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Restored post-and-beam in Pasadena was architect’s own home

Pasadena home designed by Calvin B. Straub
Shown is the living room of a Pasadena post-and-beam that architect Calvin B. Straub designed as his personal home.
(Cameron Carothers)

This stellar example of post-and-beam design by Calvin B. Straub shares a personal connection to the noted architect. The Pasadena home was designed by and built for Straub in 1957 — around the same time his partnership with Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman was formed.

Listed for $2,088,888, the Midcentury Modern home hits the market following an extensive renovation and restoration by design firm HabHouse.

A flat roofline, walls of windows and open-concept living spaces reflect Straub’s original vision. The 2,090-square-foot home features beamed ceilings, cork flooring, clerestories and painted brick.


A common area consisting of a kitchen, dining room and living room has a view of the backyard. There are built-ins and high ceilings in the three bedrooms. Cabinetry and fixtures in the two bathrooms are in keeping with the period.

Outside, exposed rafters provide cover for a patio area and newly added planters. A cantilevered deck sits above the backyard space.

The property last changed hands a year ago for $1.085 million, records show.

Michelle St. Clair and Joseph Kiralla of Sotheby’s International Realty hold the listing.

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