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?!
Oh! What do I see here?
It’s a bit subdued from the front but TRUST ME. Wait until we get inside.
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…
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.
Incredibly unique and different! A simple banister will lead us downstairs later. For now, I want to talk about that kitchen.
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!
Modern fixtures and appliances remind you that we are in 2020
Hidden away through the back of the kitchen you will find a breakfast nook with built-in cabinets.
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.
The master bathroom is like stepping into a spa retreat with stone floors and views of a zen garden.
Remember how I said we’d head downstairs? Well hold onto the banister and accompany me down the spiral staircase to the lower level.
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.
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.
A second-floor walkway takes you the whole length of the house.
Completely enveloped by trees and greenery, you are really one with the outdoors.
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
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 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.
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