Georgian Colonial Residence in Pasadena
1154 South Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91106
Year Built: 1925
Interior: 3,273 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 10,433 sq. ft. (approx.)
Web #: 0278785
MLS ID: 819000952
This elegant Georgian Colonial residence is situated in the Madison Heights Landmark District. The spacious entry hall welcomes one to the 3,273 sq ft (approx.) home with five bedrooms and three baths on a 10,433 sq ft (approx.) lot. This property has an existing 380 (approx.) sq ft workshop plus a 2-car garage, potentially convertible to an ADU unit. Throughout the home there is an abundance of beautiful windows offering lots of natural light. The large living room features lovely cornice mouldings, a handsome fireplace, and French doors leading to an adjacent sunroom. Across the hall is formal dining room and on the same level is a comfortable family room/bedroom/screening room with a remodeled bathroom. Double French doors welcome visitors to the park-like backyard with brick patio area and mature landscaping. The cheerful kitchen has lots of white cabinets and counters with space for a breakfast table or island, and easy access to the backyard. This residence is near Allendale Park and Library, many fine public and private K-12 schools, the Art Center School of Design, Caltech, The Huntington Library, Old Town Pasadena, and the Gold line to Downtown LA.
The original “Madison Avenue Heights” subdivision consisting of 63 lots was opened in July, 1906. Lots were priced from $1,500 and carried a stipulation that homes to be built should cost at least $3,000. The Madison Heights neighborhood grew and was largely developed between 1910 and 1917. It consisted of family homes of professional people. A number of architects and contractors who worked in the neighborhood also lived here. Notable architects who built homes here include Henry & Charles Greene, Arthur & Alfred Heineman, Wallace Neff, David M. Renton, Sylvanus Marston Frederick L Roehrig, John William Chard, Reginald Davis Johnson and more. Many early residents subdivided their lots to build homes for their grown children. To this day, it's common for multiple generations of a family to own separate homes in the neighborhood.