Mid Century Living Room Pasadena

Mid-Century Modern Gem in Pasadena

First time on the market since 1964

Take a walk with me. Follow me around this inconspicuous garage and down the stairs. What’s there? What do you see? The most amazing mid-century modern gem of a home here in Pasadena? How’d you guess?!

Garage Entrance Pasadena

Oh! What do I see here?

It’s a bit subdued from the front but TRUST ME. Wait until we get inside.

Mis Century Modern Exterior

Come on… keep up… we’re almost there…
Meander through the beautiful Japanese garden filled with trees and shade.

Walk over the little wooded entryway bridge and through this front door…

Front Entrance Pasadena

…and Voilà…

Living Room Mid Century Modern
Brick fireplaace mid-century modern

A minimalist post-and-beam open concept homeowners dream. Exposed brick fireplace, vertical paneling on the walls to mirror the wooden ceiling, walls of windows to bring in all the light.

It was designed by one of the most renowned architecture firms of its time, Buff & Hensman. Built in 1957, it’s nestled in a large lot and set away from the street on a quiet cul-de-sac.

Wall of Windown mid-century modern
Wall of windows with a treetop view
Open Concept Mid Century Modern

Incredibly unique and different! A simple banister will lead us downstairs later. For now, I want to talk about that kitchen.

Dining Area Mid Century Modern

I love how it subtly divides itself and creates its own space yet has a “peephole” and still feels very much part of the open concept. The coloring also screams 1960’s!

Wood Kitchen Mid Century Modern

Modern fixtures and appliances remind you that we are in 2020

Breakfast nook Mid Century Modern

Hidden away through the back of the kitchen you will find a breakfast nook with built-in cabinets.

Bedroom Mid Century Modern

Down a hallway are three bedrooms and two bathrooms in this mid-century modern gem in Pasadena. The master has contemporary built-in’s and a writer’s desk.

Double Sink Mid Century Modern

The master bathroom is like stepping into a spa retreat with stone floors and views of a zen garden.

Zen Shower Mid Century Modern

Truly Timeless

Remember how I said we’d head downstairs? Well hold onto the banister and accompany me down the spiral staircase to the lower level.

Family Room Mid Century Modern

This long living space is where I’d be all the time. I automatically feel cozy and secure. Nature is let in by a complete wall of windows laid out in front of you.

Mini Bar Mid Century Modern

At the far end is a wet bar to entertain or grab a beverage while hunkering down in our inside nature retreat. Beyond that are a guest bedroom and a bathroom as well.

Live In Nature in Pasadena

A second-floor walkway takes you the whole length of the house.

Backyard Mid Century Modern Pasadena

Completely enveloped by trees and greenery, you are really one with the outdoors.

Mid Century Modern Floor Plan

Live in your own piece of history in this mid-century modern gem in Pasadena. A compound for you and your family during these crazy COVID days with plenty of room to spread out yet such an inviting place to grow together and walk among your private garden while taking in the view.


980 Mesa Verde Rd
Pasadena, CA 91105

4 bedrooms
3 Baths
2218 sq feet

Listed at $1,550,000

Listing provided by KAI ITO & JENNIFER ORIO

If you would like more information or a tour of this home please contact Us at 310-913-9477 or SEND AN EMAIL!

Whitney Powell Realtor

Whitney is a residential real estate specialist at The Shelhamer Group with offices in Los Angeles, CA. She has years of experience in buying and selling with a multigenerational family real estate business by her side. During her downtime, she can be found cooking up a vegan feast for all her friends or playing with her two fur babies in the park next to her condo.

Shelhamer real estate group

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