The Bissner House, South Pasadena

Harold Bissner Jr., 1981. The architect’s own late modern five-level, dramatic hillside home, located in the hills of South Pasadena with extraordinary views and iconic period details including mono-pitch shed style roofs; diagonal redwood siding and windows; and pipe chimneys. Dynamic interior spaces include sculptural walls and cathedral ceilings. A flexible open floor plan with… Keep reading

San Marino home of late SpongeBob creator Stephen Hillenburg seeks $4 million

By Sandra Barrera The San Marino midcentury-modern home of the late “SpongeBob SquarePants” creator Stephen Hillenburg is on the market for $4 million. Designed by Case Study architectural firm Buff, Straub and Hensman in 1959 and later remodeled, the 3,795-square-foot post and beam known as the Thompson-Moseley House has four bedrooms and bathrooms, a walk-in bar hideaway… Keep reading

Home of the Week: Grand Craftsman on Johnston Lake

Situated on Johnston Lake in the prestigious south San Rafael area of Pasadena, this grand Craftsman, custom designed by architect Doug Ewing, was built in 2006/7. The home features a great room boasting 18′ ceilings, a boulder fireplace, and wood-beamed ceiling, all open to the view beyond. The magnificent master suite with fireplace, elegant bath… Keep reading

Perfectly Restored San Marino Home

This award-winning Thompson Moseley house sits on a gently sited half-acre-plus knoll in charming San Marino. Perfectly integrated into the surrounding landscape, thoughtfully designed by Kathleen Ferguson, this unique home offers a captivating master suite, chef’s kitchen, walk-in bar hideaway and multiple lounge areas. Glass expanses provide numerous vignettes and access points – many directed… Keep reading

Most Common Listing Photo Mistakes and How to Fix Them

By Mike Cahill Preparing your home to be put on the market takes a lot of work. From pre-listing inspections to staging, to appraising it is very easy to get overwhelmed by the whole process. But if there’s one thing that you shouldn’t underestimate it’s the power of a strong online listing presence. Having an… Keep reading

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