Home of the Week: A ranch house reinterpreted in Pasadena

The renovated ranch-style home, listed for $5.5 million, includes two guest suites, a new-look swimming pool, a pool house and a greenhouse.

A modern interpretation of classic ranch style, this 1950s residence in Pasadena’s sleepy North Arroyo draws the eye with its contrasting hues, black-framed windows and a mix of concrete, metal and natural wood finishes. Two similarly inspired guest suites, a pool house and a greenhouse now accompany the main home on nearly an acre of tree-topped grounds.

The details

Location: 835 Linda Vista Ave., Pasadena, 91103

Asking price: $5.5 million


Year built: 1957

House size: 6,026 square feet, seven bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms

Lot size: 0.8 acres

Features: Natural wood finishes; vaulted ceilings; modern fixtures; living/dining room with two-sided fireplace; two guest suites; swimming pool; pool house; office/library; greenhouse; organic garden; drought-tolerant landscaping

About the area: In July, the median price for single-family homes in the 91103 ZIP Code was $643,000 based on 16 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 24.8% increase over the same month the previous year.

Agents: Mark Ogden, Sotheby’s International Realty, (626) 396-3908

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