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700 Berkshire Avenue
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011


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Property Remarks

The Crown Jewel Estate of La Canada Flintridge and Pasadena Showcase House for 2016, this majestic home is believed to have been designed by noted architect Myron Hunt for Senator Flint. Originally known as the Dryborough Estate, the home was used in the 1976 movie W.C. Fields and Me and was also the Pasadena Showcase house in 1987. Completely renovated and updated and located on one of the most prestigious streets in La Caada, the Mission Revival Mansion is surrounded by just under 2 acres of park-like grounds, made up of three separate parcels, with a separate guest house, 4-car garage and a total of 18,190 square feet of living space. Details abound with elegant long hallways, original wood paneling, 6 magnificent fireplaces, large outdoor front porch and many balconies that enhance the 360-degree views. The home is surrounded by expansive and manicured park-like grounds, complete with sport court, putting green, rose gardens, fruit and palm trees, fountain, pond and horse corral.

Property Details

MLS#
316006115
Days on Market
363
Year Built
1918
Stories
4
Square Feet
18,190
Lot Size
1.98 Acres
Property Subtype
Single Family
Source of SqFt
Taped
Source of Lot Size
Other

Location

State
CA
Area
La Canada Flintridge (634)
County
Los Angeles

Schools

Elementary
La Canada Elementary
Senior High
La Canada High School

Presented By:

John Adamson
Pasadena CalBRE# 01954762 626.808.5817 mobile Contact Me Visit My Website

Listing provided courtesy of Timothy Durkovic , Dilbeck Real Estate


Exterior

Lot Acreage
1.98
Garage Spaces
4
Waterfront
No

Exterior Construction
Stucco
Pool
Private Pool
Patio Features
Covered
Covered Porch
Porch - Front
Roofing
Tile
View
Mountain View
Panoramic View
Trees/Woods View

Interior

Kitchen Features
Gourmet Kitchen
Granite Counters
Island
Bedroom Features
2 Master Bedrooms
Dressing Area
Main Floor Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Master Suite
Walkincloset
Bathroom Features
2 Master Baths
Bidet
Dual Entry (Jack & Jill) Bath
Granite
Linen Closet
Marble Shower
Powder Room
Remodeled
Steam Shower
Bathroom Count
7 Full Baths
3 Half Baths
Interior Features
2 Staircases
Basement
Beamed Ceiling(S)
Built-Ins
Cathedral-Vaulted Ceilings
Crown Moldings
Elevator
High Ceilings (9 Feet+)
Recessed Lighting
Additional Rooms
Dining Room
Master Bedroom
Den
Loft
Workshop
2nd Story Family Room
Art Studio
Attic
Basement
Den/Ofc
Entry
Family Room
Formal Entry
Guest Room
Guest-Maids Quarters
Gym/Exercise
Living Room
Office
Separate Family Room
Separate Maids Qtrs
Study
Utility
Walk In Pantry
Dressing Area
Study/Office
Two Masters
Walk-In Closet
Cooking Appliances
Built-In Bbq
Double Oven
Free Standing Gas
Gas/Electric Range
Microwave
Range Hood
Equip/Appliances
Dishwasher
Dryer
Washer
Garbage Disposal
Ice Maker
Refrigerator
Flooring
Hardwood
Marble
Stone
Fireplaces
Other
Laundry
In Kitchen
Individual Room

Additional Property Details

Guest House
Yes
Available for Lease
No
Horse Property
Yes
Maids
No

Style
Architectural
Lot Description
2-4 Lots
Automatic Gate
Back Yard
Exterior Security Lights
Fenced
Fenced Yard
Front Yard
Fully Fenced
Gutters
Horse Property
Lawn
Utilities Underground
Yard
Spa
Private Spa
AC/Cooling
Air Conditioning
Central A/C
Heating
Central Furnace
Sewer
Septic Tank
Parking
Garage Is Detached
Parking For Guests
Other Structural Features
Balcony
High Ceilings (9 Feet+)
Barbecue Private
Rain Gutters
Service Entrance
Green Living Features
Certification Rating
0.00

La Cañada Flintridge

La Cañada Flintridge is a special enclave tucked between the San Gabriel Mountains, Angeles National Forest, and the San Rafael Hills. Known for having some of the most highly ranked schools in California and in the U.S. overall, this close-knit community is beloved by those who call are lucky to call it home. With a population of approximately 20,000, La Cañada Flintridge has the appeal and quiet, protective, calm of a small town and yet it is just a short ride away from downtown Los Angeles, which glitters in the distance on a clear night. It has become a favorite with celebrities who enjoy a retreat that is still near the studios, Burbank Airport, and all types of recreation. Those who have lived in the area include Vince Vaughn, Angela Bassett, Haley Joel Osment, Kevin Costner, and many others. The charm of the area has made it a popular filming spot and it even played a minor role in the holiday classic “It’s A Wonderful Life.” 

Real Estate: The area is also famed for large graceful estates, some with room for horses, and a rare few of which have long architectural history. This area is rich in small-town charm and has many tree-lined neighborhoods with single-family homes for sale.

Community Life: Designated as a “Tree City USA,” La Cañada enjoys a gentle elevation from 970 to 2,400 above sea level and border the Angeles National Forest. There are several local parks including Mayor’s Discovery Park, Olberz Park, Memorial Park, and a city skate park. Hiking and riding trails also provide a great opportunity for outdoor recreation. Lanterman Auditorium, a full-service auditorium available for public use often hosts local shows and performances. The La Cañada Farmer’s Market is held on Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. across the street from Memorial Park.

Education: The La Cañada Unified School District is a high achieving district, which is characterized as forward-looking and supportive with strong parent participation. Students at all levels consistently score among the top 10% of all California students. La Cañada Unified School District received an Academic Performance Index score of 950 (API Growth 2012), the second highest in the state for a K-12 school district. Each elementary school in the district scored 956 or higher on the API, while La Canada High School scored  942, within the top 10 comprehensive general admission high schools in the state. About 98% of high school students enroll in post-secondary schools. The area also includes many private schools such as St. Francis High School,Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, and Flintridge Preparatory School.

Transportation: The area is accessed by State Route 2 and Interstate 210. It offers easy access to Pacific Coast Highway. The LCF Shuttle is a free shuttle that operates along Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge and is part of the Glendale Beeline Route 3.

Local Attractions: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is located in the area and as the primary United States research and development center for the robotic exploration of the solar system, including the creation of the Mars rover. Descanso Gardens is famed for its beautiful paths winding through elegantly landscaped botanic gardens and forests. It boasts the largest collection of camellia species in the U.S. and is famous for its carved pumpkin display at Halloween known as Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns.

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