Living The Mid-Century Life in South Pasadena, $2.48MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
One of the most appealing things about Pasadena and its surrounding communities is the wealth of historic residential architecture, especially works by the pioneers of Mid-century design. Both new to the market and in exceptional original condition this exquisite c.1968 home in South Pasadena by architect Miller Fong is a multi-level collection of spaces arranged around a courtyard and a centrally located kitchen—both an innovative and vintage classic California solution to indoor-outdoor living, tucked behind a very private street facade.
Miller Fong’s parents emigrated from China to L.A. in the 1930s, and they would go on to found their furniture company Fong Brothers in the 1950s. Best known for its collections combining wicker, reed, leather and iron, Fong Brothers was very much a family affair; one of Miller Fong’s designs for the firm has become an icon of Mid-Century design, his c1968 Lotus Chair. Miller Fong graduated from USC in 1964, began his architecture practice soon after, and taught at USC for decades.
What We Love: It’s the perfect setting for a collection of Mid-Century furniture– much of which could be sourced from the Fong Brothers catalogue.
More: Go to the listing for additional images and details. An outstanding opportunity to own a classic Mid-Century home in South Pasadena’s Altos de Monterey neighborhood , represented by Silvia Portugal-Singh and Ami Singh at Compass.