Initially constructed back in 1906 by John C. Austin – the architect of numerous L.A. projects such as the Los Angeles City Hall, the Shrine Auditorium, and the Griffith Observatory – this Pasadena two-story chalet includes many of its original details, such as beamed ceilings, pristine hardwood flooring, and breathtaking stained glass windows.

The home offers approximately 3,600 square feet of interior space, which includes four bedrooms and three baths. With its authentic Swiss features, the home has unusually spacious rooms, as well as unique built ins, and a grand, winding staircase which takes you to the upper level.

There is also a separate laundry area located directly off the kitchen, and a breakfast nook which overlooks the spacious lot. Outside, several balconies provide you with beautiful views of the vistas and treetops of the Arroyo Seco, as well as the 12,000+ square foot yard’s lush green multi-terraced gardens.

As a bonus, there is also a 21 by 13 foot, one bedroom, one bath studio on the property, too, which offers its own separate entrance, and could be the ideal spot for visitors, or even as a private home office space.

Known as the Marvin House, this unique, one-of-a-kind property, which is located at 1243 Brunswick Avenue, is being offered for sale at $1.5M, and private tours can be arranged for interested buyers.