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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Home Shopping in Julia's Neighborhood

Just one little block east of the famous house we visited yesterday I spotted this one for sale. There was a "Sale Pending" tag attached to the Sotheby's Realty sign on the lawn. So if you want this house you may have to get lucky, or at least hurry.

Take a look. What do you think? I'm already remodeling in my mind. I like the light, but the cement out back has to go. I'll have my office on the third floor at the back...

20 comments:

Cafe Pasadena said...

I'm enjoying your little walk around your neighborhood, P.

I've seen this old house somewhere in my memory.

Brenda's Arizona said...

Mine, mine, all mine!
Oh, you saw it first... ok, it is yours.
I hope you continue in Julia's neighborhood- this is very enjoyable!

Shell Sherree said...

The owners responsible for the concrete like rollerblading, perhaps? Concrete Bowls? Mini-Golf Minus Holes? I'd want to cut down the concrete acreage too, Petrea, but certainly there's potential.

Petrea said...

It's a bit of a trek from my 'hood, Cafe. But I could bike it pretty quick. You could walk it from work no problem.

Go ahead, Brenda, make a bid! I did not continue in the neighborhood, but I can get back there easily. Pasadena feels like it has everything a city has but it's just not that big.

Shell, that seems a likely explanation. And it's good-looking concrete, as concrete goes.

Bellis said...

I've never seen Craftsman furniture in a Queen Anne house before, though those wooden pieces are beautiful. How about the lap pool? You could cool down after all that cycling around on the concrete.

Vanda said...

I'd like to be one of those people who can afford that house.

Pascal Jim said...

A lovely Pasadena residence, hate to be negative, but the two white urns are a little over the top.

Karen said...

Gosh that place is gorgeous! I'm ready to move right on in. The concrete is a perfect place to put a basketball court.

Petrea said...

I don't know the first thing about which style goes where, Bellis, but I like the Craftsman pieces. I figure if it looks good, it works.

Moi aussi, Vanda. Then the choice whether to do so or not becomes actually relevant.

I wonder if those are a Queen Anne thing, Pascal Jim? To each his own. I expect for every potential buyer there's a different decorating scheme.

See? Karen's ready to move right in. Karen, I never figured you for a cager.

Lori Lynn said...

Yep. I want it. Good time to buy, right? We could be neighbors again, just like old times :)
LL

Katie said...

Beautiful house, and I love the kitchen and the lap pool! However, for a laugh I clicked on the mortgage calculator and assuming 20% down (look, I have $200,000 here in my pocket!) and a wild guess of $50,000 per year in taxes and another $10,00 per year in insurance, the monthly cost would be $13,000. Monthly! Gulp. So I'm glad to hear that you're interested, as I'll just come visit for a swim!

Ms M said...

It is a lovely place. I could live there quite well (if I won the lottery...)

Petrea said...

Lori, I dare you to buy that place and start blasting "Rocky Mountain Way" with the windows open.
I'll do it if you will.

Katie, I know you're excited and I hate to burst your bubble but 20% on this one is closer to $400,000. I hope that doesn't dampen your spirits!

You know what, Ms. M., this place is small potatoes. What I really need to do is climb some fences around here.

Like I'd ever do that.

J+P said...

Hm, it doesn't do that much for me. The pocket doors are nice, but I'm with Pascal Jim—& Bellis. I prefer my periods gently mixed, if at all. Too much Nouveau in my Victoriana gets me temporally queasy …

(Just don't ask about the Ikea chair around our dining-room table.)

Katie said...

Petrea you sure know how to bring dreams crashing down! And what's worse is that I actually calculated the monthly payments using a loan of $1.6M, so now I have to come up with an additional $200K for the down payment, and the monthly payment doesn't go down. Oh well. At least in my dreams I don't have to clean that big house.

Petrea said...

Sweetie, I ordered a set of Louis XIV chairs for our dining room. You'll love 'em.

Katie, it's only an additional $195,000, which leaves $5,000 for household staff. It's a start.

Greg Sweet said...

They should have tumbled the bricks a little more - too new!

Margaret said...

I don't know. It looks a bit cramped. But I might be willing to settle.

Petrea said...

Some people just can't be satisfied.

JM said...

This is lovely!