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San Marino: Demand Continues to Outstrip Supply

San Marino real estate market with its affluent home buyers is suffering from the same lack of home inventory as Pasadena.  There was 50% less homes available for sale this July compared to last year.  And, the price per square foot increased 10.4% while an average price that home buyers need to pay went from $1,630,000 to $2,003,000.

Read More:  San Marino City Guide

Affluent buyers, both local and overseas, are bidding for the opportunity to live in one of the most desirable areas in San Gabriel valley.  With the #1 rated public schools in Southern California, close proximity to museums and parks, and next to shopping, fine restaurants, Caltech and more, San Marino home sellers are able to demand top prices for their homes.

So… what do you get for the $2,000,000 price tag?  Let’s take a look at a few recent solds in that range:

1541 Euston Road

Just half a block from Lacy Park and a few blocks from Huntington Library, this home offers the convenience of enjoying 4th of July celebrations, San Marino parade, strolls through the Huntington Botanical Gardens and being just minutes from South Lake District of Pasadena.

1541 East Euston San Marino

It’s 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with 2,771 sq. ft. on a large lot with over 15,000 sq. ft.

Originally listed for $2,200,000.  It sold in 74 days to an all cash buyer.

1181 Old Mill Road

On the other side of Lacy Park next to the Old Mill, this was a very dramatic and unique estate with 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms situated on a 14,755 sq. ft. lot with over 3,400 interior living sq. ft.

1181 Old Mill Road San Marino

Originally listed for $1,990,000.  It sold over asking price at $2,030,000 in only 15 days.  This time with conventional financing.

1922 East California

A beautiful Mediterranean estate representative of California living.  This home is located next to Pasadena’s prestigious Caltech Institute world known for it’s physics and engineering brainiacs.  Locals love Caltech for its earthquake study and updates.  Offering 3 bedrooms and 4 baths, 1.5 stories and almost 4,000 sq.ft., this estate is also on an almost 15,000 sq. ft. lot.

1922 East California San Marino

Originally listed for $1,850,000.  Sold 10% over asking at $2,050,000 in 28 days.

READ MORE:  See all San Marino homes for sale

San Marino California Price Trends:

San Marino real estate market update July 2012


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Interested in more information about Pasadena and surrounding cities, check out our City Guides below:

Alhambra City Guide

Altadena City Guide

Arcadia City Guide

Eagle Rock City Guide

Monterey Hills City Guide

Pasadena City Guide

San Gabriel City Guide

San Marino City Guide

Sierra Madre City Guide

South Pasadena City Guide

And, if you are interested in fun activities to do in Pasadena, take a look at our 365 Things To Do in Pasadena® page.


Thinking of selling your San Marino or Pasadena home? Interested in finding out the current market value of your single family home, condo or investment property? Then call Irina Netchaev at (626) 629-8439 to discuss what is happening in today’s Pasadena Real Estate Market.


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    $7,380,000 :: 980 Oxford Road, San Marino CA, 91108



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    6 beds, 10 baths
    Home size: 7,405 sq ft
    Lot Size: 37,488 sq ft
    Added: 05/05/24, Last Updated: 06/14/24
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-17540
    Community: San Marino
    Status: Sold

    Sited on a flat, .86 acre lot across from the grounds of The Huntington Library, this stunning two story California Traditional home of just over 7400 square feet is being offered by its original owner who designed it for gracious, large-scale entertaining. Set back from the street with a wide circular drive, the front grounds include a magnificent oak tree with huge canopy. The first floor of the house offers a large entry hall, nearly 800 square foot living room with fireplace, fully paneled den/study with fireplace, formal dining room with fireplace, kitchen with breakfast area, and an over 500 square foot, cork-floored family room with fireplace, plus a powder room, two half-baths, and basement with potential as a wine cellar. There are multiple French doors for indoor-outdoor access. The second floor includes a natural light-filled primary suite with fireplace, two baths, plus balcony overlooking the rear grounds. There are four additional bedrooms with en suite baths plus a fifth bedroom with adjacent hall bath, and the entire home features abundant storage cabinets and closets. The magnificent grounds include a north courtyard patio and expansive southern patio, a portion of which is covered, pool with waterfall, fire pit, full lot-width lawn, and a lighted north-south tennis court. This is a rare opportunity to own a stately estate property in one of the city’s premiere locations.

    Listed with Bill Podley | (626) 222-1176, COMPASS


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    $3,450,000 :: 1284 Roanoke Road, San Marino CA, 91108



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    4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,146 sq ft
    Lot Size: 12,398 sq ft
    Added: 05/07/24, Last Updated: 06/14/24
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: WS24090208
    Community: San Marino
    Status: Sold

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    Listed with GUANGRONG ZUO | 626-229-2200, RE/MAX PREMIER/ARCADIA


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    $2,520,000 :: 1997 S Oak Knoll Avenue, San Marino CA, 91108



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    3 beds, 3 baths
    Home size: 1,915 sq ft
    Lot Size: 10,525 sq ft
    Added: 05/13/24, Last Updated: 06/13/24
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-17650
    Community: San Marino
    Status: Sold

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    Listed with Rita Whitney | (626) 755-4988, The Agency


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    $2,800,000 :: 1060 San Marino Avenue, San Marino CA, 91108



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    3 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,339 sq ft
    Lot Size: 22,538 sq ft
    Added: 03/10/24, Last Updated: 06/12/24
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-16801
    Community: San Marino
    The price of this listing was last reduced on 5/6/2024 by 6%
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    Listed with Darrell Done | (626) 354-3551, Coldwell Banker Realty


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    $6,500 :: 724 Plymouth Road, San Marino CA, 91108



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    4 beds, 2 baths
    Home size: 2,311 sq ft
    Lot Size: 7,201 sq ft
    Added: 05/20/24, Last Updated: 06/06/24
    Property Type: Rental Properties
    MLS Number: P1-17749
    Community: San Marino
    Tract: Not Applicable
    Status: Sold

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    Listed with Evelyn Xu | (626) 807-2868, Infinity International Realty


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    $1,868,000 :: 1988 San Salvatore Place, San Marino CA, 91108



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    3 beds, 2 baths
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    Added: 05/14/24, Last Updated: 06/06/24
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-17679
    Community: San Marino
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    Listed with Ann Gluck | (626) 616-2310, COMPASS


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    $30,000,000 :: 1100 Oak Grove Avenue, San Marino CA, 91108



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    5 beds, 8 baths
    Home size: 13,706 sq ft
    Lot Size: 236,836 sq ft
    Added: 05/07/24, Last Updated: 06/05/24
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-17560
    Community: San Marino
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    John L Severance Estate/John A McCone House.

    Listed with Brent Chang | (626) 487-8100, COMPASS


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    $3,800,000 :: 2394 Melville Drive, San Marino CA, 91108



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    4 beds, 4 baths
    Home size: 3,566 sq ft
    Lot Size: 15,338 sq ft
    Added: 04/22/24, Last Updated: 06/04/24
    Property Type: Single Family
    MLS Number: P1-17355
    Community: San Marino
    Status: Sold

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    Listed with Monika Bruegl | (626) 390-0229, Tempo Realty


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