Craftsman Treasure

1185 Forest Avenue
Pasadena,, CA
Sold Price: $425,000
MLS Number: 22174426
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Year Built: 1910
Building Size: 1072 Square Feet
Lot Size: 7258 Square Feet
Property Type: Single Family
Property Status: Sold
Property Features: 2-Car Detached Garage, Automatic Sprinklers, Bamboo hardwood floors, Central air/heat, Deck, Gourmet Kitchen, Granite countertops, Remodeled interior, Security system, Tankless water heater

This Craftsman treasure sits on a peaceful street just above the Arroyo. Updated in recent years with 21st century amenities, this piece of Pasadena history reflects both the charm of a traditional Craftsman residence and the appeal of updated luxury. A major remodel in 2009 retained the home’s original charm – including a gable roofline, overhanging eaves, spacious front porch and box beam ceilings while adding a gourmet kitchen, luxury bathroom, central air/heat, double pane vinyl windows, tankless water heater, and bamboo hardwood floors. Over the past four years the current owners have added an additional $50,000 of improvements including an oversized detached 2-car garage, driveway gate, fully fenced backyard, backyard landscaping, an appealing deck off the back of the house, and new paint on the home’s exterior. Sit down and relax on the inviting front porch while gazing at the nearby San Gabriel Mountains, then walk through the charming etched glass front door to the open living and dining room areas with box beam ceilings, moulding-framed windows and a decorative fireplace. The cheery kitchen has ceramic tile floors, granite countertops, double porcelain sinks, wood cabinets with brushed chrome hardware, dishwasher, gas oven range and recessed lights. Adjoining the kitchen is an annex with a bright breakfast nook, currently used as a home office and a laundry area. Pass through the door there and into the spacious flat backyard by way of the new deck. The extremely private backyard features high greenery all around, an expansive lawn area, two peach trees and an ivy-covered archway to the rose garden. The two ample bedrooms provide spacious organized closets. The remodeled bathroom has a large framed mirror over double sinks set in dark granite on top of dark mahogany stained wood cabinetry. The home offers a 100amp main electric panel, whole house security system, front and back yard automatic sprinklers, gutters, and extra storage area in the attic and garage. With easy access to the Rose Bowl, Brookside Golf Club, Pasadena Aquatics Center and the 210 freeway, this home combines the charm of an historic residence with the convenience of urban living. Watch the 4th of July Rose Bowl fireworks from your own backyard this year as you celebrate living this American Dream.