The Ever-Gracious Nancy O'Dell Parts With Her Pasadena Mansion
Nancy O’Dell moves on from her lovely Wallace Neff estate
I’ll always have a special place in my heart for “Entertainment Tonight” host Nancy O’Dell. I’ve interviewed her for an article or two, bumped into her on the junket circuit, and watched her exude graciousness and poise at some rather awkward moments. It stands to reason that she would own one of the most elegant homes in Pasadena.
But all good things come to an end. In less than a month, O’Dell sold her gorgeous Mediterranean Revival mansion in Pasadena, CA., for just a smidge over $7 million. She purchased the elegant 8,926-square-foot home for $5.4 million in 2007.
The home was built in 1931 by esteemed architect Wallace Neff and has been carefully restored to incorporate modern amenities alongside its original features. The six-bedroom, 6.5-bath mansion is still adorned with custom wrought iron, Spanish tiles, and high wood-beamed ceilings that were typical of this era in elegant estates in California.
The great room flows into the formal dining space, and the chef’s kitchen features a prep area.
The bar/game room is a work of art, with stone arches, a wine cellar, billiard area, and luxe home theater.
Other unique rooms include an office with curved shelves and a hand-painted rotunda. The master suite has a fireplace, large closets, and a master bath with a marble soaking tub and rainfall shower.
The estate sits on an acre lot, with iron gates that open to a driveway that winds through immaculately landscaped grounds and leads to a circular motor court. Out back there’s a resort-size pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen, and a courtyard with fountain. There’s also a detached guesthouse.
Not just another pretty face, Nancy O’Dell is an Emmy-winning entertainment journalist and host, a former Miss South Carolina, a Miss America first runner-up, and a summa cum laude graduate of Clemson University, where she was awarded an honorary doctorate of Humanities in 2013. She recently parted ways with her husband of 12 years, Keith Zubchevich, with whom she has a daughter.
Get more info and see more photos of the lovely Pasadena home recently sold by Nancy O’Dell, in my feature on Realtor.com.
The Ever-Gracious Nancy O’Dell Parts With Her Pasadena Mansion
by Lisa Johnson Mandell