Striking 1980s Buff & Hensman hits the market in Pasadena

Master modernists Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman designed a contemporary home in Pasadena full of modernist architectural details.

Built in 1981, the home sits back from the street, behind a walled entry, on an expansive 29,303-square-foot lot located on a quiet, tree-lined cul-de-sac at 1405 Afton St in the coveted Linda Vista neighborhood.

The living room and a fireplace of the 1980s Buff & Hensman in Pasadena
1980s Buff & Hensman in Pasadena

The residence boasts many standout architectural features throughout its 5,150 square feet of living space. Along with two-story windows, built-in cabinetry, and Saltillo tile (a feature also in the Paxson House), you’ll find, soaring vaulted ceilings and a tall wood-burning fireplace in the living room.

There’s a spacious kitchen with ample storage that opens onto the backyard, a den, and a library with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves offering views of the lushly landscaped front garden.

The living room, bookshelf, and outside view
The dining room area of the 1980s Buff & Hensman in Pasadena
1980s Buff & Hensman in Pasadena

All five bedrooms are en-suite with the master featuring a private balcony overlooking the serene canopy of oak trees. The upstairs loft provides open space for lounging while the downstairs bedrooms offer privacy, away from the public spaces. And a bedroom downstairs, with its own private entrance and sitting room, makes for a great guest bedroom.

Filled with mature oak trees and lush greenery, the park-like grounds spread over a terraced backyard offer views at the very top of the lot reaching as far as the San Gabriel mountains.

Last sold in 1999 for $981,000, the home is listed with Christopher Reisbeck, asking $2.479 million.

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