A Rare and Restored 1967 Post-and-Beam in South Pasadena Hits the Market for $2.25M

Designed by James Allen Walter, this timeless midcentury gem is one of only 32 homes in California by the coveted architect.

Set in a quiet cul-de-sac on a large, private lot with mountain views, 2050 La Fremontia Street, also known as the Siodmak House, was designed in 1967 by California midcentury architect James Allen Walter. One of only 32 homes in California designed by Walter, the 2,252-square-foot post-and-beam structure features a sleek, dark-wood facade highlighted by a pair of bright orange front doors.  

The U-shaped, one-level home is composed of two volumes connected by bright orange doors that pop against the dark wood facade.  

The four-bedroom, two-bath, U-shaped home is actually composed of two rectangular volumes, connected by the front doors, which open into a serene interior courtyard garden. From there, the home gradually unfolds into an inward-facing, open-plan layout centered around an elongated courtyard. The design encourages indoor/outdoor living, while walls of glass, clerestory windows and skylights fill every corner with natural light. 

After entering, the home starts to unfold. The actual entrance is really an interior garden, a design element that definitely sets the tone for indoor-outdoor living. 

The residence recently underwent a thoughtful renovation that updated the kitchen and the bathrooms as well as the plumbing and electrical systems, while still preserving the original structure and the home's overall midcentury spirit. Now, this classic stunner, which has been featured in Domus, Better Homes & Gardens and the Los Angeles Times, is on the market and looking for its third owner to the tune of $2,250,000. 

The long rectangular inner courtyard is split by a glass-enclosed walkway. A larger deck-like area then serves as the outdoor entertaining space and opens to the grassy yard. 

 Almost every room in the house has access to some part of the large inner courtyard. 

With full-height windows and glass sliding doors on both sides, the interior living space is flooded with natural light. 

The kitchen was recently updated and now features new cabinetry, appliances, and a large soapstone center island, all which fit the home's authentic midcentury vibe.

The bright open living space has vaulted, beamed ceilings, walls of glass, and outdoor access on both sides. 

A full-height, brick-inlay fireplace anchors the living space. 

The master bedroom is full of natural light and can be accessed right off the entrance. 

There is also plenty of closet space and a lovely view of the inner garden. 

All of the bathrooms were updated in the home's recent renovation and feature modern fixtures. 

A skylight and a door to the outside are featured in the second bedroom. 

The third bedroom also boasts a skylight and cork floors. 

The second bathroom has a bathtub. 

The fourth bedroom is perfect as a sitting room, home office, or guest room. 

The fourth bedroom also has built-in closets and courtyard access. 

The large lot also features a beautiful, grassy yard. 

2050 La Fremontia Street, South Pasadena is currently being listed for $2,250,000 by Jennifer Parker-Stanton and Abby Royal of Deasy Penner Podley

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