This well-preserved residence in Pasadena's historic Poppy Peak neighborhood was designed in 1958 by Calvin Straub, senior partner of Buff, Straub & Hensman, who is described by Robert Winter's Toward a Simpler Way of Life as "the father of California post and beam architecture." Per the listing, the hillside property, built for Thomas and Barbara Wirick, "has been carefully maintained in nearly original condition." The 1,744-square-foot home features three bedrooms, two baths, a double-height living room with walls of glass, beamed ceilings, a brick fireplace, built-in storage, city and mountain views, and a "double car port with convenient elevator to the ground floor." Asking price is $995,000.
· 1617 PLEASANT Way [Redfin]