2135 Orlando Road

San Marino, CA
5,212 sqft ±
6F 1H Baths
6 Beds
6 Beds
6F 1H Baths
5,212 sqft ±


Designed by noted architect Myron Hunt in 1930, this Monterey Period Revival style home has been thoughtfully updated and meticulously maintained by its current owners. Offering over 5,200± SF of living space on nearly 26,000± SF of flat land, this home offers both architectural appeal and modern updates for today’s lifestyle.  Located near the beautiful Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, in the estate area of San Marino, this gated estate property offers 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, including a gracious master suite and a total of 5 upstairs bedrooms. This south-facing home is well sited to enjoy views of the San Gabriel Mountains and the expansive view of the mature trees in this picturesque neighborhood. The beautifully re-landscaped front grounds showcase a gorgeous custom-designed octagonal fountain featuring handmade Moroccan tile, an inviting brick walkway, and olive trees.  Designed well for entertainment and recreation, the private rear yard features a 20’ x 40’ swimming pool, rolling lawn, spacious patios, mature trees, a 3-car garage, and a long driveway.


The spacious entry hall features a double door main entrance with leaded glass windows. Set behind the paneled wall, are the formal powder bath and deep coat closet.  The powder bath features colorful Spanish tile wainscoting, molding detail, recessed lights, and an oversized pedestal sink. A striking architectural feature of this home is the light-filled large foyer and its grand curved staircase with wrought iron banister and smooth wood handrail.


The formal living room features three sets of French doors with views of the front, side and rear gardens, a gas and wood-burning fireplace with marble hearth and wooden mantle, recessed lights, beautiful custom window coverings, and molding detail throughout.


Adjoining the formal living room is a lovely music room with built-in bookshelves and recessed lights, custom window coverings, three sets of French doors and oversized French doors with sidelights facing the rear yard and expansive patio. This is the perfect place to enjoy views of the expansive grassy yard and the gorgeous, gated and walled private side garden with custom wall fountain with Moroccan tile detail.


Adjacent to the music room is a charming nook with a built-in desk and built-in bookcase. There is an additional storage closet under the stairs, accessed from the grand foyer.


The spacious formal dining room can accommodate a large group for entertainment. Features include French doors facing the beautifully re-landscaped front yard and also providing access for the rear yard, sconces with matching chandelier, wainscoting, and double door formal entry.


A charming second dining room can be used as a breakfast room with French doors facing the rear yard also featuring side lights for additional natural light and views of the yard. There is also a silver closet for additional storage.


The current owners completed a major renovation and expansion of the kitchen and butler’s pantry. The updated kitchen features soapstone counters, double Wolf ovens with six gas burners and grill and griddle, farmhouse sink, disposer, built-in soap dispenser, hot and cold water dispenser.  Built-in Wolf microwave, appliance garage, Sub Zero French door style refrigerator and freezer with refrigerator and freezer drawers, built-in desk with custom cabinetry and pull out drawers for additional storage, high ceilings with custom box beam wooden detail and recessed lights, and gorgeous tile backsplash. There is a soapstone peninsula which can be used as a breakfast bar with bar stools and as a convenient place to serve food. The kitchen provides views of the rear yard and pool from the kitchen window and provides convenient access from the side kitchen door to the driveway for ease of unloading groceries etc.


The renovated butler’s pantry offers tremendous storage for entertainment and features a wet bar with hammered copper sink and bronze water faucet, built-in icemaker, and marble counters, recessed lights, and custom lighted display cabinets.  All cabinetry was custom designed by Expressions in Wood, a high-end millwork contractor.


The back staircase was also renovated with imported Moroccan tile and provides access to the upstairs bedrooms and to the rear yard and patio.


All bedrooms are en-suite throughout the home. The downstairs bedroom has French doors facing the front yard and facing the side. This room includes 3 sets of closets, recessed lights, custom window coverings, en suite with an elegant three-quarter bath with basket weave marble floor, marble wainscoting and marble molding detail, frameless glass shower, high ceilings, and beautiful light fixtures.


The finished basement offers additional space and features recessed lights and tremendous storage, a closet under the stairs, washer and dryer hook ups for two dryers and one washing machine, and a separate mechanical closet with water heater and furnace.  An emergency sump pump system was added as additional security against a flood.


There are white oak hardwood floors throughout the first floor and second floor. All upstairs hardwood floors were refinished in 2020.


