A Unique Lower Arroyo Seco Historic District Home Located on South Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena

Beautiful home at 450 S. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena CA 91105 is under Mills Act Contract
Published on Apr 12, 2021


This unique Lower Arroyo Seco Historic District property is located on a 17,049 SF lot on the eastern edge of the Arroyo Seco in a private, tranquil setting. Set amongst a backdrop of mature trees on this curvilinear street, the home is oriented to take advantage of the sunset views of the Arroyo and this natural setting.

This property consists of 3 structures: a restored 1909 Arts and Crafts style two story 1,962 SF single-family residence, a private 600 SF guest house with one bedroom, one bathroom, a living room with fireplace and a small kitchen, plus an oversized (550 SF) newer construction garage with fire sprinklers. Set back off the street, the home has ample privacy. The front yard was thoughtfully re-landscaped by Canterbury Landscaping, attracting butterflies and stopping many a passerby to enjoy the beauty of the garden and the handsome architecture of the house.

The main home features 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and many character details throughout, including hardwood floors, large cased openings, wainscoting and a Tiffany style stained glass light fixture in the dining room, and a handsome fireplace in the living room. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs, including a front bedroom with a walk-in closet with a closet storage system and a balcony to enjoy the view of the arroyo, a small bedroom with bookshelves, and a spacious rear bedroom with large windows, new carpet and a high ceiling.

In 2016, the current owner secured a Mills Act contract which significantly reduces the property taxes for this property. As part of the process, the owner obtained a copy of all available permits. The owner has also completed nearly all the repairs and improvements listed in the Mills Act contract for this property. Per the contract, the two remaining projects are 1) Roof (2025 due date), and 2) Replace aluminum screens with wood-framed screens to match the character of the period when the home was built (2025 due date). $5,429 last year’s property tax bill (refer to tax assessor website).

Main Properties:

Bedroom(s): 5
Bathroom(s): 3
Square feet: 2,562 sq.ft.±
Lot Size: 17,049 sq.ft.±

Offered at $2,175,000

For a Virtual Tour of the property, visit 450southarroyo.com.

For more information contact:

Sarah Rogers

MBA, GRI, e-PRO, Realtor
Estates Executive Director
Trust & Probate Division Executive Director
626.390.0511 mobile





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