April 15, 2013

Home of the Week - 810 N. Michigan Ave.

photo: MLS
This beauty is located in Bungalow Heaven, and everyone know that fine craftsman bungalows like this rarely come up for sale in this area.  Well-maintained, wonderful details and lots of upgrades along with being in an area where neighborhood pride runs strong.

April 12, 2013

Pasadena's Oldest House for Sale

photo: Michael Dilsaver, Partners Trust
 The James Craig Adobe, the oldest building in Pasadena, is up for sale.  A Cultural Heritage Landmark and also listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the house was built around the 1840's, before California became part of the union.  It was recently featured on a tour sponsored by the Pasadena Heritage Society highlighting the city's oldest homes.  170 years old and looking pretty damn good.

April 7, 2013

Home of The Week: Home By Frank Lloyd Wright...Junior

photo: MLS
Okay, so it's not by THE Frank Lloyd Wright (known in most circles as just Lloyd Wright), and it's not technically in Pasadena.  But this Altadena home sure is pretty.  If you're a fan of mid-century modern then the Dorland Home is sure to raise your hair.  Check out the living room ceiling. As Curbed pointed out, there's some inspiration derived not just from his father's Usonian design but also John Lautner's Shaffer House especially with the semi-cantilever.
  • 1370 Morada Place [Redfin]
  • Price: $945,000
  • 2 Beds/1 Bath
  • 1465 sq. ft.
  • Pasadena area: Altadena