Easy to navigate and perfect for gathering guests of all ages, ultra-versatile single-story homes are bursting with character. Below, we highlight three incredible homes in and around Pasadena—each proof that a seamless, stair-free lifestyle is great for entertaining and everyday living.
3326 N. RAYMOND | ALTADENA
Recently renovated and reconfigured for multigenerational living, this gorgeous, single-story home represented by Kate Adams Barnett has an open floor plan with two master suites, plus a third bedroom, bathroom and office. An expansive main living area emcompasses the kitchen, dining and living room, and modern appointments shine at every turn. A stone-fronted built-in entertainment center includes an electric fireplace, and a dramatic grey-and-white swirled stone island in the kitchen functions beautifully as an eat-in bar. Outside, a built-in fire pit, seating area, hot tub and soothing koi fish pond make 3326 Raymond a true modern sanctuary.
1622 OAKDALE STREET | PASADENA
Feel at home in this cozy 1950s ranch-style house situated in the prestigious Caltech area of Pasadena and in close proximity to The Huntington Library, Pasadena City College and the shops and restaurants of Old Town Pasadena. This classic three-bedroom, two-bath single-level is represented by Carla Buigues and boasts numerous standout features, including a brick fireplace and a fenced yard with lush, mature greenery. Refreshing improvements brighten every corner of this home, from a recently updated kitchen to light-capturing windows, new carpets, fresh interior paint and central air conditioning and heat.
1033, 1031 ROSE AVENUE | PASADENA
This 1928 Spanish home comes with a guest house, complete with its own entrance and address. Represented by Christina Arrobio, Rose Avenue’s single-story front house consists of two bedrooms, one a master bedroom suite that opens to a covered patio and garden. The main home’s kitchen has been updated with Quartz countertops, a chop block island and farmers sink, and its living room centers on a large fireplace, coved ceilings and a bay window. Period archways and gleaming hardwood floors run throughout the main house, which has been updated with solar panels and copper plumbing. The back garden is filled with fruit trees and rose bushes, but still offers plenty of space for a vegetable garden. Cross the patio to arrive at the second home, which is equipped with a living room, dining room, full kitchen, and laundry room—an ideal rental property.