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1311 Hillcrest Avenue in Pasadena


Now on the market for the first time in 90 years, the Prindle house, a masterpiece designed by renowned architect, George Washington Smith.

Lovingly built and cherished by one family since 1926, this iconic estate is located a block from the prestigious Langham Hotel.

A baronial foyer with 25′ tall carved wood ceilings and sweeping staircase, a grand living room, cozy library and an elegant dining room, offer a first glimpse of the intricate interior.

Resplendent in detail and character, Smith created an Andalusian home reminiscent of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, with exquisite Moorish and Spanish architectural elements elaborately displayed within the estate’s monumental walls.

French doors open to a romantic central courtyard with star fountain and arched loggia, perfect for entertaining and relaxation.

There are 7 spacious bedrooms, 3 fireplaces, copper plumbing, newer roof, updated electrical, an elevator, and a newly-remodeled chauffeur’s quarters.

Tall carved wood doors from Fez, Morocco, lead to an enchanting walled garden with grassy lawn, mature trees, and a reflecting pool with water jets.

This magical setting complements the mystique and grandeur of Smith’s overall design.

The Prindle House embodies the splendor of a bygone era and is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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Listing courtesy of Carol Chua, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

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