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From kit house to Spanish Colonial Revival in South Pasadena
From kit house to Spanish Colonial Revival in South Pasadena

Greg and Jerilyn Chun found their ideal home 20 years ago while still engaged. "I know we said we'd wait, but I think I found the one," Jerilyn recalls telling her soon-to-be husband. Her find was a 918-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bathroom 1960 kit house in the hills of South Pasadena, just east of the Arroyo Seco. Its size was perfect for the young couple. Best of all, the home was on short sale, making it affordable. After they renovated the house themselves, upgrading the kitchen and pulling up carpet to expose hardwood floors, it was exactly what they needed. Three children later — Jacob, 16, Harrison, 13, and Marshall, 9 — the couple finally had to make adjustments. "We started...

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