Located in the highly sought-after Linda Vista area of Pasadena, this gated estate designed by Stephen Ball, AIA is both tranquil and private with mountain and city views. Beyond the motor court entry and wrought iron gates, the main residence welcomes you to a foyer with soaring high ceilings and offers 5 bedrooms in an open, airy layout. The interior living room offers double french doors to the spacious wraparound balcony along with a double-sided fireplace. Cook in the modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, island, and breakfast bar and nook that overlooks the family room for easy entertaining. Relax in the master bedroom suite with balcony, dual walk-in closets, and spa-like bath with shower, tub, sauna, and double vanity sinks. Other highlights include a lower level bedroom suite, study, and office. Entertain in the resort-style backyard with sparkling pool, spa, 2 fire pits, patio, and grassy area. Park in the 3-car attached garage with a spacious driveway for additional parking. A 400 amp panel powers the home. Close to everything that Pasadena has to offer, yet perfect for rest and relaxation from all the hustle and bustle of the city. Alas, 'Hic Sunt Dracones' (here be dragons) can be found on ancient maps to describe territories that few have been to.