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1305 Circle Drive , San Marino

Rarely does a home of this distinction and prominence become available in one of San Marino's most exclusive estate areas. This five bedroom Italian Revival residence was designed and built in 1927 by Anna Latham, one of the best known and one of the first licensed female building contractors in California, if not the nation. When Anna Latham submitted the plans for this home to the Huntington Land & Improvement Company they replied "they were convinced that you are going to have one of the finest residences in the City of San Marino." Today thanks to the great devotion of the owners, an art collector and architect-developer with equally strong design and artistic sensibilities, this residence offers a unique blend of old world quality with contemporary planning and completely state-of-the- art technology and systems. The grounds have been completely re-landscaped and the effect is extraordinary. Landscape architects Pamela Burton and Mark Rios have cultivated the scenery using live oaks and olive trees to shield the property; a rill garden, herb/kitchen garden, a garden courtyard, fish pond, Moroccan inspired outdoor "cooking/dining room" and a gracious stepped blue stone deck surrounds the black- bottom pool and spa. The architecturally related four-car garage also provides a guest studio and bath above. Custom details abound, reflecting the commitment of the owners to a personalized, world-class result. Quality of materials, fixtures, and equipment as well as the craftsmanship and finish are well above the standard expected in even toady's highest quality homes.


Virginia Stever & Robin Stever
  PASADENA, CA 91105
  626 568 7285 Direct
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