I must admit, I have never watched The Office and I have no idea who David Wallace is, but his house is for sale, and it is oh so lovely! Located in Pasadena, California, the Colonial Revival was originally built in 1925 and designed by architect Lucille W. Luckhardt. Priced just under $6 million, the home immediately sparked a bidding war and is currently under contract. I can see why! While perfectly updated for the modern family, an old-school classic nostalgia remains intact that harkens back to a bygone era. And the impeccably landscaped grounds… be still my heart! Here is the description from the real estate listing…
“As the maiden property on peaceful Lomita Drive, this family estate prominently rises above the street, encompassing over ¾ acre of nearly flat landscaped grounds and 6,300 sqft+ of living space – featuring the main residence, guest house, expansive lawns, pool/spa, terraces, and outdoor sojourns, as well as a 3-car executive garage. Grand public areas commence with a majestic foyer, flanked by formal living and dining rooms, each with french doors that flow out to brick pavers and lawns. Chef’s kitchen with adjoining great lounging room – all leading to the outdoors – provide abundant space for more casual entertaining. Private first-floor bedroom and bath provide for separate guest accommodations. Butler’s pantry and bar, separate breakfast room, paneled library with fireplace, powder and laundry room. Exquisite finishes such as de Gournay Chinoiserie papering, custom cabinetry, and millwork throughout. The sweeping staircase with double landing leads to the master wing – with spacious bedroom suite, his/her walk-in closets and opulent bathroom. In addition to an intimate office with balcony, three guest bedrooms, two baths, and service staircase completes the second level. The grounds boast large specimen trees of oak and pine, along with plentiful citrus. Outdoor entertaining areas include numerous patios, a large swimmers pool with spa and chaise decking anchored by a regal outdoor fireplace and entertaining pavilion. Landscape design by Mark Berry and masonry by Bob Cook. Guest house with bathroom allows for additional visitors – or for younger adults, as a respite from parents.”
This timeless 6,301 square foot home features five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a three-car garage on a 34,581 lot. It is pending with an original asking price of $5,995,000.
On another note… can you believe this crazy real estate market?!