Own this Historical Home in Pasadena

A vintage historical Colonial Revival cottage home in Pasadena awaits you! Built for famous tile maker Ernest Batchelder‘s chief colorist and assistant, F.L. Compton in 1916, Compton lived in this iconic home for more than 60 years.

A true artistic haven of pretty gardens and wonderful tiles that are still on show throughout

It has a lush green front yard that is fully fenced. Quite a sweet welcome for your visitors. More yard to come… keep reading!

A precious living room awaits you as you walk in the front door. The tile around the fireplace is original and has been very well maintained.

The beautiful tile surrounding of the fireplace was reportedly a wedding gift from Batchelder to Compton

A separate formal dining room is ready for your holiday gatherings. The built-in’s with a buffet is already in place to give you extra room for food service or to display your antique plates.

The updated kitchen has room for an informal eat-in table. It has all the modern amenities that one could ask for while keeping with the original charm of the historical home. That retro checkered floor is a great pop of texture and makes the room have a bit of its own character.

There are three bedrooms all with clean lines and flooded with light. Many small vintage-style windows adorn the rooms but all have been tastefully renewed for present-day energy efficiency.

All bathrooms are contemporary but keep the charisma of the 1920’s era.


Maybe it’s the octagon tile floor. Maybe it’s the light-filled room. Maybe it’s all the Georgian windows that look out onto the yard. Maybe it’s the decorative fireplace. I don’t know, but I want to have a lazy Sunday lounging on that chaise with a book, iced tea, and a big bowl of Pirates Booty.

I mentioned all the green gardens and the lush grassy yard that awaits you here in this historical home in Pasadena. Well, I didn’t lie.

Own a piece of history

Crooked trees and poofy bushes grace this yard to give it an organic yet finished feel.

As a big ‘ol dog lover, I’m always thinking of Fido when I look at homes. Can ya just see it? Playing fetch and rolling around out here?

…and one of my blog posts wouldn’t be complete without … wait for it…

I mean, come on! Am I right? So special and romantic. A covered dining area for just the two of you or a game night of Pictionary.


Original period features have been lovingly maintained, from the hardwood floors to the crown molding, and modern updates include a tankless water heater and central air & heat. Welcome to your new home in Pasadena where there is a good story to tell about who this house used to belong to and then it’s time to settle in and make some new history for yourself too!

Listed at $998,000

745 East Rio Grande St.
Pasadena, CA 91104

3 bedroom/3 baths
1550 sq feet

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

Listing provided by DOMINIC PIETRANGELO

Whitney Powell Agent Shelhamer Group

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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