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Home of the Day: Victorian charm in Pasadena

Hot Property | Pasadena
This 1902 Victorian home, with a wood-burning fireplace and original architectural details, is listed for $1.075 million.
(Jason Keene)

Built in 1902, this Victorian home in Pasadena was once owned by Ruby McKnight Williams, a legendary activist and former president emeritus of the local NAACP branch.

Scalloped siding and decorative trim lend a time-honored look to the exterior as does a wide wraparound porch. Wide baseboards, wood-paneled doors and windows and hardwood floors continue the vintage feel inside.

Address: 545 Westgate St., Pasadena, 91103

Price: $1.075 million


Built: 1902

Lot size: 8,764 square feet

House size:  2,524 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms


Features: Wraparound front porch; 13-foot ceilings; wood-burning fireplace; updated kitchen with stone countertops, Wedgewood stove, coffered ceilings; dining room; clawfoot tub; copper plumbing; updated electrical wiring; central air conditioning; patio; mature landscape with roses

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 91103 ZIP Code in August was $865,000 based on 13 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 27.3% increase in median price compared with the same time last year.

Agents: Giusy Mele-Brown, Partners Trust Real Estate, (626) 695-2312

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