One of the Most Extravagant Homes of Gregory Ain’s Career Just Hit the Market in Pasadena

One of the Most Extravagant Homes of Gregory Ain’s Career Just Hit the Market in Pasadena

August 4th, 2017|Properties|

Gregory Ain designed this mid-century modern home for supermarket magnate Walter W. Ralphs, Jr. Completed in 1950, the residence located in the Linda Vista area of Pasadena is described by biographer, Anthony Denzer, as “one of the most extravagant houses of Ain’s career.”

Gregory Ain Mid Century Modern Ralph House Pasadena

6 bd / 4 ba

$2,999,999

Gregory Ain Mid Century Modern Ralph House Pasadena

After purchasing the undeveloped land in 1949, Ralphs hired Ain to build what the original building permit describes as a single story, 3,500 square foot home, for him, his wife and three kids.

Gregory Ain Mid Century Modern Ralph House Pasadena

To take full advantage of the surrounding views and leave room for a pool, Ain used a V-shape plan and emphasized the home’s unique shape by constructing an over head lattice at the joint in the V.

Gregory Ain Mid Century Modern Ralph House Pasadena
Gregory Ain Mid Century Modern Ralph House Pasadena
Gregory Ain Mid Century Modern Ralph House Pasadena
Gregory Ain Mid Century Modern Ralph House Pasadena

Beyond the open-air courtyard, the interior offers floor to ceiling windows that bring in lots of natural light, refinished wood floors, a fireplace in large living room with built-in bookcases, and large sliding glass doors leading out to the resort-style backyard.

Gregory Ain Mid Century Modern Ralph House Pasadena

A modern-style kitchen features all upgraded amenities, original cabinetry, a breakfast nook and an interior laundry area, as well as a caretakers wing.

Gregory Ain Mid Century Modern Ralph House Pasadena

Designed by landscape architect Garrett Eckbo, the resort-style backyard has a sparkling pool surrounded by lush and mature landscaping, gardens, a dry rock stream, and a large deck overlooking the city, mountains, and into the Rose Bowl.

And while you feel miles away from it all, you’re minutes from the best shopping, fine dining, and outdoor recreation destinations Pasadena has to offer.

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Listing courtesy of Michael B. Bell – Sotheby’s International Realty