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Home of the Day: Pasadena post-and-beam spans flowing creek

Home of the Day: Pasadena post-and-beam spans flowing creek
Floor-to-ceiling glass wraps around a step-down living room inside the J.W. Putnum-designed Pasadena residence.
(Erik Grammer)

Found among mature oaks, this 1955 Midcentury Modern residence rests above a flowing stream bed fed from Johnston Lake in Pasadena’s South Arroyo neighborhood. One of four area homes designed by J.W. Putnum, walls of glass and open interiors make for seamless transitions between indoor and outdoor spaces. A step-down living room centers on a wall fireplace, a design staple.

Location: 875 Laguna Road, Pasadena 91105

Asking price: $1.495 million

Year built: 1955


Architects: J.W. Putnam

House size: 1,680 square feet

Lot size: 0.44 acres

Features: Beamed ceilings, raised interiors, floor-to-ceiling glass, step-down living room, dining room, chef’s kitchen, master bedroom balcony, patio,


About the area: Last year, there were 159 single-family homes sold in the 91105 ZIP Code at a median sale price of $1.045 million, according to DataQuick. That was a 15.4% increase year-over-year.

Agent: Sharon Verani, (626) 396-3978, Sotheby’s International Realty

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