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Pasadena Contemporary and Modern Homes for Sale

Pasadena homes are known for their historic tendencies. In fact, the city is famous for its delicately restored craftsman bungalows. However, in recent years a new trend has emerged in the city. Many new contemporary buildings are popping up, mostly in the commercial and educational sector. However, some contemporary residential properties are also starting to spring up.

In addition to its craftsman heritage, Pasadena also has a long history with modern style. The city is home to a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, as well as many other mid-century modern homes. However, in the new millennium, architects are trying to revive an interest in groundbreaking architecture across the city and it seems to be working. Over this past decade, more contemporary style homes have been springing up every single year. Many of the less architecturally thrilling of Pasadena's buildings are also being renovated to have a more modern look and feel to them. Of course, close attention is being paid to ensure that these building blend well with the rest of historic Pasadena.

When looking through Pasadena real estate, one will find gems of modernism thrown in among the historically preserved homes that the city is known for. Much of the city's contemporary architecture has been inspired by the works of architects like Frank Gehry and his proteges. Though, there was a large debate in 2008 about whether or not a Gehry structure should be allowed to be built on the campus of Pasadena Art Center College of Design, as many neighbors did not want the building to be near their property. This style of architecture, that is becoming more and more present in the city, combines smooth curves with sleek lines to create buildings unlike anything that has ever been seen before.

Known as one of the most architecturally conservative cities in the Los Angeles area, the face of the homes in Pasadena, California is rapidly changing. The discriminating buyer can find a great deal on a modern home in what is slowly becoming one of America's most well-executed mixings of historic and futuristic visions. Modern homes in Pasadena will soon be the norm.

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See a sampling of Pasadena homes are available for sale below.

Newest Contemporary/Modern Homes For Sale

920 GRANITE Drive Unit #305, Pasadena CA 91101


920 GRANITE Drive Unit #305, Pasadena

Welcome home to Granite Park Place, Pasadena's premier condominium property. This two-bedroom, three-bathroom, north-facing outside, corner unit is light and bright. With...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 214014866
  • Bldg. Not Applicable-648

1888 KAWEAH Drive, Pasadena CA 91105


1888 KAWEAH Drive, Pasadena

Welcome to this beautiful Contemporary hilltop home with amazing views to Downtown Glendale and beyond. This spacious San Rafael Hills home has architectural appeal in a...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 214014852

2463 OSWEGO Street Unit #109, Pasadena CA 91107


2463 OSWEGO Street Unit #109, Pasadena

TURN KEY, BEAUTIFUL TOWNHOUSE/CONDO. Built 2007, like new. Sellers are first owners. Recently upgraded with brand new laminate wood floor. Three stories, light and bright...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS WS14077451

273 WALLIS Street, Pasadena CA 91106


273 WALLIS Street, Pasadena

Two homes on a lot in an upscale are of Madison Heights ,Glenarm subdivision, Pasadena surrounded by $$million homes. Main house in the rear was rebuilt in 2009, has 3+2,...

  • Beds
  • Baths
  • MLS SR14076561

497 CALIFORNIA Boulevard Unit #220, Pasadena CA 91106


497 CALIFORNIA Boulevard Unit #220, Pasadena

Wonderful single level condominium overlooking the pool featuring a dual master suite design with high ceilings, fireplace, walk-in closets, wood laminate flooring, insid...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 214013524
  • Bldg. Not Applicable-648

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