Talk about gilding the lily! The photo gallery for this mid-century post and beam in Pasadena includes no fewer than seven shots of Fourth of July fireworks, at least six of which are entirely superfluous, as the home is plenty ooh-and-ahhh-worthy all by itself. Designed in 1954 by the architectural firm of Neptune & Thomas, whose projects include the clubhouse at Annandale Golf Club and the conversion of the Vista del Arroyo Hotel, the property has, per the listing, been in the same family for more than forty-five years. Sited on a .38 acre lot in Linda Vista, the 2,799 square foot home features three bedrooms, three baths, wood-beamed cathedral ceilings, a stone fireplace, copious built-in storage, concrete and ceramic tile floors, walls of glass, a heated swimming pool, a detached two-car garage, and stunning views. Asking price is $1.495 million.
· 1431 GLEN OAKS BOULEVARD [The Fairbanks Group]