Roland E. Coate, Sr. FAIA

The W.H. Allen, Jr. House, 1923


The W.H. Allen, Jr. House, 1923, is attributed to Roland E. Coate, Sr. of the architectural firm Johnson, Kaufmann & Coate. Constructed during what is acknowledged as the Golden Age of Period Revival residential construction in Pasadena, the Allen House today retains its integrity, with significant historic fabric complementing later updating of the kitchen, and baths. Prominently sited on 1.25 acres in the exclusive South San Rafael neighborhood, the residence commands one of the finest panoramic views across the City to the San Gabriel Mountains, and out to snow-capped Mount San Antonio from its bluff top on the western edge of the Arroyo Seco. From San Rafael, a long private drive ascends past the restored guesthouse and oversized garages to a generous parking plaza fronting the formal main residence, whose simple clean lines and flat façade reflect an Italian influence. The property’s far reaching views, coupled with the serenity enjoyed here make for a truly rare offering, affording a classic and gracious Pasadena lifestyle. Residence includes: 6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, office, large open modern kitchen with butler’s pantry, formal dining room, library/family room, sunroom, laundry, large basement, guesthouse with 3-car garage and laundry, fireplace, pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, fire pit with built in seating.


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6469 s.f.
Land Area
54343 s.f.
Roland E. Coate, Sr. FAIA

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