Designed in 1924 by architect Joseph J. Kucera, Martindale House is a magnificent walled Spanish Colonial Revival estate with Italianate features set amidst spectacular gardens on the edge of the Arroyo Seco. Subtly decorated with a sensitivity to a Mediterranean color palette, the residence consists of gracious rooms replete with architectural detailing. The main level features a lovely entry with adjacent powder room and loggia, elegant living room with fireplace and barrel vaulted ceiling, library with fireplace, sun room with fireplace, formal dining room with coffered ceiling, family room, kitchen with breakfast area and fireplace, laundry and a bedroom and bath. The upper level has a spacious office with fireplace and bath (with the potential to be a fourth bedroom) and a master bedroom suite with fireplace and luxurious bath. In addition to the sound proof media room with fireplace, the lower level has another bedroom and bath.
The exterior spaces offer patio “rooms” for dining or just enjoying the trill of fountains, a handsome pool and spa and greenscape views in every direction. The breathtaking gardens combine the formal European elements of successive walled terraces, stairways, and ponds, with more relaxed California touches. This elegant, private residence is Pasadena personified.