1320 Clubhouse Drive is on the market for the first time in over 50 years. This is a rare opportunity to purchase one of only eighteen homes in the tranquil and exclusive Brookmere Association, which wraps around serene Johnston Lake with its own private park/meadow and swimming pool. This unique community lies within one of the oldest neighborhoods in Pasadena, the historic San Rafael residential area and the Arroyo Seco natural habitat. This private gated community is a hidden haven -- secure and peaceful, yet minutes away from major freeways and downtown Pasadena.
Just steps from Johnston Lake and the Association's meadow, this mid-century modern home nestles into the hillside and entices you to relax in its tranquil outdoor spaces. Entertain your guests on the lakeview patio or in the meadow alongside the Association’s lake and swimming pool.
Inside, this mid-century modern home features clean lines and balanced simplicity created by an open floor plan that flows naturally and seamlessly to the exterior private patios and large decks. The vaulted wood ceilings create a sense of drama upon entering the main living space, which is visually and esthetically connected to the adjoining dining room and elevated den by unobstructed views and rich wood paneling. Now that you are inside your dramatic, yet welcoming home, you have your choice of spaces to relax in. The Living Room, with its wood burning fireplace, is a perfect space for large gatherings in winter, yet offers cool cross breezes through large sliding glass doors and clerestory windows in the summer. For cozy and more intimate gatherings, or to just hide away after a long day, the elevated den has its own fireplace and twelve-foot sliding glass door that opens out onto a private patio shaded by a mature oak, and has beautiful views of the lake. When you are ready for a snack or energized to create a gourmet meal, the architect-designed kitchen awaits you with its beautiful teak cabinets and ergonomic and efficient design. At meal times or for entertaining guests, you have your choice of sitting in the warm and inviting dining room or on the large welcoming deck, with room for a barbeque or cocktails with friends and family.
The upper level of the home is separated from the main living areas by an open hall lined by clerestory windows. This is your passageway to the master bedroom and second bedroom, and a wonderfully large and light-filled room that is perfect as a workspace, exercise room, or home entertainment space; it could also be converted to another bedroom. As a special treat for children and nimble adults, the second bedroom has a private loft accessed by a hidden ship’s ladder, and is an ideal place for play or contemplation.
On the ground level is a large two-car garage with an attached laundry and separate workroom that would make a great temperature-controlled wine room, or storage room. Also on the ground level is a separate studio space with its own bathroom and private entry. This is perfect for an independent teenager, a home office, or a part-time rental. It can also serve as a suite for in-laws and guests, allowing them their privacy while preserving yours.
This is truly a home to love, to live and grow in, to entertain in, and to enjoy for a lifetime. Now is your chance to make this dream come true.