Architectural Property Selling Consultant in South Pasadena, CA
The Pasadena House
Founded in 1886, Pasadena is the second oldest community in the Los Angeles basin. It was a thriving winter resort destination at the end of the 19thcentury with people coming from the Mid-West and East Coast to escape the snow and cold. There are many reasons why people are drawn to the Pasadena area today, but the primary interest is the architectural detail of the homes. As an Architectural Property Selling Consultant in Pasadena CA, Darrell understands the unique challanges that buyers and sellers face when making updates to the property, while preserving the original sense of design
The homes of Pasadena range from large estates to modest bungalows, but each one has some distinctive architectural details that create unique spaces. A property that has an architectural pedigree shares both a keen sense of form and function. The flow of the floor plan creates a desirable space and the details and finishes of the rooms evoke an emotional response.
Vaulted ceilings with ornate beams can create a sense of wonder, as well as, make the room appear larger than it actually is. The old growth wood used for the floors and cabinetry has lovely patterns created by the grain of the wood. These elegant homes are full of wonderful surprises- from the detailed decorative tiles used on the fireplace surround and mantle, to the intricate window pane designs that repeat the pattern found in the panes of the doors or built-in cabinetry. Lovely front porches, pocket doors and hand finished plaster walls all contribute to the artisan feel of the properties.
Many of these architectural details were borrowed from the homes of Europe that the original owners wanted to re-create. It’s not unusual to find a Spanish Revival style Villa with a welcoming courtyard next to a French Normandy inspired “cottage” with wood shingle roof and a storybook facade. The tree lined streets of Pasadena are filled with architectural gems, creating a community of both beauty and a sense of history. Consult an Architectural Property Selling Consultant in South Pasadena CA to learn more about these properties
Darrell has been designated an Architectural Properties Specialist, representing some of the most notable architect designed properties in Southern California.