Picture Perfect Craftsman Bungalow

1275 N. Mentor Ave.
Pasadena, CA
Sold Price: $499,000
MLS Number: 22147350
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Year Built: 1914
Building Size: 1118 Square Feet
Lot Size: 8525 Square Feet
Property Type: Single Family
Property Status: Sold
Property Features: California basement, Carpet in bedrooms, flat backyard, Hardwood floors, Original detail, River rock fireplace and accents, Security system, Stainless steel appliances, Upgrades and remodel in 2000, Walk-in closets

This picture perfect 1914 Craftsman Bungalow sits in the beautiful and prestigious Bungalow Heaven Historic Landmark District. Past owners ensured this piece of Pasadena history retained all its original charm during a remodel in 2000 – from the wrap around porch, river rock chimney, exposed rafter tails, and gable roof, to the pocket doors, picture rails, built in cabinets and meticulously landscaped front yard, this home reflects both the charm of a traditional Craftsman residence and the appeal of updated luxury. Great for entertaining, this enchanting home features an open floor plan and peaceful outdoor areas for ultimate California living. Sit down and relax on the inviting front porch while gazing at the nearby San Gabriel Mountains. Then walk through the front door where you’ll be greeted by a dramatic refaced granite river rock fireplace in the living room, period sconces and ceiling lights, oak hardwood floors, and rich baseboard and crown molding. The dining area with wood stained wainscoting is adjacent to an open sunroom with French doors leading out to the backyard and the deck. The light and bright kitchen features stainless steel appliances, oak cabinetry, tile counters, a laundry area, recessed lights, and an informal eating area. The 2000 remodel included updated electric, copper plumbing, security system, refinished Douglas fir hardwood floors in the bedrooms and bath, new central air/heat, automatic sprinklers, and new period light fixtures throughout the house. The two bedrooms both have carpet, walk-in closets and plenty of windows and light. There’s also a den adjacent to the middle bedroom that could be a convenient nursery or even a third bedroom. The full bathroom has hardwood floors, a refinished claw foot tub with shower, and a period-styled vanity sink with pearl-flecked black granite counter. There’s also a built-in linen closet and drawers in the hallway for extra storage. The large, flat and fully enclosed back yard includes a flagstone patio for al fresco dining and has ample space for a pool, if desired. There’s also an oversized 2-car detached garage built in 2000 with extra parking in front of it. The California basement, which has potential as a wine cellar, offers extra storage and easy access to under the home. Close to Old Town Pasadena, freeway access and within walking distance of Lake Avenue shopping, this home combines the charm of an historic residence with the convenience of urban living.