Open House: Sunday, June 28 between 2 PM - 4 PM 1534 Ramona Ave, South Pasadena
Beds, Baths: 6 beds, 4 baths
Floor Area: 3,536 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: "Designed by renowned architect G. Lawrence Stimson and constructed in 1914, this exceptional home is one of the architect's premier properties. Situated on a corner lot, the home anchors several other Stimson designs on the avenue. Upon entering through the expansive glass-enclosed front porch, one is immediately struck by the workmanship, original details and beauty of this unique Craftsman home. The main floor consists of an entry gallery complimented by French doors to the adjacent living room and formal dining room. The main level also includes two bedrooms - one currently a library. In addition there is a butler's pantry and a generous updated kitchen overlooking the backyard and pool. An original art glass skylight reveals itself as one ascends the stairway to four additional bedrooms and three baths. Two balconies and an enclosed sunroom complete the second floor. This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a true Arts and Crafts masterpiece in South Pasadena."
Gee willikers, how 'bout that amazing woodwork? According to architectural historian Tim Gregory, G. Lawrence Stimson had a habit of rejecting any timber that had knots in it. This nitpicky stance probably didn't make him too popular around the lumber yard, but if this century-old house is any indication, it was an excellent policy.