Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, Architect

The Coach House, Designed 1917


Designed in 1917 by internationally renowned architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and re-imagined by its present Owner in 1989, the Coach House is a magnificent 3-bedroom and 4-bathroom walled Spanish Revival estate sited on over 1/3 of-an-acre and located in the heart of prestigious SW Pasadena. A unique and dramatic architectural estate, the expansive use of imported Spanish tile flooring, thoughtfully placed skylights, over-sized windows, deep loggia-style balconies, and patios contribute to form this strikingly gracious indoor/outdoor Southern California oasis.

For automotive enthusiasts, the Coach House offers a showroom of modern convenience and amenities. Making a grand first impression, the showroom offers an overwhelming sense of space and size. A light-filled thermal-paned glass skylight sits poised above the multi-vehicle and temperature-controlled showroom, complete with a turntable, pin-point lighting, state-of-the-art fire and security systems, an adjoining office, workshop, and tool room, this is over 4,000 feet of flex-space, that if desired, could be transformed to living space. Dramatically large in scale and design, the public rooms are accessed by way of an impressive skylight-covered entry hall that opens to the gracious living and dining rooms, both enjoying an over-sized wood-burning fireplace, views of the lush gardens, pool and the generous entertaining areas they encompass and complemented by the melodic sound of flowing water.

A chef-grade kitchen with stainless appliances and plentiful storage, an exquisite powder room and a spacious laundry room complete the floor. The second story of the estate includes two-bedroom suites both with stunning tree-top views and marble baths. The sumptuous master retreat features a granite-accented bath, custom designed walk-in dressing room, a wood-burning fireplace and French doors that open to a deep covered balcony. Completing the private rooms is a perfect first-floor guest suite featuring a granite and tiled bath and direct access to the pool and gardens.

Framed by the original and historic Coppell Estate wall, the property features gardens that have been professionally designed in scale with the majestic architecture and thoughtfully planted with specimens found at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino and Lotus Land in Santa Barbara. Tranquility is found in this haven blessed with areas both of sunshine and shade, and blooming trees, shrubs, and vines.


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Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, Architect
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