1918 House with Secret Wet Bar Asks $1.95M in Posh Pasadena
1234 El Mirador Drive, Pasadena 91103
1234ElMirador.com | Offered at: $1,950,000 | Open Sat & Sun 12-3pm
This timelessly stylish house is located in the ritzy neighborhood near Pasadena’s Rose Bowl, on Linda Vista Avenue, and was designed by the Pasadena firm Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury, which designed several other houses in the area.
Built in 1918, the four-bedroom estate sits on a 13,220-square-foot lot with mature avocado trees, and it has some cool touches, both modern and vintage.
The main residence has been updated, and includes central air conditioning and heating, plus a “robust” earthquake retrofit. A hidden wet bar and two fireplaces are tucked into a nearly 1,000-square-foot basement. In a sign of the times, the garage has a Tesla recharging station and even boasts its own bathroom.
There’s also a renovated one-bedroom guest house with its own kitchen and bathroom. The property has been in the same family for more than 50 years. It’s now listed for $1.95 million.
Listed by: Todd Hays CalBRE# 00468359
This article was originally published on Curbed LA.
Offered at: $1,650,000 | 540Marengo.com
What was once the first Pasadena home and design/build project of noted Arts and Craft’s Architect Louis B. Easton, is now a professional office building. The original Easton Home is one of 12 architecturally significant properties located in the South Marengo Historic Business District. In the 1980’s, the City of Pasadena added a business overlay zone to the residential area allowing the two-story Craftsman Bungalow to be redesigned to a business-friendly floor plan
Features include a gracious entry, reception/work area, waiting area with view into wood and glass enclosed conference room, six large offices (three on each floor), two bathrooms (one on each floor), upstairs kitchen and open loft-like work area with six cubicles and room for office equipment, bookcases, and work tables. The use of wood beam ceilings, wainscoting at plate level height unifying the wooden doors and windows, built-in window seating, natural brick fireplace and other Arts and Crafts details blend seamlessly with the preserved original exterior with its spacious front porch and side pergola lined in tumbled granite arroyo stone, and wood. Nine parking spaces are located behind the building which are accessed off Pleasant Street. There is a gentle sloping landscaped walkway from parking lot to front porch.
- Designed by Arts & Craft’s architect Louis B. Easton
- 2-Story Craftsman Bungalow
- 2,898 sq. ft.
- 9,306 sq. ft. lot
- 6 large offices – 3 on each floor
- Loft space with 6 cubicles
- 9 parking spaces behind the building
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