This handsome little Pasadena cottage last sold less than two months ago for just under $500,000. Now, it’s back on the market asking $675,000.
That’s a pretty big price jump, and it’s a bit hard to tell what went into this flip, as photos from a previous listing don’t include any interior shots. Still, the current owners have done a nice job opening things up a bit with a modest front yard redesign and by removing the bars and shades from the windows.
Inside, hardwood floors and coved ceilings complement a kitchen that’s been updated with the customary stainless steel appliances. Throughout the house, the paint appears to be fresh, and according to the listing, the plumbing, roofing, HVAC, electrical, chimney, and water heater have all been refurbished or replaced.
Originally built in 1923, the two-bedroom, two bath home opens into an airy living area that includes a tiled fireplace. The separate dining room includes French doors that lead out to a small patio and gravel-surfaced back yard. The 1,133-square-foot home is positioned on a 5,000-square-foot lot in the northern part of Pasadena, close to the border of Altadena. As an added bonus, the property also includes a two-car garage behind the house.
- 2049 North Marengo Ave [Jessica Robertson | John Aaroe Group]