215 Orange Grove Ave



215 Orange Grove Ave  South Pasadena


List: $1,750,000   Sold: 1,668,000

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Built: 1875    Home: 2867sf      Lot: 18730sf       Bedrooms: 4        Bathrooms: 4

Welcome to The Porter House, one of the few surviving homes of the original Indiana County Colonists and one of the region’s most historic properties. This stunning example of Queen Anne style, was built circa 1875 as the family home of Andrew O. Porter, one of two founders of Pasadena /South Pasadena.  Charming details greet you at every turn from the exterior corbels and gables to the oversized multi paned windows, soaring fourteen foot ceilings, deep detailed moldings, hardwood floors, three fireplaces, clawfoot tubs and so much more. 


The generous 2,867sf interior features a formal entry opening to a grand living room with fireplace and built in bench. A sleek modern chandelier tops the dining room with a traditional butler’s pantry leading to a large kitchen.  Three generous bedrooms downstairs include a master with en-suite bath and a sunporch with separate entry - perfect for an at-home office.


Stairs off the kitchen lead to the second floor where a charming sunny fourth bedroom and bath await. Tucked under the eaves is a spacious attic just waiting to be transformed into the media room of your dreams!


The property features almost half an acre of California outdoor living with multiple areas for dining, relaxing, entertaining, gardening and play.  The rear porch overlooks the lush side lawn shaded by a towering oak tree. The grassy area along the drive creates a perfect spot for the veggie garden.

Tucked behind the three car garage is yet another ideal spot for gathering with friends and family, swinging in a hammock or reading a good book.


Designated a Cultural Heritage Landmark by the City of South Pasadena in 1972, this treasured South Pasadena landmark awaits it’s next loving owner!