In 1908, David and Mary Gamble commissioned architects Charles and Henry Greene to design their home in Pasadena, working closely with the couple to create a home with many of the elements that the Craftsman style eventually came to be known for: exposed rafters and beams, abundant use of stone and wood, and a connection between the interior and exterior, often through porches and terraces. Since then, the popularity of the Craftsman style has ebbed and flowed through the decades, as tastes and styles evolved. Craftsmans are peppered throughout Northern California, from downtown San Jose to the hills of Orinda.
This contemporary hilltop Craftsman-inspired residence, set on an acre lot not far from the Caldecott tunnel, captures the spirit of the style in impressive form. A shingled exterior gives way to six bedrooms, five baths, an extraordinary array of custom features and an open layout leading to gorgeous views of the valley.
The indoor/outdoor connection is felt from the moment of entry. A light-filled living room, flanked by a beautiful 20-foot stone fireplace, feels open and spacious thanks to soaring two-story ceilings. An adjacent dining room offers the perfect place to entertain.
A remodeled chef’s kitchen opens to a sunny breakfast nook. The luxurious master suite welcomes you inside with a long corridor, large windows, large walk-in closet and spacious bath with dual vanities, which opens to the deck.
Priced at $2,199,000 and listed by Meredith Linamen, this home is a dream.