This comely Craftsman hardly looks 103 years old, but it is. Built in 1914, this residence in Pasadena’s Bungalow Heaven neighborhood still retains a few period features and built-ins, including the inglenook in the living room and some classy built-ins.
The kitchen has an interesting layout, allowing for bar seating, a bit of open shelving, and a decent amount of counter space. (Those counters, by the way, are white marble.)
One of its third bedrooms is on a small, pop-up second-story that qualifies the house as an “airplane” bungalow. It’s rumored that houses with such small second-floor additions, popular in the Craftsman homes, got the nickname because the second-story pop-ups look like airplane cockpits.
The rear yard boasts a new pool and a fire pit area, plus a patio area for outdoor dining and space left over for some nice landscaping that looks fairly low maintenance.
- 1226 North Chester Avenue [Sotheby’s]