A midcentury post-and-beam home in Pasadena, California, is back on the market following efforts by local developers to revive both the home and the architect’s legacy. Located in the Poppy Peak Historic District, the hillside residence was designed by Jean Gloria Killion, who worked as a project architect in Richard Neutra’s office from 1952 to 1954. While it’s unknown how Killion contributed to Neutra’s famous designs from this period, her own residence is among the few structures officially attributed to her name.
Earlier this year, area design firm HabHouse stepped in to purchase the property and reverse years of deferred maintenance. Many of Killion’s original details were retained, including, most prominently, redwood beams and cladding, as well as terra-cotta brick pavers in the living areas. A gut renovation of the kitchen area is among the most significant changes.
HabHouse—which is led by photographer and designer Andreas E.G. Larsson, along with his partner, Mike Landry—is no stranger to the neighborhood, having completed another impressive renovation just down the street in 2019.
Listed for $1,548,000, the Killion Residence offers just over 2,100 square feet of interior space, including three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Multiple decks, balconies, and patios provide space to enjoy both the far-reaching views, as well as the quiet hillside location. Keep scrolling to see more of the home—including the colorfully tiled bathrooms.
The Killion Residence, located at 588 Tamarac Drive in Pasadena, California, is currently co-listed for $1,548,000 by Nate Cole of SUPRSTRUCTUR in partnership with Joey Kiralla and Michelle St. Clair-Zsakany of Sotheby’s International Realty.
More from HabHouse:
Original Architecture (1954): Jean G. Killion, AIA
Cabinetry Design (2020): Estuary Home
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