A Classic Pasadena Post + Beam, Soulfully Reinvented, $3MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Framing distant views of the San Gabriel mountains, this handsome 1959 Post + Beam, originally built by Buff, Straub + Hensman in Pasadena’s San Rafael Hills has been beautifully reinvented by designer/developer Stephani Gan. Serenely paying homage to the firm’s innovative work of that decade and Influenced by her Indonesian background (and frequent travels to Kyoto) Gan’s aesthetic is especially suited to the architects’ signature simplicity of form and material.
Beyond the austere street front, nothing detracts from the home’s original treehouse vibe, sited above an arroyo.
In a renovation with no surface left untouched, the same palette prevails throughout, with exceptional choices like the pearly Zellige tiles and bronze hardware in the baths.
The lower level is given over to an expansive media room/study with an adjoining bath, and opening to a series of descending pebbled terraces.
More: Go to the listing for additional images and details including a site/floor plan. An outstanding opportunity to own a piece of California’s architectural history, in fine condition and ready to live in, represented by architecture specialist Lauren Reichenberg at Compass.