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Former Fire Station in Sierra Madre Now Available For Rent

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The converted live/work space was designed in 1961 by architect Robert Ainsworth

Given that it’s about to get hot as blazes around here, it seems only fitting to spotlight this unique listing currently being offered on Craigslist—a converted fire station in Sierra Madre. Located in a residential neighborhood on the outskirts of the Angeles National Forest, the 1,399-square-foot structure was built in 1961 by noted architect Robert Ainsworth. A former associate in the firms of Marsten & Van Pelt and Wallace Neff, Ainsworth designed a number of significant local residential and municipal projects, including Pasadena’s original Humane Society building.

It’s unclear when Fire Station #2 was de-commissioned/converted, but according to the posting, the live/work space was "restored with new bath with shower (no tub), plumbing, electrical, air conditioning and heat in 2007." Other features include concrete floors, skylights, stacked washer/dryer, and three roll-up doors, but disappointingly, no firepole. Monthly rent is $3,000.

Live-Work Restored Fire Station [Craigslist]