Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Haskett Court is a small bungalow complex in Pasadena's South Lake district designed in 1926 by architect Charles Ruhe. The six Tudor-style cottages were commissioned by W. B. Haskett, whose family continued to own and live in them until the early 80s, when they were converted into retail shops. A few years ago, the courtyard complex was acquired by the non-profit Heritage Housing Partners, who restored and converted the bungalows back to residences earmarked for sale to low- and middle-income first-time homebuyers.
This two-bedroom, one-bath, priced at $319,000 (plus $255/month HOA dues), is the last unit available in the historic development. The 760-square-foot cottage features a formal dining room and living room, hardwood floors, French windows, crown moldings, a decorative fireplace, ceramic counters, a tankless water heater, A/C, a "small, private backyard, great for garden or pet," and two assigned parking spaces. To qualify for purchase, applicants must have credit scores of 620 or higher, and have not owned a home since January 1, 2008. Gross household income limit is $50-55K for a two-person household, $50-60K for a three-person household.
· 830 E. CALIFORNIA Blvd [Redfin]
· 2-Bedroom/1-Bath Townhome [Heritage Housing Partners]