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What $880,000 Buys You in California


What $880,000 Buys You in California


Pasadena | $879,000A 1948 ranch house with three bedrooms and one bathroom, on a 0.1-acre lotThis house is in Muir Heights, a neighborhood of midcentu

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This house is in Muir Heights, a neighborhood of midcentury single-family homes that is about a mile from Upper Arroyo Park and about two miles from the Rose Bowl. John Muir High School, is within walking distance. The foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains are 10 minutes away; Altadena and La Cañada Flintridge are within easy commuting distance.

Size: 1,211 square feet

Price per square foot: $726

Indoors: The front yard is landscaped with grass and succulents, with a path leading from the driveway to a small porch and a bright-red front door with midcentury-inspired windows. It opens into a foyer with a diamond-shaped window that looks out onto the landscaping.

The living room has a large window facing the front yard, a wood-framed fireplace and hardwood floors that continue into a dining alcove with an original built-in china cabinet.

Through the dining room is a kitchen with room for a breakfast table; it was recently updated with a new stainless steel range and white countertops. A laundry room off the far side of the kitchen offers access to the backyard.

Down a short hallway from the living room are the bedrooms. The first bedroom, which faces the street, has room for a queen-size bed. Next to it is the bathroom, which has a new double vanity with brushed-steel hardware. On the other side of the bathroom is a bedroom roughly the same size as the first; it connects through a door to a third, smaller bedroom. This room, also accessible through French doors in the living room, could serve as a home office or a nursery.

Outdoor space: The backyard is relatively flat — making it ideal for outdoor cooking, dining and play — with a tall palm tree planted close to the house. A Japanese garden attached to the Pasadena Buddhist Temple can be seen through a fence on the far side of the lot. The detached garage holds two cars.

Taxes: $11,160 (estimated)

Contact: Tara Del Bosco, Sotheby’s International Realty, Pasadena Brokerage, 626-229-0909; sothebysrealty.com

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