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Pasadena Cape Cod Homes for Sale

At first, it may seem strange to think about a Cape Cod home in Pasadena, California. The Cape Cod style of architecture, named after the area of Massachusetts in which it was created, features an open floor plan centered around a fireplace. Cape Cod homes are colonial in design and often have nautical touches - such as wind-weathered wooden shingles and captain's staircases. This style of home was first developed in the 17th century by the early English settlers of New England, who needed utilitarian, affordable homes. As time went by, the style waned in popularity and was replaced by more recent styles. However, in the mid-twentieth century the colonial style of architecture was revived, including Cape Cod style homes. 

As soldiers began to return from WWII, the nation faced a housing crisis. William Levitt and his sons recognized this need for housing and created the first mass-produced housing development in Levittown, New York. The majority of the homes in Levittown were constructed in the Cape Cod style because of its utilitarian style, ease of building, and affordability - all things that returning soldiers appreciated. Levittown was a great success, and similar housing developments started popping up around the country. The suburbs were being created. This style of architecture even made its way all the way across the US to Pasadena.

Pasadena was in the perfect location to become a suburb of the soon-to-be blossoming Los Angeles metropolitan area. Californian soldiers rejoiced at the availability of the Cape Cod style, and Cape Cod homes started to be built in Pasadena by the thousands. Today, home buyers can find many historically preserved and remodeled Cape Cod homes available in the Pasadena real estate market.

Cape Cod style homes around Pasadena can be easily recognized by their central fireplaces and doors, with symmetrically placed windows and dormers. The classic style makes for a great family home, and the traditional floor plan can be easily updated to suit present-day needs. These homes fit in well with the mix of preservational and modern architecture that makes up the heart of this California city.

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See all available Cape Cod homes for sale in Pasadena below.

Newest Cape Cod Homes For Sale

109 South Sierra Madre Unit 5, Pasadena CA 91107

$338,000

109 South Sierra Madre Unit 5, Pasadena

Prime location that is convenient to transportation, grocery stores and small business community. Easy access to freeway and gold line. The townhome has upgraded hardwood...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 314032323

1272 North Sierra Bonita Avenue, Pasadena CA 91104

$509,900

1272 North Sierra Bonita Avenue, Pasadena

Really nice townhouse in a small complex in single family residence neighborhood, this unit is in the front with its own fenced yard and private entrance, unit is freesta...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 314031967

434 South Los Robles Unit 3, Pasadena CA 91101

$509,000

434 South Los Robles Unit 3, Pasadena

HUGE REDUCTION! Contemporary, updated tri-level townhome in highly desired area of Pasadena. Beautiful hardwood floors, crown molding, and baseboards throughout. Newer pa...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 14795845

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