Home of the Week: A post-and-beam beauty in Pasadena

By Lauren Beale

Framed by a backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains, this 1970s house in Pasadena is a prime example of the post-and-beam style. A long hedged driveway leads to a motor court and the home’s wooden double door. Inside, the interiors are like a museum for a not-so-distance past.

The kitchen was recently redesigned by architect Barbara Bestor to be entertainer-friendly. The master wing also has been remodeled; the remaining bedrooms have been restored to retain their original architecture.

Walls of glass and oversized clerestory windows create a unified and well-proportioned appearance from the outside, where there are a swimming pool and surrounding deck.

The details

Location: 1615 Hastings Ranch Drive, Pasadena 91107

Asking price: $1.899 million

Year built: 1971

Architect: Thomas A. Dismukes

Lot size: 13,080 square feet

Features: Living room fireplace, dining room, wooden ceilings, patio, swimming pool, gardens

About the area: In the 91107 ZIP Code, based on 23 sales, the median sales price in March was $839,000, according to CoreLogic. That was a 1.3% decrease in price from the same month the previous year.

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By Jenny Xie

Built in 1971, this well-maintained home features expansive windows, ample outdoor space, and tasteful updates suited for the modern lifestyle.
The San Gabriel Mountains provide a dramatic backdrop of rolling green peaks for this post-and-beam construction designed by architect Thomas A. Dismukes. The four-bedroom, two-bath residence offers a secluded refuge in the city of Pasadena, California, boasting both natural and city views. A hedged drive leads to a motor court and entrance, which spills into an open-plan living room, dining room, and kitchen. All throughout, clerestory windows and floor-to-ceiling glass allow light to pour into the home and open up to the surrounding vistas. Promoting an indoor/outdoor lifestyle, a pool and garden area looks to the mountains to the north, while a generous southern deck stretches toward the city. The property has been thoughtfully restored and features a new kitchen by architect Barbara Bestor, a master wing with ensuite bathroom, and a guest wing with three bedrooms or offices.
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Post and beam home by Thomas A Dismukes lists for $1.9m in Pasadena

By Jamie Robinson

This post and beam dwelling by Thomas A Dismukes makes the most of its views of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Hidden away behind a hedge on Pasadena’s 1615 Hastings Ranch Dr, the midcentury Californian propertyfor sale via Deasy / Penner & Partners for $1.899m – has multiple outdoor terraces, as well as expansive glazing, including unusual double-height clerestory windows.

High ceilings and wood paneling abound in the four-bedroom home, which includes a three-bedroom guest wing. Its master bedroom and bathroom have recently been sensitively remodeled, as has the kitchen, updated by architect Barbara Bestor.

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Where: 1615 Hastings Ranch Drive, Pasadena
Asking: $1,899,000
What: A classic (but late) icon of the Post + Beam Style that swept Los Angeles in the ’50s and ’60s, notably implemented by graduates of the USC School of Architecture, this handsome house has been well-cared for since its construction in 1971 by Thomas Dismukes.

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By Bianca Barragan

Located in Pasadena’s Hastings Ranch neighborhood, right up against the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, this four-bedroom post and beam home is just lovely.

Some of the home’s “continuous walls of glass” are visible from the stairs that lead to the front doors. Inside, the communal rooms are clustered together—living room, dining area, kitchen. The kitchen was recently redone by architect Barbara Bestor.

Tall clerestory windows bring light into the space from above.

The home’s bedrooms are split up, with the master suite in its own, remodeled wing of the house. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with dual sinks.

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