1565 Chelsea Road

San Marino, CA
3,755 sqft plus-minus
1 half-bath
5 bath
5 bed
5 bed
5 bath
1 half-bath
3,755 sqft plus-minus


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This gracious Southern Colonial Style Estate is located on beautiful Chelsea Road, a wide street north of Huntington Drive off Old Mill Road and near Lacy Park.  Designed and built by Norwood & De Longe in 1951, this home has been owned by the same family since 1964.  Sited on a flat 28,622± SF lot (0.66± acres), this property offers privacy and plenty of room for entertainment and recreation, from the swimming pool and spacious pool cabana, measuring 1,300± Sq SF, to the expansive lawn and basketball court. The estate retains a sense of understated elegance in combination with function and a comfortable layout.  The grounds provide a peaceful setting with its tall perimeter hedges, beautiful mature trees, and mountain views.

The architectural features of the property are noticeable from the curb and continue throughout the home - the handsome columns on the facade of the home, the wide circular driveway, the pitched roof, the dental molding detail, the solid wood paneled doors, wainscoting, moldings, and the solid wood built-in cabinets.

In keeping with Norwood & De Longe’s style, this home is characterized by a feeling of spaciousness, an open kitchen, extensive storage and closet areas, expanses of glass, with easy access to the outside, and living areas well separated from bedrooms. Enter the home through the gracious foyer which features a beautiful curved staircase and continues into the formal living room with natural light on three sides and access from a large set of French doors to a generous covered rear patio and spacious grounds.  There is also access to the covered rear patio and yard from the wood-paneled den with fireplace, built-ins and wet bar, and from the charming, sunny breakfast room with wainscoting, built-ins, solid wood doors, garden views.  The formal dining room features a bay window, wainscoting, and double door formal entry.  Large kitchen with center island/ butcher block and a beautiful view of the yard. Click on the 3 dots below to view more information.

Wonderfully arranged, the home has 5 Bedrooms and 5.5 Bathrooms; 4 Bedrooms and 4 Bathrooms are upstairs, including spacious dual master suites, a large deck with views of the rear yard.  Downstairs, there is one bedroom suite with full bathroom plus a formal powder bath with vanity area.  

Additional features include: 

·       Entry hall with 2 entry hall closets and leaded glass window sidelights.

·       Hardwood floors throughout most of the home.

·       Separate laundry room with built-in storage and utility sink.

·       California basement.

·       The swimming pool (40’ x 18’) was re-plastered in the last year.

·       Fruit trees, mature trees, tremendous privacy plus a formal rose garden with mature rose plants.

·       Large covered brick patio with built-in cabinets and bar area measures approximately 250 SF.  

·       Large pool cabana with 2 changing rooms, pool equipment room, basic kitchen space, covered entertainment space.

·       Wide, circular driveway.

·       Lot is approx. 300+ SF deep on the south lot line, approx. 100' wide.

·       Beautiful wood details including paneled solid wood doors wainscoting, built-in cabinets, crown moldings, dental molding detail at the exterior façade.

·       HVAC - Air conditioning is located upstairs and in the kitchen area; two furnaces for both floors

·       Automatic driveway gate.

·       2-car garage with sliding glass doors, used as a recreation room and separate storage room.

·       Home 3,755± SF per tax assessor

According to local building biographer, Timothy Gregory, “Norwood & De Longe concentrated on the construction of single-family residences, many of which they designed themselves and some of which they built on a speculative basis. Their houses were characterized by a feeling of spaciousness mixed with compactness, dual-purpose rooms that could be used to the maximum, open kitchens adjacent to family rooms (the latter still considered a novel use of space in the early 1950s), extensive storage and closet areas, expanses of glass, with easy access to the outside, and living areas well separated from bedrooms. Norwood & De Longe’s later projects tended to be multi-family residential, tract developments, and large-scale remodeling work.”

Listed at $3,880,000

Trust sale, no court confirmation required.  

