90 North Grand Avenue Pasadena
Offered at $1,499,000
The Halsted House: Architecture as Fine Art
Built in 1905 this beautiful Greene and Greene designed craftsman home has been declared a Pasadena City Landmark and enjoys Mills Act tax relief. The home was commissioned by Samuel Hazard Halsted who later brought back the Greene brothers in 1912 and 1922 to make modifications and updates to the home. Craftsman details abound in the shingled siding, deep eaves, and extensive use of arroyo stone and brick, all hallmarks of the arts and crafts aesthetic . This light-filled architectural treasure features five bedrooms, four and a half baths and is brimming with original detail and quality craftsmanship. The front door with vibrant stained glass windows welcomes you into a large foyer which immediately introduces an integral design feature - large windows that run along each side of the house making it light filled and bright.
The public rooms are spacious and open. The generous living room was handsomely designed with a large brick fireplace as the focus of the room and a ceiling patterned with bands of dark toned wood. The sunny and comfortable family room also has a fireplace and and a continuation of the beautiful ceiling detail with adjacent french doors leading to the backyard. The kitchen extends into a large additional sleeping quarters which could function as a separate kids’ zone, a mother-in-law guest quarters or a spacious home office. There are four bedrooms upstairs, each with its own distinct detail and character. The master bedroom boasts a decorative fireplace, a fully remodeled bathroom and an enclosed sleeping porch which doubles as a huge walk-in closet. The backyard is defined by a large flat grassy area with lush, mature plantings, stone planters and a corner patio.