Home of the Day: Greene and Greene Craftsman in South Pasadena

Home of the Day: Greene and Greene Craftsman in South Pasadena
The chalet-style Craftsman by Greene and Greene was built for the widow of assassinated U.S. President James Garfield in 1904. (John Aaroe Group)

Set among mature oaks and Deodar cedars in South Pasadena, this chalet-style Craftsman by brothers Charles and Henry Greene is characterized by its decorative slat vents, stone accents and cross-gabled roof. Built in 1904 for Lucretia Garfield, widow of U.S. President James Garfield, the house retains such period details as ceramic-tiled fireplaces, paneled doors and detailed woodwork. Beneath the home is a 1,526-square-foot finished basement with a recording studio/media room and other creative spaces.

Location: 1001 Buena Vista St., South Pasadena, 91030

Price: $2.995 million

Year built: 1904

Architects: Greene and Greene

House size: 4,426 square feet, five bedrooms, five bathrooms

Lot size: 0.48 acre

Features: Renovated and restored, formal living room with fireplace, dining room, chef’s kitchen, sunroom, breakfast area, office/study, finished basement with recording studio/media room, office, study, second entrance, landscaped grounds, patio, detached garage

About the area: There were 15 single-family homes sold in the 91030 ZIP Code in the month of December at a median sales price of $1.193 million, according to DataQuick. That was a 53.3% increase in median price year-over-year.

Agents: Kevin Bourland, John Aaroe Group

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