552 Eldora Road :: Historic 1923 Mills Act Colonial Revival | deasypennerpodley
552 Eldora Rd
8,040sf lot

You will fall in love with this turnkey, Mills Act charmer. Childhood home of famed Yosemite writer and historian Shirley Sargent, the city of Pasadena declared the house a historic landmark in 2013. This Colonial Revival was a cornerstone house in the creation of the Craftsman Heights Landmark District. As you approach the front door, you are greeted by a full length, columned porch with a great view of the everchanging colors of the San Gabriel mountains. Upon entering the home, you at once notice the gleaming hardwood floors, Batchelder fireplace and quarter sawn oak built-in bookcases, windows, doors and baseboards.

The dining room boasts a large quarter sawn oak cabinet ideal for showcasing all your treasures. The fully remodeled kitchen offers an over-sized island perfect for informal meals or as a buffet for hosting friends with a feast of sumptuous dishes. There is abundant counter space and storage for all your culinary creativity. Finishing the downstairs is the powder room and the en suite master with a beautiful bathroom featuring a jacuzzi, rain shower head and Calacutta tiles. From the master bedroom, step into the back garden anchored by a prolific fig tree and other fruit trees with space enough for a pool. 

A quarter sawn oak staircase leads up to the other three spacious bedrooms and remodeled bathroom, complete with wet room and hidden laundry. Upgrades include foundation retrofitting, rebuilt chimney, copper plumbing, a newer garage, cool metal roof and HVAC. The original radiator system was also restored to provide that cozy warmth they are known for. Don’t miss the spacious attic and basement! Built in 1923 by esteemed architectural firm Fosse Designing and Building Company for the Saunders family, this home has been lovingly restored and remodeled with all the modern amenities. Due to the Mills Act, the property tax is based on an appraised value of $362,000 for 2018.

  • Built in 1923
  • Home Size: 2200 Sq. Ft. (Estimated)
  • Lot Size: 8040 Sq. Ft.
  • 4 Bedrooms (En Suite Master Downstairs)
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Drought Tolerant Front Yard
  • Forced Heat As Well As the Original Radiators
  • Dual Zoned Air
  • Mostly Newer Copper Plumbing
  • Seismically Retrofitted
  • Newer Cool Tin Roof
  • Newer Electrical
  • Backyard Patio
  • Fruit Trees
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