One of Neutra’s Strathmore Apartments in Westwood can be yours for $815K

By Bianca Barragan

Always wanted to live in a landmark? Here’s your chance. A unit in Richard Neutra’s Strathmore Apartments has come up for sale. This two-bedroom residence is one of four condo-style units in the Westwood complex.

 The National Parks Service has called the building, “one of California’s highest quality examples of a courtyard garden apartment complex designed in the International Style.”

All the apartments are organized around a landscaped central garden. This front unit features large, steel casement windows that take in the light wonderfully. The residence also contains its original hardwood floors and timeless bathroom tile.

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Dramatic contemporary in the San Rafael hills asking $2.2M

By Pauline O’Connor

The quantity and variety of interesting architecture packed into Pasadena’s 22.5 square miles never ceases to amaze. This singular specimen can be found on Burleigh Drive in the city’s Linda Vista neighborhood.

Originally built in 1996, the imposing modern has just emerged from a thorough makeover overseen by architectural designer Giang Hoang.

Measuring 3,538 square feet, the curvilinear residence spans four levels, which are accessible either by a floating staircase or an elevator. On the bottom level is a home theater/game room with built-in bar, while the top floor is occupied by the master suite.

The house has three bedrooms and three and a half baths total, and features wide-plank oak floors, walls of glass, Thermador appliances, quartz countertops, multi-zoned HVAC, a tankless water heater, a new roof, and new landscaping.

On a 9,610-square-foot lot, it’s listed with an asking price of $2.2 million. Open house is scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

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Home of the Week: Pasadena modern takes bold concepts to new heights

By Neal J. Leitereg

Visual drama at this Pasadena modern begins at the entry, where a towering wall of glass extends up the smooth wide front of the home. Inside, a floating steel-and-wood staircase and an elevator are used to navigate each of the four levels. Curved exterior patios take advantage of the leafy setting below.

The details

Location: 940 Burleigh Drive, Pasadena, 91105

Asking price: $2.2 million

Built: 1996

House size: 3,538 square feet, three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

Lot size: 9,610 square feet

Features: Walls of glass; hardwood and Travertine floors; vaulted ceilings; four-story floating steel staircase; elevator; open-plan common rooms; galley-style kitchen with wine cooler and breakfast bar; top-floor master suite; patio with curved bench seating; formal landscaping

About the area: In the 91105 ZIP Code, based on 11 sales, the median sales price in April was $1.186 million, according to CoreLogic. That was a 17.4% decrease in price compared with the same month the previous year.

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Minimal Glendora midcentury modern asking $889K

By Bianca Barragan

This delightful midcentury modern take on the ranch house was designed by architect John Andre Gougeon, whose other notable works include the fantastic 1975 Pasadena Presbyterian Church on Colorado Boulevard.

Located in the San Gabriel Valley community of Glendora, the two-bedroom house was built in 1963. It was designed to be part of a larger development, but it was only one of two homes that were ultimately constructed.

“Extensive” glass walls and high, clerestory windows in the house keep the minimal space looking open. The use of wood throughout keeps things from feeling sterile.

The master bedroom has access to the backyard and a lovely, step-down tiled tub in the spacious master bathroom. The L-shaped house’s placement on a corner lot “reflects [Gougeon’s] architectural training under USC’s Conrad Buff, Cal Straub, and Donald Hensman,” says the listing, referring to the namesakes of the noted Pasadena architectural firm Buff, Straub and Hensman.

The showpiece last sold in 2011 for $540,000. It’s now listed at $889,000.

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