555 S Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena
SOLD for $3,749,000
6 bedrooms, 5 baths, 5,162 sq ft , 22,324 sq ft lot (per assessor)
One of the last grand mansions on Pasadena’s Millionaires’ Row, this exquisite 1927 villa was created by celebrity architect Wallace Neff for his own parents. It remained in his family for three generations before being acquired by iconic LA weathercaster Johnny Mountain.
The five-bedroom, four-bath residence embodies Neff’s famous Golden Age “California style,” enhanced for today. In the oval foyer, a wrought iron-railed staircase spirals above a black-and-white marble floor to a soaring ceiling. The living room with its baronial fireplace adjoins a mahogany-paneled library with elevator. The expansive kitchen was remodeled in 2010. A large rear loggia invites visitors to the pool, garden and shady pavilion beyond.
Among early lovers of Neff’s lavish “California style” were Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant and Louis B. Mayer. His homes continue to win celebrity admirers, from Rupert Murdoch to Reese Witherspoon and Brad Pitt. Now, this very personal Neff is ready for its next fans.
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