I love it when readers send me photos of their houses, so I was excited to see Heather’s Transitional Craftsman in Pasadena, California. The house was built in 1913 in the Historic Highlands neighborhood and has been featured on their annual tours.
Take a look!
This is the original river rock fireplace in the living room:
Heather says, “Our house is considered a Transitional Craftsman because it really can’t quite make up its mind as to what it is. The second owner preferred Victorian homes and would salvage things out of them as they were being torn down locally for ‘being out of style.’” For example, there are 3 Victorian fireplaces that he added to the house.
I thought this was interesting–when they told friends that they’re selling this house and downsizing, “our peers, late 30s, early 40s with little(r) children think we are nuts. ‘Don’t you want/need/use all that space?’ they ask.”
But when they tell older people their plans, “they nearly send out a marching band congratulating us. When they hear what it will mean to us financially (debt free!), they tell us it’s a smart move and one they wish they’d made years ago.”
Like it? Check the listing for more photos and information. Asking price is $1.1 million.
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