Designed for his parents by Dennis Smith, AIA, partner and president of the acclaimed architectural firm Buff, Smith and Hensman in 1961, this mid-century modern architectural home is situated in the prestigious and most sought after San Rafael area of Pasadena. It sits on a large lot in a park-like setting.
This virtually unaltered single level post and beam residence is registered as a City of Pasadena Historic Landmark and under the Mills Act tax program as it represents a locally significant example of a Mid-Century Modern style house in the post and beam style, and retains a high level of integrity.
The home is integrated into an incredibly private setting with walls of glass opening onto a beautifully landscaped backyard and patio with a swimming pool and side yard deck. Its post and beam design creates an indoor outdoor feel in every room. Superb quality, craftsmanship and an appreciation for nature are clearly the hallmarks of this well-maintained architectural gem.
The residence retains nearly all of its original materials, with the notable addition of the stained glass sidelight adjacent to the front door. This is an abstract design by Judy Jensen, who was commissioned by Buff & Hensman for other major residential projects.
All renovations have been done with the original architect Dennis Smith, AIA. Mr. Smith, AIA, assisted the owner with recent updates in keeping with the original architectural style. Among the many updates are: updated master and guest bathrooms with porcelain tile floors and shower walls. Venetian marble plaster use in the bathrooms and dressing area; custom-made Windochine Roman shades in both bedrooms, and redesigned entertainment to accommodate a state-of-the-art entertainment system.
Other upgrades include: top of the line kitchen appliances including newer Bosch refrigerator and freezer; built-in Thermador convection oven and convection microwave; Thermador electric glass cooktop and exhaust fan and Miele dishwasher; copper piping; swimming pool replastered with high quality Pebble Sheen and glass mosaic tile; newer energy efficient dual speed pool pump and heater and newer high energy efficiency Carrier furnace, coil and condenser.
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1175 La Loma St, Pasadena, CA, 91105 United States$1,250,000