225 North Lima Street
Sierra Madre, CA 91024
10 BR, 11 BA
This new listing in Sierra Madre is a trip back in time–even farther than we usually go here on Take Sunset! The Pinney House (1887-88) was built by Samuel and Joseph Cather Newsom, architects of many prestigious buildings during the 19th century, including the Carson Mansion in Eureka, Calif.
The Pinney House, commissioned by retired Civil War surgeon Dr. Elbert Pinney, was a 30-room “railroad hotel” for East Coasters here in L.A. making land purchases. Subsequently, the Victorian estate served as a sanatorium, boarding house, dance studio, apartment complex and film location. Today, the 10,000 square foot, 10 bedroom, 11 bath residence is a single family home.
The Queen Anne-style home features soaring ceilings, light-filled rooms, formal dining room, library, sun room, parlor fireplaces, loft-like attic living quarters and more.
The home has been carefully renovated with authentic details left in place, including moldings, stained glass and wainscoting.
The residence is sited on nearly half an acre with a large front veranda, expansive porch and English-style garden.
The buyer of this estate will certainly own an interesting piece of Southern California architectural history! If you’d like to see the Pinney House in person, email me or call me at 323-775-6305.
More info and photos of 225 N Lima St.
Listing courtesy of Katherine Orth and Judy Webb-Martin, Podley Properties.