This Striking Pasadena Architectural Is Loaded With Eco-Friendly Upgrades

by Wendy Bowman

Caught yourself daydreaming about living in a sleek residence overflowing with fun and eco-friendly upgrades and amenities? This contemporary home, nestled onto a picturesque lot in Pasadena’s prestigious Oak Knoll community, just might fit the bill. Tucked away on more than a half an acre, the property is laced with drought-tolerant plants and artificial turf. Indoors, there’s a duo of “secret” attic playrooms, just for starters.

Built in 2009, and previously listed for $6.5 million in 2019, the vaguely Brutalist spread has returned to market with a $6.8 million ask. Current owners Chris and Nellie Tran — the husband-and-wife team behind the food-hall concept Blossom Market Hall, in San Gabriel’s historic Mission District — paid $5 million for the place a little over five years ago, back in May 2017, and have since put their own bespoke touches on the premises.

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