South Pasadena is a historic city and has many notable and historic properties. 1114 Garfield is one such property. Designated as South Pasadena Cultural Landmark #44, The Chouinard House is a magnificent blending of privacy, expanse and architectural excellence.
The home is named for Nelbert Murphy Chouinard the founder of the Chouinard Arts Institute in 1921. The art school progressed from its modest beginnings to become an art powerhouse that fostered the talents of internationally renowned artists in the following decades. Among those were the artists for Walt Disney’s first full length animated film in 1937: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
I recently had the privilege of assisting my amazing client in acquiring the home which measures 2,633 square feet of living space spread between 4 bedrooms with 3 bathrooms. There are numerous custom features in the home including hand poured concrete from the previous owner (also an artist) for the kitchen and dining room counters.
While retaining the well preserved historic elements of the home, there are many upgrades to give the home livability in the 21st century. The grounds are simply spectacular. Within the gated 19,515 square foot lot there are various additional structures plus a huge pool and a separate hot tub that easily seats 12 adults. Many fruit trees and large mature shade trees are well placed on the beautifully landscaped lot.
The original listing price for 1114 Garfield Avenue was $3,595,000. Through shrewd negotiation and impeccable timing, my client was able to purchase the home for $3,070,000 – a savings of $525,000.
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