401 Alta Vista Avenue South Pasadena, CA 91030

3 Bedroom, 1,300 Sqft, Single Family Residence

  • Homes for Sale
  • 1,300 Sq Ft
  • 3
  • 1 full
MLS: #P1-5512
This 2-level Mid-Century home features 3 outdoor decks with a beautiful, tranquil view, nestled on a quiet, wooded lot in the coveted hills of South Pasadena. Built in 1949, this 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home is full of charm, with stained glass windows and a front lot lined with roses. The bedrooms are all on the lower level with garden views, 2 have yard access. The Master Bedroom has access to the lower deck and delightful backyard, perfect for enjoying the lush garden views and experiencing a quiet Zen lifestyle. The spacious living room with beautiful wood beamed ceiling offers an abundance of natural light from the floor to ceiling windows centered between two sets of clear French doors that lead out to the upper, covered deck. From this topmost view, you can see all the way to Catalina Island on a clear day and on the 4th of July holiday, you can see several different fireworks shows from the comfort of your own home. Back in the house, the easy-living kitchen offers newer quartz countertops, subway tile backsplash, and a double basin farmhouse sink located in front of the stained-glass window. The kitchen includes access to an original door with a Dutch window and stainless-steel appliances: the gas range with ventilation hood, and refrigerator. One of the most beautiful highlights of this home is the professionally landscaped backyard with custom lighting and zoned automatic sprinklers. There is also a third deck space with a bench and small pergola surrounded by 2 Japanese gardens, a vegetable garden with tomatoes, chard, pumpkin, and beans, a designated flat grass area, great for playtime, a terrace with herbs and strawberries, and many different trees. Trees in the yard include flowering magnolia, jacaranda, mimosa, and crepe myrtle plus fruit plum, mandarin, blood orange, Meyer lemon, and grapefruit trees. There are also blueberries around the fence, gardenias, nasturtiums, lavender, and milkweed. This home is a low-maintenance, gardener's paradise, and excellent for entertaining. Your friends and family will love the private tranquility of your home as you host them for delightful get-togethers or dinner parties. It was the lovely setting for a previous owner's wonderful wedding and reception. Additional features include inside laundry, central heat and air, an attached 1-car garage, built-in storage, a Ring security camera, an electric vehicle charging plug, and solar panels that are paid off, keeping your electric bills amazingly low.

Property Features

  • Property Type: Single Family Residence
  • Community: not applicable
  • Approx Living Area: 1,300 SqFt
  • Price per Sqft: $914
  • Total Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Full Baths: 1
  • Year Built: 1949
  • Property Style: Mid Century Modern
  • Lot Size: 5,156 SqFt
  • Acreage: 0.1200
  • Garage Spaces: 1
  • Parking Type: Driveway, Garage, Garage - Single Door, Garage Door Opener, Garage Faces Front, Parking Space
  • Rooms: All Bedrooms Down, Center Hall, Entry, Kitchen, Laundry, Living Room, Master Bedroom
  • Interior: Balcony, Beamed Ceilings, Built-in Features, Living Room Balcony, Living Room Deck Attached, Stone Counters, Unfurnished
  • Fireplace: 0, None
  • Flooring: Concrete, Tile, Wood
  • Pool Description: None
  • Spa Description: None
  • Roof: Asphalt
  • Fence Type: Chain Link, Wood
  • Lot Features: Back Yard, Garden, Gentle Sloping, Landscaped, Lawn, Treed Lot
  • Building Levels Description: Two
  • House Faces/Primary View: North
  • Construction: Wood Siding
  • Exterior Description: Lighting
  • Other Appliances: Dishwasher, Gas Oven, Gas Range, Gas Water Heater, Range Hood, Refrigerator
  • Dryer: 1
  • Cooling System: Central Air
  • Heating: Forced Air
  • Gas: 1
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Power On or Off: Mid Century Modern
  • Parking Spaces: 1
  • County: Los Angeles
  • Area: 658 - So. Pasadena
  • Community Name: Not Applicable
  • Security: Carbon Monoxide Detector(s), Smoke Detector(s)
  • HOA Fee:
  • HOA Fee Includes: Foothills, Suburban


Directions: Cross Street: Indiana; From Monterey Road, Turn South on Indiana Avenue, going up the hill. Turn right on Alta Vista Avenue, and the house is just past Mountain View on the left with the Red Door.

Listing courtesy of Century 21 Masters

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