Home of the Week: San Marino treasure, on market first time in 57 years
The epitome of Spanish Colonial Revival elegance, the Filley Residence has had just two owners since its completion in 1927 – both dedicated to sensitively preserving and enhancing its beauty.
Set in a coveted estate area of San Marino at 626 Chaucer Road, the home by noted architect Harold Bissner retains a wealth of original architectural details. They include colorful period tile, hardwood floors, period wrought iron details and light fixtures, built-in cabinets, decorative arches and a hand-crafted tile roof.
The gracious entry and dining room are floored in terra cotta.
The large living room has a hand-hewn beamed ceiling and French doors opening onto a covered patio overlooking formal gardens with boxwood hedges, roses and fountains.
A paneled den, powder room, kitchen, breakfast room and guest suite complete the ground floor.
Upstairs, the generous master suite is highlighted by a welcoming fireplace and a spacious, sunny balcony with exhilarating views of the mountains. Two additional bedrooms share a full bath.
The large, level lot, enhanced by mature trees and plantings, includes a three-car garage. Harold Bissner’s impeccable vision can still be seen in upscale residences and refined buildings throughout the San Marino/Pasadena area.