An old firehouse is one of the coolest types of buildings to live in or base your ghost-fighting business out of, but unfortunately this one in Pasadena was converted for residential use in the late '80s and it shows. Light wood and recessed lighting are one thing, but it doesn't even have any fire poles, decorative or functional. Major oversight. Still, the building—originally designed by Joseph Blick and built in 1917—has kept enough of its original beauty (the windows, the brick, the fire hose tower) that it can probably be saved from itself. The house comes with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a dining room, office, library, a weirdo jacuzzi, and an outdoor dining area with fireplace and fountain, all on a quarter acre. Asking price is $2.75 million.
· 541 S Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena, CA [Estately]