Located 10 miles from Downtown L.A., South Pasadena is just minutes from the hustle and bustle, but retains a small town feel with its mom and pop shops and primary city pastime of float-building for the nearby Tournament of Roses Parade that happens every New Year's day. Locals enjoy the popular Farmer’s Market in the historic Mission-West District, attending concerts at Garfield Park, dining at Crossings, shopping for eclectic finds at House of Honey, and hiking in the Arroyo Seco. Historical spots include the Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain and downtown’s Spanish Baroque and Egyptian-style Rialto Theater. Fun fact: The streets of South Pas are lined with native California trees and since there are virtually no palm trees or Spanish Colonial homes in parts of the city, the neighborhood often stands in for the Midwest or Northeast in film and TV.
By Kathryn M. Originally built in 1950, this ranch-style house near the edge of the Arroyo in Pasadena, California, remained in the hands of one family before the current owner, Kirsten Blazek—founder and creative director of home staging and interior design company A1000xBetter—gave it an expert upgrade. “The property stands out due to its exceptional,... Keep reading →
By Kathryn M. Built into a steep and forested hillside, the striking residence designed by Harold J. Bissner Jr. features dramatic cathedral ceilings and a Japanese-inspired penthouse sunroom. In 1981, the acclaimed architect Harold J. Bissner Jr. designed and built his personal dwelling in South Pasadena, California. The site was particularly meaningful to Bissner Jr.,... Keep reading →
By Julie Lasky Los Angeles | $2.76 Million A 1954 modern-style house with two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a view of the Hollywood sign, on a 0.3-acre lot John Lautner, who studied with Frank Lloyd Wright and designed some of the most celebrated houses in Southern California by following his teacher’s advice... Keep reading →
Itching to see some lovely homes in the LA area? Look no further than our roundup of homes for sale. All priced under $1.5 million! Whether its a NELA fixer, a turnkey bungalow, or a centrally located townhome, there’s something for everyone! Glendale | Clair Philipp Earl, AIA | The Allan F. Daily Residence, 1954... Keep reading →
You won’t want to miss this week’s virtual tour of a stunning architectural home in desirable Los Feliz. Take in the expansive views of the city and the lush tranquil gardens below. And don’t forget there’s even more to explore in the SGV with a Mid-Century traditional home, a contemporary Craftsman-style and a historic Old... Keep reading →