Pasadena Post and Beam Home by Midcentury Architect Seamlessly Integrates with Nature
The architect's residence is tucked away in the Linda Vista neighborhood of Pasadena, overlooking the Arroyo Seco, surrounded by a magnificent backdrop of oak, sycamore, willow, and alder trees that provide a breathtaking backdrop to the residence.
There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, dining room, kitchen, an office, and a laundry room in this post-and-beam house, which was featured on the covers of Better Homes & Gardens magazine in June 1950 and Arts and Architecture magazine in December 1951. The house has a living room and dining room, a kitchen, an office, and a laundry room. The house has a total area of 2,785 square feet which includes a living room and a dining room.
It is in accordance with the ethos of California Modernism, which emphasizes the importance of maintaining a natural connection with the outside world, that the living room, as well as all of the bedrooms, are lined with walls of glass that lead out onto a wraparound balcony. In addition to the slate flooring throughout the house, there is also a fireplace in the living room, as well as built-in storage and cabinets that were designed by Mueller, who previously worked as a furniture maker and set designer for movie productions before launching his architectural firm.
As Rich Report points out, over the years the house has undergone several renovations that are intended to keep the original spirit of the design while avoiding kitschy or anachronistic aesthetic choices. A current characteristic of the home's design is the use of Japanese woodwork, screens, and lighting, which represent the Japanese architectural influence on Pasadena, as well as the inherent serenity that lies within."
It is worth noting that in addition to the property's arboreal beauty, its three-quarter-acre grounds boast a pool and spa in the style of a grotto, two flagstone patios and a carport. It is listed at $2.28 million for the first time in half a century and is for the first time on the market in 50 years. In addition to that, if you really want to go out on a limb, the adjacent midcentury home is also for sale - it's asking $1.23 million for one-third of an acre and is set on an acre of land.
As far as the first property was concerned, it was marketed by Steve Clark of Backbeat Homes, whereas as far as the second property was concerned, it was marketed by Tom Flanagan of Backbeat Homes, who is also an agent with Backbeat Homes.