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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

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370 Cliff Unit 3, Pasadena

Great Pasadena Location – Lower Hastings Ranch area - Low HOA fees and great location! Relax to the soothing sounds of running water emanating from a lush courtyard in...

  • Beds2
  • Baths2.0
  • MLSBB14260151

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920 Granite Unit 207, Pasadena

Welcome to the epitome of Pasadena living. Located on the 2nd floor, Residence 207 at Granite Park Place offers a gracious floor plan with 2 bedrooms suites, each with t...

  • Beds2
  • Baths3.0
  • MLS314034078

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2005 Paloma, Pasadena

Located on a storybook tree-lined street, this Dossier Capital creation is the epitome of a dream home. 2005 Paloma St combines classic Spanish design with modern functio...

  • Beds3
  • Baths3.0
  • MLS314033283

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345 East Colorado Unit 403, Pasadena

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

  • Beds3
  • Baths5.0
  • MLS314033921

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35 North Raymond Unit 207, Pasadena

Welcome to 35 N Raymond Ave Unit 207This uniquely inventive live work Loft marries contemporary style and design with detailed craftsmanship and practicality. Stunning b...

  • Beds1
  • Baths2.0
  • MLS14815035

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