This property has now been sold for $1,634,000. If you have been looking for a beautiful home that’s been very lightly lived in with multiple upgrades on one of South Pasadena’s most desirable streets – then this is the house for you!
Let’s start with the location: this property is in the flat and walkable part of South Pasadena just 3/10ths of a mile straight down the street from Trader Joe’s and Senor Fish. It’s on Grand Avenue which is a very wide street where people walk in the morning and afternoon due to its beauty and safety. This home is surrounded by multi-million dollar homes that only get more amazing as you travel down Grand Avenue. It’s a mere ½ mile from Arroyo Vista Elementary School and a similar distance to Orange Grove Park, the Metro Gold Line and the Farmer’s Market.
The grounds are simply impeccable with a large, flat, grassy lot. Since you enter the garage from the back of the home on a private street – the front yard is an uninterrupted sea of green grass and landscaped plants. Moving to the rear of the home – there is a huge deck for entertaining. It is constructed of nearly indestructible “trex” building material with built in benches and an included outdoor television. The rest of the back yard consists of a full sized 2 car garage with newly poured concrete slab floor and built in shelving – plus a large flat enclosed area of green grass and mature trees for privacy. There is an artisan redwood fence enclosing the area making it perfect for children or pets to play in privacy and security.
The living space includes hardwood flooring in the front of the home that is almost like new – due to the fact that the current owners never wore their shoes inside the house. The current owners had the entire home – both inside and out – painted just a few weeks ago in preparation for sale.
The living space features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms – in a large 1,541 square feet floor plan. This is more square footage than many 3 bedroom homes in South Pasadena. Plus – since the lot is perfectly flat – there is potential to add on to the home and construct additional living space. Alternatively, the large garage may lend itself to an ADU conversion. There are multiple possibilities for expansion of the home.
As far as the upkeep and maintenance of this property – the HVAC system has been replaced including all the ductwork plus an energy efficient thermostat. The owners also re-piped the entire plumbing system and added a tankless water heater. The kitchen has new energy efficient windows and there are new sliding glass doors leading to the back yard from both the bedroom and family room. There are wooden designer shutters in the front of the house. Additional comfort and usability are provided by 2 large Sunsetter motorized shades for the rear of the house leading to the deck. For security there is a whole home security system from San Marino Security and a Ring doorbell.
539 Grand Avenue is currently being offered for sale with a listing price of $1,399,000.
In summary, this is a rare South Pasadena home with every upgrade you can imagine. All the work has been done for you. The grassy flat lot affords the opportunity for expansion if you desire. It’s on a premier street of magnificent homes within easy reach of Trader Joe’s, Award-winning schools, restaurants, shops, parks, the Metro Gold Line and the Farmer’s Market. If you have been dreaming of the perfect South Pasadena lifestyle – then this is the home for you!
Below is a list of just some of the upgrades the owners have done to 539 Grand Avenue:
Complete House Interior and Exterior Painting;
New HVAC System including new ductwork and Lennox energy-efficient thermostat;
Trex Deck and Built-In Benches;
Anderson Sliding Glass Doors for family room and second bedroom;
New Concrete Slab in Garage;
Complete Plumbing Repipe;
New Anderson Windows in Kitchen;
Custom Wooden Shutters in all the Front Windows;
Artisan Redwood Fence for Backyard;
Noritz Tankless Water Heater;
Somfy Sunsetter Motorized Outdoor Shades;
Whole House Security System;
Stainless Steel Hood and Ductwork in Kitchen;
Garage Door Opener and Control System with 3 remotes and 2 wall mounted controls;
Landscape Lighting and Kitchen Switch;
Ring Video Doorbell.
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