With a whopping 125 entries on the National Register of Historic Places located here, Pasadena is one of L.A. County’s most desirable and beloved cities. Notable structures include Greene and Greene’s Gamble House, the Beaux Arts Colorado Street Bridge, Hale Solar Laboratory, Rose Bowl, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory, among others. And there’s no shortage of culture here: the Pasadena Playhouse, Norton Simon Museum of Art, and Pasadena Museum of California Art are all in town. Drive through leafy Bungalow Heaven, a quiet 16-block area, featuring 800 small Craftsman homes built from 1900 to 1930. Then spend time in Old Town, a 21-block historic downtown district, where you’ll find the lively gastropub Union, a Tesla showroom, Everson Royce wine shop, and stylish boutiques such as Joie and Mohawk General Store.
By Elijah Chiland Here’s a leasing opportunity you don’t see every day. This very handsome Pasadena Craftsman sits right alongside the Arroyo Seco, near the newly christened John Van de Kamp Bridge, and it’s now looking for a renter. Built in 1908, the three-bedroom home boasts hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, lovely French doors and casement windows, antique light... Keep reading →
By Philip Ferrato Where: 1413 Wentworth Avenue, Oak Knoll, Pasadena When: Sunday, July 1 from 1:00pm-4:00pm Asking: $3,988,000 What: Camellia Cottage, a wonderful “cottage” to accommodate long-term guests, originally built as part of the legendary Huntington (currently the Huntington Langham) Hotel’s postwar expansion in the late 1940s, and now a 5-bed, 6-bath home with a swimming pool in the... Keep reading →
By Pauline O’Connor When it comes to outstanding period-revival architecture, Pasadena really is the golden goose that keeps on giving. Here to illustrate that point is this elegant Italian Renaissance Revival whipped up in 1924 by the dream-team firm of Reginald D. Johnson, Gordon Kaufmann, and Roland Coate. Commissioned by the wealthy widow of Los Angeles developer... Keep reading →
By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo Floor-to-ceiling windows allow light and garden views to saturate this post-and-beam midcentury in Pasadena, California. Designed in 1960 by architect Hideo Matsunaga, this midcentury post-and-beam is set behind a gated stone wall and overlooks private, garden grounds. The home incorporates Japanese design elements throughout, with walls of glass providing gorgeous views of the surrounding... Keep reading →
By Lisa Johnson Mandell It’s rare to find an architectural masterpiece available for an accessible price, and rarer still to find two masterpieces on the same lot for one low price. But it’s a current reality at the hillside property known as the J.J. Mulvihill house, now on the market for $1.59 million. The property... Keep reading →