If you live anywhere on the West coast, then you’re well acquainted with the all-time favorite hamburger from In-N-Out. Harry and Esther Snyder began the company in 1948, and it was owned and run by a family down through the years. Now their only granddaughter, Lynsi Snyder, owns and operates the company.
It’s her mansion at 340 Old Ranch Road in Bradbury Estates in Bradbury, CA that’s for sale. She’s asking $16.8 million for the 18,687 square foot house with 11 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms on just a little over four acres at the foot of the San Gabriel mountains.
Snyder’s property comprises a two-hole golf course with a putting green, a regulation-size tennis and basketball court, a pool and spa, pool cabana, a three-bedroom, two-bath guest house, and a six-car garage with a parking court for dozens of more cars. Vineyards, mature palm trees, and fruit trees complete the picture.
The front aspect of the house looks like you’re entering a Roman structure. The portico, cobbled traffic circle, and fountained landscaping remind you of the Mediterranean. The chandeliered foyer with its marble floors and double staircase reminds you of Scarlett searching for Ashley at the Twelve Oaks barbecue.
Hardwood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, exquisite moldings, equally exquisite artwork, walls of glass, and chandeliers among the can lighting and sconces are things you might miss among the luxurious appointments of the rooms. We’re talking dining room seating for twelve, living rooms with just as much seating, and bedrooms with sitting rooms and offices off them.
Take the kitchen, for instance. The marble floors, gorgeous reddish wood cabinets, chandeliers, and arched frame over the windows might distract you from the innovatively carved double islands and anything you ever dreamed of in a kitchen.
Living rooms, breakfast nooks, dining rooms, and even the sitting rooms, offices, and bathrooms are distinguished by arched entries. The home office is a thing of reddish wood beauty with a coffered wood ceiling, fireplace, and built-ins.
The home theater is soundproofed and fitted with leather seating. The wine cellar and tasting room as well as the games room are just what you would expect.
The balcony off the primary bedroom is furnished with a complete suite of seating surrounded by a wrought iron enclosure. The veranda off the living room offers a completely covered living room with seating and a wrought iron table and chairs a few feet away. A fireplace with a large TV screen atop it completes the picture.
It’s in the cabana, however, that the outdoor kitchen complete with marble-topped island and stainless steel appliances along with a dining table and chairs exists. Not far away are comfortable sofas, a coffee table, and a fireplace. Notice the marble floors and arches incorporated into the cover.
Who is Lynsi Snyder?
Lynsi Snyder is the current owner and operator of In-N-Out, the beloved hamburger company. She’s been married four times and has four children. She is heavily security-conscious due to two kidnap attempts. Lynsi is a race car driver and loves drag racing with her 1941 Willys.
What I like about Miss Snyder’s house are the hair salon, the open area that could be used as a ballroom, and the fitness center. Miss Snyder is a physical kind of person, which matches my personality as well.
Photo credit: IM Real Estate Photography & David Guettler Photography
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.