1439 Lida Street

Pasadena, CA
Stunning, modern, and bespoke, this mid-century residence has stood the test of time with its classic lines, powerful vision, and indoor/outdoor aesthetic. The creative brainchild of the prominent artistic couple Leslie and Nancy Watts, whose pedigrees included professional photography and museum curation in the Pasadena area. Built in 1946 of their own designs with aid from contractors and clear inspiration from Case Study homes of the time, 1439 Lida does not disappoint. From the street, a powerful slab foundation and privacy landscaping lead to the single car garage while paver stones meander through a woodsy expanse to the front entrance. The living, dining, and kitchen showcase the ideal open floor plan with walls of glass and sliding doors towards the manicured backyard. Warm, rich, and profound wood details complement the verdant tract of the home and provide a crisp and timeless feel while being functional and livable. Both unique bedrooms have their own private outdoor areas and abound in period details most notably in the en-suite bathroom fixtures which highlight the home’s charm and artistic expression. Other details not to be missed like the flat composition roof and top of the line restoration materials show the pride of ownership this home has known throughout the generations. The backyard is outfitted with a detached studio sited to take advantage of the beauty of the outdoors, perfect for a new generation of artists to inhabit this retreat. Close to the Rose Bowl, Brookside Golf Course, Art Center, metro Pasadena, as well as easy freeway access to DTLA, Burbank and beyond.
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,634 Sqft
  • 8,990 Lot

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