Pasadena, California, has more than its fair share of charming older homes. Here’s one that got my attention today — a 1908 Craftsman bungalow that has retained much of its original woodwork despite a 2005 remodel.
The listing says, “From the front porch to the back porch, you feel the authentic Craftsman atmosphere with modern amenities.” Take a look!
A Pasadena Craftsman
The porch is wide and deep with stained beadboard on the ceiling:
This gorgeous old door had me at hello:
The entry hall has an inlaid pattern in the hardwood floor:
There are a lot of things to love about this room, including the beamed ceilings, the built-in benches, and that big picture window.
There are more built-ins in the library, a big bay window, and pocket doors dividing it from the living room:
If I had had a piano like this, in a room like this, as a girl, I may have been more motivated to practice each week! 😉
There are 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.
“The master bedroom suite includes a sitting area, large walk-in closet and state of the art bath.”
The pocket doors open from the entry hall to reveal built-in china cabinets on either side of the built-in buffet.
A Butler’s Pantry connects the Dining Room to the Kitchen:
The updated black and white kitchen stands out as being a little more modern than the rest of the house. I wonder if this was a new addition?
The “Cook’s kitchen” has granite counters, glass subway tile backsplash, and “professional appliances.”
The oversize diamond-patterned floors make a dramatic statement in the room.
There’s more built-in storage in the breakfast nook, and a large window looks out onto the back covered porch and backyard.
Love the “Spade and Archer Investigators” door they used for the mudroom, as well as the built-ins they created for it to match the rest of the house:
As a homebuyer on “House Hunters” would say, this one has “plenty of space for entertaining!”
The backyard has a pool, spa, BBQ area, and 3-car garage.
The listing description says:
Extensively remodeled in 2005, this classic Craftsman is a real jewel, from the front porch to the back porch, you feel the authentic Craftsman atmosphere with modern amenities.
Formal entry, living and dining room, library with hardwood floors, built- in bench seats, cabinets and bookcases.
Cook’s kitchen with breakfast room features granite counters, subway backsplash, professional appliances and butler’s pantry.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the family room with sliding doors leading out to a cozy porch.
5th bedroom suite, mudroom and powder rooms finishes off the downstairs.
Upstairs you will find a master bedroom suite including sitting area, large walk in closet and state of the art bath. Upstairs is another bedroom suite plus another 2 bedrooms, bathroom and laundry room.
There’s a game room in the finished basement, as well as a wine cellar that holds around 2,500 bottles.
Love that wide stone porch, and just about everything else about this house! They’re asking $2.485 million. For more photos and information, check the listing. (Update: it sold for $2.465 million.)