My wife and I bought the home at 444 Oaklawn Avenue in South Pasadena around 2005 and lived there with our family for many years. When our kids were (mostly) grown – we moved to another South Pasadena property over by Trader Joe’s and began renting Oaklawn.
It is a wonderful place to raise a family and we have many fond memories and photos of our time spent on Oaklawn Avenue. The street itself is beautiful and is one of only a very few designated “Estate Streets” in South Pasadena.
Here is the description we have used when inviting new potential renters to consider leasing the property.
Live on South Pasadena’s most desirable street and send your children to some of the best public schools in California!
Located at the very end of Oaklawn Avenue – a designated estate and historic district in South Pasadena – at the end of a cul-de-sac this home rests on a 12,500 square foot lot plus an adjoining green belt which makes the yard feel even larger. Privacy and privilege are the words to describe this mid-century modern 3 bedroom 2 bath home.
This is a lived-in rental property offered in ‘as is’ condition. The home is a mid-century modern ranch (single level). It was built in 1952 – and has all the charming peculiarities of a home of this era.
Immediately adjacent is the Oaklawn pedestrian bridge – the only concrete bridge ever built by renowned architects Greene and Greene. Walking over the bridge presents access to shopping, Bristol Farms gourmet market, OSH, Twoheys and Starbucks. A short walk further leads to downtown South Pasadena and the Metro Rail Gold Line.
An exceptionally large and deep sparkling pool – perfect for summer entertaining – is set into the large level lot with a veritable orchard of fruit trees including: 7 orange trees, 3 Clementine trees, 1 lemon tree, and 1 large grape vine. Enjoy fresh oranges and lemons seconds after harvesting them from your own yard!
There is also a mature rose garden on the side yard which produces fragrant and abundant roses seasonally. For those who are so inclined there is a plot and automatic watering suitable for a vegetable or herb garden as well.
The home has 3 bedrooms, one of which is a larger main bedroom. In addition to the 2 bathrooms there is also an extra lanai space which looks out to the pool through an enormous window.
Additionally, the dining area has a wood burning fireplace with gas starter. Imagine having a family or guest dinner with a cozy fire crackling just a few feet away.
The home has generous storage space including vast closeted space in the garage, and a separate out building with 1 room for storage.
The South Pasadena School District is among the elite in public schools in California. The residents of this home will have the privilege of their children attending Arroyo Vista Elementary School, South Pasadena Middle School and South Pasadena High School.
Homes on this coveted street sell for millions, but you can live on Oaklawn Avenue for a lease payment of just $5,400 per month (unfurnished). The one year lease includes free pool maintenance plus free yard maintenance – including all trimming of roses and fruit trees.
A large GE Profile refrigerator is included in the lease. Owner is a top South Pasadena Realtor and a licensed California Real Estate Agent (lic. 02028279). Small pets are okay with an additional fee.
Currently undergoing painting, yard and pool maintenance, this home will be available beginning around February 1st 2021. Don’t delay, this home is certain to attract the attention of those wanting to live in the South Pasadena School District, in addition to those desiring the utmost in privacy and serenity.
Give me a call / text / email if you are interested in taking a tour of 444 Oaklawn or need further details. Derek