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 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 →
This past Saturday, Old Pasadena was taken over by a series of large-scale art installations for an exciting event known as BoldPas. The one-day interactive exhibition featured 13 colorful installations placed throughout the historic alleyways of Old Pasadena. The event also incorporated a number of live painters, walking tours, and art activities for all ages.... Keep reading →
By Claudine Zap An impeccably restored Mid-Century Modern gem in Pasadena, CA, has landed on the market. The 1957 Thomson residence, which has been re-created to reflect the original design of the home, offers a glimpse back in time to the post-World War II era. The owner of this retro masterpiece is none other than “Mad Men” executive producer Scott... Keep reading →
By Philip Ferrato Where: 601 S. Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena When: Saturday and Sunday May 12 and 13 from 2:00pm-5:00pm both days Asking: $3,599,000 What: A grand 7-bed, 6-bath mansion in one of Pasadena’s grandest neighborhoods, dubbed “The Mrs. Harriet Gray Estate” after its original owner, the wealthy Los Angeles widow who built it in 1924 soon after her... Keep reading →