Designed by modernist architect Edward Niles — best known for avant-garde creations like Malibu’s Milton Sidley house, which is said to largely resemble the International Space Station — this eye-catching residence was commissioned by its current owners back in the mid-1990s. Now the contemporary showpiece has surfaced for sale in Los Angeles for the first time in over two decades, asking a speck under $2 million.
Resting on a heavily wooded, half-acre parcel in the Kinneloa Mesa region of Pasadena, tucked away in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, the boxy white structure was completed in 1995 and features three separate buildings connected via lengthy glass-encased hallways that open to numerous courtyards. Four bedrooms and an equal number of baths are spread across almost 2,800 square feet of sun-drenched living space, which is adorned throughout with double-height ceilings and tile floors. Large expanses of glass in almost every room of the single-level house also provide indoor-outdoor environs that blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings.
Especially standing out is a spacious fireside living room lined with sliding glass doors spilling out to the backyard. An adjacent bonus room is currently being used as a studio, and a dining room with a built-in buffet connects to a sleekly designed kitchen outfitted with an eat-in peninsula and top-of-the-line appliances, plus a cozy breakfast nook flanked by a built-in coffee bar.
One of the aforementioned hallways leads to the master retreat, which sports a fireplace and private patio, as well as a spa-like bath equipped with dual vanities and a large sunken tub. Outdoors, the grassy grounds hold a tree-shaded terrace ideal for al fresco lounging and dining, complete with built-in seating around a fire-pit, along with a small lap pool and spa. There’s also an attached two-car garage, as well as paid-off solar panels.
The listing is held by Kerry Kimble of The Agency.