Designed by so-called "millionaire's architect," Frederick L. Roehrig, Pasadena's Castle Green was built as a hotel annex in the 1880s, when Pasadena was a resort town for snowbirds and tuberculosis sufferers, and converted to private residences in the 1920s. The lavish Spanish-Moorish Colonial Castle opens its doors to the general public for tours just twice a year, but if you missed this year's holiday tour on December 7, another opportunity to view the old gal has presented itself in the form of a posting on Craigslist for an available unit. Located on the third floor, the unit in question is a one-bedroom, one-bath, and measures 829 square feet.
The ad states that "the building has been painstakingly restored to the original grandeur" and that "Unit 303 has been similarly renovated and presents an opportunity to appreciate incredible old world charm while still enjoying modern conveniences. Vintage lighting, six panel doors, period hardware, and concrete flooring conjure up feelings of yesteryear." Unfortunately, the latter claims aren't at all shored up by any of the photos. But on the plus side, "use of the parlor rooms, ballroom and extensive grounds is included" with the $2,350 monthly rent.
· $2350 / 1br - 829ft2 [Craigslist]