Open House: Sunday Feb 21 between 2 - 4 PM 320 Linda Vista Ave, Pasadena
Beds, Baths: 5 BR, 3.5 BA
Floor Area: 2,824 sq. ft.
Per the Listing: "In 1911, architect J. Constantine Hillman designed and built this unique Craftsman style home for his family of 5. The home features a large great room with a 16-foot-high ceiling, exposed rough-sawn redwood beams, and textured wood wall paneling. The room is anchored by a massive fireplace clad in colored decorative tile, and a 2nd floor gallery sleeping porch with chalet style windows that overlook the living room area. Like many of the neighboring homes designed by Hillman, the house has rustic features giving it a lodge-like character popular at the time. Noted photographer Francis Benjamin Johnston photographed the house and gardens in 1917 and included it in his lectures as an outstanding example of blending architectural and landscape design. The current owners, with the approval of the Pasadena Historical Society, reconstructed the front porch to its original size. Located adjacent to the Rose Bowl and Aquatics Center, views of the San Gabriel Mountains."
And here's yet another jewel in the Crown City. According to this report from Pasadena's Planning and Community Development Department, architect John Constantine Hillman "is best known for his collaboration with Michael Cochrane Armour on the Linda Vista neighborhood development." Hillman designed eight houses in the area including his own. The subject of a 2010 LA Times feature, the 14,619-square-foot property last sold that year for $1.287 million.
320 Linda Vista Ave [Official site]