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Location: South Pasadena, California
This two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage in South Pasadena, California, Is the definition of charming. With a cream facade, pistachio-hued trim, and mauve window panes and front door, the 1,400-square-foot home looks like a life-sized doll house.
Built in 1902, the house has sturdy hardwood floors and timber detailing. The previous owner updated the space with modern touches like a renovated kitchen and sparkling new bathrooms. There’s also upgraded electricity, plumbing, and a tankless water system—not the sexiest details, but those updates are good news for a house that’s more than a century old.
Sitting on just under 0.1 acres near the city’s bustling historic Mission District, the home feels private and tucked away thanks to lush garden surroundings. The backdoor to the house leads to a fenced-in brick patio enveloped by greenery and flowers. It’s the perfect place to bring a book and forget about the world beyond the charming wooden gate.
Want it? 1103 Magnolia Street is asking $949,000.