Here's a listing that appears to be afflicted with some serious cognitive dissonance issues, as evidenced by the very first sentence, which describes the house as "Undoubtedly the crown jewel of Pasadena!" Huh, guess the Gamble House must've burned down. The copy goes on to say that the East Del Mar Avenue residence was "once part of the Wrigley mansion," a questionable claim, given that the Wrigley Mansion is 2.6 miles away. Admittedly, it could have been moved, but we're still dubious. Next, the listing states that the 1901 Craftsman "has been restored from head-to-toe, while maintaining its unique historic character." We can go along with the first part, but the second part is decisively contradicted by the listing photos, along with the photos from its previous listing, which make it abundantly clear how little "historic character" still remains.
Originally a three-bedroom, one and-a-half-bath house measuring 2,221 square feet, the rebuilt residence is now 3,500 square feet and features three bedrooms, four baths, a "gourmet kitchen equipped with Viking appliances," a quarry's worth of marble, "8' plank hardwood floors," lots of recessed lighting, a walk-in pantry, a wine cellar, a new swimming pool with spa, and a detached two-car garage. Last sold in April for $753,000, it's now asking $1.899 million.
· 1638 E DEL MAR Blvd [Redfin]