Open House Obsession: Have a Look at This Sweeping Pasadena Ranch, $3.1M

By Philip Ferrato

Where: 3390 Lombardy Road, Pasadena
When: Saturday and Sunday, July 15/16 from 2:00pm-4:00pm
Asking: $3,088,000
What: A sweeping, sprawling 4-bed, 5-bath hybrid/cross between a New England traditional and a California Ranch, effortlessly combining the best of both.

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Home of the Week: Pasadena modern takes bold concepts to new heights

By Neal J. Leitereg

Visual drama at this Pasadena modern begins at the entry, where a towering wall of glass extends up the smooth wide front of the home. Inside, a floating steel-and-wood staircase and an elevator are used to navigate each of the four levels. Curved exterior patios take advantage of the leafy setting below.

The details

Location: 940 Burleigh Drive, Pasadena, 91105

Asking price: $2.2 million

Built: 1996

House size: 3,538 square feet, three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

Lot size: 9,610 square feet

Features: Walls of glass; hardwood and Travertine floors; vaulted ceilings; four-story floating steel staircase; elevator; open-plan common rooms; galley-style kitchen with wine cooler and breakfast bar; top-floor master suite; patio with curved bench seating; formal landscaping

About the area: In the 91105 ZIP Code, based on 11 sales, the median sales price in April was $1.186 million, according to CoreLogic. That was a 17.4% decrease in price compared with the same month the previous year.

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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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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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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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