Home of the Week: Stately Neoclassical Craftsman in South Pasadena

1616 Bushnell Ave., South Pasadena, CA 91030
Published on Jan 21, 2021

Stately neoclassical home sitting on what is widely boasted as ‘the most beautiful street in South Pasadena’ for its arching canopy of century-old camphor trees and delightful mix of historic architecture. Made famous by movies ‘Back To The Future,’ ‘Teen Wolf,’ and the television series ‘Thirtysomething,’ Bushnell Avenue has been home to generations of families who have seen their children and grandchildren raised there and epitomizes the enduring charm of South Pasadena. This is an ideal opportunity for the buyer who yearns for the character of vintage architecture, but has the vision to see how adding today’s modern amenities would make this their absolute dream home! Terrific curb appeal, a well thought out floorplan with large and spacious rooms, character details such as deep moldings, pocket doors and a Batchelder tile fireplace, and a big back yard with pool and spa in a top rated school district.

This striking home features the classic elements of Neoclassical design. Symmetry, tall columns, elaborate doorways, porte cochere and evenly spaced windows are all key elements of the style. The wide welcoming porch with original front door opens into a large foyer. Pocket doors reveal the entrance to a large formal living room, a gracious staircase leads to all four bedrooms and a doorway tucked under the stairs leads to a cozy den and the kitchen. High ceilings, detailed moldings, hardwood floors and character are abundant throughout the home. Light streams through the beveled glass windows crafted by a local artisan. A Batchelder tile fireplace makes a striking focal point in the living room. A second set of pocket doors provides privacy for intimate dinners in the formal dining room. Glass doors provide access to the back yard while double swinging doors lead to the kitchen and den. The kitchen area includes a spacious area for meal prep, laundry, tv watching in the den and a powder room. Great opportunity to create an open kitchen/family room with access to the pool and yard. Upstairs are four sunny spacious bedrooms with large closets (including one with a sink!) and two full baths. One of the larger lots on the block with room for a pool / spa, patio and lawn.

Main Properties:

Bedroom(s): 4
Bathroom(s): 3
Interior: 2,373 sq.ft.
Lot Size: 8,042 sq.ft.
Year Built: 1915

Offered at $2,198,000

For a detailed information about the property, visit www.1616bushnell.com.

Carol Majors
Executive Sales Director
(626) 399-9665
REALTOR® | CalRE# 00769694




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