1927 Spanish Revival Masterpiece

627 E. California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA
Sold Price: $805,000
MLS Number: 819005142
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Garage Spaces: 2
Year Built: 1927
Building Size: 1,742 Square Feet
Property Type: Condo
Property Status: Sold
Property Features: 2 Master Suites upstairs, 2 parking spaces, 3 generous sized bedrooms, Balcony

Here is a rare opportunity to own a historic courtyard dwelling from the Spanish Revival period of the 20s. Welcome to La Casa Torre, designed by noted local architect Everett Phipps Babcock. These homes, situated around a gorgeous courtyard, welcome you home with a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere. And this courtyard does not disappoint, meticulously landscaped and centered by a burbling fountain with hand-painted tiles. Enter the home through a panel door with speak easy, into a foyer with Saltillo tile, cloak closet and curving hardwood staircase. Accent tile on the back of the front door and the closet door add flair to the entry. Step down into the light filled living room anchored by a formidable fireplace, again surrounded by custom ceramic tile as well as built-in shelves. While seated, one can gaze through the spacious floor to ceiling windows into the courtyard, or pass through the screen door onto the patio with a protective canvas awning overhead. The formal dining room is flooded with natural light and is often referred to as the heart of the home. Candlelight sconces and curved archways enhance the walls across the downstairs. The adjoining kitchen has Saltillo tile floor, open beam ceiling, lapis lazuli tile counters and custom wood cabinets. Custom tile adorns the hood vent over the oven. Located off to the side is a laundry closet with included stackable washer/dryer. A windowed back door brings in light and leads out to the quiet plaza and potted area with access to the subterranean garage where there are two side by side, assigned parking spaces and full length storage cupboards. Upstairs are three bedrooms each with their own bathroom and custom wood and pane glass doors. The master bedroom has two balconies, one a Juliet balcony. This room has built-in shelves, ceiling fan and high ceiling. There is a spacious, organized walk-in closet. The full bathroom has pale yellow period tile with black tile trim, pedestal sink and tub with overhead shower.  The second bedroom also has a Juliet balcony, ample closet space with the same custom sliding doors, and ceiling fan. Its larger bathroom also has custom period tile in white and greens, a pedestal sink and a deep original tub. The final bedroom has both plenty of windows for natural light, a raised ceiling and it’s own full bathroom. Throughout this masterpiece are period details and hardwood floors. In addition to a storage area under the stairs, an additional assigned storage area is located in the basement beneath the building. The home is situated in the sought after Madison Heights neighborhood, close to the Caltech campus, south Lake Ave shopping, Old Town Pasadena, Huntington Gardens, the Metro, and freeways. Come by, even if just to look, as this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! 

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