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Pasadena midcentury with soaring ceilings asks $1.5M

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The 1950s home was designed by architect-to-the-stars Ted Grenzbach

Living room
A tall brick fireplace sits at the center of the double-height living room.
Photos courtesy Leanne Reynolds/G&C Properties

Up for sale for the first time since 1978, this glassy Pasadena residence is a midcentury modern gem with plenty of original details.

The house was built in 1956 and designed by architect Ted Grenzbach, whose long list of celebrity clients included Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Cher, and Johnny Carson. The spacious 2,429-square-foot home sits on a woodsy quarter-acre lot just west of the Arroyo Seco, surrounded by mature trees and neatly landscaped gardens.

Inside are three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, with a cavernous living room that boasts walls of glass and beamed ceilings. The kitchen has been updated with new appliances, though in other parts of the house, older cabinetry and wood paneling remains intact—as does a handsome brick fireplace with a built-in firewood rack.

The home’s extensive master suite is equipped with a walk-in closet, an adjoining bathroom, and a connected office. It opens via glass sliding doors to a private deck.

Complete with a detached garage and patio space, the home is asking $1.485 million.

A large patio wraps around the home.
Walls of glass can be found throughout the home.
Sliding doors in the bedroom lead out to a private deck.
Vaulted ceilings extend to the upper level hallway.
The house sits on a woodsy quarter-acre lot.