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The Scripps Booth Residence
The Arroyo Seco area of Pasadena, California was home to many artists and their studios in the early 1920s. The writers and artists who have been enriched by the Arroyo Seco have left a legacy of art and culture that shines to this day. The historic Scripps Booth residence located in the Linda Vista neighborhood of the Arroyo is one of these legacies.
James Scripps Booth, born in 1888, was an internationally renowned painter and sculptor who studied in Europe before splitting his time between Detroit and California. The son of George Booth, director and president of The Detroit News, James also made a living as an automobile designer and builder. In 1922, James and his wife, Jean McLaughlin Booth, commissioned the well-known Pasadena architectural firm of Marston and Van Pelt to design their Spanish house and studio. A comment on the firm can be found in Around Pasadena by Sills and Manion: “During the 20s no architectural firm had more influence in Pasadena than the firm of Marston and Van Pelt. Although they did not expound upon a new architectural form, they showed amazing ability in their prolific and versatile designs…” The Scripps Booth home has been featured in many architectural magazines and books and praised for the attention to detail and design.
Meticulously renovated, this home features many indoor and outdoor areas for entertaining. From the gracious gated entrance and circular motor court surrounding an old California Oak to the covered loggias, fire pit, fountains, and large grassy lawns, the Scripps Booth residence is perfect for gatherings. Pass through the gracious formal entry and you will find a casually elegant home with archways, walls of windows, French doors and plank fir flooring throughout. This Spanish Colonial Revival shows Andalusian influences with thick, white plaster walls, heavy beams and beautiful iron work.
The artist studio is phenomenal with original thick walls of plaster and has a kitchen/bar, huge fireplace and multiple arches. With floor to ceiling windows and a private courtyard with fountain, this space is the perfect retreat.
The Scripps Booth residence is currently listed for sale by Ted Clark of Deasy/Penner. For more information on this historic property, please contact Ted at (626) 817-2123 or visit www.1066Charles.com.
1907 Classic Craftsman
Offered at $1,795,000
Listed by Ted Clark & Partners, this historic four-bedroom, four-bath craftsman home was built in 1907 by Frederick C. Grable & Clarence Austin of the architectural firm Grable & Austin. Situated just a couple miles from Old Pasadena and the famous Rose Bowl, this 9,000 square foot, classic home has been fully updated for modern living appeal.
The home’s ambiance pays homage to the craftsman era, featuring period hardware on the windows and doors, Millwork that has been replicated true to the time period, and vaulted ceilings for additional light and height that blend seamlessly with the historic look and feel.
In addition to the external design updates, there have also been internal updates that bring this period home into a fresh and current era. The home features Solar panels that generate enough electricity to run the entire property, leaving no electric bill, a Lifesource water filter, 18” fiberglass insulation, and a saline pool with a new gas heater and equipment. These major updates ensure this home runs like new.
Throughout the main level of the home you will find two bedrooms, a kitchen, a fully remodeled dining room and living room, and a den. The lower level features a family room with a fireplace, a mini kitchen, large laundry room, a newly remodeled full bath, and two additional bedrooms with beautiful French doors leading to the back yard. The brilliantly landscaped grounds boast a beautiful pool, lawn and patio.
If you are interested in learning more about this property, please visit: http://www.tedclarkandpartners.com/listings/details/49/520-west-california-boulevard
This stunning, five-bedroom, six-bathroom Mediterranean Estate listed by Ted Clark & Partners is located in Altadena, California, about a half mile east of the Altadena Golf Course. Built in 1927, this classic estate features extensive grounds, orchard, and organic gardens. Situated on a 29,700 square foot lot, the home is full of Mediterranean architectural details, including beamed ceilings, ceramic tile, clay, and hardwood floors.
The main house has been skillfully crafted and beautifully decorated, boasting 4,900 square feet. In addition to its five bedrooms and six tastefully remodeled bathrooms, you will find a formal entry of wood and elaborate tile stairs, guest/maid’s quarters, a breakfast room, a recently remodeled kitchen featuring gorgeous marble counters, and a butler’s pantry.
Numerous balconies and French doors lead to the outdoor living spaces, including an open patio, covered porch, an in ground, heated and filtered pool and spa, and a 950+ square foot studio providing the perfect atmosphere for any creative hobby or passion.
If you are interested in learning more about the property featured above, please visit: http://www.tedclarkandpartners.com/listings/details/54/1691-east-mendocino-street