Charming English Cottage Revival from Southern California’s Golden Age of Architecture

Monday, August 25, 2014 | 5:28 pm

The Post House was built in 1925 during what many have called the golden age of architecture in Southern California and is located in the historically designated Wotkyns/Richland Landmark District. This five bedroom, five bathroom home measures 3445 square feet and is situated on the lip of the Arroyo on a 16,080 square foot lot overlooking one of Pasadena’s most notable landmarks, The Rose Bowl. 6 Richland Place has an abundance of charm typical of an English Cottage Revival home including a steep pitched roof, a prominent chimney with decorative inlay, multi-paned windows, hardwood floors, beautiful molding and the arched front door.

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Charm exudes in the living room & dining room through the wood beamed ceiling, the brick fireplace with a custom mantle, the stained glass window and the multi-paned windows & doors. The kitchen has been tastefully remodeled and opened up and features an oversized center island/bar area, custom cabinets, Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, recessed lighting, new windows and a skylight.

There are three bedrooms downstairs of which two are suites. The former maid’s suite includes an attached full bathroom, new bamboo wood floors, a separate sitting room and has its own exit to one of the exterior patios. At the rear of the 1st level is a larger suite currently used as an office featuring built-in shelving, a slate wood-burning fireplace with bench seats on either side of it and French doors on either side leading to a private patio on one side and the back yard on the other side. At the top of the wooden staircase is a charming sitting nook with built-in bench seats ideal for reading & relaxing with a book, the morning paper or one’s electronic device.

There are two bedrooms upstairs, one of which is a spectacular master suite which was added to the home in the 1990’s. The view out the windows of the master and from the porch beyond the French doors looks down into the Rose Bowl. The slate fireplace and dual bench seats mirror the downstairs master suite. Additionally the suite includes a vaulted ceiling with natural wood beams, hardwood floors, a large walk-in closet, an oversized master bathroom with a whirlpool tub, dual sinks and a skylight. A focal point of the property is the expansive back yard & mature landscaping overlooking the Arroyo.

What once was an enclosed room is now an exterior patio off the family room & living room and features slate flooring, a new wood overhead covering and climbing wisteria. This is an ideal place for dining al fresco with family and friends. There are climbing roses on the arched trellis that leads from the patio to the grassy back yard. The pride of ownership is evident in the landscaping from the koi pond with water lilies and a cascading water fountain to the variety of fruit trees and succulents. There are multiple sitting areas in the back yard to enjoy the peace, tranquility & view including a covered pavilion at the back with a matching pitched roof. There are two driveways with one leading through the porte cochere to the two car garage. This home is a timeless treasure inside & out and is ready for the new owners to move right in.

For more information about 205 North Encinitas Avenue contact The Berns Team at (626) 826-4533. To get pre-approved for this property, don’t forget us at Delawari Financial | (626) 486-1775 | or visit

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