1425 Hillcrest Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106
The Charles H Prisk House, 1922-Joseph J Blick, AIA 1912-Perched on a knoll in the prestigious Oak Knoll/Langham neighborhood, this stately Tudor Revival mansion was built for California newspaper tycoon Charles H Prisk. Designed by Joseph J Blick, Mr Prisk later employed the architect to design the well-known Star News Building in Old Town Pasadena. Built in 1922 and categorized by the Assessor as 'Special,' the highest rating available, the wood framed, brick veneer home features: Master bedroom with 3 walk-in closets, double vanities, privacy WC and steam shower; secondary master-suite and large junior suite; as well as a lower-level studio bedroom with full bath and kitchenette, which can also be used as rec room/second family room. Extensively remodeled, the open kitchen and main level family room with fireplace acts as the center of the home. High ceilings, original oak flooring and fireplaces in each public room (library, living room, dining room and great room) allow for gracious entertaining. With large front and rear yards, an automatic gate leads from expansive front lawn with large privacy hedge, to fully gated rear yard with pool, spa, gazebo and English Gardens. Three-car garage with attached 1BR/1BA guest house can be used as pool house/cabana. With its original architectural features, top-of-the-line modern amenities, and impressive pedigree, the Charles H Prisk House is a worthy contribution to this exclusive architectural rich neighborhood.-At a Glance: *Updated systems. *304 sf guest house (not included in overall SF). *Lower-level by permit w/egress 1,157 sf (included in overall SF). *Seismically updated. *3-zone HVAC. *Detached 3-car garage. *Outdoor BBQ w/gas line. *Copper gutters with internal downspouts. *Access controlled driveway gate.