Pasadena The McMillan House Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman, FAIA
1130 LINDA VISTA AVE, PASADENA | $1,999,999 | 2 BD | 3 BA
The magic words in modernist real estate: Original owner and first time on the market. The McMillan House by Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman is classic late period for them. And, remains in mostly original condition. Our first impression upon our approach is some really cool 80’s looking art work on the stucco outside the front door. The signature open floor plan is evident, yet the rooms feel properly delineated.
There are wood cabinets for days all thru out the house, most of which appear to be in good condition. The rooms are good sized. And by the time this property was built, we actually see large closets in the primary bedroom. The flow from room to room is quite natural. The den off the living room closes off nicely with a shoji screen. The step down living room leads out to a covered patio overlooking the pool. This one is worth a view.
The McMillan House, a hidden architectural gem designed by Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman, FAIA, is now on the market for the first time after years of discreet seclusion. Nestled in the quiet Linda Vista neighborhood, this simple single-level modernist was crafted for utmost privacy and remains largely unseen from the street. Situated on a 12,627 square foot private flag lot, accessed via a long driveway with gating and ample on-site parking, this 2,342 square foot contemporary home boasts two spacious bedrooms, a versatile study with Shoji doors, and three bathrooms.
Inside, you’ll find an open, airy layout with clean, minimalist lines that connect seamlessly with the outdoors. The master bedroom, tucked away at the rear, features custom wood cabinetry, a built-in bedroom set, a serene view of the backyard, and a double sinked master with Roman tub. The home is flooded with natural light through 13 skylights, and it offers modern comforts like central air and heat, all while retaining its iconic gunite stucco finishes indoors and out.
The untouched kitchen opens to the rear gardens with a built-in BBQ, and the step-down living room with built-in wifi cabinetry leads to a large loggia overlooking the classic pebble-decked pool, spa, and lush gardens. Additional features include an attached two-car garage accessible through the laundry room, and proximity to Brookside Golf Club, the Rose Bowl, shopping, dining, and recreation spots. Pasadena The McMillan House Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman, FAIA.
The sale includes original blueprints, the architect’s manual, and notes, providing exciting insights into the home’s design and history. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to be the next caretaker of the McMillan House, a unique blend of privacy, elegance, and architectural legacy. Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places and Mills Act. Pasadena The McMillan House Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman, FAIA.
Listing courtesy of Michael Bell Sotheby’s International Realty, Inc.
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