Seeking a deal on a historic home in one of the most charming and family-friendly suburbs of Los Angeles? Spotlighted by period touches and modern updates, this craftsman bungalow just might answer your dreams. Nestled in northwest Pasadena — near the landmark Rose Bowl Stadium and not far from the 16-block, turn-of-the-century Bungalow Heaven district — the structure was built way back in 1912, but has been completely updated by recent owners. Now on the market, it’s available for a relatively bargain-basement $895,000.
The two-bedroom, two-bath structure last sold in 2019 for $735,000. Upon arrival, be charmed by a newly landscaped yard fronting the dark gray-shingled residence, which boasts a steep gabled roof, exposed rafter tails and an inviting front porch, all complemented by an abundance of wood trimmed in a burnt orange hue.
Once inside the single-story home, there’s just over 1,300 square feet of reimagined living space. Hardwood floors are paired with all-white interiors and picture windows for lots of natural light. Among the highlights: a spacious living room with a fireplace flanked by built-in shelves and shutter-style windows, along with period wood doors and a casual dining area.
Abutting the dining area is a kitchen outfitted with new stainless appliances, quartz countertops, an eat-in peninsula and a door leading to a fenced backyard, where lemon and orange trees surround a small concrete patio amid a grassy lawn. A primary bedroom includes an ensuite bath hosting dual vanities and colorful wallpaper, and elsewhere in the house is a windowed loft area that’s currently used as an office.
Per the listing, the dwelling also features a walk-in attic that can be used for extra storage or converted into functional space. There’s also a basement area for a potential wine cellar, and new Nest thermostat and Ring security systems. And though there’s no garage, a shared driveway set into one side of the property can easily accommodate two cars.