There’s nothing quite like a midcentury modern home in California. This beautifully transformed SoCal abode that plays on the home’s history has come on the market in Pasadena. It’s available for $8,958,000.
The 1956 residence, which last changed hands for $3.5 million in 2016, is located in the Huntington Library neighborhood and has since been expanded and revamped. The developer H Group tapped architect and former South Pasadena Mayor Odom Stamps from the firm Stamps & Stamps to work his magic.
Originally designed by architect Theodore Pletsch, the abode on 1720 Lombardy Road is now 7,400 square feet with an updated and modern vibe, with a touch of Hollywood Regency thrown in for good measure.
The sleek interiors feature open spaces and walls of glass, sliding glass doors provide outdoor access, and the grounds harken to its Hollywood Regency roots.
Stamps and interior designer Sarah Mckay of Colab House worked together to create a stylish home, inside and out.
They opted for a neutral color palette and an abundance of light. White walls meet light wood floors. A combination of natural light and recessed lighting flood the home with warmth and brightness.
White oak and custom stone details accent the living spaces. White marble accents the bathrooms, and a gorgeous marble waterfall island completes the ultramodern kitchen.
Amenities include a family room, casual dining space, library, and gym.
Everyone knows California living is as much about the outdoors as it is the indoors, and this home doesn’t disappoint. Sliding glass doors in nearly every room, even the master bathroom, make for a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor living.
The backyard’s quintessential 1950s architecture makes a long, glittering pool the focal point of the space. Verandas and sitting areas abound, and cypress and olive trees dot the yard.
Entertaining—another old Hollywood staple—was clearly more than an afterthought when Stamps envisioned renovations to the property. The circular driveway has a 10-car capacity, an outdoor kitchen makes summertime fun a breeze, and a guesthouse mean friends can stay for more than just a couple of hours. Plus, with six beds and 7.5 baths, the main house has plenty of room for extended family.
It’s clear that every detail was thought out and executed with precision. In short, this transformation is the stuff of our Hollywood dreams.
Michele Downing at Compass and Aaron Kirman and Holland Ashrafnia of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass all represent the listing.