Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

115 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Sierra Madre, CA 91024

(626) 355-8400

355 E. Grandview Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024

$ 2,400,000


Westphalia - A True Treasure of Sierra Madre

Property Info
MLS #:819000872
Price:$ 2,400,000
Baths:4 Baths (4 F)
Type:Single Family
Size:4,794 ft²
Lot Size:24,139 ft² (0.55 acres)
  • The property is affectionately called "Westphalia" which is engraved in the glass of the back door.
  • The construction of this 1925 estate was commissioned by Karl Graf. The current owners are only the third stewards of this property.
  • Two unique Batchelder tile fireplaces and a Batchelder tile fountain in the solarium.
  • Italian tile, wrought iron gates, crystal chandeliers, 8' entrance door, gum-wood paneling, custom stained glass, original hand paintings & much more!
  • Two ponds, a sparkling pool, pool house, a full one-bedroom guest house & a 2-car detached garage.

Truly a treasure of Sierra Madre! Wrought iron gates enclose the European style hedged entry that leads to a grand staircase of Austrian tile. An Austrian immigrant, Karl Graf, commissioned a European artisan to design this 1925 masterpiece which is often viewed as a Mediterranean or Spanish architecture. Mr. Graf fancied himself to be royalty & commissioned the “Coat of Arms” paintings in the grand entry. Other coveted features such as 2 fireplaces & a fountain with Batchelder tiles and gum-wood paneling throughout the lower floor add to the old world charm & character. The living room, formal dining room & master suite are grand in both elegance & size. Notable features: arched doorways, impressive gum wood doors, coved ceilings, double staircase, 9’ ceilings, pool, pool house, 2 ponds & a charming 1 bedroom guest house.

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Total:$2,400,00020% Down:$480,000Financing:$1,920,000
Jumbo 30 Yr Fixed*
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$8,756 / month

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Local Schools

School NameTypeDistanceGreatSchools Rating
Sierra Madre Elementary School
141 West Highland Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 396-5890
0.29 mi
Alverno Heights Academy
200 North Michillinda Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 355-3463
0.39 mi
St. Rita Catholic School
322 North Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 355-6114
0.46 mi
Bethany Christian School
93 North Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 355-3527
0.46 mi
Gooden School, The
192 North Baldwin Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 355-2410
0.48 mi
La Salle High School
3880 East Sierra Madre Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 696-4300
0.66 mi
Don Benito Fundamental School
3700 Denair Street, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5870
0.74 mi
Sierra Madre Middle School
160 North Canon Avenue, Sierra Madre, CA 91024
(626) 396-5910
0.89 mi
Field (Eugene) Elementary School
3600 Sierra Madre Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5860
0.98 mi
Opportunities For Learning - Baldwin Park
320 North Halstead Street Suite 220, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 814-0161
1.5 mi
Opportunities for Learning - Baldwin Park II School
320 North Halstead Street Suite 220, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 962-3311
1.5 mi
Highland Oaks Elementary School
10 Virginia Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006
(626) 821-8354
1.72 mi
Pasadena High School
2925 East Sierra Madre Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5880
1.84 mi
Cis Academy
2925 East Siera Madre Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5883
1.84 mi
High Point Academy
1720 Kinneloa Canyon Road, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 798-8989
1.89 mi
Barnhart School
240 West Colorado Boulevard, Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 446-5588
1.92 mi
Hugo Reid Elementary School
1000 Hugo Reid Drive, Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 821-8346
2.01 mi
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School
2660 East Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 793-2089
2.08 mi
Willard Elementary School
301 South Madre Street, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5690
2.12 mi
Rosemary School, The
36 South Kinneloa Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 844-3033
2.13 mi
Woodrow Wilson Middle School
300 South Madre Street, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5800
2.15 mi
Weizmann Day School
1434 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 797-0204
2.18 mi
Foothills Middle School
171 East Sycamore Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006
(626) 821-8363
2.19 mi
Christ Centered Pasadena
3211 East Del Mar Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 793-6903
2.2 mi
Frostig School
971 North Altadena Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 791-1255
2.24 mi

Reni's Biography

Reni Rose began her real estate career at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, (formally Prudential California Realty) Sierra Madre in 1987 and by October 1990, she was promoted to Vice President.  In November of 2011, Reni became the owner and was appointed President of the firm.  During her career, Reni has represented countless employees of many local companies/firms in Pasadena and surrounding cities, such as: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., California Institute of Technology, Tetra Tech, Avery, Disney, Parsons, Western Asset Management, NASA/JPL, etc.  


Reni has been ranked within the top 1 to 2% of Berkshire Hathaway real estate associates since 1993 as a “Chairman’s Circle” award winner for sale performance.  She has also been the #1 Producer in her office since 1988.  In 2000 and 2006 Reni received the prestigious “Legend” award for consistently achieving a multi-million-dollar level every year.   With over 42,000 sale associates in the Berkshire Hathaway system, only 76 associates received this designation and Reni was one of them! 


An unspoken testimonial and complement to Reni’s job performance is that eighty-five percent of Reni’s business is either repeat clients or referrals.  Reni sincerely enjoys her career as a real estate executive and her passion for the business will become apparent to you after spending just a few minutes with her.  Just ask, “How’s business?”


Although born in Texas, Reni is a transplant from New Orleans, Louisiana with 25 family members still residing in the “Big Easy.”  She has a daughter, Chelsea, and son-in-law, Luke, who live in Camarillo.     


Reni has lived in The Highlands of Arcadia since March 1994 and has also lived in Sierra Madre and Pasadena.  Prior to her career in real estate, she spent 10 years with the Federal Government, ending her Government career at NASA/JPL in Pasadena. 

My “Client-First” Philosophy

This "client first" philosophy has always been my approach and it requires that I continually improve my skills and ways of doing business.  In addition, I've found that the latest technologies are enabling me to do everything I've always done, only more quickly and efficiently.  These every expanding technologies have also allowed me to extend the range of services available to my clients.

There are many qualities and skills that are the hallmarks of an excellent real estate professional: integrity, market savvy, knowledge, experience, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network - all of which make up who I am and how I work.

That said, in my experience as a real estate professional, I've also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first.  This means being accessible, being a good listener, being a good communicator and responding quickly and efficiently to my client’s needs.

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