Home of the Week: Midcentury Modern Style in Linda Vista

Published on Sep 26, 2020

This midcentury modern home by Pasadena architect Francis Lyman Ennis reflects SoCal designers’ emphasis on bringing the outside in; wide expanses of windows allow light to wash over the nearly five-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath residence. Indeed, the 1957 home’s centerpiece is an airy living room-dining room area with a pitched-wood ceiling, fireplace, sliding glass door leading to the patio overlooking the surrounding hillside.

Every room has a stunning view, even the sunny kitchen, which has skylights and French doors leading onto a screened porch. The fabulous views don’t mean a loss of privacy, however; the home and three-car carport are hidden away at the end of a long private driveway. With a price well below the Redfin.com estimate, the home beckons modernism aficionados to take on a renovation with taste and a sense of local history.

The listing is held by Michael Bell of Sotheby’s International Realty.

WHERE: 1590 Knollwood Ter., Pasadena

HOW MUCH: $1,150,000

WHAT YOU GET: Five bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, pitched-wood ceilings

SIZE: 2,691-square-foot home on 2.05 acres


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