A ‘Majestic Castle’

Photo courtesy Mark Liddell

Behind gates and perched on a private knoll with 360-degree views of the San Gabriel Valley sits the majestic Pyrenees Castle, built in 1925 by Sylvester Dupuy as a replica of a chateau he admired in France during his childhood. The largest privately owned property in the area, the castle sits on just over 2.5 acres, walled and gated, comprised of multiple gardens and mature trees.
The impressive driveway leads to a motor court, with a fountain leading at the main residence. A grand foyer serves as the center point for the two wings of the Pyrenees Castle, each a mirror image of the other. Multiple original architectural details abound, including four turrets, a stately wood-paneled living room and dining room with beamed ceilings, crystal chandeliers, original inlaid hardwood flooring and hand-painted stenciling. With multiple entertaining spaces in addition to the 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, opportunities abound for ways to configure the home for today’s modern living. The separate four garages have living area above them with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, bringing the total count to 12 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. With upgrades to the infrastructure, roof, bathrooms, plumbing, kitchen and so much more, this home presents a true opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind, trophy estate.
The property is located at 1700 Grand View Drive in Alhambra, with the listing price at $4,428,000. Tim Durkovic of Douglas Elliman is the listing agent. “It’s truly a one-of-a-kind estate,” Durkovic said. “It’s completely private and sitting on top of a hill. And it’s truly a castle, plus it’s over 10,000 square feet.”

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