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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

1299 Cordova Unit 104, Pasadena CA 91106

$438,000

1299 Cordova Unit 104, Pasadena

Take your pick walk to PCC or Caltech is very close by as well. Very nice freshly painted unit on the first floor towards the rear of the complex with only one common wal...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS AR14175694

360 South Los Robles Unit 11, Pasadena CA 91101

$489,500

360 South Los Robles Unit 11, Pasadena

Top floor end-unit in small 12 unit Modern complex. Located at the rear of the complex away from the street, this light-filled unit has been updated in a sophisticated st...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 214029504

209 South Oakland Unit F, Pasadena CA 91101

$635,000

209 South Oakland Unit F, Pasadena

Lovely townhouse with Craftsman styling on the outside and contemporary styling within. You enter into a large living room complete with hardwood floors, gas fireplace, a...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS AR14169237

929 Old Mill, Pasadena CA 91108

$2,590,000

929 Old Mill, Pasadena

Location! Cotemporary! Style! Modern architecturally designed home located in the very prestige location on the Historic Old Mill Street close to Langham Hotel. Uniquely ...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 4.0
  • MLS TR14169227

300 North El Molino Unit 204, Pasadena CA 91101

$395,000

300 North El Molino Unit 204, Pasadena

Located just blocks from the annual Rose Parade route on Colorado Blvd, this home has it all...location, price & amenities! The views from this spacious, Playhouse Distri...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 2.0
  • MLS 214029698

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