Nestled in privileged San Rafael Hills, close to Old Town Pasadena, Downtown L.A., Glendale, Burbank and the 210, 134 and 110 freeways. Sheltered by mature trees on an idyllic, very walkable street, this 3+2 retreat is airy and bright. Newer construction in the early 2000s for majority of the living space has brought along soaring, 14 feet cathedral ceilings in foyer, & numerous dual paned doors & windows. Joyfully flooded w/ natural light, this retreat features easy maintenance Spanish tiles and wood floors, a chic, redone French country ktchn w/charming light wood custom cabinetry, a breakfast bar, quality stainless appliances & interior laundry. Adjacent cozy FR opens up to serene garden. Elegant 18 ft ceiling LR w/gas FP. Convenient 1+1 downstairs suite w/ pretty bath. Second level lrge Mastr retreat offers luminous wndws, remodeled bth. 3rd bdrm perfect as nursery or office w/ adjacent 1/2 bath. Fabulous location, condition & amenities! Sun-catching frt brick patio w/ Mountain Views, newer Double attached garage w/ lots of storage. Storybook neighborhood, private, yet close to all. No pets. No smoking. One year minimum. Listed by Wei Cheng, Coldwell Banker San Marino.