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A $9.8 Million Midcentury Compound Hits the Market in Pasadena

It has sweeping mountain views, a dual parcel, and a treehouse with a wooden footbridge.

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A single-story compound with authentic midcentury ranch design, breathtaking views, and dual parcels is looking for a new owner.

The property — which hasn’t changed hands in 40 years — is currently on the market asking $9.8 million, with The Agency’s Rita Whitney in charge of the listing.

Included in the price: a 1947-built home sporting an authentic midcentury adobe design along with the lot it sits on PLUS a second buildable parcel of land.

The plans for a second home have already been drawn for the property, according to agent Rita Whitney. Talking to Mansion Global, she said that “[Architectural firm] Buff, Smith & Hensman have drawn renderings and plans for that second lot.”

While any new additions would fall on the property’s future owners, we’ll focus instead on the charming structure that’s currently sitting on the 2.5-acre lot.

midcentury modern ranch
Photo credit: Christopher Stinner Photography courtesy of The Agency

The house, which has been dubbed Casa Encantado (Spanish for charming home) dates back to 1947 and comes with 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and 6,154 square feet of indoor living space.

Sitting on a quiet stretch in the prestigious South San Rafael district in Pasadena, Calif., Casa Encantado greets guests and residents with a long-covered patio.

covered patio of a midcentury modern ranch
Photo credit: Christopher Stinner Photography courtesy of The Agency

Inside, tile floors lend an adobe feel to the midcentury home, while its walls of glass put the priceless view on full display.

This is best exemplified by the glass-walled living area (which also features an oversized fireplace) that opens up to views of the resort-like pool, spa, and lush gardens.

living room inside a midcentury modern ranch
Photo credit: Christopher Stinner Photography courtesy of The Agency
living room inside a midcentury modern ranch
Photo credit: Christopher Stinner Photography courtesy of The Agency
dining room inside a midcentury modern ranch
Photo credit: Christopher Stinner Photography courtesy of The Agency

Other striking spaces include a wood-paneled library-office with a corner fireplace and a spacious kitchen with white cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances.

kitchen with white cabinets and a center island
Photo credit: Christopher Stinner Photography courtesy of The Agency
wood-paneled library/office
Photo credit: Christopher Stinner Photography courtesy of The Agency
bedroom inside a midcentury modern ranch
Photo credit: Christopher Stinner Photography courtesy of The Agency

There’s also a guest house on the property offering an additional studio bedroom, bathroom, sitting area, and kitchenette.

guest house exterior
Photo credit: Christopher Stinner Photography courtesy of The Agency
bedroom inside the guest house
Photo credit: Christopher Stinner Photography courtesy of The Agency

And just in case the charm hasn’t rubbed off on you, this next addition might just do the trick: a treehouse — complete with a slide and porch — sits at the end of a wooden footbridge.

treehouse with slide
Photo credit: Christopher Stinner Photography courtesy of The Agency
treehouse with a wooden footbridge
Photo credit: Christopher Stinner Photography courtesy of The Agency

Taking advantage of its nature-filled location, the property comes with multiple outdoor deck spaces that overlooking sweeping mountain views.

An in-ground pool, raised gardening beds, patio spaces, and wandering paths complete the list of outdoor amenities.

patio terrace with palm trees
Photo credit: Christopher Stinner Photography courtesy of The Agency
patio terrace with mountain views
Photo credit: Christopher Stinner Photography courtesy of The Agency
swimming pool
Photo credit: Christopher Stinner Photography courtesy of The Agency

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Written by Georgie Mihaila

With a decade-long career as a digital content creator, Georgie started out as a real estate journalist for Multi-Housing News & CPExecutive. She later transitioned into digital marketing, working with leading real estate websites like PropertyShark, RENTCafé and Point2Homes. After a brief but impactful stint in the start-up world, where she led the marketing divisions of fintech company NestReady and media publisher Goalcast, Georgie returned to her first passion, real estate, and founded FancyPantsHomes.com

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