1555 Scenic Drive, Pasadena, CA
The eye of noted Pasadena architect Lawrence Test can be seen throughout this timeless traditional ranch in Pasadena’s upscale Linda Vista area. Test apprenticed under celebrated Pasadena architect Reginald Johnson that is Santa Barbara Biltmore and served as University Architect at USC. Known for his careful siting of buildings, he situated this home on a spacious lot with a focus on privacy and comfortable distance from neighbors. The yard, enveloped in leafy garden and treetop views, features a flat, grassy expanse, wood deck and wisteria-covered patio. An oak-covered lower level includes a classic horseshoe pit. Inside, Test graced the light and spacious rooms with a wealth of architectural details, including hardwood floors, large double-hung wood windows, French doors and two fireplaces. A cozy library and den, updated kitchen and full dining room offer a range of settings for entertaining. The current owners have added a number of sensitive enhancements, including a stunning fireplace with tile surround by artist Cha-Rie Tang and a huge master suite with French doors opening to the deck and a bath with stone countertops and custom cabinets. This is a rare opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind architectural find in one of Pasadena’s most-wanted neighborhoods.