3 Architectural Masterpieces in Pasadena

Pasadena is the architectural gem of Southern California, with 16 historical districts packed into 23 square miles. Discover a variety of homes on the National Registry of Historic places, and stunning examples of various architectural styles such as Mediterranean, Victorian and the neighborhood’s ubiquitous Craftsman inspired homes. Pasadena offers a rare concentration of landmark homes and buildings – many of which are open for sale. This is just a sample of the incredible homes built by renowned architects you can find in this corner of Los Angeles.

Gated 3 Acre Estate – $7,600,000

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This French Chateau-inspired estate was built in 1930 by famed architects Marston & Maubury (who also designed the St. Andrews Catholic Church in Old Town Pasadena). The home has 8 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, including a billiard room, library and features imported Italian marble, rich woods, ornate plaster details and crystal chandeliers. The home was the location for Prohibition-era parties and Christmas soirees with “thousands” of film industry guests. Host your own events on the 2.5 acre grounds with vast lawns, flagstone terraces, spacious gardens and a stone BBQ house. 

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Arts & Crafts Era Craftsman – $5,499,000

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Built in 1919, The Clifford Barnes Estate, also known as Oak Ridge, was built by esteemed architect Elmer Grey, who also designed the Beverly Hills Hotel and Pasadena Playhouse. Grey was prominent during the Arts & Crafts era, well demonstrated in this Craftsman style house, bringing modernity to the neighboring Victorian homes. The home has 6 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, plus an art studio, wine cellar, five fireplaces, lap pool, and wood-paneled walls throughout.  Occupying a 1.64-acre lot, the well-landscaped space has views of the surrounding forest. 

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Authentic Hacienda – $4,900,000

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Upon entering the gates to this Hacienda style home built in 1932, you are transported to a place of serenity and aesthetic rewards and one of the most striking examples of Wallace Neff’s Spanish Colonial Revival style. Neff is regarded for establishing the Southern California’s distinct architectural style referred to as “California” style.  With 6 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, there is also a media room, wine cellar, gym room and guest house by the pool with a bath and kitchenette. This home is excellent for family living as well as entertaining.

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Purchase a slice of Southern California history and discover these homes and other architectural gems in Pasadena. Each has a story just waiting to be uncovered by your family.

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