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The Norton House By Buff & Hensman

820 Burleigh Drive
Pasadena, CA 91105

3 BR, 2 BA
$1,295,000

When writing this post, I considered playing it cool, but I’m going to just come out and say it. I’m in love with this house! The Norton House, designed by Buff & Hensman in 1954, is my dream house.

Rob and I have been emailing each other all afternoon like lovestruck teenagers, head over heels for this stunning 1,881 square foot, mid century, post-and-beam. Just look at that open floor plan! The cork flooring! The floor to ceiling walls of glass!

And, oh yeah. There’s a stream running through the property, too. … Sigh.

Don’t mind me. I’ll be over here doodling hearts and signing my name “Valerie Buff-Hensman” in my spiral notebook. Lots more photos of The Norton House, after the break.

This home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and there are many original period details throughout…

… like this great tile detail behind the stove range.

The 3 bedroom home includes a large master suite with direct access to the deck.

The 12,200 square foot property is ideally set among the natural Arroyo Secco and features a spectacular flowing stream running through the grounds and under a suspended wooden bridge.

There are fantastic deck areas, lush and mature landscaping, and beautiful views.

The outdoor space provides a tranquil backdrop for this architecturally significant home.

The current owners bought the house last April for $1.31 million, and it is now listed slightly below that at $1.295. If you’d like to see my dream home in person, email Rob or call him at 323-775-6305!

More info and photos of 820 Burleigh Dr.

Listing courtesy of Rowena Emmett, Dilbeck Realtors.

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7 Responses to “The Norton House By Buff & Hensman”

  1. Anon says:

    How on this house listed for 1.2 is beyond me. I know nothing about the market or property valuing but I agree wholeheartedly – this is a dream of a house.

  2. Thanks Rob! We think it’s a stunning Buff & Hensman in an amazing location.

    We appreciate your good taste.

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  5. Carla Larson says:

    My mother was Mrs. Norton and my family of 5 visited this fabulous home many times. Jack Norton was a good friend of Conrad Buff. I love what they have done with it…….it looks lilght and airy. My young son went fishing in the stream.

    Sincerely, Carla Larson


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