This Post-and-Beam in Pasadena Offers Classic California Living For $1.9M

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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A Modified A-Frame Overlooking Los Angeles Starts at $699K

By Jenny Xie

On the market for the first time since 1976, a cozy and compact home with a dramatically pitched roofline is ready to welcome a new owner to one of the city’s most charming neighborhoods.

Those eyeing the Los Angeles real estate market will have the chance to bid on a 1963 A-frame in Eagle Rock beginning February 12 with the starting price of $699,000. The three-bedroom, three-bath residence previously housed a geologist and professor emeritus at nearby Occidental College, whose son writes in a statement, “The home was designed for people to enjoy. The vaulted ceilings are a sheer delight for their acoustics, and even more, for the view they afford of the San Gabriel Mountains.” The main living floor enjoys a floor-to-ceiling glass exposure that invites guests out onto a partially-covered terrace, from which you can glimpse the rock outcropping that gives the neighborhood its name. Says communications manager at Deasy/Penner & Partners Justin Juarez, “A-frames are uncommon in Los Angeles, making this a unique commodity. The view, the natural light, the character all make this a very appealing house.”

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With Only One Previous Set of Owners, a Pristine Eichler Home Asks $799K

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By Jenny Xie

Boasting an entry atrium, sliding glass walls, wood paneling, and iconic designs, this house is a well-preserved time capsule.

Step through the vibrant red door of this Eichler home in Granada Hills, California, and you’ll still find yourself outside. The classic one-story A-frame by the legendary real estate developer Joseph Eichler stays true to the midcentury modernist’s vision of inviting the outdoors in with a spacious atrium that serves as the entry and hub of the 5-bedroom, 2-bathroom residence. Designed by Jones & Emmons and built in 1964, this home has been meticulously kept up by the original owners, Frances and Larry. The fact that Larry, a former designer and engineer at the Douglas Aircraft Company, took pride in the home is readily evident in the building’s original details—even the built-in blender and its instruction booklet are in mint condition.

The 2,078-square-foot house is part of the Balboa Highlands, which has been designated a Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) due to the tireless efforts of Adriene Biondo of the Los Angeles Conservancy. This gives homeowners a potential tax break through the Mills Act. So well-preserved, the listing at 17122 Nanette Street stands as a testament to Eichler himself, who made modern architecture and quality craftsmanship accessible to tens of thousands of families starting in 1950. “These houses speak so much,” says Greg Guinto, partner at Deasy/Penner. “They stand for something.”

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