705 Chaucer Road, san marino

705 Chaucer Road

$2,190,000

Located near the world-renowned Huntington Library and tucked behind a tall, dense hedge where privacy abounds, sits this elegant French-traditional estate. Owned by the same family for more than 47 years, the home and grounds have been beautifully maintained. Visitors enter the front yard through antique wrought-iron gates and are transported...

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Located near the world-renowned Huntington Library and tucked behind a tall, dense hedge where privacy abounds, sits this elegant French-traditional estate. Owned by the same family for more than 47 years, the home and grounds have been beautifully maintained. Visitors enter the front yard through antique wrought-iron gates and are transported into a secret garden filled with specimen roses, a giant ash tree, and expansive lawns. Continuing towards the front door on the gently-curved brick path, a glance to the left reveals a shady area under an old California oak the perfect place to sip an iced tea on a warm summer afternoon. The entry to the home is inviting, with hardwood floors, crown molding, and wainscoting. To the right, the moldings continue into the dining room, which is generous in scale. Behind the dining room lies the spacious kitchen with exceptional counter space and breakfast area. To the left of the entry is the palatial living room, with a bay window that looks out to the front garden and a marble fireplace. Adjacent to the living room is the den with another fireplace, original built-ins, and French doors that lead to the backyard. Beyond the den is the main bedroom wing and access to the lower level. The lower level is an entertainers paradise, an ideal place for kids of all ages - it is currently used as a media/game room and has space for pool table, a separate television/gaming area, and a wet bar. A fireplace and a bay window complete the lower level. The main bedroom wing has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The master suite has generous closets and French doors to the backyard. On the north side of the house is the 4th bedroom and bathroom; this suite is well suited for extended family or guests. It has breathtaking views of the exquisite rose garden, which contains nearly 100 plants! The backyard is an oasis for relaxation and entertainment, with brick patios and an outdoor fireplace, a kidney-shaped pool and open lawn areas.

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4 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | 3,870 Square Feet | 20,996 Lot |  1949 Year Built