Set in the Historic Highlands landmark district of Pasadena, this river-rock-accented bungalow maintains its Craftsman character yet has been stylishly updated with a modern kitchen that opens to a family room. The backyard features a swimming pool with a spa, a sports court and a covered patio.
Location: 979 E. Topeka St., Pasadena 91104
Asking price: $1.245 million
Year built: 1906
House size: Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, 2,691 square feet
Lot size: 14,134 square feet
Features: Living room fireplace, formal dining room, family room, bonus room, front porch, one-car garage
About the area: In the first half of the year, 121 single-family homes sold in the 91104 ZIP Code at a median price of $605,000, according to CoreLogic DataQuick. That was a 5.2% price increase from the first half of 2013.
Agent: Matt Littell, (626) 755-4428, and Boyd Smith, (626) 795-9571, both with Podley Properties