Hearkening Back to the 1950s, 1720 Lombardy Road a Newly Offered Property Has Undergone a Complete Transformation From the Inside-Out
Originally designed by noted architect Theodore Pletsch in 1956, this majestic Mid-century Modern pad in Pasadena’s coveted Huntington Library neighborhood has since been fully remodeled and expanded by architecture firm Stamps & Stamps, led by former South Pasadena Mayor Odom Stamps, and interior designer Sarah McKay of Colab House.
The result? A modern, organic residence in keeping with the ideal California lifestyle—complete with floor-to-ceiling walls of glass in almost every room—paired with picturesque grounds that pay homage to its glamorous Hollywood Regency lineage with giant cypress and olive trees flanking a sparkling pool and spa, plus a swanky built-in barbecue area and cabana ideal for entertaining.
“This home is truly a hidden architectural gem in Pasadena,” says listing agent Michele Downing of Compass about the residence, which was developed by The H Group. “The elegant style and chic, clean finishes are what bring out the California indoor-outdoor lifestyle.”
Set on a 25,000-square-foot lot, the gated six-bedroom, eight-bath dwelling features 7,400 square feet of sleek, light-filled living space on a single, U-shaped level rife with custom stone and white oak millwork, limestone, travertine, designer lighting, and hardwood flooring throughout.
Among the show-stopping features: a striking, 10-foot-tall black steel and glass pivoting door that opens to reveal an attractive library hall presenting a head-on view of the outdoors, as well as a gourmet kitchen with a massive marble-topped island and high-end appliances.
The sumptuous master retreat is a particular standout, boasting a large designer showroom closet and swoon-worthy bath outfitted with a massive curved shower wall clad in white marble tile, white oak vanities, and a standalone soaking tub.
“It provides a plethora of sophistication and luxurious features, with access to the bath from either end of the room, and features an impressive floor-to-ceiling glass shower,” says Michele Downing.
Michele Downing | 626.523.6939 | DRE 01046965
Aaron Kirman | 310.994.9512 | DRE 01296524
Holland Ashrafnia | 310.739.9432 DRE 01345982
Aaron Kirman Group at Compass
List Price: $8.958 million
Photographs: Juwan Li, courtesy of Aaron Kirman Group