The views of greenery from all the windows, that the garden changes with the seasons almost without help and brings new surprises all year long, the beautiful birds and insects attracted to the flowers and fountain--these are a few of the seller`s favorite things about this charming 1927 Craftsman cottage.
Inside, the original character has been preserved yet updated with taste. The fireplace works as beautifully as it looks, the built-in bookcases on either side add both storage and style. The formal dining room opens out to the portico through a door with sidelights that open to the almost every afternoon breeze. The kitchen is a miracle of function, flow, and taste. The updated bathroom features a vintage free-standing tub rescued from a Green & Green home, a separate shower, and though the tiles, the sink, the rest of the room appears to be of the period, it`s only a few years old.
Functionality follows form with a detailed list of all the upgrades the current owner has done in the 15 years of her stewardship. Also provided is a list of the plantings that provide the bounty that is part of the California lifestyle from the Valencia orange tree that yields great juice to the herbs that offer special tastes in soups and salads.
Originally owned by a mason, the outer facade of the house is brick and the garage is solid brick. The California native garden received Pasadena`s cherished Golden Arrow award, and the back yard includes patios for al fresco dining and still has lots of room for garden beds and your very own orchard.
We received 23 offers on this home and sold it for $725,000, 21% over the asking price.