Gus Ruelas, The Agency Pasadena’s managing partner, hosted a twilight open house featuring an elegant, French-style Pasadena estate which pairs contemporary comforts with classic details. Approximately 150 people attended the event at the lovely home, which is located near the Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens. The 8,322-square-foot residence was designed to accommodate both large-scale entertaining and day-to-day living. Through the gated entry and past the three-car garage, find the front courtyard surrounded by lush foliage. Double doors open to reveal the 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom, 2-story home’s interiors, which are replete with chateau-inspired details — from crown moldings and hardwood floors to ceiling alcoves adorned with chandeliers. Arched doorways provide seamless transitions from room to room. The updated kitchen boasts an eat-in island and wine fridge. Outside, there is a lap pool, spa, tennis court and a covered outdoor kitchen ideal for gatherings. The estate is listed for $8,999,000. For further information, call Gus Ruelas at (626) 375-5401.