The master suite features molding detail, recessed lights, two private balconies, views of the front yard and side yard, vanity area with built-in closets and cabinets, beautiful marble bath with hexagonal tile floor and tile wainscoting, separate tub and stall shower.


A second bedroom upstairs adjoins the master suite and offers a third closet to the master suite and two sets of French doors to the front balcony.


Upstairs, there is a large walk-in linen closet, which also has access to a separate cedar-lined closet.


Three additional bedrooms upstairs feature French doors to spacious balconies and have built-in desks and bookcases.


In addition to the finished basement laundry, there is a laundry closet on the second floor which has a Miele stacked washer and dryer and another hallway storage closet.


System Updates


Since the current owners purchased this home in 2005, they have performed extensive renovations and system updates, including:


·       Electrical updated approximately in 2005.

·       Installed completely new HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system, one 4-ton, and one 5-ton system with digital thermostats.

·       Updated Copper plumbing throughout.

·       Replaced the entire sewer line from the house to the street.

·       Replaced the main water supply line from the house to the street.

·       Installed a new water heater; located in the basement.

·       Replaced the roof in 2006, including all new underlayment and all new clay fired roof tiles.

·       Installed large crawl vents for ventilation.

·       Installed San Marino Security system, which includes cameras, 24/7/365 recording, and fire/security alarm monitoring.

·       Updated all garage wiring 2020.

·       Installed internet / cable.

·       Installed new copper gutters and downspouts.

·       Seismic upgrade / earthquake bolting in 1998, per house history.


Interior Improvements


·       Performed an extensive custom kitchen renovation, including the installation of all new high-end appliances, plumbing fixtures, farmhouse sink, soap stone counters, high-end custom cabinetry by Expressions in Wood (extensive storage and beautiful custom wood beam ceiling detail), appliance garage, built-in desk with task lighting, pantry storage with pull-out drawers, peninsula with bar seating, and hardwood floor.  Appliances include: Sub-Zero French door style built-in refrigerator and freezer with refrigerator and freezer drawers, Wolf microwave, Wolf double ovens with 6 gas burners, griddle and grill, gorgeous tile backsplash from Mission Tile West.

·       Renovated the Butler’s Pantry, including the installation of a wet bar with hammered copper sink, bronze faucet, high-end custom cabinetry by Expressions in Wood, built-in ice maker, and marble counters, and hardwood floor.

·       Renovated all 6 bathrooms throughout the home.

·       Refinished all of the original white oak hardwood floors upstairs in 2020.

·       Continually re-painting the home as needed.

·       Updated lighting throughout the home, e.g. recessed lighting, sconces, and chandeliers.


Garage Improvements


The current owners have performed extensive renovations and updates to the 3-car garage, including:


·       Installed 3 new custom wooden roll-up garage doors, painted with high-end marine high gloss varnish.

·       Finished garage with drywall ceiling and walls, LED recessed lights, storage cabinets, new pedestrian door to the rear garden, and epoxy floor.

·       Replaced the roof in 2006, including all new underlayment and all new roof tiles.


Landscape and Hardscape Improvements


The current owners invested in extensive landscape renovation to enhance the grounds in terms of aesthetics and privacy/ security and water usage.


·       Installed front privacy gate and fencing, including electric pedestrian gate with keypad and audio communication, as well as electric driveway gate.

·       Installed handsome brick and scored concrete driveway including spacious driveway area in front of the garage. This area is also designed as a recreation space for basketball or other sports, wheel toys and bikes.

·       Installed new perimeter iron fencing around the pool area for additional pool safety and separation from the driveway.

·       Created tremendous privacy by planting and maintaining perimeter trees along the east side of the property along the driveway.

·       Installed a perimeter wall along the west side of the property.

·       Designed and installed all new front landscape by Picture Perfect, a high-end design-build specialty landscape firm.  This included all new irrigation, drainage, landscape lighting, new olive trees, all new plants, and hedges.

·       The current owner designed both custom fountains, including the large front fountain and the side garden wall fountain adjacent to the living room and music room. The gorgeous front octagonal fountain features colorful hand-made Morrocan tile, which is set in the front brick walkway as a focal point of the front yard.

·       Custom solid wrought iron driveway gate.

·       Copper gutters and downspouts.

·       Designed & installed yard drainage system by Picture Perfect Landscape.

·       New driveway.


About The Agent

Sarah Rogers



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.