Pasadena | $2.695 Million
A Cape Cod-style house built in 1921, with four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, on a 0.3-acre lot
This house is just off California Boulevard, one of Pasadena’s main thoroughfares, and is 10 minutes by foot or five minutes by car from the campus of the California Institute of Technology. The streets in this part of the city are lined with mature trees, and many of the homes, including this one, date to the 1920s. The neighborhood has long been popular with Caltech professors; Albert Einstein lived a few blocks away during his time at the school.
Upgrades done by the sellers, who have owned the home for several decades, include renovating the kitchen and bathrooms, and adding a covered patio and built-in barbecue in the backyard.
Size: 3,667 square feet
Price per square foot: $735
Indoors: The grassy front yard sits behind a white picket fence, with a stone path that leads to the front door.
The living room is bright, with windows facing the front and side yards; it has a fireplace with a brick surround and white-plaster mantel, as well as the original decorative plaster moldings. Off the living room is a study with doors leading to the side of the property.