THE DEWEY ESTATE
1776 Linda Vista Avenue

The Dewey Estate of 1917 is one of the first and few remaining Pasadena homes built overlooking the Arroyo Seco prior to the Rose Bowl. This Colonial Revival vividly reflects the renowned Foss Designing & Building Company’s architectural style for the finest homes “to delight the eye and be a joy forever.” The Dewey Estate has been meticulously cared for and updated for contemporary living from the handsome dual columns flanking the wide front door to the expansive rear veranda with matching columns and doors opening to the living room. This nearly 2 acre property is truly magical and has been included on the survey of Historic Designed Gardens as a work by noted landscape architect Ruth Shellhorn, the designer of Disneyland’s Main Street. Later landscape architect Denis Kurutz who created the gardens for the Getty Villa Museum designed the home’s current landscaping and followed Shellhorn’s original layout for his addition of the Bouquet Canyon stone gated circle drive, front yard and pool area. This historic home has an impressive grand foyer, formal dining room, library, modern gourmet kitchen with a sun-filled breakfast area, butler’s pantry, family room, craft room/artist studio, separate office, high ceilings, three stairways and a spacious master suite spanning the width of the home with a fireplace and doors to the balcony. Manicured walking trails lead to the area of the original tack house and corral from which the Deweys rode horses in the Arroyo. This is a magnificent historically distinguished and stately home.

Offered at $4,880,000