A Hexagonal Midcentury Residence in Southern California Offered at $3.3M

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By Jenny Xie / Published by Dwell
Surrounded by eucalyptus and oak trees, this well-appointed Pasadena home by architect Roland Russell benefits from a central atrium that draws in generous amounts of light.

Designed by former AIA president Roland Russell in 1961, the thoughtfully upgraded midcentury home at 1450 El Mirador Drive is on the market for $3,333,000. A hexagonal motif runs throughout the interior and exterior, giving shape to features ranging from the roof, to the cabinetry and tile work, to the pool.

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The plan is organized around a central atrium, featuring a Japanese cedar, that floods the home with natural light and provides a connective space for lounging, reading, meditation, and entertaining. Upon entering, you encounter a spacious living room anchored by an original pewter fireplace and a custom brass wet bar. Continuous terrazzo flooring leads you to a dining room with custom cabinetry and an upscale kitchen equipped with Miele appliances. The island’s black granite countertop is extended by a hexagonal slab for additional seating.

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The home’s master suite enjoys another private atrium, an attached bath, and a library or office space. The atrium boasts a deck and an outdoor tub, allowing the homeowner to indulge in a relaxing soak while peering at the treetops. Hand-painted tiles, a steam shower, cathedral ceilings, and heated flooring outfit the master bath.

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Outside, the pool comes with a 10-person hot tub, underwater speakers, and a filtration system. A lawn lies adjacent for outdoor living, while an outdoor shower caps the experience.

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This three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath residence will be hosting an open house on Sunday, September 10. For more information, inquire here.

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