Caught yourself daydreaming about living in a sleek residence overflowing with fun and eco-friendly upgrades and amenities? This contemporary home, nestled onto a picturesque lot in Pasadena’s prestigious Oak Knoll community, just might fit the bill. Tucked away on more than a half an acre, the property is laced with drought-tolerant plants and artificial turf. Indoors, there’s a duo of “secret” attic playrooms, just for starters.
Built in 2009, and previously listed for $6.5 million in 2019, the vaguely Brutalist spread has returned to market with a $6.8 million ask. Current owners Chris and Nellie Tran — the husband-and-wife team behind the food-hall concept Blossom Market Hall, in San Gabriel’s historic Mission District — paid $5 million for the place a little over five years ago, back in May 2017, and have since put their own bespoke touches on the premises.
Weighing in at a little over 5,800 square feet, the attractive two-story structure consists of a trio of connected stucco and gable-roof pavilions, and is tucked away on a park-like parcel of land fronted by an attached three-car garage equipped with a Tesla charger and an elaborate tiered entry walkway. There’s also a detached guesthouse with its own kitchenette and bath.
Inside, five bedrooms and six baths are filtered throughout stylish open-concept interiors spotlighted by wide-plank walnut floors and white-washed spaces accented by soaring wood-beamed ceilings, skylights and walls of tinted glass.
Especially standing out is a spacious living room resting beneath a 22-foot ceiling and featuring a monolithic fireplace as its focal point, plus a bank of pocketing glass doors flowing out to a large patio ideal for al fresco entertaining with Infratech heat lamps.
Another huge fireplace, this one double-sided, separates the formal dining room and gourmet kitchen, which is outfitted with an oversized marble waterfall-edge island with seating, high-end Miele, Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, and a breakfast nook. An office space is also accessible via sliding doors off the hallway.
All of the bedrooms can be found on the main level, including an alluring master retreat that comes complete with a spa-inspired bath adorned with dual vanities and an inviting soaking tub. Two additional bedrooms each have closets with hidden stairs leading up to the aforementioned “secret” attic playrooms.
Elsewhere is an upstairs family/media room; and outdoors, the private and fenced backyard hosts a heated saltwater pool and spa flanked by plenty of spots for sunbathing, along with a fire-pit area and even app-controlled lighting in the trees. Topping it all off: a whole-house solar system for all of your energy needs.