Featured in the May 1950 issue of Arts & Architecture, the post and beam dwelling — said to have been designed as a spec house for famed architect Whitney R. Smith’s brother, Robert Smith — sits on a quarter-acre lot in the San Rafael Hills neighborhood of Pasadena.
Erected in 1951, the dwelling received a 1,000 square foot addition in 1964. Updated, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence maintains its indoor-outdoor flow around a pool and mature grounds.
Architectural highlights within the 2,760 square feet of living space includes beamed ceilings throughout, maple floors, walls of glass, clerestory windows, wood-burning fireplace, and marble countertops.
The master bedroom features 10-foot ceilings and overlooks a serene xeriscape side yard and koi pond. From the den you see the back garden featuring raised concrete planters and an orchard of fruit trees.
Last sold in 2014 for $1.780 million, the home is now asking $2.275 million and includes a three-zoned HVAC, level two Lutron EV charger that’s powered by a solar panel system.
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Listing courtesy of Julie Allos – Deasy Penner Podley