1585 Pleasant Way Pasadena, CA 91105
Sold Price $2,200,000
List Price $1,995,000
3 beds
3 baths
2,048 sq ft

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Margot Tempereau

Margot Tempereau

Seller’s Agent

DRE# 01367160

Matt Littell

Matt Littell

Seller’s Co-Agent

DRE# 1329989

Property Description

Pulliam, Zimmerman & Matthews, AIA, 1966. Privacy and spectacular views grace this versatile and exquisitely renovated 3 bedroom + 3 bath modernist residence in Pasadena’s exclusive Poppy Peak Historic District, arguably the finest collection of Mid-Century Modernism in Southern California. Purchased from the original owner in 2011, the residence has undergone extensive structural enhancements and masterful renovation, elevating the home to its current elegant, turn-key condition. Light filled living spaces enveloped by walls of glass offer expansive views with the city skyline and San Gabriel Mountains beyond. Indoor/outdoor living is realized to perfection, with vast upper and lower decks traversing the length of the residence. The entry level includes living room, dining area, kitchen and oversized, versatile guest bedroom accessed through twin double entry doors, and an ensuite bath. Floor to ceiling, wall-to-wall custom cabinetry houses the bedroom’s closet and Murphy bed, allowing the space to adapt function to need, as guest room, lounge, office or den. The kitchen features Caesarstone counters, elegant cabinetry, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Thermador range, hood and dishwasher. All 3 bathrooms showcase designer tiles, fixtures and finishes. Downstairs the primary bedroom suite is an oasis with spectacular views from every window, ensuite bath with dressing area, and direct access to the lower deck. A cozy 3rd bedroom (now used as a reading room), laundry area and stairway to basement level storage room/wine cellar complete the main structure. On the lower deck, a spacious bonus studio space (currently used as a gym) with floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a covered lounging deck would also be a perfect home office or guest area conversion. The adjacent vacant lot to the north of the property is also for sale (not included – see separate lot listing for parcel at 1587 Pleasant Way, MLS#21-791596) and would be ideal for development as SFR, additional dwelling unit(s), tiered gardens, privacy buffer or the full expression of your imagination.

Property Details & Features

Property Type

  • Single Family Residence

Year Built

  • 1966

Appliances and Equipment

  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dryer
  • Washer


  • 3 full bathrooms
  • 3 total bathrooms


  • 3 total bedrooms


  • 2 total stories
  • Built in 1966
  • 2,048 sqft living area


  • Central Air


  • Tile
  • Wood


  • Central

Interior Features

  • Workshop


  • Inside
  • Stacked


  • Property Subtype: Single Family Residence
  • 7 days on market
  • Listed on 2021-10-05


  • County: Los Angeles


  • 8160 sqft
  • 0.19 acres
  • Area: 8160
  • Dimensions: 86×96


  • 2 total parking spaces
  • Door-Multi
  • Garage


  • City Lights
  • Canyon
  • Mountain(s)

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