Home of the Week: Richly detailed Spanish estate in South Pasadena

Built in 1934, this warm and sumptuous residence at 250 Hillside Road has been sensitively updated and enhanced to preserve its historic style and wealth of original details.

At the end of a sweeping brick drive, a gated courtyard with fountain awaits. A tile-framed wrought iron entry door opens to a regal living room with 20-foot beamed wood ceilings, custom iron chandeliers, and a jewel-like 19th Century round stained glass window.

Nearby, a 32-paned window bathes the room in soft, natural light. Through an arched doorway lies an office with skylit beamed ceiling, double French doors, and a colorful tiled stairway leading to a secluded upper level bedroom suite.

The spacious eat-in kitchen, floored in gleaming hardwood, has been fully redone with custom cabinetry, marble countertops, farmhouse sink and large center island.

A butler’s pantry connects it to a large dining room with a wide, arched window framing the luxuriant yard. A tall, tapered fireplace completes this inviting setting.

The nearby family room has a beamed ceiling, another large fireplace and a windowed library area. French doors both here and the kitchen open to a covered patio with multiple entertaining areas, a barbecue kitchen and a fire pit.

This entertainer’s dream overlooks a shimmering pool and spa and a large, grassy yard. In addition to the bedroom suite above the family room, four more bedrooms are set in another wing. In the master retreat, sequestered behind an arched stained glass door, a gently vaulted bedroom ceiling creates a sense of airiness and volume.

French doors open to a Juliet balcony overlooking the pool and grounds. A dazzlingly elegant master bath with tub, separate spa-style shower and vanity adjoins a large, luxurious walk-in closet.

Set in a highly sought-after area, surrounded by trees, steeped in a magnificent architectural heritage and served by award-winning schools, this is a singular home to treasure and share. Listed by Ted Clark and Heather Lillard at $3,900,000.