This grand estate, dubbed The Spanish Castle by acclaimed builder Samuel Schooley in 1920, is located on nearly a full acre in Old Pasadena. Old world walls, covered in creeping fig, encompass the stately gardens, pool and fountain courtyards, an alfresco dining area, 3 car garage, and gated parking, providing unabridged privacy. At the center of the estate is a historic 5,374 sf, 4 bedroom, 4 bath home where every detail has been meticulously maintained and upgraded to suit modern life. Upon entering the foyer, youre welcomed with natural light flowing abundantly throughout the home. Timeless architectural details have been thoughtfully woven together with all of the modern-day amenities expected in a luxury home. Along with high beamed ceilings, arched windows and doors, crown moldings, and exceptional oak floors are a few little surprises; a vintage telephone room, an apothecary cabinet, and stained-glass accents which add to the charm this home exudes. Amongst the many modern upgrades are new AC systems, natural gas appliances, and custom Norman solar shades (partially motorized) installed throughout to improve energy efficiency. Entertain with ease from a formal living room with gas fireplace. Move into to the discerning tasting room with extensive wine storage, which flanks the formal dining room with original Cuban tile floors, chandeliers, and French doors. End your evening in the expansive billiards room with an antique wet bar, wood fireplace, and Saltillo tile floors. The newly remodeled kitchen, a masterpiece of design, offers both function and architectural consistency. The statement piece, an 1880s drapers table from a silk factory in Lyon France, serves as the island. The Viking appliance suite including a 48 range with grill, built-in refrigerator, and separate cold beverage storage. Custom cabinetry was fabricated with furniture trim finishes and is accented by Danby Marble countertops, hand-painted terracotta backsplash, and solid, unlacquered brass fixtures. It truly is a chefs dream kitchen! The remarkable checkered floor is hand-quarried marble and limestone from France and leads to a landing area presenting ancillary cabinetry and a coffee bar. The expansive master suite comprises an entire wing and offers a private tea garden, wood-burning fireplace, his and her custom closets, and a large en suite bath. There is also access to a private balcony in the fountain courtyard. Located upstairs is the original master bedroom with wood-burning fireplace, 2 additional bedrooms, and 2 full baths. Its the perfect split floor plan for families and also great guest accommodations. There are so many additional unique details to share, which only a private tour of this majestic home can reveal. Schedule your appointment today.