Custom in 1967, this barn-meets-barn Dutch-like home spreads across a lot of lot over in Pasadena. An early example of an upscale Kickerillo number, the listing’s interior finishes offer cavernous ceilings — some of them given an extra bit of zip by some vibrant plaid wallpaper (above) — and “built-ins galore,” including a handy off-the-den pre-SodaStream soda fountain bar (at right). The super-sized property listed last month with an asking price of $379,210.
Other than a pair of ornamental crape myrtles in sculpted garden pods near the home, the front lot is all circular driveway and groomed lawn.
The light of the glass-and-tile entry hall (above) gives way to a darker, block-paneled study with (locked) gun case and what appears to be a bite out of the red carpet treatment (below):
The living and dining rooms at the front of the 6,428-sq.-ft. home are a couple steps below the foyer:
Midtone brick walls anchor each end of the family room, which has a high-hipped ceiling with exposed ribs. The 24-ft.-by-20-ft. room looks over the back yard through a large bay window on its flank.
Currently papered in Pennsylvania Dutch motif, the white-on-white kitchen has a gas oven and electric range. The prep area includes a small service window (above) into the adjacent breakfast room (below):
Also off the kitchen is this laundry-craft-sewing room, which has access to the yard and the home’s sneaky back staircase:
Meanwhile, the main staircase at the back of the foyer has a curving, antiqued iron grille railing:
All of the bedrooms — there are 5 or 6 of them — and many of bathrooms are upstairs. Here’s the florid master suite:
Over the 3-car garage, this game room sprawls beneath a shape-shifting ceiling:
Yardage? About 30,000 sq. ft. The back of the property, located one off the cul-de-sac turnaround, comes with shade:
- 2607 Leprechaun St. [HAR]
Though this house isn’t to my taste (a little too kitschy and the proportion of the house is weird — it looks like 2 houses fused together sideways), it does have many interesting features like that big curving staircase, many built-ins, the back staircase and a 2-story living room with a high hipped ceiling which I’ve never seen before.
I caught the estate sale at this house and was impressed by the size of the rooms and the quality of the finishes. The prior owner was a judge, I believe. The office room was his study. Who knew Kickerillo built in Pasadena? The house is near the up-and-coming Meadowcreek Village area. A real buy at that price!
What a time warp!
This house makes me think of my grandpa’s white driving moccasins with the tassels. In other words it makes me happy. Somebody needs to buy this place and put a Caddy in the garage.
Agree with all the comments already posted. The family room however looks as if it could be used as a church sanctuary, with the alter at the fireplace.
What amazes me is the size. Houses have gotten bigger. Building a 6,800 square foot house in 1967 was like building a 13,600 square foot house today. Pretty crazy.
Not a bad price either – though it is in Pasadena.
I did a Bing Maps aerial view of the neighborhood. Is that a train car in the backyard of the house at the end of the cul-de-sac?
Bill, I thought the same thing re: church. Interesting but still, Pasadena.