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Home of the Day: Divine dwelling in South Pasadena

Home of the Day: Divine dwelling in South Pasadena
The multi-level, wood-shingled home is situated on a large, hillside lot that includes flat, undeveloped land. (Erik Grammar Photography)

Originally built as the caretaker's cottage for a larger estate, this hillside home in South Pasadena was later remodeled to serve as a church. Divine details of note include rows of arching stained glass windows and cathedral-style ceilings. Character finishes, large formal rooms and sweeping canyon views offer the blueprint for the next chapter in the home's history.

Address: 323 Monterey Road, South Pasadena 91030

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Price: $875,000

Built: 1928

Lot size: 32,373 square feet

House size: 4,021 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms

Features: Stained glass windows; hardwood flooring; exposed rafters and beams; large fireplace; Gothic inspired architectural details; large windows; wood decks and balconies with views; French doors; enclosed sun room with fireplace and brick flooring

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 91030 ZIP Code in June was $1.315 million based on 14 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 1.9% increase in median price compared with the previous year.

Agents: Peter Martocchio and David Goldberg, Sotheby's International Realty, (626) 229-0909

To submit a candidate for Home of the Day, send high-resolution color photos via Dropbox.com, permission from the photographer to publish the images and a description of the house to neal.leitereg@latimes.com.

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