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 Situated on a roomy Pasadena lot with more than a half-acre of land, this Spanish-style residence sits north of the Rose Bowl and boasts views across the surrounding hills. Built in 1924, it was designed by influential architect Paul R. Williams and has been dubbed in listing material as the “Flint House.” The 3,708-square-foot home looks... Keep reading →
By Bianca Barragan South Pasadena’s windy streets and hills hold a trove of adorable residences, including this “impeccable” 1933 Spanish-style home. Pass through the lovely, tiled entryway, and find beamed ceilings, built-in niches, hardwood floors, and French doors throughout. The house holds two bathrooms and three ample bedrooms. The master bedroom features its own connection... Keep reading →
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 →