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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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710 Heatherside, Pasadena

Located in Pasadena's coveted Linda Vista neighborhood, this turn-key lock & leave retreat is elegantly sited overlooking the iconic Rose Bowl. Originally designed by ren...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 314032993

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926 Jane, Pasadena

Exclusive Southwest Pasadena location, West of Fair Oaks, South of Bellefontaine & North of Arlington. Two blocks to Huntington Hospital and close to Old Town Pasadena a...

  • Beds 2
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS 314032974

65 North Allen Unit 112, Pasadena CA 91106


65 North Allen Unit 112, Pasadena

Spacious 1 BR/1 BA condo with beautiful open floor plan. Unit has upgrades throughout. Featuring remodeled kitchen and bathroom with granite tops. Formal dining area. Gas...

  • Beds 1
  • Baths 1.0
  • MLS TR14231302

300 South Orange Grove Unit 5, Pasadena CA 91105


300 South Orange Grove Unit 5, Pasadena

Located on desirable Millionaires' Row this sophisticated townhome is one of only 8 units in an exclusive and prestigious complex. Move in now for a private front row vie...

  • Beds 3
  • Baths 3.0
  • MLS 314032954

3017 Stoneley, Pasadena CA 91107


3017 Stoneley, Pasadena

This brand new two-story home is situated in a very desirable Pasadena neighborhood connected with distinguished San Marino Unified School district. The front of the home...

  • Beds 4
  • Baths 5.0
  • MLS AR14230470

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