The $ 8.5 million Pasadena house has a Hollywood connection

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A large English Tudor Revival style mansion seen in the six-time Oscar-winning film “La La Land” hit the market for $ 8.495 million.



a large lawn in front of a house: The English Tudor Revival style estate designed by the architectural firm Marston and Van Pelt has eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms.  It is listed at $ 8.5 million.  (Photo by Nils Timm)


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The English Tudor Revival style estate designed by architectural firm Marston and Van Pelt has eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms. It is listed at $ 8.5 million. (Photo by Nils Timm)

Located in the South Arroyo district, this secluded 7,479 square foot residence on La Loma Road was designed by renowned architectural firm Marston and Van Pelt in 1916. It features eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms. ledge swimming pool, separate studio and separate guest house / garage.

Inside the main house, a chandelier accentuates the arched entryway where walls of white grid moldings frame a wooded wallpaper mural that surrounds the staircase.



a room filled with furniture and a large window: A view of the tree wallpaper mural framed by white grid moldings in the arched entryway.  (Photo by Nils Timm)


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A view of the tree wallpaper mural framed by white grid moldings in the arched entryway. (Photo by Nils Timm)

“Much of this house is perfectly preserved and original,” said Joshua smith of Compass, the co-listing agent.

The original coffered ceilings, stained glass windows and decorative fireplace mantels from the period remain intact. And slatted windows with miniature shutters span the curved walls of the morning room just below the ceiling.



a dining table: skeleton windows with miniature shutters stretch over the curved walls.  (Photo by Nils Timm)


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Slatted windows with miniature shutters stretch across the curved walls. (Photo by Nils Timm)

A breakfast corner equips the gourmet kitchen. There is also a formal dining room.

A fireplace warms the master bedroom upstairs. In the adjoining bathroom is a window-lined bathtub and a glass-enclosed shower framed in tiles.

The park-like park features rolling lawns, mature trees and bodies of water – a verdant backdrop that set the stage for an engagement party in ‘La La Land’ in 2016.



a small boat in a body of water surrounded by trees: The swimming pool.  (Photo by Nils Timm)


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The swimming pool. (Photo by Nils Timm)

But the house also had its share of close-ups elsewhere.

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According to IMDb, the house hosted the character of Barbara Hershey in the 1988 film “Beaches.” He was also seen in “Who’s That Girl” and on some episodes of the television series “Columbo”, “Mad Men” and “Parks and Recreation”.

In 2017, he served as Pasadena Showcase House of Design, during which “the best designers have come in and left their mark on a few of the pieces,” said Smith, who shares the list with the broker Sally forster jones also from Compass. “It truly is a wonderful marriage of classic and tasteful updates that doesn’t stray from the vibe of this property.

The mansion was completed circa 1920 for Samuel S. Hinds, a lawyer and actor active in the early days of the Pasadena Playhouse.

After the stock market crash of 1929, Hinds became a prolific actor. Among his best-known roles, Pa Bailey is in Frank Capra’s 1946 classic “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

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