Home of the Week: Showrunner Robia Rashid Buys La Loma Road Masterpiece for $4 Million

Published on Oct 18, 2020

Showrunner Robia Rashid Buys La Loma Road Masterpiece for $4 Million

Showrunner Robia Rashid and husband Michael Oppenhuizen have purchased an architectural masterpiece in Pasadena for exactly $4 million.

Robia Sara Rashid is widely known as the creator of Netflix original series “Atypical.” Rashid was also the co-story editor, co-producer and supervising producer of the CBS Sitcom series “How I Met Your Mother” and “The Goldbergs.”

Designed by the illustrious architecture firm Buff, Straub and Hensman in 1957 for the Frank family of Lawry’s Restaurants, the home at 919 La Loma Road in Pasadena is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Frank family lived there for about 40 years, after which mononymous musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer Beck followed as the resident for about a year, from 1998 to 1999.

In 2000, producer and director Troy Miller and his wife Terri bought the place for $2 million. The Millers not only raised their three children there, but they also rented it out for a number of commercial, film, and TV shoots. The house been featured in numerous films and TV shows, including “How to Live with Your Parents,” but its best featured role was as the Pfefferman family home on the eight-time Emmy winning Amazon series “Transparent,” according to a report by Variety.

The 5,074-square-foot post-and-beam home is located in the prestigious San Rafael Estate Neighborhood of Pasadena, and is built into the natural contours of the expansive one-acre gated property to create the ultimate tree house experience, according to a Realtor.com description.

The wholew indoor/outdoor California experience is created through main living areas and bedrooms that open onto decks and patios. The glass walled living room overlooks a pool and the Arroyo beyond.

This unique home boasts five bedrooms, 4.5 baths, dining room, family room, den, media room, project room, gym and a loft playroom. The kitchen is a cook’s dream, and large closets, a workshop space and a very large basement provide ample storage.


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