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California Craftsman Bungalow With Movie Cameo Asks $799K

Here’s your chance to own a piece of heaven—of Bungalow Heaven, that is. This recently restored 1911 Craftsman bungalow is one of 13 such homes designed and built by Henry C. Deming in this Historic Landmark District called, what else, Bungalow Heaven, which comprises 16 blocks in the heart of Pasadena, California.


Not only is this three-bedroom, 1,597-square-foot gem historically significant and prize-worthy (it won the Pasadena Golden Arrow Award for it’s front garden and restoration in 2010), it also has a Hollywood past. The home was featured in the 2001 film The Man From Elysian Fields directed by George Hickenlooper and starring Andy Garcia, Juliana Marguiles, and Mick Jagger.


But aside from all the hoopla, it really is a great house, embodying the finest details of the American Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century. The single story property features built-ins, a central fireplace and inglenook, fir and white oak floors, wood beamed ceilings, a formal dining room, breakfast room, a “California basement,” and a large wrap-around front porch.


The house sits on a 7,500-square-foot lot that offers plenty of grassy outdoor space and a deck. A newer garage and adjoining studio space also comes with the property. Have a look around.

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