326 CONGRESS PLACE – PASADENA HIGHEST PRICED HOME
Last month the highest priced home sold 326 Congress Place Pasadena. This Colonial Revival sold for $2,430,000 in less than two months. This architectural beauty originally listed January 20th of this year for $2,575,000. Nine days later, the priced was reduced to $2,499,000. The sellers purchased this home in 1969 for $53,000. That was certainly a wise investment!
MLS Read Remarks: Designed by famed local architect Sylvanus Marston in 1914, this grand Colonial Revival is truly a treasure. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac street just off S. Orange Grove Blvd, this home has been lovingly maintained by the same family for over 50 years. Architectural details are evident throughout as you step into the gracious foyer, which leads to the main level circular floor plan. The spacious formal living room with large windows, fireplace, hardwood floors and open beam ceiling passes through to the den with built-in bookcases and access to the covered, screened in porch. The formal dining room with built-in corner cabinets flow to the butler’s pantry and kitchen with eat-in breakfast area. Adjacent to the kitchen is a laundry room and powder room that leads back to the den.
The sweeping front staircase whisks you up to a light filled landing and large central hallway. 4 bedrooms, including the master bedroom, 3 bathrooms, a sitting room, and office round out the second level. The sizable backyard features a vast patio and mature landscaping, with wisteria vines, fig tree, raised-bed vegetable garden and a large grassy area. A 2-car detached garage with separate workshop completes the property.
The Pasadena real estate market is in a state of flux. Covid has severely impacted Pasadena home sellers. Many are holding off on listing their homes. Inventory should pick up in all segments of Pasadena real estate.