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El Caribe - at The Knoll House

Pasadena, California, United States

Nestled on a tranquil private cul-de-sac just steps from the prestigious Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa, lies a unique estate property with two amazing turnkey structures. One is an exquisite 12,300sf residence designed by two of America’s top architects, Myron Hunt (Huntington Library, Langham Huntington Hotel, Rose Bowl Stadium, Hollywood Bowl) and Gordon Kaufmann (Caltech Athenaeum, Los Angeles Times Building, Hollywood Palladium), and the other structure is a unique and exceptional 20,500sf entertainment gallery designed by noted architects Kelsey and Ladd (Norton Simon Museum).

Set on 2.5 acres of gated park-like grounds. It is most definitely a trophy house and a trophy museum sited on trophy grounds in a trophy location.

The adjoining entertainment gallery, built in 1973, boasts a 50-seat movie theater, an authentic Tiki bar, game arcade, card room, gym, lounges, conference rooms, screening atrium, five bathrooms, plus a guest apartment with fireplace and catering kitchen; and is a lavish extension of the exceptional personal residence. A private underground passage, served by commercial elevators, connects the two buildings.

The Tiki bar was designed by Bamboo Ben and features two bartender stations, speed racks, under-counter refrigerators, beer taps, ice-maker, freezer, and a back-bar of rough hewn wood shelving. Twin tiki poles hold up the thatching over the bar. A lava rock waterfall in corner and mood lighting from the soft glow of a massive shell lamp overhead also set the mood.

Not the least, this bar has its own house tiki mug, created by Tiki Farm.


Pasadena, California, United States


2 Tiki Mugs