This California home has a Tiki lounge and a secret tunnel


This trophy home in California comes with an array of cinematic amenities.

In Pasadena, a sprawling estate with more lavish entertainment facilities than some U.S. cities is set to go on the market Friday for $38.5 million, The Post can reveal.

Just steps from the Los Angeles outpost of the luxurious Langham hotel, the compound at 2 Oak Knoll Terrace has two separate buildings, one offering a lavish home and the other a mecca of entertainment.

The expansive main house features six bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, three laundry rooms, a library, formal dining and living rooms, six fireplaces, and a finished basement with a vault and wine room spanning its 12,300 square feet. There is also a 46-seat cinema, a library with a secret bar and a pub room.

Then, in the 20,000 square foot entertainment complex, there is a central atrium with 11-foot ceilings, a gallery, a museum, a gym, a catering kitchen, five more bathrooms, an upstairs apartment and a Tiki room with a cocktail bar thatched roof and totems “by one of the Pacific’s foremost artists,” say press materials.

The main entrance to the compound.
Cameron Carothers

2 oak mounds terrace
The museum space formerly housed the art collection of philanthropist Virginia Steele Scott.
Anthony Barcelona

2 oak mounds terrace
A cozy sitting area.
Anthony Barcelona

To go up and down, residents can choose between an elevator or a nautilus-shaped spiral staircase.

Don’t feel like going outside? The two structures are connected by an underground tunnel with an elevator.

On the property there is also a swimming pool with grilling station, a secondary kitchen, a cabana with changing rooms and a covered pavilion.

The main residence was designed by Myron Hunt, architect of the Hollywood Bowl, and later expanded by architect Gordon Kaufmann. The secondary complex, meanwhile, was built in 1973 by mid-century architects Ladd & Kelsey and housed the art collection of philanthropist Virginia Steele Scott until it was donated to the Huntington Museum in San Marino.

“This is the only known estate in the country consisting of a fully restored, historically significant home combined with a commercial museum, set on 2.5 acres of fenced park-like grounds,” Pasadena Now previously reported on the property, adding that it will never be matched because “current zoning would never allow the construction of an estate of this size and configuration.”

The listing is held by Ernie Carswell of Douglas Elliman, Brent Chang of Compass and George Penner of Deasy Penner.

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