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.
See a sampling of Pasadena homes are available for sale below.
Newest Contemporary/Modern Homes For Sale
Dramatic and sophisticated condominium on South Orange Grove. Elegant two-story entrance with an abundance of natural light. Downstairs features a large living room with...
- Beds 2
- Baths 3.0
- MLS 214009336
- Bldg. Not Applicable-647
This spacious contemporary is centrally located and within minutes of some of Pasadena's favorite destinations. The spacious living area has hardwood floors and the remod...
- Beds 3
- Baths 2.0
- MLS 14741629
Nestled on a Cul-de-Sac in the highly desirable Oak Knoll district of Pasadena, this Contemporary style home was designed by noted architect Keith Marston for his persona...
- Beds 3
- Baths 3.0
- MLS 214000851
Spacious home with great curb appeal! Home features an updated kitchen with newer cabinetry with granite countertops, oversized master bedroom with walk in closet, updat...
- Beds 4
- Baths 5.0
- MLS OC13208586
Spectacular views dominate this dramatic Contemporary residence designed in 1979 by architect Joe Jordan. A street level entry staircase descends into the 2 story living ...
- Beds 4
- Baths 4.0
- MLS 214007379
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