Built in 1956, this house in the San Rafael hills section of Pasadena was designed by the firm Nyberg & Bissner, and it blends in nicely with its woody surroundings. The house's large, wraparound balcony takes advantage of the "dramatic cantilevered design" and there are also two yards for enjoying the outdoors. Originally a three-bedroom house, a bit of maneuvering turned the third bedroom into a music room, but don't worry, it "could be put back w/out difficulty should new owner require 3rd bedroom." The house also has clerestory windows and the original stain on the beamed ceilings throughout the house. Last sold in 2007 for $800,000, the house is now listed for $959,000.
· 495 Juniper Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105 [Coldwell Banker]