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Freshly redone midcentury Pasadena one-bedroom condo seeks $599K

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A private balcony, a shiny new bathroom, and plenty of space

A photo of a lawn with two orange condo buildings on it.
The complex, built in 1954, is well-maintained.
Photos by Gina Sabatella, courtesy of Carmine Sabatella and Ryan Delair/Compass

This one-bedroom condo is located in the Villa San Pasqual, a landmarked midcentury complex in Pasadena, between South Lake Avenue’s shopping strip and Caltech.

The 959-square-foot upper-level unit features its original hardwood floors and a big section of floor-to-ceilings windows, including sliders that open onto a private balcony.

The kitchen has retro-looking cabinets (they’re actually newly built custom pieces) along with a teal tile backsplash and terrazzo floors, which really lean into the 1950s cool of the dwelling. The sole bathroom is spacious with marble floors, mosaic tiles, and the original pink bathtub.

Other perks of the condo include in-unit laundry, very large closets, and central air conditioning.

Last sold for $485,000 in August and updated since then, the residence at 1000 San Pasqual Avenue, Unit J is now seeking $599,000. Carmine Sabatella and Ryan Delair of Compass have the listing.

A photo of the dining area and a wall of large sliding doors with a balcony on the other side of them.
The dining area offers access to the balcony through sliding doors.
A photo of a kitchen with teal tile backsplash, white quartz counters, and light wood cabinets.
The kitchen has been redone but with features that meld well with the building’s midcentury vibe.
A large bedroom with corner windows and a double closet.
The bedroom gets plenty of natural sunlight thanks to corner windows.
A pink bathtub with a wall of iridescent penny tiles behind it.
The original pink tub.
A photo of a living room and on two walls, visible cooling vents.
The unit has central air conditioning and a lovely living room area.