Every once in a while a truly special home comes on the market. 511 Garfield is just such a property. An old-school Adobe architectural style and an absolutely unique enormous specimen Moreton Bay Fig tree which is over 100 years old set the stage from the street. To say that this home has “curb appeal” would be a dramatic understatement.
The Moreton Bay Fig has a beautiful root system that spreads out in the backyard – and at over 200 feet tall it towers beautifully over the entire lot.
I had the distinct privilege of helping a beautiful family here in South Pasadena obtain this “forever home”.
Once inside, you are greeted by the thick walls characteristic of the Adobe style. The foyer leads into a spacious living room with a tiled fireplace and very high ceilings. The massive central window is further framed out by a delicate curve in the stucco which serves to enlarge the room even further.
The entire residence is floored with authentic Mexican Saltillo tile throughout. This lends a feeling of permanence and durability to the house.
The home was originally constructed in 1925. It was the very first home built on that section of Garfield Avenue. You can see the period details all throughout the home. Just two examples are:
the amazing wood detailing on the bathroom mirror;
and the wall cut out (architectural term is ‘niche’) designed for a “Our Lady of Guadalupe” – a nicely designed and placed pedestal to display the statuary artwork.
My clients were among the bravest of homebuyers. To win out in a multiple offer situation (which is commonplace in South Pasadena at the moment) takes nerves of steel. The final purchase price of 511 Garfield was $1.925 million. This property truly has all the charm that a historic South Pasadena home has to offer.
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