Among the most architecturally significant estates in Pasadena history, 1100 Paso Alto offers the rare opportunity to own dual residential masterpieces designed by two of Southern California’s most iconic architects. Capturing unparalleled views that encompass the Rose Bowl, San Gabriel Valley, Downtown L.A. and the Pacific Ocean, the ultra-private property atop the Linda Vista hills features one residence custom-designed by modernist pioneer A. Quincy Jones, and one by midcentury visionary Thornton Ladd.
The Ladd-designed residence built in 1954 is a single-story residence designed to harmonize with nature. Glass walled corridors and floor-to-ceiling windows look out to courtyards, a water lily-laden reflecting pool and tall leafy trees. Living areas capture panoramic views across the valley, while the spacious swimming pool is surrounded by a Japanese garden. Original terrazzo floors, custom floor-to-ceiling built-ins and numerous period details exist in this original home.
Encompassing approximately 6,500 square feet, the A. Quincy Jones-designed residence showcases soaring, angular, double-height ceilings and glass walls that rise above the interior living and entertaining spaces. A fireplace stands at the center of the living room, while an indoor-outdoor koi pond creates a barrierless transition to the outdoors. The dining room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooks views of the Rose Bowl and mountains beyond. Features include three bedrooms, five baths, a spacious kitchen and breakfast room. Interiors are centered around multiple open-air courtyards, atriums, Zen-style gardens and a Luis Barragán-influenced cascading waterfall. Deeply connected to the surrounding nature and enlivened by rich midcentury modernist details and bold hues, the home is a true one-of-a-kind in architectural vision and pedigree.