Hot Property: Spanish colonial gem shines in Pasadena

The late real estate maverick Boyd Smith once said this Pasadena residence was the best example of Spanish Colonial Revival style in the architecturally rugged city. Designed and built in 1928 by architect Harold J. Bissner, the renovated and restored two-story building retains period details such as colorful risers, exposed beams and terracotta floors in the entrance. Old light fixtures and updated hardware are in tune with the times.

The details

Site: 1981 San Pasqual Street, Pasadena, 91107

Request a price: $ 4.25 million

Year of construction: 1928

Salon: 4,362 square feet, five bedrooms, six bathrooms

Lot size: 10,677 square feet

Characteristics: New interior doors and windows; restored walls and ceilings; new plumbing and electrical systems; changing room; formal living room with fireplace; updated kitchen; office / living room; dining terrace; loggia

About the region: In zip code 91107, based on 17 sales, the median price of single-family homes in March was $ 914,000, down 13.1% year-over-year, according to CoreLogic.

Agent: Tim Durkovic, Douglas Elliman, (310) 738-8098

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