Prime Pasadena gated estate compound, nestled privately above the Rose Bowl. Step from Linda Vista, not into a place, but a transformation. A transformation of spirit into form, of soul into heart, the serenity of site into the exuberance of architecture. Reminiscent of a modern Sonoma Villa, the newly completed main residence of steel, glass, and poured in place concrete is warmed throughout with board and batten paneling and cedar ceilings. The great room, with its towering volume and clerestory windows is anchored by a soaring hearth. Open chef's kitchen features custom crafted cabinetry, a commercially sized pantry, and an epic island of mallet stamped stone. An expansive gallery hall, with floor to ceiling windows, and handsome millwork, leads to the private wing, with a master suite that includes an exterior rain shower, three additional bedrooms and 2 gracious baths. The outdoors is easily accessed from every room, showcasing a mix of large specimen trees, drought tolerant plants, and decomposed granite and river rock. A swimmer's pool, spa, & courtyard acts as an axis between the main residence and the gatehouse/daytime pavilion/pool house, a 1957 California Ranch by Kemper/Nomland. Original steel framed windows, beamed ceilings, warm, wood paneled walls and gracious floor plan make this a convivial entertaining space. The front house contains 4 large rooms and 3 bathrooms, in addition to a library, indoor/outdoor bbq kitchen, and greenhouse.