Pasadena home of retired news anchor Chuck Henry quickly finds a buyer – Orange County Register

Within eight days of listing, retired KNBC news anchor Chuck Henry found a buyer for his longtime Pasadena home.

The property which was put on the market on April 23 for $5.6 million is now awaiting sale for an undetermined amount.

“It’s not going to close for a little while, not until mid-June, but the deal is solid now,” listing agent Carol Chua of Coldwell Banker Realty said via text message.

Known as Clovelly Cottage, the two-story Monterey Colonial-style home that appears single-level from the street was originally the creation of Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury. It has four bedrooms, five bathrooms and offers treetop views from the living and dining rooms.

The house dates from 1926 and is one of 13 historic bungalows located on the grounds of the Langham Huntington Hotel, designed by famous architects to accommodate wealthy guests. It was built for Canadian businessman H. Montagu Allan, who donated the Allan Cup, a trophy still awarded to Canadian amateur ice hockey champions.

Records show Henry and his wife, Kay, purchased the property for $1.975 million in April 2001, two years after it underwent a complete renovation.

The kitchen features polished granite countertops, a center island and a classic butler’s pantry, as well as a breakfast area. French doors and stairs lead to the gardens.

On the west wing of the home, the master suite offers a tiled bathroom and French doors to a terrace.

The wood-paneled library has built-in bookshelves and a wet bar. A lower level living room converted to a bedroom includes a kitchenette and French doors to the courtyard with its fragrant roses, fruit trees, brick patio and barbecue center.

There is a 565-square-foot art studio on the west end of the more than third-acre lot.

“Being on the grounds of a 5-star hotel and just one of 13 private cottages makes it a very, very special retreat,” Chua said. “And then on top of that, being Chuck Henry’s house… gives it a very special flavor.”

Henri, 78 years old, is originally from Covina in the San Gabriel Valley. After starting his career in Honolulu in 1966, he worked briefly in Anchorage and Chicago. He hosted game shows, played a naval officer on “Hawaii Five-O” and hosted the Emmy-winning “Travel Cafe.”

Among her many honors are a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Television and Radio News Association in 2018 and a Los Angeles Emmy Award for Outstanding Reporting in 2010.

But Henry is best known for his 48 years of experience in the Greater Los Angeles media market, where hedirected and produced the travel magazine program “Eye on LA” and anchored news on KABC-TV and later on KNBC. He retired in December 2022 after 28 years at KNBC.

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