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.

To read the full article visit their website here.

Keep reading →

You Might Also Like...

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.
To read full article click “Keep Reading” or visit their website here.

Keep reading →

You Might Also Like...

$1,500,000 Homes in Albuquerque, California and Pennsylvania

blog_press_06_23_16

By Mike Powell

ALTADENA, CALIF.

WHAT: A midcentury ranch house with three bedrooms and three bathrooms

HOW MUCH: $1,450,000

SIZE: 2,525 square feet

PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT: $574

SETTING: Altadena is a residential area in Los Angeles County, just north of Pasadena. This house is on a lush, winding road within a couple of blocks of trails leading into the San Gabriel Mountains and national forest. There are a scattering of restaurants and cafes in town, and Old Pasadena, Pasadena’s pedestrian-friendly shopping district, is about six miles away. Downtown Los Angeles is within 20 miles.

To read the full article click “Keep Reading” or visit their website here.

Keep reading →

You Might Also Like...