424 Fremont Avenue is For Sale – a Historical Gem

This historical gem is located in the Oaklawn Historic District of South Pasadena.

When standing in the expansive primary bedroom at 424 Fremont Avenue, one is at treetop level looking out over the historical sunken gardens of the estate directly behind. Various visitors to the property have described it as like “being in a treehouse”. The large casement windows pour light into the room, and the original hardwood floors exude a timeless feel to the space. You can see the treetop views yourself during the Open House this weekend on Saturday, March 12th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm and again on Sunday, March 13th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

This is one of the many surprises that await at 424 Fremont Avenue in South Pasadena. The 3 bedroom, 2 bath home was constructed in 1920 per the assessor and conveys the history of the area along with tasteful updates for modern living.

The home measures 1,441 square feet on a lot of 4,138 square feet. The property is also located in the Oaklawn Historic District of South Pasadena. Below is a photo circa 1924 showing the property in the circle. You can see the Raymond Hotel in the upper part of the photo.

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The main living area welcomes visitors with soaring vaulted ceilings, a spacious living and dining area and the focal point of the room which includes an original fireplace which has been restored with new Peterson Fire gas logs and glass fireplace doors. The gas fire is conveniently turned on via a remote control which can also adjust the magnitude of the fire. Tastefully built in above the fireplace is a new Samsung frame TV which has the appearance of a fine painting when not in use. A set of 3 large windows in this section of the house look out over the sunken gardens of the adjoining property providing a tranquil and open garden view. There is also an original built in bench with storage and a custom designed Sunbrella cushion for gatherings of friends.

The lower level also features an updated and modernized kitchen complete with a sitting bar and an included brand new stainless steel refrigerator. The entire arrangement is an open concept – with the kitchen flowing seamlessly into the living and dining space.

Passing through to the outdoor space one views the recently restored patio area which is perfect for indoor / outdoor living and dining.

Just a few steps up from the main living space takes you to the first set of bedrooms. There are 2 bedrooms on this level and a full bathroom as well. Two charming curio cabinets are built into the hallway as well – for displaying collectibles and small sculptures or works of art. Another few steps up takes one to the primary bedroom suite with en suite bathroom. The spacious living area in the suite also includes a charming office nook where the previous owners worked from home. The primary en suite bathroom is a gorgeous tiled and serene refuge.

There is a grassy section of the yard which can accommodate pets or play. The property also has a 2 car attached garage.

424 Fremont Avenue is currently being offered for sale with a listing price of $1,299,000. The home is holding an Open House this weekend on Saturday, March 12th from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and also on Sunday, March 13th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. For further information contact the listing agent, Derek Vaughan, via SouthPasadenaHomes.com.

Derek Vaughan
Derek Vaughan is a contributing writer and local realtor specializing in South Pasadena. Known for his expert knowledge of digital marketing and the local real estate market, Derek has lived in South Pasadena for the past 20 years. Derek has also worked for the Walt Disney Company where he was responsible for digital marketing for both the ESPN.com properties and the NASCAR online store. He also holds degrees from the Indiana University School of Music, Purdue University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.