Home of the Day: Pasadena Midcentury Modern with a Beatles connection

(Erik Grammer)

This Midcentury Modern residence among eucalyptus trees in northwest Pasadena counts Brown Meggs, the Capitol Records executive who signed the Beatles to the label in 1963, as one of two original owners.

Designed by architect Roland Russell, the single-story home is distinguished by its diamond-shaped roof line, a form that is repeated in the windows and raised ceilings. Inside, two glass-enclosed atriums and a pewter-faced wall fireplace are in keeping with the modernist style.

Address: 1450 El Mirador Drive, Pasadena, 91103

Price: $1.848 million


Year built: 1961

Architect: Roland Russell

House size: 2,928 square feet, three bedrooms, 1.75 bathrooms

Lot size: 0.31 acres

Features: Vaulted ceilings, wood accents, walls of glass, clerestory windows, two interior atriums, pewter-faced wall fireplace, formal living room, dining room, family room, master bedroom with atrium and spa, covered patio, mature trees, formal landscaping

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 91103 ZIP Code in July was $515,000 based on 18 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 4.7% increase in median price compared to the previous year.

Agent: Michael Dilsaver, Partners Trust Real Estate, (626) 696-4806

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