A Mid-Century Modern home in Pasadena, California, overhauled by an architecture firm led by a former South Pasadena mayor, has come to the market.
Tucked away behind steel gates, the low slung limestone home, built in 1956 by prolific California architect Theodore Pletsch, hit the market Thursday for just short of $9 million.
Located just minutes from the city’s famous Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens, the six-bedroom spread has been transformed by architecture firm Stamps & Stamps, whose president is former South Pasadena mayor Odom Stamps, alongside interior design firm Colab House.
“With a nod to Hollywood Regency architecture, this modern, organic residence has been transformed to welcome the California lifestyle,” reads the listing with Michele Downing at Compass and Aaron Kirman and Holland Ashrafnia of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass.
Spanning 7,400 square feet, the residence is filled with organic materials, including white oak, plaster, limestone and travertine, which has created a warm and neutral palette, according to the listing.
It has walls of floor-to-ceiling glass doors, a guest suite, a pool and spa, an outdoor barbecue area, a yoga studio, a pool cabana with a full bath and kitchen and a circular driveway with parking for up to 10 cars.
Outside, the lush garden was inspired by Hollywood Regency glamour “with the use of giant cypress trees mixed with olive trees flanking the pool to give it a South of France vibe,” the listing said.
The brokers did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The home last changed hands in 2016, when it was snapped up by a limited liability company for $3.5 million, records with PropertyShark show.
It’s just two miles from the city’s most expensive listing, a colossal estate designed by architect-to-the-stars Richard Landry, that’s asking $39.8 million. If it sells for its ask, the mansion, which comes complete with ornately carved columns and European-inspired gardens, would be the most expensive home to sell in Pasadena.