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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

576 West Hammond, Pasadena CA 91103


576 West Hammond, Pasadena

This home was extensively remodeled in 2008 (originally built in 1925). 2505 SF -taped- (buyer to verify all measurements with qualified professionals). It offers open sp...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 314032747

345 East Colorado Unit 305, Pasadena CA 91101


345 East Colorado Unit 305, Pasadena

Located across from Paseo Colorado, The Montana offers a central-city location and is truly gorgeous, offering stunning views, spacious living areas and constructed with ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 314032102

345 East Colorado Unit 504, Pasadena CA 91101


345 East Colorado Unit 504, Pasadena

Located across from Paseo Colorado, The Montana offers an amazing location with stunning views, spacious living areas and the use of exquisite materials and finishes. Thi...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 5.0
  • MLS 314032735


425 Vineyard, Pasadena

This is a charming 2 Bedroom home nestled in a quiet area of Pasadena. It is a 2 bedroom with 1.5 baths property. The two car garage is attached to the home. It is loc...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS CV14149927

360 West Bellevue, Pasadena CA 91105


360 West Bellevue, Pasadena

Classic style, high ceilings and crown moldings greet you as you enter this second floor condominium. This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom residence is just over 1974 square feet. ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 314032617

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