Currently owned by acting couple Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle) and Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), the Estate is located in San Marino, California. Built in 1924 by acclaimed Architect Clarence L. Jay, the Italian Renaissance Revival was home to Chicago Advertising Exec. Wiliam Kester. Over 6,700 Sq. Ft. of Interior Living spaces including a Guest House, all set on a private 1 acre+ lot. The home underwent an extensive renovation in 1996-97 however the exterior has remained pretty well the same since the Kester’s first took residence. Attention to detail, use of fine materials, and the preservation of original details make this Unique compound such a treat to see. The Exterior also offers formal gardens, in-ground swimming pool, spa, lawns and many outdoor sitting areas. The Interiors of the home offer original hardwood flooring, wood beam & coffered ceilings, large custom windows, gourmet Kitchen, formal areas such as Dining, Living and Den as well as a large Luxurious Master Suite.
Size: 6,769 Sq. Ft.+
Bathrooms: 3 Full, 3 Half
Speciality Items: Owned by Jane Kaczmarek & Bradley Whiteford, Built in 1924 for William Kester, Renovated in 1996-97, Guest House, Pool, Spa, Gardens, 1 Acre+.
Address: 1015 Oak Grove Ave., San Marino, California, United States 91108
MCal’s Thoughts: Every now and than I’ll come across an original ‘California Estate’, this one was built in 1924 and still retains much of the unique details but with a flare of modern day feeling throughout. The Exterior of the home is great, I love the outdoor Living Spaces, Retractable Shade and the Inground Swimming Pool is to die for. Another great feature is that not only do you get all these large outdoor spaces but you also have an expansive lawn! Sometimes rare in California. The Interiors of the Home have been nicely updated and restored and give off a great vibe. I really like the dark Hardwood Flooring and the Grand Entry Hall. It’s a beautiful home, would be fun to own something built in the 1920’s.
Link to the listing: Richard Von Ernst