Comprised of a stunning grand estate, as well as a reinvented pool/guest house, this expansive private compound in Pasadena is seeking a new owner.

An overview of the courtyard.

Privately nestled above the Rose Bowl Stadium, this 5,677-square-foot property includes a recently developed main house constructed of steel, glass, and poured concrete. Designed by Rodney Ross, the four-bedroom, six-bath home embraces indoor/outdoor living and juxtaposes midcentury modern aesthetics with a contemporary industrial vibe.  With ample space for entertaining, this remarkable estate is now listed for $5,000,000

The main house channels a midcentury vibe.

The main house channels a midcentury, modern vibe. 

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Not only does this compelling compound feature a newly constructed home, but it is also comprised of another striking volume—the property’s original Kemper Nomland 1957 ranch has been renovated to serve as a pool/guest house.  

The courtyard in the center of the compound opens with a lovely lap pool.

The courtyard in the center of the compound opens to a lovely lap pool and connects the main house to the pool/guest house.  

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A beautifully landscaped courtyard with a pool now serves as the center point between the two structures. “The inspiration was to bounce off the original structure and develop a modern California ranch theme,” says the homeowner, who collaborated with the architects on the concept. 

The interiors of the main home are elegant and airy, with a dark palette warmed by the use of natural wood. A dramatic fireplace is the centerpiece of the open plan great room.

The interior of the main home is elegant and airy, with a dark palette warmed by the use of natural wood. A dramatic fireplace is the centerpiece of the open-plan great room. 

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e open chef's kitchen features custom crafted cabinetry, a commercially sized pantry and an epic island of mallet stamped stone. It also benefits from ample glazing allowing for plenty of natural light.

The chef’s kitchen features custom crafted cabinetry, a commercial size pantry, and an epic island of mallet stamped stone. It also benefits from ample glazing, which helps the space bring in an abundance of natural light. 

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The tongue-and-groove ceiling is an authentic midcentury touch, while clerestory windows help keep the living area bright.

The tongue-and-groove cedar ceiling is an authentic midcentury touch, while clerestory windows help keep the living area bright and airy. 

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One of the bedrooms.

 A peek at one of the six bedrooms. 

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An ensuite bathroom is shared by two of the bedrooms.

An ensuite bathroom is shared by two of the bedrooms.

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The other bedroom which shares the ensuite bathroom.

A look at another one of the bedrooms that shares the ensuite bathroom.

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This bedroom opens to the terrace.

This bedroom opens to a lovely outdoor terrace. 

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The mix of materials makes for a vibrant, contemporary palette. 



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The stunning master bath.

A peek at the stunning master bath. 

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The backside of the fireplace in the great room.

Here’s an up-close view at backside of the fireplace that’s located in the great room.

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A quiet corner of the courtyard. 

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The outdoor space includes a fire pit.

The outdoor space also includes a fire pit. 

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The pool area.

The pool area. 

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An overview of the courtyard.

An overview of the courtyard. 

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An original 1957 California Ranch by Kemper/Nomland has been painted black and transformed into a pool/guest house.

The original structure on the property—a 1957 California Ranch by the acclaimed Kemper Nomland—has been painted black and transformed into a spacious pool/guest house. 

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With original steel-framed windows, beamed ceilings, warm wood-paneled walls, and  a gracious floor plan it makes for a wonderful entertaining space

 There is also an indoor/outdoor barbeque kitchen and greenhouse.

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With original steel-framed windows, beamed ceilings, warm wood-paneled walls, and a gracious floor plan it makes for a wonderful entertaining space.

With original steel-framed windows, beamed ceilings, warm wood-paneled walls, and a gracious floor plan, this area makes for a wonderful entertaining space.

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One of the guest rooms.

One of the guest rooms. 

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A bright and updated bathroom.

A bright and updated bathroom. 

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The outdoors is easily accessed from every room, showcasing a mix of large specimen trees, drought tolerant plants, and decomposed granite and river rock.

The outdoors are easily accessed from every room, showcasing a mix of large specimen trees, drought tolerant plants, and decomposed granite and river rock.

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835 Linda Vista Avenue, Pasadena, CA is now on the market for $5,000,000. See the full listing here.  

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