Built in 1941 by noted Los Angeles architect Robert D. Farquhar, Villa Serena is a classic example of 19th century European style. Farquhar was commissioned to make an exact copy of the poet Robert Browning's 1880s villa in Asolo, Italy on the grounds of an 11-acre estate in the hills of La Crescenta. This charismatic property is unforgettable in the integration of all modern comforts and amenities with an Italian ambience that will transport you to a quieter, more gracious place in time. There are high ceilings, 13 thick walls, five fireplaces, four bedroom suites, fabulous courtyards and patio areas, winding stone paths and terraced gardens all housed in 5,544 square feet on a generous three-quarters of an acre. Other features include a pool, office, library, studio, completely remodeled kitchen with granite counters, Wolf range, Sub-zero refrigerator and wine refrigerator, newer heating and air conditioning and a detached guest apartment with private patio. Villa Serena is truly an architectural treasure.