Charming Mediterranean in Grace Hill

1146 Avoca Avenue
Pasadena, CA
Sold Price: $879,000
MLS Number: 22165438
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Year Built: 1928
Lot Size: 6787 Square Feet
Property Status: Sold
Property Features: 1323 sf main residence with 2 bd/2 ba, 2-Car Detached Garage, 762 sf in-law residence with 2 bd/1 ba, Central air/heat, Convenient location, Fully fenced yard, Hardwood floors, Laundry rooms, Prestigious Grace Hill neighborhood, Updated kitchen in main house

This charming Mediterranean style home features a spacious guest house and sits in the prestigious Grace Hill neighborhood. The private front porch looks down on the gently sloping, beautifully landscaped yard, graced with an olive tree, magnolia tree, wisteria and birds of paradise. The distinctive architectural style is anchored by a large rounded picture window framed with detailed filigree and Moroccan style wrought iron sconces at both entrances. Step through the front door of the 1323 square foot main residence into the formal living room with its dramatic picture window, hardwood floors, 9-foot ceiling, crown and base molding, and lovely gas fireplace with elegant mantle. The adjacent elegant formal dining room features plenty of windows and a lovely candelabra chandelier. The updated kitchen beautifully combines the charm of the 40s style linoleum tile floor with the more contemporary wood cabinetry, Formica countertops, double stainless steel sinks, 4-burner gas stove, and a Bosch dishwasher. Off the kitchen is the laundry room with a door to the backyard and an adjacent half bathroom. The front bedroom has a ceiling fan and walk-in closet, while the other bedroom features two closets and overlooks the trellised garden. Between the two bedrooms is the charming bathroom with distinctive 40s tile floor pattern, shower over the tub, and tile counters. Stroll through the inviting fully fenced backyard with built in benches and patio to the back entrance of the 762 square foot guest house. The living room has hardwood floors, crown and base molding, and French doors opening to a wood deck with an attractive trellis covered with morning glory. The cozy dining room boasts plenty of windows which overlook the side yard of the home. The delightful kitchen has a GE 4-burner stove, Bosch dishwasher, tile counters, linoleum tile floor, and an adjacent pantry/laundry room. The bedrooms both have hardwood floors and ceiling fans. The full bathroom off the hallway features built-in dresser drawers, a shower over the tub, tile counters and crown molding. There is a California basement plus two more large storage areas under the home and a 2-car detached garage. Each unit has its own central air/forced air heating systems installed 2006. Recent upgrades include exterior and interior painting, wood shutters, French doors, dishwashers, outdoor lighting, trellis, and living room in the smaller unit wired for surround sound. Close to South Pasadena shopping, Fair Oaks shopping and freeway access, this home offers the convenience of urban living with the charm of a European style home.