At nearly 7080 square feet, this grand Tudor in the coveted San Rafael Hills is as impressive today as when it was built in 1926. Award-winning architect Donald R. Wilkinson created this California interpretation of Tudor elegance, where huge multi-paned casement windows and French doors paint light over the soaring arched and beamed ceilings and vast oak floors. Set on a rise, shaded by mature trees, the stately half-timber style residence commands a panoramic view over the treetops to the foothills. In the beamed entry hall, a wide arched doorway frames the expansive step-down living room with its arched ceiling and vast oak-framed bay window. To the side, a full wall of paneled oak surrounds a copper-hooded fireplace.Original details abound, from showpiece lighting fixtures and lavish dining room ceiling medallion to period tile and built-ins.

Upstairs, a hallway connects six of the seven bedrooms, accented by charming dormer ceilings and casement windows. The home includes a lower level guest quarters with kitchenette and a pretty detached garage. It has been copper piped and was reroofed in 2007. This magnificent estate is just moments from Old Town Pasadena, The Rose Bowl, downtown Los Angeles and major freeways. 


Ted Clark and Heather Lillard