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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

475 CLIFF Drive, Pasadena CA 91107


475 CLIFF Drive, Pasadena


  • Beds 2
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 214015457


250 DE LACEY Avenue Unit #203A, Pasadena

The residences at Delacey Place provides an unparalleled urban lifestyle featuring state-of-the-art amenities. Delacey Place is at the center of everything Old Pasadena ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS SR14060355

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 5
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS SR14082192

333 MANFORD Way, Pasadena CA 91105


333 MANFORD Way, Pasadena

Sited on a quiet cul de sac, this 1960 post & beam contemporary has been re-imagined in the international style of Gropius & Le Corbusier by the owner/designer. Floor-to-...

  • Beds 5
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS 214015410

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

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