This Craftsman bungalow may not be the biggest bruiser on the block, but it’s hard to beat for its sheer faithfulness to Pasadena style. It was built in 1924, when the city was embracing the British-born Arts and Crafts movement, reflecting an appreciation for artisan design against the harshness of the Industrial Revolution.
While staying true to classic design details, such as built-ins in a bathroom and the formal dining room, the interior of the three-bedroom, two-bath cottage is very much at home in the 21st century, thanks to remodeling that carved out an airy, light-filled open-concept layout. Highlights include a large landscaped backyard with fencing and a cozy people-watching porch.
The listing is held by Joy Bolger of Compass.
WHERE: 1908 Raymond Ave., Pasadena
HOW MUCH: $879,000
WHAT YOU GET: three bedrooms, two baths, formal dining, large fenced backyard
SIZE: 1,580-square-foot home on 8,387-square-foot lot
PRICE PER SQUARE FOOT: $556