2501 Prince Albert
4000 Square Feet
Designed in 1947 by one of the most prestigious and prolific architects, Slyvanus Marston. This custom Adobe Hacienda spans 4000 square feet and sits on a spacious 20,000 sqft lot in the prestigious Queens Terrace neighborhood. Featuring 5 bedrooms Marston’s firm dominated throughout the 1920s, based in Pasadena its said that no architectural firm had more influence in Pasadena than the firm of Marston and Van Pelt. His work includes Palladian Villa’s, Spanish Colionals, and French Provincial mansion’s. His work has been featured as backdrops to many Hollywood films and TV shows creating the iconic picturesque neighborhoods that frame Pasadena. 2501 Prince Albert Dr was commissioned for Willard G. Babcock, a prominent soil scientist who cured the diseases that plagued the citrus industry. Using adobe brick, Marston designed a simple yet elegant 3000 sqft single story ranch residence on a spacious 20,000 sqft lot.
RARE 4000 SFT SINGLE STORY POOL HOME. Designed in 1947 by the esteemed architect Sylvanus Marston, this Historic Hacienda Pool Home is not only a testament to timeless elegance and unparalleled craftsmanship but also holds the distinction of being the last house Marston designed. Nestled in Riverside's sought-after Queens Terrance tract in the Victoria Neighborhood, this is truly one-of-a-kind. Marston, a dominant figure in Pasadena's architectural history, crafted designs that became the iconic backdrop to Pasadena's picturesque neighborhoods. His influence is evident in this 4,000 sq-ft residence commissioned for Willard G. Babcock, a pioneering soil scientist. This spacious home boasts five bedrooms, including a maid's quarters and a gardner's room, perfect for multi-generational living. Enjoy a flowing open floor plan—ideal for entertaining or savoring tranquil evenings by the wood burning/gas fireplace. The property's landscape is a vision with native drought-resistant plants and mature fruit trees, creating a shaded retreat. The backyard swimming pool invites relaxation, further enhancing the sense of a private oasis. A grand circular driveway, adorned with new pavers and complemented by a water fountain, leads to a shaded Hacienda-Style front porch. Modern upgrades seamlessly blend with the home's historic charm, featuring a newer roof, updated copper plumbing and electrical systems, soft water system, central heating and air, new dual-pane windows, plantation shutters, and French doors. Located a stone's throw from the Historic Victoria Country Club and showcasing Marston's distinctive blend of simplicity and grandeur, this property offers a unique blend of history, luxury, and architectural brilliance.