Edward Grenzbach-designed home in Pasadena asks near $1.5M

Traditionalist architect Edward “Ted” Grenzbach may not have been a household name but he was a go-to architect for the rich and famous.

“Grenzbach was praised for the sense of proportion he brought to the vast homes of the rich and famous.” His client list included everyone from Frank Sinatra to Rupert Murdoch, Larry Charles, Cher, Johnny Carson, Barbra Streisand, and Rock Hudson. And, per public records, this house seems to be owned by Marilyn Jones. (But fact-checking is required.)

The living room, a fireplace, and the dining area
The dining table and outside view

Built in 1956, 1716 Putney Road is a well-preserved three-bedroom home positioned on a secluded and intimate 11,973-square-foot lot surrounded by lush sycamore and oak trees in Pasadena.

Spanning two floors, 2,429 square feet of living space opens to a well-lit living room, dining area, and remodeled kitchen. Impressive mid-century style features include soaring 17-foot ceilings, wood beams, clerestory windows, and a decorative floating brick fireplace.

Bookshelf and painting
Work place and outside view
The Backyard sitting place with a beautiful view

Each level enjoys access to the outdoors: wall-to-wall glass sliding doors run along the front of the residence and the bedrooms have doors leading to the backyard patio, seamlessly connecting the structure with the landscape.

All the bedrooms are located on the second floor overlooking the public spaces below. An updated Jack and Jill bathroom with dual sinks joins two bedrooms. The master bedroom is en-suite with a huge walk-in closet, a private office room and a lovely balcony with sliding glass doors opening to tree-top views.

Last sold in 1978 for $168,500, the home is now listed with Leanne Reynolds asking $1.485 million.

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