A modern interpretation of classic ranch style, this 1950s residence in Pasadena’s sleepy North Arroyo draws the eye with its contrasting hues, black-framed windows and a mix of concrete, metal and natural wood finishes. Two similarly inspired guest suites, a pool house and a greenhouse now accompany the main home on nearly an acre of tree-topped grounds.
Location: 835 Linda Vista Ave., Pasadena, 91103
Asking price: $5.5 million
Year built: 1957
House size: 6,026 square feet, seven bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms
Lot size: 0.8 acres
Features: Natural wood finishes; vaulted ceilings; modern fixtures; living/dining room with two-sided fireplace; two guest suites; swimming pool; pool house; office/library; greenhouse; organic garden; drought-tolerant landscaping