Classic Craftsman in Pasadena was architect’s own home

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This classic Craftsman-style house in Pasadena was constructed in 1908 when architect Frederic Ashley, who would later help on the Griffith Observatory, wanted to create a home for his own family.

Listed at $3.2 million, the rustic house most recently sold for $2.525 million in 2006. The cedar siding and river rock-clad home went for $1.329 million in 2001 and three years before that sold for $840,000.

Exposed rafter tails and a sleeping porch are in keeping with the style.

The 4,359-square-foot dwelling features fir flooring, built-ins, original window panes, subway tile and period lighting. Among the rooms are formal living and dining rooms, a family room off the kitchen, four bedrooms and four bathrooms.


There’s also an additional 858 square feet in the basement and a 338-square-foot garage.

The plumbing, air conditioning and heating systems have been updated.

The half-acre lot is dotted with mature oaks. A waterfall swimming pool with spa, a seating area and a fire pit complete the grounds.

Max Pellegrini of John Aaroe Group is the listing agent.

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