Initially built in the mid-1950s, this roomy ranch style home offers three bedrooms and two and a half baths behind its private walled courtyard. The 2,162 square feet of living space also provides an open floor plan, with beamed ceilings and numerous floor-to-ceiling windows that provide 180-degree views of the Arroyo Seco and the Linda Vista hills, as well as nearly everything else for miles beyond.

The home features two large stone fireplaces – and as an added bonus, one of the home’s three bedrooms includes its own bath and kitchenette, making it ideal for a mother-in-law suite, or a rental income opportunity. Outdoors you will find a large, partially-covered patio area, ideal for enjoying morning coffee and taking in the breath-taking panoramic views.

This fantastic abode was designed by famed architect Edward A. Kirtland as his own personal residence. Today, it admittedly needs some TLC, however, as a “blank canvas,” it easily lends itself to its new owner’s personal tastes and style.

Located at 1705 La Cresta Drive (just a tad east of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena), this rare find is currently listed for sale at $1.488 million. Private tours can be arranged for interested purchasers.