This extraordinary post and beam residence in Pasadena was built in 1957 and remains in great enough shape that the city honored it with a preservation award in 2012.
Designed by the architectural firm of Conrad Buff, Calvin Straub, and Donald Hensman, the house rises two stories and features walls of glass throughout the double-height living area. It's got three bedrooms and three bathrooms spread across 1,885 square feet of living space.
Other features include beamed ceilings, built-in shelving and cabinetry, glass doors, and a handsome brick fireplace in the living room. The house has also recently been updated with new plumbing, electrical, and climate control; and the kitchen has been equipped with new appliances, though it retains plenty of midcentury style.
The home's sleekly modern look is more than appropriate for its owner: Mad Men producer Scott Hornbacher. (A few Emmys and Golden Globes can be seen filling shelf space in listing photos.)
Sitting on a 7,909-square-foot lot, the house offers plenty of outdoor space, including patios and decks extending out from the living room and upper level.
The house will be sold in a PlumBid auction on May 19. Bring plenty of cash, because the minimum price is $1.695 million.
- 1695 Poppy Peak Drive [Jimmy Wilson | Deasy/Penner]