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Pasadena midcentury with pair of atriums seeks $3.33M

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This place is ready to party

Photos by Alexis Adam
Courtesy of Ivan Estrada/Douglas Elliman

This midcentury modern house designed by architect Roland Russell in 1961 is located in the hills alongside Pasadena’s Rose Bowl.

The single-story house sits on about one-third acre, and brings in the outdoors via not one—but two—atriums.

The first atrium lies just beyond the front door, creating “ a flood of natural light,” says the listing. The white terrazzo floors probably help keep things bright, too. The atrium also provides lines of sight between the updated kitchen, and the communal spaces in the house. The living room features the original pewter fireplace and a custom wet bar.


The second atrium is near the master suite, which also has its own library. The master bathroom features high ceilings, hand-painted tile, a steam shower, and heated floors.

There are two additional guest bedrooms (but, sorry, no more atriums).

There’s even more outdoor space in the rear yard, which is party-ready with an outdoor shower, a new swimming pool with underwater speakers, and a hot tub that fits 10 people.

The house last traded hands in 2015 for just over $1.768 million. It’s now listed at $3.33 million.