$ 11 500 000 Pasadena, United States
This gracious 1910 estate in the Oak Knoll neighborhood has been the Pasadena Showcase House of Design twice, both this year and in 1993. Designed by Fernand Parmentier, a leading champion of the Arts and Crafts movement, it has many Craftsman elements, from horizontal bands of windows to Honduran mahogany beams and moldings. A foyer hearth with built-in settle, a grand salon ceiling of intricately carved plaster and a stunning fireplace surround of green Grueby tile add to the rich ambiance. The completely remodeled Craftsman style kitchen features apron-front sinks and an island with statuary Grigio marble counter. The master bath has a floating glass shower stall sized for two. A large carriage house now serves as a guest home. The expansive grounds include a swimming pool, wisteria arbor, koi pond, and outdoor kitchen with wood-fired pizza oven.