Set on a wide avenue, just one block from Lower Arroyo Park in historic South Pasadena, this newly listed home is an eclectic mix of charming 1927 Spanish Colonial and dynamic organic contemporary. Known as the Spence House, the addition was designed by Bart Prince, best known for the Japanese Pavillion at LACMA, and was completed in 1991. An expanse of green lawn and a curvilinear paver driveway lead to the stucco residence, set on one-third an acre.
While the original home remains largely intact, the entrance opens up to a soaring and undulating modern extension. Running alongside one side of the home, the addition was focused and built around an existing Sycamore tree which provides a central exterior courtyard and leads to a new spherical building.
The addition features a radiating wood beamed ceiling and floor to ceiling sliding glass doors which open up to the patio and pool area.
Large open spaces in the extra wing could be used for a studio, playroom or mother-in-law suite.
In the main residence, the formal living room boasts arched doorways, a beamed ceiling, built-in bookcases and a wood burning fireplace.
The spacious kitchen looks out to the courtyard. Adjacent to the kitchen is a secondary catering kitchen and a formal dining room.
This traditional spanish includes four bedrooms and five bathrooms, in 5,702 square feet.
Surrounded by mature vegetation, the expansive wood patio provides a great area for entertaining.
Located in a desirable part of South Pasadena, nearby shopping and cafes, this home is truly a work of art and a must see.
Listing courtesy of James Wilson, Deasy/Penner & Partners