A historic residence built in 1927 by local architect Everett Phipps Babcock is up for grabs in Pasadena’s historic condo building La Casa Torre.
Beginning his career working alongside Wallace Neff — a prominent architect celebrated for pioneering Spanish-style homes throughout Southern California — Babcock learned to seamlessly blend Italian, Spanish, and Moorish details into his work.
Measuring 1,742 square feet, this 1920s-era Spanish Revival home opens to a foyer with Saltillo tile, cloak closet, and curving staircase to the second floor. To your left, the step-down living room, filled with natural light, features a wood-burning fireplace flanked by arched built-in bookcases, hardwood floors, and doors opening to an enclosed porch.
On the other side of the main entrance is a formal dining room leading to the kitchen decorated with Lapis Lazuli tile counters, custom wood cabinets, and open-beam ceilings. There’s also a door leading to the plaza area and the subterranean garage.
The upper level holds all three bedrooms. The main bedroom offers a Juliet balcony, walk-in closet, and a full bathroom with pale yellow period tile with black trim.
Featured in Courtyard Housing in Los Angeles, the home stands in a picturesque courtyard setting, complete with a fountain, located at 627 East California Blvd in the sought after Madison Heights neighborhood near the Playhouse District, South Lake Ave shopping, Old Town Pasadena, and Huntington Gardens.
According to public records the last time this unit exchanged hands was in 1987 for $193,000. The unit is listed for $849,000.
Listing courtesy of Cheyenne Wilbur – Deasy Penner Podley