Pasadena is known for a variety of architectural styles including modern and character homes.
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There is an abundance of Spanish style homes in Pasadena and surrounding cities like San Marino, Altadena, San Gabriel and San Marino. These properties, both single family and condo complexes, range anywhere between $300,000 to millions of dollars.
Spanish Colonial Revival architecture shares some elements with the earlier Mission Revival style derived from the architecture of the California missions, and Pueblo Revival style from the traditional Puebloan peoples in New Mexico. Both precedents were popularized in the Western United States by the Fred Harvey and his Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Depots and Hotels.
The Spanish Colonial Revival style is also influenced by the American Craftsman style and Arts and Crafts Movement. Spanish Colonial Revival architecture is characterized by a combination of detail from several eras of Spanish Baroque, Spanish Colonial, Moorish Revival and Mexican Churrigueresque architecture, the style is marked by the prodigious use of smooth plaster (stucco) wall and chimney finishes, low-pitched clay tile, shed, or flat roofs, and terracotta or cast concrete ornaments.
Other characteristics typically include small porches or balconies, Roman or semi-circular arcades and fenestration, wood casement or tall, double–hung windows, canvas awnings, and decorative iron trim.
One example of a structure with this style is Pasadena City Hall.
Home buyers are drawn to Spanish homes. See a few for Pasadena Spanish homes sale below.