Active

1100 Oak Grove Avenue

San Marino CA, 91108

$22,500,000


$1,641.62 per sqft

Active

5 Beds

8 Baths

13,706 sqft

Residential

Built in 1957

Listed by Brent Chang with COMPASS (626) 205-4040

John L Severance Estate/John A McCone House, features 9BR/15BA spread over 3 structures, each w/own kitchen: The John A McCone House, by Eggers & Wilkman, 1957; the original staff quarters above the main 4-car garage, by Johnson, Kaufmann & Coate, cir 1921; & the 2BR/3BA pool house, conceived by the same architects; & later expanded. The 3 structures are thoughtfully sited on the gated 5.5ac estate & are connected by formal gardens, specimen Engelmann Oaks, lighted pathways, 50' pool & original aquatic park w/multiple streams, waterfalls & 'tidal pools' that meander through NE acres of the property. Designed by renowned landscape architect Paul Thiene & featured in the 1931 publication, California Gardens, the Severance Aquatic Park, has miraculously continued in existence for nearly 100 years. After philanthropist & Standard Oil magnate, John Severance, the estate passed to John McCone, a year before he was to Chair the US Atomic Energy Commission under Pres Dwight D Eisenhower & was later appointed Director of the CIA under Pres John F Kennedy. Having previously employed Coate to update the original home, in 1957 McCone decided to build a new single-level Neoclassical main structure that possessed cutting edge design, security & engineering, yet showcased the same opulence & elegance as the original 1920's home. Grand drawing room w/15+' ceilings & intricately carved wood doorways & pediments, carved fireplace mantles, marble patios; &, borrowing from MCM design, oversized glass doorways & windows advancing natural light throughout the home & extending living spaces. One of the largest private estates in the area, surrounded by 20' privacy hedges & accessed by 2 hydraulic auto-gates that, for special security, lower & seat into the ground when closed, the property has been a true working estate. Cir. 1930's Lord & Burnham greenhouse & attached workshop & slat house cultivate orchids & other fauna; honey is produced & bottled from working beehives; harvesting from citrus & vegetable gardens; & a mix of bamboo & hardwoods allow for onsite carpentry in several workshops or one of the 5 detached garages. With an original address of 30 Oak Grove Ave, the property is one of the last large intact landmark estates. Possessing both the grandeur of the Roaring 20's & modern pioneering design by Eggers & Wilkman; and, surrounded by unparalleled landscaping & water features; a true legacy compound meant to be shared & passed for many generations.

P1-17560

MLS ID

May 8, 2024

Listed

May 15, 2024

Updated

Map

1100 Oak Grove Avenue
San Marino CA, 91108

Interior Features

Total Stories

1


Bedrooms

5


Total Bathrooms

8


Full Bathrooms

8


Interior Features

Wet Bar, Ceiling Fan(s), Crown Molding, Cathedral Ceiling(s), High Ceilings, Pantry, Stone Counters, Recessed Lighting, Storage, Wood Product Walls, Atrium, Dressing Area, Entrance Foyer, Main Level Primary, Primary Suite, Utility Room, Walk-In Pantry, Wine Cellar, Walk-In Closet(s), Workshop


Appliances

Double Oven, Dishwasher, Freezer, Gas Oven, Gas Range, Gas Water Heater, Ice Maker, Microwave, Refrigerator, Range Hood, Vented Exhaust Fan, Water To Refrigerator, Water Heater, Warming Drawer, Water Purifier


Laundry Description

Laundry Room


Floor Description

Wood


Fireplace

Yes


Fireplace Description

Dining Room, Gas Starter, Great Room, Guest Accommodations, Library, Living Room, Primary Bedroom, Wood Burning


Cooling

Yes


Cooling Description

Central Air, Heat Pump


Heating

Yes


Heating Description

Central

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size

5.44 Acres


Exterior Features

Awning(s), Koi Pond, Lighting


Lot Features

Back Yard, Front Yard, Garden, Sprinklers In Rear, Sprinklers In Front, Lawn, Landscaped, Sprinklers Timer, Sprinklers On Side, Sprinkler System, Trees, Yard


Architectual Style

Patio Home


Sewer

Holding Tank, Public Sewer

School Information

High School

San Marino


Elementary School

Valentine

Other Property Details

Area Name

655 - San Marino


Days on Market

7


Garage

Yes


Garage Spaces

10


Parking

Circular Driveway, Controlled Entrance, Detached Carport, Electric Gate, Garage, Guest, Gated, On Site, Private, Storage, Workshop in Garage


Parking Total

20


View

Yes


View Description

Hills, Trees/Woods


County

Los Angeles


Water Source

Public


Pool

Yes


Pool Features

Diving Board, Fenced, Heated, In Ground, Private


Waterfront

Yes

Listing Contact: (626) 205-4040 

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