This $5.5M San Gabriel Valley Mansion Has a Pirate Themed Pool
Tucked into the San Gabriel Valley about 22 miles from Los Angeles, this seemingly castle-like mansion has some quirky and eccentric secrets in store for a buyer with enough whim and the wealth to appreciate them.
While the craftsmanship in the 7,200 square foot, 4 bedroom and 7 bathroom cannot be denied, some might find the Francophile decorating and design choices a bit peculiar — from the somewhat vertigo-inducing and gloomy tromp l’oeil scene of Paris in the bathroom to the fleur de lis-embossed copper sink fitted into the kitchen island.
As Tim Gunn would say, “It’s a lot of look.” But once you strip away the layers of personal decor, there is a lot of fine workmanship to appreciate underneath: multiple walk-in closet full of mahogany and glass built-in drawers, cabinets, and wardrobes — even a mouse house; a master bath with a jacuzzi tub, fieldstone and river rock walk-in shower cave plus matching fieldstone-surrounded gas hearth; a grand staircase flanked by built-in bookshelves and cabinets; a fully applianced outdoor kitchen surrounding the pool and a chic pergola-topped side patio perfect for an afternoon tea.
The Tudor-style garages even have a separate carport for the owners’ antique horse-drawn carriage, leading out onto the grounds, stables, and regulation riding rings — or “Rose Gables Ranch.” And the listing boasts “exquisitely landscaped grounds…hundreds of roses, fruit trees, walking paths and shade trees adorn the gardens…plus solar system and water-conserving drip system with careful plant selection to keep the operational costs down and allow you to enjoy all this property has to offer.”