A Queen Anne Victorian-style home in a historic, tree-lined Pasadena neighborhood has come on the market for $2.55 million.
With a wraparound front porch and double entry doors, the 3,009-square-foot residence opens into a large foyer with a grand staircase. Beyond lie five bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Records show the house, dating to 1895, was relocated to the quarter-acre-plus lot on which it now sits around 1906.
“There’s a long history of houses being moved in Pasadena,” said Andrew Salimian, preservation director at Pasadena Heritage, explaining that today homes are generally cut into pieces, moved by truck and put back together on site. “Back then, they would pick up the whole house and move it with horses and wagons.”
In the city’s early days, traffic congestion or road expansion was a motivator.
Salimian said relocating a home was cost-effective because materials were expensive, and labor and land were plentiful and cheap.
In the case of this Queen Anne, it was moved around the corner.
The George E. Hutchins house, named after its original owner who the listing touts as “a descendant of British royalty,” is a cultural heritage landmark in Pasadena and contributes to the Park Place-Arroyo Terrace Historic District’s select structures from 1895 to 1916. It may also qualify for the Mills Act, which provides property tax savings in exchange for preserving and maintaining historic properties.
According to co-listing agent Wayne Rog of Engel & Volkers, the house has been thoughtfully maintained and updated by its longtime owners. Records show they bought it for $505,000 in July 1995.
Polished hardwood flooring adorns the house, while the walls are covered with period-appropriate wallpaper.
Bay windows anchor the living and formal dining rooms. Additionally, the dining room boasts a decorative fireplace and access to a side porch by a door.
Upgrades have been made to the kitchen, including Viking appliances, a custom tin ceiling, and granite countertops. Its checkered floors flow into the breakfast area, which offers backyard views.
The office has built-in bookcases, an attached bathroom and access to the rear porch and backyard.
All the bedrooms but one are on the second floor.
Not included in the overall square footage? There’s a 1,131-square-foot finished attic accessible by a pull-down ladder and complete with windows, two ceiling fans, a closet and a porch. Additionally, the detached carriage house boasts ample parking for two vehicles and a stairway that leads to a fully finished room spanning 351 square feet.
Behind the carriage house is another 131 square feet with two storage closets that can double as another office, as well as a studio or workroom.
The manicured backyard features a gazebo.
Sallie Buckle of Engel & Volkers shares the listing.
Source: Orange County Register