This exquisite Queen Anne-style home in Pasadena appears to be in great shape more than 120 years after its construction.
According to a thorough history of the house compiled by researcher Tim Gregory, it was built by investor Charles Foster (not that Charles Foster) in 1894 and was later home to wealthy railroad executive Louis Blankenhorn and his wife, Lillian.
Most recently, the 3,017-square-foot residence has been home to longtime rock radio disc jockey Jed “The Fish” Gould, which explains the large soundproofed music studio next to the two-car garage.
Fronted by a large front lawn, the colorful house features bay windows, peaked gables, a wraparound front porch, and a tall turret topped by a shingled dome. Interior features include hardwood floors, a sturdy master stairwell, built-in shelving, and original brass fixtures.
The home includes two bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, with several common spaces and a small street-facing balcony on the second level.
The backyard is landscaped with pathways and gardens centered around several unusual mosaic sculptures that light up, per the listing.
The home was last purchased in 1994 for just $425,000. It’s now asking $2.3 million.
- 346 Markham Place [Matt Littell | Podley Properties]