Built on about an acre of land once owned by the Armour ironworks family, this 1980s contemporary takes in wide views of the San Gabriel Mountains, the Colorado Street Bridge and surrounding treetops. Designed by a commercial architect, the two-level floor plan features a skylight-topped foyer that opens to a sunken living room and adjacent wet bar. A catwalk balcony and spiral staircase lend an industrial quality to the home.
Location: 909 Holly Vista Dr., Pasadena, 91105
Price: $2.875 million
Year built: 1986
House size: 4,369 square feet, three bedrooms, 3.25 bathrooms
Lot size: 0.95 acres
Features: Hardwood flooring, wood ceiling treatments, walls of glass, gallery entry, step-down living room with wet bar, formal dining room, family room, wine closet, balcony, patio, formal landscaping
About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 91105 ZIP Code for the month of February was $1.8 million based on six sales, according to CoreLogic DataQuick. That represents an increase in median price of more than 60% compared to February 2014.
Agents: Vicky Botsford, Partners Trust Real Estate, (626) 696-4810
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