Home of the Day: Craftsman charmer in Pasadena’s historic Bungalow Heaven


Once used as the set for “The Man From Elysian Fields,” a 2001 movie starring Andy Garcia, Juliana Margulies and Mick Jagger, this 1911 Craftsman also garnered acclaim as the winner of the 2010 Pasadena Golden Arrow Award for its front garden and well-executed restoration. A large wrap-around front porch, authentic vintage charm and distinctive central fireplace define this Southern California classic.

Address: 890 N. Catalina Ave., Pasadena 91104

Price: $799,000

Built: 1911

Lot size: 7,501 square feet

House size: 1,597 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

Features: Original double hung and casement windows; white oak and fir floors; brick fireplace; Inglenook built-ins; formal living room; formal dining room with built-in buffet; mature landscape; wrap-around front porch; fruit trees


About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 91104 ZIP Code in May was $692,000, based on 22 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 2.4% increase in median price compared with the previous year’s.

Agents: Michael Bell, Sotheby’s International Realty, (626) 796-4100

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