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Greene & Greene's Josephine Van Rossem House in Pasadena

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Open House: Sunday, September 8, between 2 PM - 4 PM

210 N Grand Avenue, Pasadena
Price: $1,750,000
Beds, Bath: 4 beds, 2 baths and 2 partial baths
Floor Area: 2,968 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: "Built in 1906 by Architecture Firm Greene and Greene, this Craftsman home has been meticulously maintained throughout the years. The living room features original built in benches and fireplace and French doors lead outside to the patio. The formal dining room is perfect for dinner parties and its functionality is enhanced by it proximity the the updated kitchen. A den with bathroom is just off the kitchen. Upstairs holds all 4 bedrooms and an office. Backyard features include mature landscaping and beautiful green grass. The 2 car detached garage was rebuilt by the current owner to match the original architecture."

Another of the famed Greene & Greene Pasadena homes has hit the market. Known as the Josephine Van Rossem House (named for the turn of the century widowed land speculator), the home has seen a few questionable upgrades... err downgrades, specifically in the kitchen. And no matter how hard they tried, big black flat screen TV's and Craftsman style homes go together like oil and water.

Per USC's Greene & Greene Virtual Archive: "The client commissioned this house from the Greenes as a real-estate speculation. Of the brothers' work, this house represents the closest execution of their idea for the high-end, mass-market market--the "California House."...With its cedar shingles, pitched roof, and wood-frame details, the house bears a strong familial relationship to its more expensive bungalow cousins. Even so, its final cost of $5,100 was well above the cost of a comparably sized house in Pasadena at the time, as well as being more expensive than the smaller Van Rossem speculative house of the year before."
· 210 North Grand [ZipRealty]
· Mrs. Josephine Van Rossem House, #2 [USC]
· Josephine Van Rossem House, 210 North Grand Avenue [Columbia.edu]