825 S Madison Ave, Pasadena , CA
Located on arguably the best street in the center of coveted Madison Heights, this lovely home was built in 1916 and has been in the same family for 55 years. Set upon a knoll above Madison Avenue with its beautiful canopy of camphor trees, this fantastic property is on a large, flat lot of just under 14,000 square feet. The home is listed in the assessor's records as 2,217 square feet, however there are three bonus spaces that make the actual measured square footage 2,598 square feet, including two rooms upstairs (see attached floor plan). With wonderful curb appeal, the arch-covered front porch welcomes you into the formal living room, which is centered on a fireplace flanked by built-in bookcases. This light-filled room features three sets of French doors opening out to the large front lawn, plus a huge, single-pane picture window on the north-facing wall for striking mountain views. The hardwood floors were recently refinished throughout. The dining room has a generous, built-in buffet plus hardwood floors, and opens through sliding glass doors into the sunny lanai. The large kitchen offers good space with a cozy breakfast area as well as a bright, nicely-sized laundry room just adjacent to it. There are two bedrooms located on the first level that share a three-quarter bath. Upstairs there is a large bedroom and full bath, plus two smaller rooms that were used as bedrooms by the previous owners, though they have no direct heat or A/C ducting. A wisteria-covered pergola leads out to the spacious backyard with plenty of room for a pool if desired. The two-car garage was rebuilt in 2006 and is situated behind a remote controlled privacy gate. Do not miss this rare offering in the heart of one of Pasadena's most beloved neighborhoods!