Location: Pasadena, California
Around the same time noted SoCal architect Elmer Grey completed the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, he also designed this smashing Craftsman home in nearby Pasadena, California. The 1912-built Clifford Barnes House, set behind river rock gateposts, embodies Elmer's vision for natural and simple architecture. The six-bedroom, 6,689-square-foot house flaunts a breezy plan and stunning woodwork, especially in the main entrance hall and living areas, which have a gorgeous screened staircase, wood-framed windows, and exposed beams. Per the listing, there are several outdoor loggias that blur the line between the home and its landscaped surroundings, a 1.6-acre lot that also includes a lap pool, three-car garage, and separate art studio.
- 999 S. San Rafael Ave [Crosby Doe]
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