491 South Marengo Avenue, Pasadena

For Sale $1,575,000
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2244 Sqft
  • 6304 Lot

Craftsman Bungalow :: John H. Simpson, 1911

This two-story Craftsman bungalow was built by Arts & Crafts architect, John H. Simpson in 1911. Ideally located within a short distance to the Metro Gold Line, grocery stores, restaurants, and Old Town Pasadena, this home faces a tree-lined street with bike paths. The redwood shingled exterior, recessed porch, wide overhanging eaves, and extended rafter tails distinguish the Craftsman style of the structure. The original, oversized oak front door with beveled glass panels has sidelights that frame its gracious entry. Numerous wood framed and divided lite windows, many with their original glass, together with a mix of antique and modern lighting provide a light and open interior. The structure has been well maintained with upgrades including foundation bolting, copper plumbing, updated electrical service/distribution systems, HVAC, and a newer roof. The bungalow is located in the South Marengo Historic Business District and is recorded on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing property. This designation is one of several key qualifiers making the structure potentially eligible for property tax reductions and other incentives under the Mills Act. The City of Pasadena has added a commercial overlay zone to the Historic residential area allowing for business use. The property currently has a conditional use permit for a professional office. The versatile floor plan includes living room/reception area with distinctive fireplace, a sun room/office nook, two private offices, and a window lined dining/conference room with beautifully restored built-in cabinets featuring original leaded glass doors. There is a large eat-in kitchen perfect for informal meetings and gatherings. A secure server room and a large half bath are also located on the first floor. The second floor includes two private offices, each with a private conference area plus an updated three-quarter bathroom. There are five parking places, one reserved for handicap use. The property is ADA compliant with a ramp providing access to the front door that winds around an Asian style garden. This special property provides a unique workspace opportunity that combines classic architectural style, sensible modern amenities and an outstanding location. Also available for lease at $7,500/month on a modified gross lease basis.
Richard Langstaff Mobile(626) 643-2065 rlangstaff@dppre.com
CalDRE 01057700

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491 South Marengo Avenue is a residential property located in Pasadena, CA. This property sits on a 6304 sqft lot, is 2244 sqft, with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths.