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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

1458 Hillcrest, Pasadena CA 91106

$7,095,000

1458 Hillcrest, Pasadena

Uniquely sited on a 1.5 acre view promontory in the Langham Huntington Hotel area, this stunning Mid-Century Modern estate property features a magnificent home, gorgeous ...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 8.0
  • MLS 314032523

2431 East Woodlyn, Pasadena CA 91104

$785,000

2431 East Woodlyn, Pasadena

Serene and lovely 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath home in tree-lined Brigden Ranch in a desirable part of East Pasadena. Close to Victory Park and Saturday Farmer's Market, shopping...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS PW14223869

3628 East Del Mar, Pasadena CA 91107

$670,000

3628 East Del Mar, Pasadena

This beautiful and well-maintained home is situated in the desirable Chapman Woods community of Pasadena. The recently remodeled (in 2012) property features three spaciou...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AR14222712

277 Pleasant Unit 218, Pasadena CA 91101

$364,900

277 Pleasant Unit 218, Pasadena

Pleasant Villas Condo in Pasadena. Lovely Home with 1 bd & 1.5 baths, New Ceasarstone Countertops in Kitchen & baths, New Stainless Steel Appliances, New Recessed Lights...

  • Beds 1
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS PW14222583

1330 Club House, Pasadena CA 91105

$2,395,000

1330 Club House, Pasadena

Nestled on a nearly 20,000 square foot private knoll in the Johnston Lake Area of the San Rafael Hills. This four bedroom, three and a half bath, newly built contemporary...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 314032476

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