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 Jenny Xie Nestled in the San Rafael Hills of Pasadena, California, the midcentury home at 339 Elmwood Drive radiates tree house vibes. Sited on a wooded hillside with lush, natural views as well as urban vistas, the two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath residence encourages a close relationship with nature while being conveniently located in the city. A second-level deck... Keep reading →
By Jack Flemming A little more than lumber and nails went into this mid-century tree house. Perched atop a wooded lot in the San Rafael Hills, the lofty two-bedroom home is available for $749,000. Vaulted, wood-beamed ceilings hang over the living room, where an alabaster-and-travertine fireplace crawls up the wall. Adjacent is a dining area... Keep reading →
By Bianca Barragan Not far from Eagle Rock or Highland Park, this house in Pasadena’s San Rafael Hills neighborhood is in a great location. With multiple decks and tree-rich surroundings, the two-bedroom, two-bath house, built in 1958, feels a bit like it’s up in a tree, but it’s got enough flat space in the rear... Keep reading →
By Jack Flemming As millions of soldiers returned home from World War II, the nation faced a housing shortage. In response to the pinch, Los Angeles-based Arts and Architecture magazine designed and commissioned 36 experimental houses to showcase innovative and inexpensive architecture techniques. The group of homes, designed by notable architects such as Richard Neutra... Keep reading →
By Claudine Zap Think California modern and, without realizing it, you’re probably picturing a Case Study House. The design initiative that came from Arts and Architecture magazine in 1945 inspired a series of Mid-Century Modern houses, mainly in Los Angeles. The newly restored Case Study House #10 in Pasadena, CA, is on the market for $2,990,000. “Every surface has been touched,”... Keep reading →