475 W. Grand View Avenue Sierra Madre, California 91024
Situated on the western end of Sierra Madre, 475 West Grandview is a custom-built architectural gem designed by Bob Leese of Cahill and Leese architects and sited on over 22,000 feet of lush and mature grounds designed by noted landscape architect Bob Eriksson.
With five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and 4,900 square feet of living space across two levels, this expansive estate abounds with a flexible floor plan. For those looking for the beauty of country living with the convenience of the city, welcome to a spectacular, enchanting estate that provides a lifestyle of elegance and ease. Pass under an imposing porte cochere, home to a 1-car garage and a 1-bedroom guest house with a fireplace to find an enchanting New Orleans-style French country home featuring the warmth of a brick façade, gas-powered light fixtures, patinated wrought-iron balconies, and French doors. Studded with California Live Oaks and pristine landscaping, the estate, built and inspired by MaryRose and Tom Courtney, well-known throughout the Southland as being the go-to of accomplished high-end builders, pride-of-ownership is found at every detail. Inside, residents are greeted by intricate design details, a testament to the quality of craftsmanship honed over 40 years of building luxury estate homes.
A formal light-filled living room and nearby library provide tranquil spaces for leisure and entertaining, while the gourmet kitchen with a breakfast area, adjacent over-sized dining room, and family room provide for informal entertaining. The gourmet kitchen offers almost every amenity available to the modern cook and features custom-designed and built cabinetry that effortlessly complements the French-tile backsplash and Michelangelo marble countertops. French doors open to a spacious covered patio, the pool, and lush grounds. The primary suite with its elegantly appointed sumptuous marble bath and adjacent primary lounge with a fireplace features stunning San Gabriel Mountain, treetop, and vista views offer the perfect respite. Each of the additional three second-floor bedrooms offers its privacy and views.
Outside is an entertainer’s paradise, presenting a bountiful of seasonal blooms, the verdant grounds are complemented by a sparkling 40’ pool and jacuzzi, and an open-air brick-accented pool house with a large seating area, built-in barbecue, and a fire-pit. Adding a sense of depth and set on the diagonal, a brick-faced “pigeonnier” building generously houses a three-quarter bath and changing rooms. This is an estate home that offers a sense of privacy and peace rarely found within the city limit, a rare offering and magnificent setting that is sure to impress and enchant.