a pool! This property is flooded with natural light and offers breathtaking mountain views from almost every window in the home.
This remarkable estate has been tastefully updated in a fashion that offers all of today’s necessities and amenities while preserving the wonderful period details throughout. The home’s rich past and authenticity are still apparent in every room and reflect the quality and history that makes Pasadena so very special.
4bedrooms/3 baths Main House
1bedroom/1bath Guest House