Old Town Pasadena's grandest landmark, Castle Green was designed in the 1890s by the man known back then as "the millionaire's architect"—Frederick L. Roehrig. Originally a hotel annex, Castle Green was converted to private residences in the 1920s. The lavish Spanish-Moorish Colonial structure is normally off-limits to the public, but twice a year, the Castle's figurative drawbridge is lowered for holiday tours. The next holiday tour is coming up soon—May 8, to be exact—wherein attendees can explore Castle Green's Moorish and Turkish rooms, Grand Salon, and sunroom, as well the interiors of selected apartments.
But for anyone thinking they'd actually like to live in the Castle rather than just visit it, here's good news: a unit in its tower has just hit the market. Per the listing, the one-bedroom condo measures 1,382 square feet and features a circular living room, polished concrete floors, two decorative fireplaces, pocket doors, restored cedar wood detailing, full copper plumbing, an updated kitchen and bath, and turn-of-the-century lighting fixtures. Asking price is $799,000, while HOA dues (which cover building and grounds maintenance, 24-hour concierge service, water, and utilities) are $915 per month.
99 South Raymond Ave., #201 [Estately]