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Two Houses Built Around 300-Year-Old Trees

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Recently, Curbed's Weekend Warrior took a tour of open houses located on streets named after trees. Today, we'd like to discuss a couple of new listings featuring homes built around actual trees. First up is a Pasadena residence designed by the illustrious Reginald D. Johnson in 1919 (not long after poet Joyce Kilmer's most famous work "Trees"--"I think that I shall never see/ A poem as lovely as a tree," etc.--was published). Per the listing, the architect built the home "around the root system of a 300-year-old Moreton Bay fig tree considered to be the third largest tree in Pasadena." Other features of the four bedroom, five bath home include a "lap pool & spa, veranda, 3-car garage...arched ceilings, antique doors & chandeliers, coffered wood ceilings, brick & columned loggia, Spanish tile and hardwood floors, and wine cellar." Asking price for the 5,276 square foot house is $2.99 million.

Originally built in 1948, this three bedroom, three and a half bath home in Rustic Canyon was remodeled by Griffin Enright Architects and "pays homage to the majestic 300 year old wandering sycamore." Per the listing, each area of the home "has a unique view of the ancient sycamore, due to the 10 ft. by 10 ft. sliding glass barn doors." Other selling points of the one-third acre property include "a small spring & lush slope," three fireplaces, clerestory windows, hardwood floors, custom kitchen, and built-in bookcases. The 3,071 square foot house is listed at $3.979 million.
· 268 WIGMORE Dr [Redfin]
· 707 BROOKTREE Rd [Redfin]