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Frozen-in-time Altadena post and beam asks $769K

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Designed by Case Study architect Kemper Nomland Jr.

This quirky post and beam in Altadena is looking for its second owner, and it’s not hard to tell. It was constructed in 1952 and certainly doesn’t look like it has been updated extensively since.

Everything from the furniture to the appliances to the globular light fixtures is straight out of the Case Study era. Actually, speaking of which, this particular residence was designed by none-other than Kemper Nomland Jr., who—along with his father—designed the only Pasadena home completed for Arts and Architecture’s Case Study program.

Featuring walls of glass, beamed ceilings, clerestory windows, and a step-down living room, the three-bedroom home is space age style at its best. Bonus features include a built-in living room sofa (along with built-in shelving) and a truly unusual wood-paneled pantry that opens up like a refrigerator.

As one might expect, the 1,619-square-foot home includes plenty of indoor-outdoor access points. Situated on a 7,392-square-foot lot, it also features a large back patio and deck with views of the nearby San Gabriel Mountains. There’s also a large carport and separate laundry room.

Asking price is $769,000.