The Robert Smith Residence, designed by architectural partners Douglas Byles and Eugene Weston III, offers the ultimate in California living with visual and physical access to the outdoors from almost every room.
Featured in the May 1950 issue of Arts & Architecture, the post and beam dwelling — said to have been designed as a spec house for famed architect Whitney R. Smith’s brother, Robert Smith — sits on a quarter-acre lot in the San Rafael Hills neighborhood of Pasadena.
Erected in 1951, the dwelling received a 1,000-square-foot addition in 1964. Updated, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom residence maintains its indoor-outdoor flow around a pool and mature grounds.
Architectural highlights within the 2,760 square feet of living space include beamed ceilings, maple floors, glass walls, clerestory windows, wood-burning fireplace, and marble countertops.
The primary bedroom features 10-foot ceilings and overlooks a serene xeriscape side yard and koi pond. From the den, you see the back garden featuring raised concrete planters and an orchard of fruit trees.
Last sold in 2014 for $1.780 million, the home is now asking $2.275 million and includes a three-zoned HVAC, level two Lutron EV charger powered by a solar panel system.
Listing courtesy of Julie Allos – Deasy Penner Podley