Under Contract

Active Under Contract

1085 Virginia Road

San Marino CA, 91108


$1,414.29 per sqft

Under Contract

Active Under Contract

7 Beds

7 Baths

8,400 sqft


Built in 1929

Listed by Mark Jerusalem with Engel & Voelkers Pasadena (626) 584-0101

Located within the highly coveted estates neighborhood of San Marino, this Regency Revival masterpiece was built in 1929 by the renowned architect Roland E. Coate. The home is set behind attractive iron gates and tall hedges at the front and is bordered by the Kewen Canyon at the back of the property to provide the ultimate in privacy. Attesting to its rich history and legacy, this was once the cherished USC Presidential Mansion. The home's luxury and elegance is highlighted by soaring ceilings, generously proportioned rooms, six fireplaces and an array of magnificent architectural details. Upon entering the home, one is welcomed into a long reception hall flanked by a large formal living room, the spacious dining room and a powder room. An enclosed loggia at the end of the reception hall features stenciled wood beams, an outfitted wet bar and arcade windows providing panoramic views of the meticulously manicured backyard gardens. A wood paneled library with fireplace is another gem of the house. The spacious gourmet kitchen, designed by Christopher Peacock, is decked out with a La Cornue range, a marble island with bar height seating, coffered ceiling and the highest quality custom cabinetry. A bedroom suite with a bathroom and adjoining office completes the main level. A grand staircase leads to the upper level presenting five bedrooms and four baths including a luxurious primary ensuite bedroom with fireplace and dressing rooms along with a junior ensuite bedroom with fireplace and dressing room. A large sun deck overlooks the backyard and beyond to canyon vistas. The basement, running nearly the length of the home, includes a wine cellar, storage rooms and a finished media room. Massive pocket doors, rolling window screens, operable shutters, and custom iron window grills showcase the era's masterful craftsmanship. The property has been renovated to a high standard exemplified by a walnut paneled elevator connecting all levels of the home. Immaculate gardens with oak, cedar, olive, magnolia and fruit trees grace this idyllic sanctuary. A lighted N/S pickleball/tennis flexible court, fountains, terraces, pavilions, glass mosaic tile spa and pool frame the backyard. Adjacent to the 3-car garage is a guest house with a bedroom, kitchen, bath and separate studio. Set in a prime location close to the Huntington Library, Lacy Park and the shops and restaurants along Lake Avenue, this property offers the utmost in privacy, comfort and modern sophistication.



May 10, 2024


June 14, 2024



1085 Virginia Road
San Marino CA, 91108

Interior Features

Total Stories




Total Bathrooms


Full Bathrooms


Half Bathrooms


Interior Features

Beamed Ceilings, Wet Bar, Built-in Features, Chair Rail, Ceiling Fan(s), Crown Molding, Coffered Ceiling(s), Dumbwaiter, Elevator, Granite Counters, High Ceilings, In-Law Floorplan, Paneling/Wainscoting, Recessed Lighting, Storage, Bedroom on Main Level, Dressing Area, Entrance Foyer, Instant Hot Water, Multiple Primary Suites, Primary Suite


Dishwasher, ENERGY STAR Qualified Appliances, Freezer, Gas Cooktop, Gas Oven, Ice Maker, Microwave, Refrigerator, Range Hood, Vented Exhaust Fan, Water To Refrigerator, Water Heater, Warming Drawer, Water Purifier, Sump Pump, Washer

Laundry Description


Floor Description

Brick, Carpet, Tile, Wood



Fireplace Description

Dining Room, Gas, Library, Living Room, Primary Bedroom, Wood Burning, Recreation Room



Cooling Description

Central Air, Zoned



Heating Description

Central, Zoned

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size

1.07 Acres

Exterior Features

Lighting, Rain Gutters

Lot Features

Back Yard, Front Yard, Garden, Sprinklers In Rear, Sprinklers In Front, Lawn, Lot Over 40000 Sqft, Landscaped, Level, Paved, Sprinklers Timer, Trees

Architectual Style



Shingle, Wood


Public Sewer

School Information

High School

San Marino

Elementary School


Other Property Details

Area Name

655 - San Marino

Days on Market




Garage Spaces



Asphalt, Driveway, Gated

Parking Total




View Description

Canyon, Mountain(s), Trees/Woods


Los Angeles

Water Source




Pool Features

Heated, In Ground, Tile, Waterfall

Buyer Agency Compensation


Listing History





Under Contract

Listing Contact: (626) 584-0101 

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