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50's Post & Beam in Pasadena by USC Student

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Open House: Sunday, July 15, 2012 12:00 PM

748 Laguna Road, Pasadena

Price: $1,399,000
Beds, Bath: 3, 3
Floor Area: 2,967 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: "Stunning 1956 Post & Beam, perfectly sited behind a tall hedge for privacy. Walls of glass look out to relaxing views of the lush landscape. Step in to a very large entry and step down living room with skylit fireplace. The grand dining room opens to courtyards on both sides, affording great entertaining opportunies. A long gallery features a wet bar and has access to the central courtyard and the large family room. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and an open cooks kitchen round out this Modernist's dream in a premier western Pasadena location."

After digging through the interwebs, we finally found the name of the home's architect, Karl Schwerdtfeger, right in front of our faces on the Deasy/Penner web site. Yeah, we'd never heard of him either. A little more digging took us to the "Cultural Resources of the Recent Past Historic Context Report [PDF]" from the City of Pasadena where a helpful blurb is provided about Karl. "The Schwerdtfeger House at 748 Laguna Road (1956) is Schwerdtfeger’s only work in Pasadena. Designed for his parents while he was a third-year architecture student at USC, studying under Conrad Buff, the design started as a class project for Buff’s studio course and was critiqued and directly influenced by his ideas. Construction of the house was completed in 1956 and the family moved in the following year. The house remained in the Schwerdtfeger family until 1996."
· 748 Laguna Road, Pasadena, CA 91105 [Trulia]
· 748 Laguna Rd [Official Site]