345 Bellefontaine Street, Pasadena
Pasadena Architectural Gem
Square Footage Taped: 2,932 | Lot Size: 13,091 | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Baths | Year Built: 1895
Attic Bonus Room: 156 Sq.Ft. | Garage Office/Recreation Room: 387 Sq.Ft.
Enter the gates of this utterly charming 1903 property and walk through an organic urban farm with fruit trees, vegetable, fruit, and heirloom rose gardens, overlooked by a wraparound porch, leading to an award-winning and thoughtfully updated Shingle Style Victorian home. The up-to-date "infrastructure" includes newer HVAC, electrical, lighting, plumbing, appliances, bathroom fixtures, surround sound system, greatly expanded storage, and modern security and sound systems. The current owners finished a third-floor bonus room in the main residence and an office/recreation room over the garage and added a variety of "outdoor rooms" for working from home during the day and entertaining in the evenings, including outdoor lighting and a huge pool. A custom-designed security system, connected to Post Alarms, includes a call button at the front double gates, monitors on all windows and doors, and cameras connected to displays on first and second floors and on owners' cell phones. A surround sound system connected to television displays in the family room and master bedroom also controls indoor and outdoor lighting and music. Throughout the property, some of Pasadena's finest period-focused architects designed custom millwork, fireplace treatments, garden structures, period fixtures, period-style door and cabinet hardware, and historic paint colors. The outdoors was designed by noted Landscape Architect Sally Farnam, featuring a hardscape of Arroyo stone, local Simons brickwork, and elegant teak offering a complete Southern California indoor-outdoor lifestyle. This home renovation was honored by being featured on numerous home and garden tours. The all-organic gardens received the Golden Arrow Award from Pasadena Beautiful and are certified as a Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.