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Award-winning 1905 Craftsman asking just under $1M in Pasadena

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Something old, something new

Courtesy of Brian Sprock/Sotheby’s International Realty

Now on the market in southeast Pasadena is a handsome Craftsman constructed by the distinguished local building firm Guy S. Bliss & Son. Built in 1905, the vintage bungalow received a Historic Preservation Award from the city in 2007. A decade on, the four-bedroom residence’s remaining original features—exterior wood siding, hardwood floors, moldings, colored-glass windows, and built-ins—still look to be in fine fettle.

Not to say that the home has been preserved in amber. Updates include a modernized kitchen, full copper plumbing, tankless water heaters, new lighting, and a new electrical system.

The house’s four bathrooms have also been remodeled—some rather eccentricly. Among the more curious additions: the world’s highest toilet tank and a kooky clawfoot shower situation.

Also in the negative column: With a lot size of only 3,421 square feet, the property doesn’t have much outdoor space. However, it does have a neat little bonus building “with under floor plumbing and sub-panel ready for customization as a mini guest house or office.”

Last sold in 2009 for $676,000, it’s now asking $999,000. Open house is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.