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1920s Italian With Cool Old Details Designed By Cyril Bennett

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This Pasadena residence was designed in 1923 by Cyril Bennett, architect of Pasadena's Civic Auditorium and Raymond Theatre. Per its listing, the five-bedroom, three-bath Italian Revival was declared a Pasadena historic landmark in 2008 and qualifies for Mills Act tax benefits. While the house isn't without cosmetic issues (we are not fans of its numerous ceiling fans and think its unappealing wallpaper needs a-peeling, for starters), it's also blessed with a bounty of lovely vintage features, such as a Batchelder fireplace; original wall sconces; original bathroom tile; hardwood floors; French doors; built-in bookcases; a private telephone room; and a built-in broadcast, police, and shortwave radio still in working order. The .3 acre property also includes a swimming pool and detached guest house with kitchenette and bath. Last sold for $465,000 in 1989, it's now listed at $1.25 million.
· 1155 N HILL Ave [Redfin]
· Folts House [Official Site]