Buff & Hensman architects, in collaboration with the original owner, architect Randell Makinson,* created 2 stunning townhomes on property once part of the neighboring estate. 233 N Grand is located at the end of the long drive at the rear of the property.
As you enter you are taken by the serene and sophisticated environment with clean lines, symmetry, tall ceilings, open floor plan and light-filled rooms. The 2-story open living-dining area features a raised hearth fireplace that appears to be floating in the room (with a metal façade from Schindler’s own residence), and a lamp built in the Frank Lloyd Wright style that climbs from the Living Room thru to the Master Bedroom sitting area. Tall sliding glass doors open out to the pool area in true Buff & Hensman style, building an organic relationship between the living areas and the site. The Master Suite and upstairs landing offer views across the living area to the pool and beyond. The gourmet kitchen was remodeled in 2014, the home features built-in bookcases, and niches, a built-in window seat, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, an office, 2559 SF, a 2-car garage with roll up front and back doors, outdoor shower, and private pool. This is a one-of-a-kind property.
In a great location near the Gamble House and Neighborhood Church, the Norton Simon Museum, Old Pasadena shops and restaurants, the Aquatic Center and the Rose Bowl.
*Buff & Hensman are best known for their skill in integrating the structure with the natural terrain, and Makinson was the foremost authority on the Greene Brothers, and long-time director of the Gamble House.