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$ 2,900,000

1887 Victorian: Queen Anne

654 East Mariposa Street
Altadena, California

The Andrew McNally Estate

Andrew McNally Estate
Andrew McNally Estate
Andrew McNalley Estate
Andrew McNalley Estate
The Turkish Room
MLS No. 818001344

Features.

  • A Painted Lady
  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • 1st Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Bonus Room
  • Breakfast Room
  • Crawl Space
  • Den
  • Dining room
  • Dry Basement
  • Entry Hall
  • Exercise Room
  • Foyer
  • Galley Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Library
  • Living room
  • Music Room
  • Study
  • Sunroom
  • Utility Room
  • Walk out Basement
  • Walk-Up Attic
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Carport
  • Dormers
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Fenced Yard
  • Garden
  • Gazebo
  • 2 Outbuildings
  • Porch
  • Restored exterior
  • Storage Building
  • Basement Workshop
  • 2nd Staircase
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Carpet
  • 7 Fireplaces
  • Grand staircase
  • High Ceilings
  • Original wood windows
  • Wood shingle Roof
  • Skylight
  • Vinyl floors
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Wood floors
  • Shingle Roof: Wood shingle
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Water Heater - Gas
  • Butler's Pantry
  • Carriage House
  • 9-foot Ceilings
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Plaster Walls
  • Pocket Doors
  • Ripple Glass
  • Servant's Staircase
  • Sleeping Porch
  • Stained Glass Windows
  • Steam Radiators
  • Transoms
  • Turret
  • Widow's Walk
  • Wrap Around Porch
  • Gas Lamps
  • Original Boiler

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Agent Contact Information

deasy | penner | podley

Scott Lander and Matt Berkley DRE#01320741, 013055277

Phone: 626 665-3699

Berkley, Lander & Lamprecht :: Representing Historic and Architectural Properties

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The Andrew McNally Estate, Frederick Roehrig, Architect 1888

Adjectives to describe McNally’s nearly seven thousand square-foot house are not those we might use for contemporary architecture. Modesty doesn’t work here either. Rather, words such as grand, exotic, eccentric, fit like a glove. Every element of this twenty-two room, nine-bedroom, seven-fireplace, and five-bathroom estate is yet another example of rich original detail. Nearly all of its nineteenth-century features remain intact, from the carved woodwork and paneling of clear heart vertical grain Douglas fir to the jeweled stained glass windows; from the 24 gas lamps—including two chandeliers and several wall sconces—to the ornate bronze steam radiators. (The lamps are still in good working order as are the radiators, these under the calm command of the aristocratic original boiler in the basement.) www.mcnallyestate.com

Altadena/Los Angeles County

No expense was spared for Andrew McNally’s three-story Altadena mansion. The great map maker used his expansive estate as his own personal calling card for those shivering in the Midwest or along the eastern seaboard, beckoning them to the luxe life available only in Southern California. His home embodied the bounty of the San Gabriel Mountains, palm trees and deodar cedars, citrus and olive trees, broad green lawns and sunshine. Even a large aviary for exotic birds to match the colorful arrays of flowers McNally planted throughout the then twelve-acre estate. While there is less land today, the distinctive blue-shingled estate still presides over the valley below, with views out to Catalina Island.

History

Inside, the home is spacious in a way that is unheard of today. On the ground floor, large public rooms with generous windows in which tall and taller ceilings flow out from the open foyer with its pocket doors of wood-and-leaded glass that lead to the dining room, while a grand wooden staircase (whose startling detailing anticipates the work of Viennese Modernist Otto Wagner) rises to the second floor. A two-sided double fireplace separates the living room from an intimate hideaway of sitting room/library/family room; both rooms feature ornate floral stenciling on the coved ceilings. The dining room is beamed and paneled with its own fireplace capped with an articulated crown of dentil molding and a built-in sideboard. An additional servant’s wing and the legendary Turkish Room were added in 1897. The handsome carriage house/garage east of the house, based on an 1885 illustration, was constructed in 1971 to replace the original that had been destroyed by fire in 1926. The only non-original room is the modernized kitchen, adjacent to two light-filled, intact butler’s pantries that feature beautiful cabinetry and high ceilings.

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