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1780 Lombardy Road

San Marino, CA 91108
  • $12,500,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 24 Days
  • MLS #: P1-12341
UPDATED: 29 min ago
$12,500,000
  • 11
    BEDS
  • 1.01
    ACRES
  • 12
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
  • 12,867
    SQFT
  • $971
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1928
County:

School Ratings & Info

Listing Agent(s): Brent Chang of Compass ((626) 205-4040)


Description

|-The H.L. Thompson House, Gordon Kaufmann, 1929, FAIA 1938-| Anchoring San Marino's Architecture Row, The HL Thompson House is Gordon Kaufmann's brilliant contribution to this select fellowship. A statement property, perhaps a response to George Washington Smith's 'Ostoff House' and the 'Parker Toms Residence' by Wallace Neff, the Thompson house is bold and impressive without remorse. Only Kaufmann's second Palladian estate, the property imposes its presence from first sight. Public rooms are oversized and grand, hand painted ceilings, a 30'x40' drawing room with Italian marble fireplace, a dining room with wallpaper by Zuber & Cie and a walnut paneled library with hidden bar-room, spawned from prohibition, caused an article to declare, 'The most beautiful and tastefully furnished mansion you have ever seen.' With the original grounds spanning the entire block, ending directly across from the extensive gardens of Henry and Arabella Huntington, Gordon Kaufmann, placed the Thompson House on the far North/East side allowing the Thompson gardens to flow directly into the Huntington's, thereby creating the illusion of one continuous flowing sea of green. Built for the family of the co-founder of American Steel and Wire Co, which later merged with Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp, a monument to the 'Golden Age' of architecture; an opportunity to experience the opulence and grandeur of the lifestyles who's participants were the founders of the institutions and cities that define Southern California today. FEATURES: *Total of 11BR/12BA including guesthouse and Chauffeur's *Main house: 9BR/9BA *1BR/1BA guesthouse w/kitchen & Family Room *Working elevator, 3-levels *Fully gated, 3-automatic driveway gates *6-total garage spaces w/Chauffeur's quarters w/full bath *Pool & spa *N/S lighted tennis court *Notable Kaufmann works: Caltech Athenaeum, Hoover Dam, LA Times Building, Greystone Mansion

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Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of 2023-02-06T17:30:12.053. This information is for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties you may be interested in purchasing. Display of MLS data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Blomgren & Blomgren | Bennion Deville Homes. Licensed in the State of California, USA.
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1780 Lombardy Road San Marino, CA 91108

  • Price: $12,500,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 24 Days
  • Updated: 29 min ago
  • MLS #: P1-12341
11
Beds
12
Baths
0
½ Baths
1.01
Acres
12,867
SQFT
$971
$/SQFT
1928
Built
Neighborhood:
655 - San Marino
County:
Los Angeles
Area:
655 - San Marino
Property Description
|-The H.L. Thompson House, Gordon Kaufmann, 1929, FAIA 1938-| Anchoring San Marino's Architecture Row, The HL Thompson House is Gordon Kaufmann's brilliant contribution to this select fellowship. A statement property, perhaps a response to George Washington Smith's 'Ostoff House' and the 'Parker Toms Residence' by Wallace Neff, the Thompson house is bold and impressive without remorse. Only Kaufmann's second Palladian estate, the property imposes its presence from first sight. Public rooms are oversized and grand, hand painted ceilings, a 30'x40' drawing room with Italian marble fireplace, a dining room with wallpaper by Zuber & Cie and a walnut paneled library with hidden bar-room, spawned from prohibition, caused an article to declare, 'The most beautiful and tastefully furnished mansion you have ever seen.' With the original grounds spanning the entire block, ending directly across from the extensive gardens of Henry and Arabella Huntington, Gordon Kaufmann, placed the Thompson House on the far North/East side allowing the Thompson gardens to flow directly into the Huntington's, thereby creating the illusion of one continuous flowing sea of green. Built for the family of the co-founder of American Steel and Wire Co, which later merged with Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corp, a monument to the 'Golden Age' of architecture; an opportunity to experience the opulence and grandeur of the lifestyles who's participants were the founders of the institutions and cities that define Southern California today. FEATURES: *Total of 11BR/12BA including guesthouse and Chauffeur's *Main house: 9BR/9BA *1BR/1BA guesthouse w/kitchen & Family Room *Working elevator, 3-levels *Fully gated, 3-automatic driveway gates *6-total garage spaces w/Chauffeur's quarters w/full bath *Pool & spa *N/S lighted tennis court *Notable Kaufmann works: Caltech Athenaeum, Hoover Dam, LA Times Building, Greystone Mansion
Exterior Features

Attached Garage YN No Construction Materials FrameOtherSteelWood Siding Exterior Features Rain Gutters Fencing PrivacySecurityWrought Iron Lot Features Back YardFront YardGardenSprinklers In RearSprinklers In FrontLandscapedLevelNear ParkSprinkler SystemStreet LevelTreesYard Other Structures Second GarageGuest HouseTennis Court(S) Parking Features Circular DrivewayDoor-MultiDoor-SingleElectric GateGarage Parking Total 15 Patio And Porch Features Covered Pool Features Gas HeatHeatedIn GroundPrivate Pool Private YN Yes Property Attached YN No Sign On Property YN No Spa Features HeatedIn GroundPrivate Spa YN Yes View None View YN No

Interior Features

Appliances 6 Burner StoveDishwasherFree-Standing RangeFreezerGas OvenGas Water HeaterRefrigeratorVented Exhaust Fan Basement FinishedUnfinished Basement YN Yes Common Walls No Common Walls Cooling Central AirZoned Cooling YN Yes Door Features French DoorsService Entrance Fireplace Features Dining RoomLibraryLiving RoomMaster Bedroom Fireplace YN Yes Flooring StoneWood Heating CentralFireplace(S) Heating YN Yes Interior Features Built-In FeaturesBrick WallsBalconyCrown MoldingCathedral Ceiling(S)ElevatorHigh CeilingsMultiple StaircasesPantryStorageSunken Living RoomTwo Story CeilingsBarBedroom On Main LevelEntrance FoyerJack And Jill BathMultiple Master SuitesUtility RoomWalk-In PantryWine CellarWalk-In Closet(S) Window Features Palladian Window(S)

Property Features

Additional Parcels YN No Association YN No Builder Name John P Mayer (Bio Available) Common Interest None Community Features BikingCurbsSidewalksPark Garage YN Yes Land Lease YN No Laundry Features InsideLaundry Room Lease Considered YN No Levels Two Listing Agreement Exclusive Right To Sell Listing Service Full Service Listing Terms CashConventional Property Sub Type Single Family Residence Security Features PrewiredSecurity SystemClosed Circuit Camera(S)Carbon Monoxide Detector(S)Fire Detection SystemSecurity GateSmoke Detector(S)Security Lights Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Special Listing Conditions Standard Structure Type House Utilities Electricity ConnectedNatural Gas ConnectedSewer ConnectedWater Connected Water Source Public



Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of 2023-02-06T17:30:12.053. This information is for your personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties you may be interested in purchasing. Display of MLS data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Blomgren & Blomgren | Bennion Deville Homes. Licensed in the State of California, USA.
 
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