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Restored midcentury post and beam asks $2.1M in Pasadena

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Built in 1957, it was originally designed by architect Calvin Straub

House with long front drive
The U-shaped house sits above street level at the end of an inclined driveway.
Photos by Cameron Carothers, courtesy Michelle St. Clair, Joey Kiralla/Sotheby’s

Located west of the Arroyo Seco, not far from Pasadena’s border with Highland Park, this elegant midcentury residence is the recent recipient of a thorough restoration.

Per the listing, the home was originally designed in 1957 by architect Calvin Straub, a longtime USC professor who later joined the firm started by prolific homebuilders Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman.

When the home last sold in 2018 (for $1.1 million), it had been completely redone by subsequent owners and retained scant evidence of its modernist roots. Restored in the last year by design firm HabHouse, it’s now been returned to its original post and beam concept.

The U-shaped home sits on a neatly landscaped quarter-acre lot, with a long driveway in the front and an enclosed yard and patio space in the back. Inside are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, spread across 2,090 square feet of floor space.

Interior features include cork floors, beamed ceilings, walls of glass, and a large brick fireplace in the living room. The open kitchen has stone countertops and freshly installed appliances. The master bedroom opens directly to the back patio and includes an ensuite bathroom and a walk-in closet.

Located at 725 Burleigh Drive, the home is asking $2.089 million.

Living room with white brick fireplace
The living room features walls of glass and a white brick fireplace.
Open kitchen and dining area
The kitchen boasts new appliances, counters, and light fixtures.
Master bedroom with door to backyard
Beamed ceilings extend into the spacious master bedroom
Elevated deck in backyard
The backyard has patio and deck space, along with planters and room for a garden.