1828 Laurel Ave

South Pasadena, CA 91030

$1,695,000    |    3 Beds    |    2 1/2 Baths

Property Remarks

Gracious Spanish Colonial Revival in the coveted Marengo Estates Area! As you enter this charming home, you are greeted by a lovely foyer with hardwood floors, high ceiling and elegant stairway. Matching arched doorways lead to the spacious living and dining rooms. The tall, beamed ceiling, fireplace, and arched, built-in bookshelf accent the living room. Passing through the light and bright formal dining room, you find the breakfast room, kitchen, office, powder bath and utility area. An en suite bedroom with Juliet balcony and ample closet, two additional bedrooms with views of the San Gabriel mountains, and a full bath complete the second story. The expansive, 12,000+ square foot lot features a covered patio, large solar-heated swimming pool, two-car garage, rose garden, and numerous fruit trees, such as lemon, orange, loquat, fig, and guava trees. This home has it all: a well-designed floor plan with architectural details, three generous bedrooms, formal dining room, full basement, large flat lot with pool, 2-car garage! This wonderful home has been cherished by the same owner for 47 years and awaits a new owner to bring its fine features to light. This represents a one-of-a-kind opportunity and will be an investment worth treasuring for years to come. Welcome home!

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Judy Bernal
Coldwell Banker
Residential Brokerage
CalBRE# 01090425
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Property Details


Year Built:

Home Size:
2,221 sq ft (A)

Garage Spaces:

Spanish Colonial

Spanish Tile




South Pasadena


Lot Size:
12,422 sq ft (A)


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Neighborhood Info - South Pasadena

South Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 25,619, up from 24,292 at the 2000 census. It is located in the West San Gabriel Valley. It is 3.42 square miles in area and lies between the much larger City of Pasadena, of which it was once a part, and the metropolis of Los Angeles. South Pasadena is the oldest self-builder of floats in the historic Tournament of Roses Parade.

South Pasadena's streets are lined with numerous species of native California trees. These include redwood, sequoia, ash, walnut, and sycamore. Some non-native trees, such as sweetgum, are also seen. Because there are very few stucco-clad Spanish Colonial houses and virtually no palm trees in some parts of the city, South Pasadena is a popular stand-in for Midwestern and Northeastern towns in motion picture and television productions.

"Mom and Pop" merchants populate the business district, and the Mission West area is a part of the original U.S. Route 66. Of historical relevance is The Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain; also the Rialto Theater in downtown South Pasadena is a unique blend of Spanish Baroque and Egyptian stylings and was built in 1925. It is one of the last remaining single screen cinemas in the country. The Rialto was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978, having narrowly missed being torn down that year. It went out of business on August 19, 2007 because of low profits. It has been featured in many films and commercials, most notably Robert Altman's The Player and more recently in Scream 2.

The Farmer's Market has become a tradition in the historic Mission-West District of South Pasadena on every Thursday from 4pm to 8pm. On the first Saturday of December every year, South Pasadena Booster Club hosts an annual 5K/10K run around South Pasadena known as the "Tiger Run", after the SPHS mascot. Racers from kindergarten to age 80 are invited to participate, including a wheelchair event. The 5K is run on flat sidewalks and roads around town, but the 10K (6.2 miles) includes some difficult hills. There is also a 300 meter children's run for kids 10 and under.

South Pasadena can often be seen in motion picture productions with its beautiful tree-lined streets and "anywhere in America" feel. Such movies as Freaky Friday, The Terminator, Gone with the Wind, Halloween,Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, American Pie, The Girl Next Door, Legally Blonde, 13 Going on 30, Back to the Future, Mr. Deeds, Bruce Almighty, Old School, The Ugly Truth, and License to Wed are just a few of the notable films shot on location in South Pasadena. Notable television series that have been filmed there include Parenthood, Family, Boston Public, Nip/Tuck, Desperate Housewives, Cold Case, Bones, Modern Family, No Ordinary Family, Big Love, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

The South Pasadena Unified School District(SPUSD) includes five schools: three elementary schools (Monterey Hills, Marengo and Arroyo Vista), South Pasadena Middle School, and South Pasadena High School. SPUSD is supported by the South Pasadena Educational Foundation whose mission is to support educational excellence in the public schools of South Pasadena— through fundraising and operation of enrichment programs. The excellent public schools are one of the main reasons families are drawn to this wonderful city.

For more information, please visit the city's website : http://www.ci.south-pasadena.ca.us/

South Pasadena Unified's website: http://www.spusd.net/

and SPEF's website: https://spef4kids.org/


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