Majestic Craftsman Masterpiece

320 Linda Vista Ave.
Pasadene, CA
Sold Price: $1,299,000
MLS Number: 22137079
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Year Built: 1911
Property Type: Single Family
Property Status: Sold

Step into this majestic Pasadena legacy and enjoy a quintessential example of the Craftsman/Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century. The eminent architect J. Constantine Hillman built this residence for himself, marrying the elements of spirit and nature into a home deserving of placement in the National Register of Historic Places. Nature cradles this Craftsman masterpiece with a lushly landscaped expansive yard replete with numerous fruit trees, Magnolias, fir, majestic oaks, and an unrestricted view to the protected Arroyo. The home’s building materials were kept in as natural a state as possible, including its rough hewn yet beautifully patterned redwood paneling, oak and pine original hardwood floors, wrought iron latches instead of door knobs, and contoured floor plan that echoes the Arroyo bluff ridgeline. The Craftsman style is evident throughout the home in the exposed beam soaring ceilings, plentitude of windows, built-in cabinetry, exposed rafter tails and joists along the roof line, overhanging eaves, pushbutton light switches, and classic front porch. Enter through the front door into a breathtaking formal living room anchored by a dramatic fireplace updated with faux Batchelder tile. Continue to the adjacent formal dining room featuring built-in cabinetry and picture ledges. Both rooms open to a patio overlooking the Arroyo that is perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining. The north wing of the home has a country flavored kitchen with so many windows there’s a feeling of being outside. There’s a GE Monogram fridge, a 5-burner Thermador stove, two Jenn-Aire convection ovens, and an abundance of shelves and cabinets. Nearby is a laundry nook, a 3/4 bathroom and a butler’s pantry with additional cabinets and storage. A California basement accessed from the butler’s pantry would make an ideal wine cellar. Upstairs are two good-sized bedrooms with plenty of closet space and a 3/4 bathroom. The southern wing has 2 bedrooms downstairs, currently used as an office and a media room, and a full bathroom. Upstairs is master bedroom with private ¾ bathroom across the hall and extra hallway closet space. The north and south wings are connected with an enclosed balcony full of windows that is currently being used as an additional office. Outside you’ll find a second California basement, a 2-car detached garage with potting shed and extra driveway parking. The home offers dual zone heating/cooling, partial copper plumbing, replaced ducts, and a 200 amp main electric panel. Close to Rose Bowl, Pasadena Aquatic Center, freeway and Old Town Pasadena this home offers both the convenience of urban living and the serenity of a wooded park retreat.

Property Highlights

  • Classic Craftsman style
  • Mountain and valley views
  • Patterned redwood paneling
  • Oak and pine original hardwood floors
  • Top of the line appliances in kitchen
  • Two California basements
  • Dual zone heating / cooling
  • Cathedral ceilings