Breathtaking 1946 Casa Encantado Lists for $9.8M in Pasadena, California
$9,800,000 | Built 1947 | 6,255 Sq. Ft. | 5 Beds | 7 Baths | 2.55 Acres
720 S San Rafael Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
Constructed in 1947 and situated on over 2.5 acres with breathtaking views, this timeless home is on the market for $9.8 million in Pasadena, California. Listing details: Casa Encantado – An unrivaled real estate crown sited on the bank of the SW Arroyo Seco, 720 South San Rafael Avenue is a wonderland, boasting breathtaking views, authentic midcentury adobe design, and dual parcels with abundant space to curate the life of your dreams—all available for the first time in 40 years. The first parcel offers the main residence and nearly two acres of lush grounds and the second buildable parcel is over a half-acre. Views encompass the San Gabriel Mountain range, iconic Pasadena landmarks, and the environs beyond. The property includes a gradual drop, maximizing the spectacular vistas and providing a unique multi-leveled outdoor space that is nothing less than a haven.
Past the gated entrance, enter the private, lush property, which feels like a magical surprise. Extraordinarily green and inviting, the grounds seem to transport you to a refuge beyond, a hideaway. Verdant lawns and towering trees create an enchanting oasis, curated with delightful areas, undulated vantage points, and meandering paths—always somewhere to explore. Art is immediately part of the home experience, with beautiful exterior installations. This rare single-story compound, situated on a quiet stretch of the prestigious South San Rafael district, the main residence, offering four bedrooms, six bathrooms, and 6,154 square feet of indoor living and entertaining space is as beautiful as it is functional. A long-covered patio greets guests and inside, the home has been maintained authentically with impeccable timeless detail and condition. Tile floors lend an adobe feel and walls of glass put the priceless view on full display. The glass-walled living area includes an oversized fireplace, views of the resort-like pool, spa, and lush gardens and easily connects to a romantic dining room.
A wood-paneled library-office with a corner fireplace features tree-top views and is another unique respite. The kitchen is spacious, with white cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances. Each bathroom and bedroom provide its own exquisite design details, genuine to the period. A guest home includes a studio-bedroom, sitting area, kitchenette, bathroom, and private entrance, as well as scenic views spanning from the Colorado Boulevard Bridge to the La Loma Road Bridge. An enchanting treehouse is on-site as well—just follow the wooden footbridge to the dreamy nook full of imagination, complete with a slide and porch. A two-car garage and three-car carport add ease. Everywhere you go, you will find magic: a view deck, raised gardening beds, patio spaces, and enticing paths. It is a place that will never cease to amaze and inspire, encapsulating a creative spirit and mesmerizing to all who are afforded the opportunity to experience it. Casa Encantado is on the market for $9.8 million with Rita Whitney of The Agency. Photography by Christopher Stinner Photography.