Home of the Week: San Marino treasure, on market first time in 57 years

The epitome of Spanish Colonial Revival elegance, the Filley Residence has had just two owners since its completion in 1927 – both dedicated to sensitively preserving and enhancing its beauty.

Set in a coveted estate area of San Marino at 626 Chaucer Road, the home by noted architect Harold Bissner retains a wealth of original architectural details. They include colorful period tile, hardwood floors, period wrought iron details and light fixtures, built-in cabinets, decorative arches and a hand-crafted tile roof.

The gracious entry and dining room are floored in terra cotta.

The large living room has a hand-hewn beamed ceiling and French doors opening onto a covered patio overlooking formal gardens with boxwood hedges, roses and fountains.

A paneled den, powder room, kitchen, breakfast room and guest suite complete the ground floor.

Upstairs, the generous master suite is highlighted by a welcoming fireplace and a spacious, sunny balcony with exhilarating views of the mountains. Two additional bedrooms share a full bath.

The large, level lot, enhanced by mature trees and plantings, includes a three-car garage. Harold Bissner’s impeccable vision can still be seen in upscale residences and refined buildings throughout the San Marino/Pasadena area.

This is a unique opportunity to own a property created with exceptional craftsmanship and timeless romance. The home is listed by LeAnn Healy at $2,670,000.

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