645 South San Rafael Avenue, Pasadena

Situated on .43 acre of landscaped grounds in the prestigious San Rafael estate neighborhood, this remodeled mid-century jewel offers a versatile floorplan and the ultimate California indoor-outdoor living experience. Designed by noted architects Nyberg and Bissner, the spacious light-filled rooms, with their large windows and glass doors, seamlessly embrace the spectacular and serene backyard, and create a haven for entertaining and family living.

An entry hall welcomes guests into an open living room with hardwood floors, book shelves and a handsome fireplace, and a large dining area with lush views of the tranquil outdoors. A gourmet kitchen features a grand center island, quartz countertops, abundant cabinets and a convenient pass-through counter to the patio, all open to a large family room perfect for relaxing. Five bedrooms, including two generous master suites with garden, pool and mountain views, five bathrooms and a huge utility/bonus room, grace this comfortable modern home.

The spectacular backyard, with a private 491sf studio suitable for a home office, is an entertainer’s dream. Host a large party on the expansive patio, swim in the gleaming pool with waterfall and spa, sun on the deck, play ball on the lush lawn, curl up in a hammock under mature trees, cook dinner on the grill and dine alfresco under the stars. The possibilities for enjoyment and relaxation are endless. Additional amenities include four heating and air conditioning units, security system with cameras, indoor and outdoor speakers, water filtration system, an outdoor shower by the pool, composition roof and direct garage access.

Convenient to Old Town Pasadena’s trendy restaurants and shops, the Rose Bowl, Aquatics Center, golf courses, and with easy freeway access to downtown Los Angeles, Burbank studios and the West side, this mid-century gem is a rare find in a premier estate location.