Real Estate Report: Brilliant Poolside Bathroom in Pasadena $1.695M, Mid-Century House Included
Where: 1970 Sierra Madre Villa Avenue, Pasadena $1.695M
What: Designed by architect Arthur Swab for his own use in 1959 and clearly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, this outstanding 4-bed, 4-bath concrete-block house is slotted into a hillside, surrounded by Coast Live Oaks and olive trees.
Along with re-landscaping the property, the owners gave the house a simple, respectful renovation, but what stands out is the handling of the wet-bathing-suit crowd and where to change, creating a walled space that would have made sculptor Isamu Noguchu happy. No bench, just a well-place boulder or two, plus a curtain for privacy:
Not to worry– the other three baths are indoors. Below, the new pool fits into the upslope and includes an outdoor kitchen:
Interior spaces are simple, not unlike the work of LA architect Gregory Ain. Below, the open kitchen/dining/family area:
More: Agent Ted Clark's team (part of the architectural real estate brokeage Deasy/Penner & Partners) put together exceptional dedicated sites for the properties they represent– this one includes many more images, floor and garden plans, plus a slideshow of how the landscaping evolved.