Landmarked midcentury modern by Gregory Ain in Pasadena lists for $3M

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On the market for the first time in six decades is this handsome Pasadena modern designed by Gregory Ain in 1950 for Walter W. Ralphs, Jr., scion of the Ralphs grocery store chain.

Built at a cost of $35,000, the sprawling Linda Vista residence was “one of the most extravagant houses of Ain’s career,” according to the architect’s biographer, Anthony Denzer.

Awarded historic landmark status by the city of Pasadena in 2014, the six-bedroom, four-bath home is, per its listing, “mostly original” and “very well maintained.”

Standout features include a latticed entryway, parquet wood floors, a living room with wall panels that seamlessly conceal a wet bar and stereo equipment, multiple fireplaces, built-ins, and abundant walls of glass offering majestic mountain views.

The property’s historic designation also extends to its swimming pool and grounds, which were designed by renowned landscape architect Garrett Eckbo.

Belonging to the Linda Ridge Road Homeowners Association, the .82-acre property is listed with an asking price of $2.999 million, plus yearly HOA dues of $450.

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