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For some, only the truly extraordinary will do. Not just the finest features. The most luxurious amenities. A location that is second to none. But something that sets a home apart from those around it. A distinctive quality that transforms the house from beautiful estate to one-of-a-kind magnificence. This is 1665 Euston Road.

This exceptional post-and-beam contemporary is a unique expression of architectural wonder, and a showcase of the vision of noted architect Donald Hensman. The late Hensman’s renovation of the 1975 original in 2001 created the modern architectural gem before us today. Sited on nearly 1.5 acres on a south-facing knoll in San Marino, just minutes from the Huntington Library, Art Gallery and Botanical Gardens, the home takes full advantage of its premier location with wide expanses of glass that invite in majestic views of the grounds and flood the home with natural light. Strong horizontal lines define the home, while each room offers a stop, stare, and catch your breath moment. Public spaces are perfect for entertaining on a grand scale yet still comfortably intimate enough for quiet evenings with family. The true gourmet kitchen, featuring a large center island, seamless integration of stunning cabinetry and high-end appliances, and a separate, enclosed wok cooking facility, sets the tone for the fine amenities, thoughtful touches, and unmatched attention to detail found throughout the home. The graceful dining room is large enough to accommodate grand dinner parties and is backed by a feature wall that brings striking natural elements into the formal space. The grand master bedroom features an additional architectural wall that grounds the space and adds even more visual interest. Five additional bedrooms, four full baths, and two partial baths give residents and guests ample space. Outside, a pool, spa, tennis court, and cabana capture the spirit of California outdoor living on par with some of the world’s finest resorts—a worthy finish to a home that is clearly a step above.

1665 Euston Road is available for $10,880,000 and is listed with Christine Winnie of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in San Marino.

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