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Terrific little Tudor-style asking $770K in Pasadena

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Two bedrooms and a fertile front yard

Forest Avenue is a pristine street with mountain views.
Photos by Charmaine David, courtesy of Compass

Tudors are right there with Victorians as one of the more spooky styles of homes. It’s fitting then that this one has come on the market ahead of Halloween, though there’s nothing ghastly about it.

On a quaint suburban-style street in Pasadena, not far from the Rose Bowl, the 1930s dwelling is fronted by an abundant garden. Enter through a little red porch and into a charming living room with dramatic ceilings and a statement fireplace.

An arched entryway partially divides the formal dining groom, which leads to a remodeled kitchen with a breakfast nook and washer and dryer. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a master suite, in 1,240 square feet, plus a bonus room with a connection to the backyard. A small covered patio, grassy yard, and detached two-car garage fill out the 5,796 square-foot lot.

The one serious drawback of 1620 Forest Avenue might be its close proximity to the 210 Freeway. Last sold in 2004 for $450,000, it’s listed at $770,000 with Tracy Do and Elias Tebach of Compass.

The hardwood floors, multi-pane windows, pitched ceiling, fireplace are original.
The living room, dining room, and kitchen flow together via pass-throughs.
The kitchen was remodeled with a tile backsplash and stainless appliances.
The arched entryways carry into the master suite.
The front yard is a gardener’s haven.
The lot measures 5,796 square feet.