Co-listed by Sarah Rogers and Edward Uriarte


1565 Chelsea Road

San Marino, CA

About The Agents

Sarah Rogers

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With an M.B.A. degree from USC in Marketing and Finance and 25+ years of real estate experience, Sarah Rogers has a professional real estate background and education to provide her clients with a competitive advantage. Sarah provides a wide range of professional real estate services, advising clients on the purchase and sale, financing and renovation of real estate. Sarah has represented both sellers and buyers across all price points‚ from first time home and condo buyers to buyers and sellers of estate properties. As the Director of the Trust and Probate division of the company, Sarah represents trustees and executors, from individuals to private fiduciaries and institutional fiduciaries, in their trust sales and probate sales. Sarah also represents many seniors in their transition from one home to another, which may include coordinating an estate sale and identifying which retirement community would be the best fit for the client. With her calm demeanor and organized approach, she makes the thought of moving a much easier, smoother process. With all of her sales, Sarah has a team of contractors and vendors ready to help freshen the property to obtain top dollar, whether it be hardwood floor refinishing, painting, landscaping, repairs, etc. As a Pasadena native and local resident, she has a longstanding familiarity with the local area, schools, and the real estate market. Most of her business is repeat and referral business from past clients. Sarah is dedicated to providing the highest level of professional real estate services to her clients. Recognized by REAL Trends + Tom Ferry as one of 2019 America’s Best Real Estate Professionals. This group represents less than 1.5 percent of all Realtors® in the country yet account for over 12 percent of the closed transactions and more than 22 percent of all the sales volume closed last year. "The Thousand", as advertised in The Wall Street Journal, is an annual, national awards ranking sponsored by REAL Trends—the Trusted Source—and Tom Ferry International coaching. Real Estate Experience Since 1994 * #1 Agent, Old Pasadena - 2018 * #1 Agent, Old Pasadena - 2017 * #1 Agent, Old Pasadena - 2016 * #1 Agent, Old Pasadena – 2015 * Platinum Circle Award - Top 1% Company wide – 2016 * Platinum Circle Award - Top 1% Company wide - 2015 * Silver Circle Award - Top 3% Company wide - 2014 * Gold Circle Award - Top 5% Company wide - 2013 * Awarded the distinction of Director Estates Division - 2013 * Top 8 producer at prior brokerage out of 150+ agents. * Represented some of the highest value estate listings in San Marino. * Wide range of experience, including representing investor buyers and sellers, as well as buyers and sellers of single family homes and condominiums across all price points. * Transaction types have included trust sale, probate sale, and distressed assets such bank owned (REO) and short sale. Knowledgeable about local city zoning, building, and planning requirements. * Previously managed one of the largest and highest income-producing commercial real estate portfolios valued a ($200MM) for the nation's largest U.S. industrial Real Estate Investment Trust, ProLogis Trust NYSE: PLD). Outperformed all ProLogis managers nationwide for unparalleled Client Service per client surveys.

Edward Uriarte

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Mission Is to provide each of my clients with exceptional quality of service in the selling and buying of real estate, and to always represent with the highest integrity, truth and honesty. You can be assured that you will be provided with the utmost attention, and discretion as you search for the perfect family home and/or you sell the family home. About Edward Uriarte Pasadena / San Marino area raised; Bilingual in Spanish graduated from San Marino High School in 1988 then attended Grossmont College in San Diego, after several years he pursued a real estate career. Edward married (6/1996) to Sylvia. During a small hiatus from the real estate industry Edward became a computer engineer during the tech boom of the late 90's were he assisted in the infrastructure and design of computer networks for some of Los Angeles largest companies. With over 20 years of Real Estate experience including mortgage and financing of Real Estate Transactions of both Residential and Commercial, Edward provides a unique wealth of information in the industry to both Sellers and Buyers that are new and/or experienced. This knowledge of the industry and the understanding of current and recent market trends, valuations, inventories, technologies and available homes, that are all important pieces of information for both buyers and sellers. Edward's success however, is his dedication to his clients, and being that he has been involved and viewed thousands of transactions in his career he excels at the negotiating table, navigating even the most challenging situations with precision and ease. Edward's technology know how allows him in today's changing landscape were over 80% of real estate transaction start with a search on-line, and gadgets at hand he conducts real time MLS searches with clients, e-sign contracts all on the go, and procures deals for his buyers from social media feeds, and for clients abroad, Edward will shoot a video tour of a & immediately sends it to them through his YouTube Channel. For sellers, the properties get maximum exposure from his tech-savvy skills. He gets top SEO rankings for his listings via social media promotions, video blogging, branded URLs & more. Each property deserves its own unique campaign tailored to a target demographic. Busy schedule in hand Edward somehow finds the time to volunteer to coach his 6 nephew's and others in youth sports (Baseball, Basketball, and/or Football), which keeps him grounded as he enjoys giving back to youth.