Some of the shadows in Pasadena’s Shadowlawn Terrace neighborhood fall within a property fitted with a cavernous structure soaring over the pool and terrace (top). The 1978 custom contemporary was designed by Richard Ainslie (“with input from O’Neil Ford,” the listing says — the San Antonio architect was a family friend of the owners). Well-tended by its original (and only) owners, the climate-controlling property splashed onto the market last week bearing a $250K price tag. It’s located east of S. Richey St. between W. Harris and W. Southmore avenues. Let’s take a peek at the teak within . . .
But for a carpeted inset, teak parquet flooring stretches across most of the common rooms. The living room sits at the center of the floor plan at the front of the 4,483-sq.-ft. home. Its wall of floor-to-ceiling windows faces the enclosed pool area. The home’s entry hall is closer to the dining room, pictured in the background of this photo:
Its stylized floral wallpaper is original to the home. To hunker down, roll down the hurricane shutters fitted to the triple-wide slider door accessing a section of side yard:
At the other end of the living room lies a den with a lot of doors to storage, . . .
closet space, and a window facing the street:
In the kitchen, the breakfast nook adds a Crystal Palace setting, looking onto the pool area:
Both the laundry room (above) and half bath are nearby:
All 3 bedrooms have direct access into the 1,355-sq.-ft. atrium. The master suite . . .
has 2 bathrooms:
and each gets a master closet:
Both secondary bedrooms measure 14 ft. by 11 ft.; they appear to be mirror images of each other, right down to the vacuum markings on the carpet:
They share a full bathroom:
The 2-story pool enclosure handily offsets pesky environmental irritants like humidity, bugs, and adjacent higher-density properties, and the skylights and clerestory offset the SPF factor a smidge:
There’s another full bathroom for pool-user use:
The footprint also ties in an attached 3-car garage with redwood doors.
- 806 Shadow Ln. [HAR]