Authentically Restored Mid-Century Modern in Pasadena Up for Auction

By Claudine Zap An impeccably restored Mid-Century Modern gem in Pasadena, CA, has landed on the market. The 1957 Thomson residence, which has been re-created to reflect the original design of the home, offers a glimpse back in time to the post-World War II era.  The owner of this retro masterpiece is none other than “Mad Men” executive producer Scott… Keep reading

Randy Young Takes a Look Back at Santa Monica Canyon History

At Randy Young’s new photo exhibition viewers are transported back to the early days of both the Pacific Palisades and Santa Monica Canyon. The photographs, which are currently on display at Santa Monica Canyon’s Gallery 169, highlight the early landscape and development of the neighborhoods so dear to Young’s heart. Young was born and raised… Keep reading

1949 Harwell Hamilton Harris house in Sierra Madre seeks $1.59M

By Bianca Barragan Perched among the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, this 1940s house by architect and Richard Neutra apprentice Harwell Hamilton Harris features an array of large windows, patios, and walkways from which to enjoy its excellent views. The main house—a three-level, post and beam built in 1949—features skylights, two living rooms, a dining room, brick fireplaces,… Keep reading

Open House Obsession: Living The Old School Life In Pasadena, $3.6M

By Philip Ferrato Where: 601 S. Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena When: Saturday and Sunday May 12 and 13 from 2:00pm-5:00pm both days Asking: $3,599,000 What: A grand 7-bed, 6-bath mansion in one of Pasadena’s grandest neighborhoods, dubbed “The Mrs. Harriet Gray Estate” after its original owner, the wealthy Los Angeles widow who built it in 1924 soon after her… Keep reading

The Perfect Pasadena Post+Beam, $1.7M

By Philip Ferrato Where: 1695 Poppy Peak Drive, Pasadena When: Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13, 2:00pm-4:00pm both days Asking: $1,695,000 minimum bid What: An early Post+Beam by Buff, Straub + Hensman overlooking a canyon, this c.1957 property, known as the Thomson Residence, was honored by the City of Pasadena in 2012 for its… Keep reading

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