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1617 Pleasant Way in Pasadena


When I drive through the Poppy Peak District of the San Rafael Hills in Pasadena I have to be very careful because I am often stopping my car to oggle one of the many gorgeous mid-century modern homes that dot the hillside. This post and beam by Buff, Straub and Hensman is definitely one I have stopped to stare at before, so I am thrilled to have a chance to finally see it in person.

Listed for the first time since it was built in 1957, this home has been carefully maintained in nearly original condition. The residence is sited on the North Slope of the San Rafael Hills and was planned for dramatic views across the city, while framing the San Gabriel Mountains through two story glass.

This classic example of Buff, Straub and Hensman’s glassy thin-line post and beam style invites living the now celebrated California indoor-outdoor lifestyle.

The interior open plan public space opens directly to the outdoor entertainment area and hillside gardens.

The home incorporates 3 bedrooms, 2 Baths, and double car port with convenient elevator to the ground floor.

This is a rare opportunity to own a truly authentic piece of California architecture history. Potential Mills Act savings and a reasonable list price will make this a very popular listing. See it soon!

See This HouseĀ In Person!

Listing courtesy of Scott Lander, Crosby Doe Associates, Inc.

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