According to its listing, this five-bedroom traditional in Pasadena's Arroyo Seco is noteworthy on several levels. For starters, it was once the home of Harriet Doerr, the late-blooming granddaughter of Henry Huntington who graduated from Stanford at age 67 and won a National Book Award for her first novel at 73. It was designed in 1928 by Roland Coate, and features original gardens by renowned landscape artist Florence Yoch. Given such a rarefied pedigree, it's a shame that the house's listing photos look like they were taken with a disposable camera. Other features of the nearly one-acre property include two fireplaces, hardwood floors, French doors, crown molding, butler's pantry, a garage apartment, rose garden, fruit trees, and a pond. Last sold in 2003 for $2.6 million, it's now asking $2.999 million.
· 494 BRADFORD St [Redfin]