L.A. Times Home of the Week: A Century-old Italian Revival in South Pasadena


The Italian Revival May House in South Pasadena was built more than a century ago for local investor and banker Ernest H. May. A leaded-glass entry, wainscoting and a decorative Batchelder tile fireplace are among the period details.

Location: 401 Oaklawn Ave., South Pasadena 91030

Asking price: $3.595 million

Year built: 1912

Architect: Frohman & Martin

House size: Five bedrooms, three bathrooms, 5,335 square feet

Lot size: 18,698 square feet

Features: Hardwood floors, wooden staircase, living room, wood-paneled library with fireplace, formal dining room with wood-beamed ceiling, granite kitchen counters, butlers pantry, outdoor wet bar and BBQ area, garden playhouse with electricity, two-car garage with ground-floor bathroom and a second-floor guest quarters with full bath and kitchen.

About the area: Last year, 139 single-family homes sold in the 91030 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.075 million, according to CoreLogic. That was a 16.2% price increase from 2013.

Agent: Matt Littell, Podley Properties, (626) 755-4428; Boyd Smith, Podley Properties, (626) 755-1669; Travis Buhl, Teles Properties, (818) 726-3406

Listing Website: 401Oaklawn.com

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 5:48 pm
Podley Properties | Category: New Listings

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