Now on the market in southeast Pasadena is a handsome Craftsman constructed by the distinguished local building firm Guy S. Bliss & Son. Built in 1905, the vintage bungalow received a Historic Preservation Award from the city in 2007. A decade on, the four-bedroom residence’s remaining original features—exterior wood siding, hardwood floors, moldings, colored-glass windows, and built-ins—still look to be in fine fettle.
Not to say that the home has been preserved in amber. Updates include a modernized kitchen, full copper plumbing, tankless water heaters, new lighting, and a new electrical system.
The house’s four bathrooms have also been remodeled—some rather eccentricly. Among the more curious additions: the world’s highest toilet tank and a kooky clawfoot shower situation.
Also in the negative column: With a lot size of only 3,421 square feet, the property doesn’t have much outdoor space. However, it does have a neat little bonus building “with under floor plumbing and sub-panel ready for customization as a mini guest house or office.”
Last sold in 2009 for $676,000, it’s now asking $999,000. Open house is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
- 466 E. Del Mar Ave [Sotheby’s International Realty]