1385 Old Mill Road, San Marino, CA 91108
The H Stanley Bent House, 1926Originally sited on 3.5 acres, the H Stanley Bent House was designed by AIA Fellow architect, Carleton M Winslow, who was considered to be a leading exponent of the Spanish Revival style. Completed in 1926, the land was later subdivided in the 1970's resulting in the current 1.89 ac lot size. It is surmised that Mr Bent, who owned a construction company that specialized in the building of dams and bridges, used concrete from their nearby 1920's Devil's Gate Dam project for the Old Mill property. With walls and a foundation of reinforced poured concrete, the Bent House is constructed for long-term stability and unequaled durability. Marrying old world and modern designs, during an extensive 4-year renovation and expansion by the current owners, the front and side elevations were left virtually unchanged while the interior was almost entirely repartitioned and updated. The original iron gates and decorative Spanish cast concrete entablature now lead to groin vaulted entry arcade highlighted by stunning koi pond with circular island seating and fire pit set against 7' water wall. With an updated floorplan for modern living, the main house features: four-bedroom suites and family room on the upper level and two-bedroom suites, including a private 'In-Law's' wing with sitting area, on the main level. Also added was a two-level pool/guest house consisting of: bedroom suite, kitchenette, entertainment area opening to pool and subterranean screening room, temp. controlled glass wine wall, refreshments lounge & sauna. Pool and covered cabana and patio areas surround. Completely gated on a nearly 2 ac level lot, with access controlled auto and pedestrian entrances, the H Stanley Bent House remains as groundbreaking in design and luxurious living as it was during the opulent 'Roaring 20's' era of its original completion. -Property Highlights- *Main house: 6-BD (suites), 7-BA. *Private entry level suite w/sitting room. *Pool/guest house: 1 BD/2BA, office, kitchen, entertainment area & subterranean screening room & lounge. *Updated systems. *Groin vaulted entry arcade with koi-pond & water wall. *Multiple outdoor kitchens w/covered seating. *Upper & entry level family rooms. *Main and secondary staircases. *Four-car garage w/storage. *Fully gated w/outer/inner secure auto/pedestrian gates & circular motor-court. *Pool & spa w/multiple outdoor covered pavilions. *Security system w/high-res cameras.