346 Markham Place, Pasadena 91105
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THE FOSTER/BLANKENHORN HOME - A VICTORIAN MASTERPIECE

Oh if these walls could talk! The Foster/Blankenhorn home is an enduring icon of turn of the century Pasadena grandeur sensitively updated and peppered with whimsical modern surprises.

Throughout the years this stunning Queen Anne Victorian has sheltered an eclectic mix of distinguished people: a railroad baron, a professional golfer, Valley Hunt Club founders and a celebrity radio DJ. Visually captivating from the street, this grand dame deliciously mixes gabled, hipped and conical forms with boxed eaves, clapboard siding and a wraparound porch for maximum impact at first impression.

Lauded as “perhaps the most outstanding example of Victorian architecture still standing” by the Pasadena Star News, this unique property made its big screen debut in 1968’s blockbuster Yours, Mine and Ours, starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda.

Eleven-foot ceilings, a dramatic stained redwood staircase, round turret rooms with curved windowpanes are just some of the interior charms. The back yard offers a series of super-sized lighted sculptures that never fail to induce smiles and invite conversation. Off the two-car garage is a no-expense-spared sound proofed music studio with separate vocal booth that could double as an office, art/dance studio, gym or guest room. The studio has plumbing connections for a possible future bathroom. As a contributing factor to the Markham Place Historical District, the property is potentially eligible for Mills Act property tax reduction.

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Built in 1894
  • Home: 3,017 Sq. Ft.
  • Lot Size: 13,388 Sq. Ft.