The steep pitch of the curving roof makes this 1929 Pasadena house in the city's Washington Square Landmark District look like an illustration from a fairy tale. Inside the very real 948-square-foot, one-story house there are two bedrooms and one full bathroom with a decorative shower nook and original checkered tile floor. The oak floors and windows in the house are original, as is that laundry tub in the room beyond the kitchen.
Tray ceilings and built-ins can be found throughout the dwelling, and there's a nice decorative fireplace in the living room. In the small but workable backyard, a fig tree and a lemon tree stand as a testament to the proud fact that "The soil is fertile," as the listing states. Last sold way back in 1970 (for just $30,000!), the cottage is asking $559,000.
· 1149 Heather Sq., Pasadena, CA 91104 [Redfin]