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Home of the Day: Midcentury classic in Pasadena

In 1956, the song “Heartbreak Hotel” was on the radio, gas was 22 cents a gallon, television was quickly casting its spell and this Midcentury Modern-style home in Pasadena made its debut.

Although the views of the nearby San Garbriel and the architect’s original modernist footprint haven’t changed, the house has seen some changes over the years. Among features of note are an updated kitchen, bamboo floors and recessed lighting.

Address: 1770 Kaweah Dr., Pasadena, 91105

Price: $1.299 million

Built: 1956

Lot size: 0.57 acres

House size: 1,855 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Features: Open-space floor plan; bamboo flooring; fireplace with smooth stucco finish; recessed lighting; updated bathrooms with sophisticated modern design; master suite with dual vanity; custom cabinetry; drought tolerant landscape with decomposed granite

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About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 91105 ZIP Code in March was $1.191 million, based on 11 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 14% increase in median price compared with March 2015’s.

Agents: Michael Darling, Deasy/Penner & Partners, (626) 683-0777

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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