The Andrew McNally Estate, a Queen Anne Victorian-style mansion in Altadena, California, that was built in 1887 for the famed map publisher Andrew McNally, has come onto the market for $3.495 million. The house, situated on three-quarters of a tree-lined acre, has more than 7,400 square feet of living space with nine bedrooms and six bathrooms, according to the listing posted by Teresa Fuller of Compass last week. The family of its current owner saved the home from being demolished about 65 years ago. During their stewardship, they upgraded and updated the house, while keeping its 19th-century features intact, Ms. Fuller said.
McNally (1836-1904), co-founder of McNally & Co., one of the largest and best-known map publishers in history, paid architect Frederick Roehrig $15,000 to design the house on Mariposa Street, known as Altadena’s Millionaires’ Row, according to Altadena Historical Society. Original design details include soaring ceilings, carved woodwork and paneling, jeweled and stained glass, a carved staircase, massive pocket doors of wood and leaded glass, and ornate bronze steam radiators, according to the listing.
Additionally, the home features seven fireplaces, panoramic views from the San Gabriel Mountains out to Catalina Island, an eccentric Turkish Room, and a third-story turret. “The upstairs really sells the home with large bedrooms and lovely baths,” Ms. Fuller said. “Each room boasts a special view: mountains, rows of palms, city lights.”
The estate, which was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 2007, also has a four-car garage/carriage house, according to the listing. Altadena is an area in Los Angeles County that’s approximately 14 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times first reported the listing.
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