Listed by Matthew Berkley, DPP,

370 W Del Mar Boulevard

Pasadena, CA, 91105

$3,700,000

$521 per ft²
$3,700,000
$521 per ft²
Sold
Sold
beds
6 Beds
baths
8 Baths
carpenters-square
7,100 ft²
property_type
Residential
calendar
Built 1906
Charles and Henry Greene, Architects, 1906, Garrett Van Pelt, FAIA, 1929, The Dr. W.T. Bolton House. Few architects have defined Southern California vernacular architecture more than Charles and Henry Greene. With their ability to blend Asian, British, and South Asian designs during the burgeoning Arts and Crafts movement in the United States, the Greene's forged their names in the annals of architectural history by designing some of the most significant architectural works in the country, including Pasadena's Gamble House and Blacker House, both of which were completed after the Greene's finished the Bolton House. Consistent with their work, the Bolton House is both sculptural and organic. The soft edges, calm colors, exotic woods, simple joinery, and lack of superfluous ornamentation reinforce the Greene's belief that conspicuous consumption and pretentiousness found in the revivalist architecture being constructed throughout the region is an assault on the natural environment. Perhaps Charles Greene said it best that their goal was to 'make necessary and useful things pleasurable' which, perhaps, is the fait accompli they had in mind for the Bolton House and their subsequent works of art. The Bolton House has received a few modifications since the 1906 completion. Other longtime Greene & Greene clients followed the ownership of the Boltons (Dr. Bolton passed away prior to the completion of his home). Cordelia, Kate, and Margaret Culbertson purchased the home in 1918 and commissioned architect Garrett Van Pelt to add a two-story oriel window replacing a flat, articulated horizontal window that also lined the oversized staircase. And while not original to the Greene's 1906 design, the oriel window undoubtedly brought in a sense of modernity when complete and possibly prolonged the existence of the house during a time when Craftsman homes began falling out of favor and large estates like this met their demise. A multi-year restoration of the house began in the 1980s. During this time, existing woods such as Port Orford Cedar, a favorite of the Greenes and master builder Peter Hall, was restored or, in some cases, replaced. Teak, oak, and clear heart redwood paneling, floors, and cabinetry were given new life. There are two kitchens, one on the first floor and a commercial kitchen in the finished basement easily accessible by the three-story elevator or a staircase. There are 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms a two-car garage, a guest house, formal dining room.
MLS® ID:
P1-7656
Listed:
12/4/21
Updated:
12/9/22

Interior Features

Kitchen Appliances
6 Burner Stove, Dishwasher, Electric Cooktop, Free-Standing Range, Gas Cooktop, Gas Oven, Gas Range, Gas Water Heater, Refrigerator
Total Bedrooms
6
Full Bathrooms
6
Half Bathrooms
2
Interior Features
Beamed Ceilings, Built-in Features, Brick Walls, Chair Rail, Ceiling Fan(s), Elevator, High Ceilings, In-Law Floorplan, Recessed Lighting, Attic, Bedroom on Main Level, Entrance Foyer, Utility Room, Wine Cellar, Walk-In Closet(s)
Laundry Description
Laundry Room
Floor Description
Wood
Fireplace
Living Room
Cooling
Central Air
Heating
Forced Air

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size
0.37 acres lot
Exterior Features
Rear Porch, Concrete, Covered, Front Porch, Guest House
Architectural Style
Craftsman
Sewer
Sewer Tap Paid

Other Property Details

Area Name
647 - Pasadena (SW)
Association Amenities
Sidewalks
Garage
Yes
Garage Spaces
2
Parking
Door-Multi, Driveway, Garage Faces Front, Garage, Guest, On Site, Workshop in Garage
Parking Total
10.0
View
Y
County
Los Angeles
Water Source
Public
Pool
No
Pool Description
None
Total Stories
4

Property History

Date
Event
Price
Value
11/14/22
Sold
-
-
11/14/22
Price Change
$3,700,000
-17%
11/10/22
Pending
-
-
8/13/22
Active Under Contract
-
-
8/10/22
Active
-
-
6/19/22
Active Under Contract
-
-
4/13/22
Price Change
$4,500,000
-9%

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