This Midcentury Gem Would Make Any Nature Lover Beam With Joy

Architect Floyd Mueller designed the verdant Pasadena home as his personal residence, and now it's seeking a new owner.
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Location: 3 Lida Lane, Pasadena, California

Price: $2,279,000

Architect: Floyd Mueller

Year Built: 1946

Footprint: 2,785 square feet (three bedrooms, two baths)

Lot Size: 0.72 acres

From the Agent: "Designed by architect Floyd Mueller as his personal residence, 3 Lida Ln was created with the utmost privacy in mind. The lush setting was intentionally utilized to form a relationship with the home’s clean post-and-beam lines. Walls of glass offer views of the pool, foliage, and mature oak trees, and clear sight lines from one end of the home to the other. This property has been published several times, including in the December 1951 issue of Arts and Architecture magazine. It has only changed hands a few times, and has been updated over the years to reflect the original spirit of its design without kitschy or anachronistic aesthetic choices."

The 1940s home sits at the top of a private drive in Pasadena’s Linda Vista neighborhood.

The 1940s home sits at the top of a private drive in Pasadena’s Linda Vista neighborhood.

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Walls of glass span the rear facade, providing each room with views of the lush lot.

Walls of glass span the rear facade, providing each room with views of the lush lot.

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The primary suite is located at the far end of the home and offers direct access to the wraparound balcony. Dark hardwood floors complement the room’s neutral palette.

The primary suite is located at the far end of the home and offers direct access to the wraparound balcony. Dark hardwood floors complement the room’s neutral palette.

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The other two bedrooms are just as airy, complete with expansive, floor-to-ceiling glazing.

The other two bedrooms are just as airy, complete with expansive, floor-to-ceiling glazing.

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A closer look at the sprawling wraparound deck.

A closer look at the sprawling wraparound deck.

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