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Airy, Shady, Historic 1922 Pasadena Schoolhouse, short term only

Pasadena, California, United States
Preferred Destination: United Kingdom
Alternate Destination: Open to any destination

House | House Sitting Negotiable
Available Dates:
From June 15, 2024 until September 1, 2024

Description

Airy, large, loft-like fully furnished home with large fenced yard and huge oak trees. Very convenient in north central Pasadena, with shaded streets, good houses, stable and good neighborhood. Two large bedrooms with bath and two offices (one is actually used as a bedroom -- it's a studio with garden views on three sides of full-height glass.) House available for 2 - 4 nights; a longer stay of one week negotiable. The house is unusual in that although it is in the middle of the residential Orange Heights Historic District known for its handsome Craftsman bungalows, the home began as a schoolhouse, built as the "world's first college of orthodontia" by USC dentist Dr. Edward Angle, who lived next door and who developed "braces" here. Hence, the many large windows; spacious and airy rooms; and the 20’ x 30’ living room, once the original lecture theatre. The school was built in 1922 by Peter Hall, who with his brother John served as the builders for the Arts and Crafts architects Charles and Henry Greene, designers of the famous 1908 Gamble House located five minutes away. Dr. Angle’s widow converted the building to residential use in the 1940s. House renovated for sustainability and safety: great cross ventilation, roof super-insulated, roof ridge vents, ceiling fans in bedrooms, motion detector lights. Quiet Friedrich AC unit in living room cools almost the whole house. Unusual features include 10’ ceilings, lots of built-in cabinetry and books on architecture. Upgraded elite wireless dsl. Garage suits one car and free off-street parking space for another. Two TVs; Amazon Prime included. No commercial cable service. Co-ax cable in each bedroom. Original Batchelder tile fireplace with damper, commercial-quality DCS gas stove with 15,000 Btus, Bosch dishwasher, microwave, zinc countertops, skylights, baby grand piano, lots of storage. Floors are grey-green slate, oak, polished concrete or linoleum. Firm queen mattresses in each bedroom. 20’ x 30’ basement houses washer, dryer, wood shop. Fences and two gates are 6’ (1.8m) tall except for very rear, where it is 3’ fronted by tall shrubbery. Rear gate, to trash and the narrow street behind (which also serves garage entrance), is kept padlocked when not in use. Weber b-b-que, outdoor patio with handsome new heavy-timber pergola sheltering L-shaped lounge, coffee table under the trees. About 4 miles to the Huntington Library/Caltech, even nearer to Central and Old Town Pasadena; the San Gabriel mountains and lower Arroyo for hiking etc. are minutes away. Downtown Los Angeles is 20-25 car minutes. 20 minute fast walk to the closest Metro stop. Shopping at great ethnic markets (Armenian, Indian, Latino, Italian) nearby, as are good retail shopping, restaurants in all flavors and price points, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. No smoking on property. Dogs and children OK with additional deposit. RATES for other than CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR'S: (max 4 people) = $1,250/week (six nights). Weekends (for two people) $650 for three nights, $500 for two nights. Short-term rentals of one to two weeks negotiable depending on the number of guests and time of year. $225 cleaning fee. Security deposit varies with length of stay. Christmas and New Year's holiday rates are individually set.

Private Space Offered

Bedrooms
1

Bathrooms
1

Offices
1

Size
2,000 ft2

Suited For
2

Property Type
House

Comments: This year I can only offer a lovely guest room and private bath for shorts rentals of 5 nights max.

Availability

From June 15, 2024 until September 1, 2024

Minimum Stay

2 Days | Dates are flexible for this listing | Open to non-simultaneous exchanges

Comments: $80 per night, max. 5 night stay. The option below does not provide a per day rate, so I am putting it here.

Location

House in Pasadena, California, United States

Closest University

Caltech

Nearby Universities
ArtCenter College of Design | ArtCenter College of Design
Neighborhood

Orange Heights Historic District

Nearby Cities

South Pasadena

Comments: Orange Heights Historic District

Explore the Area

Surroundings

  • Walk to Campus
  • Urban
  • Suburban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Historic Home
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Woods
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Exchange Terms

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is included

Comments: This summer I only have a guest room and private bath available. $80 per night, five nights max.

Considerations

Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Pets are allowed

Smoking is not allowed

Ask about the availability of a car

House Sitting

I may need help while I am away

I may need help with my pet(s)

Features

Interior

Furnished

Connectivity

High Speed Internet

Wi-Fi

TV

Printer

Exterior

Balcony or Patio

Garden

Dedicated Parking

Backyard

Temperature Control

Air Conditioning

Fireplace

Appliances

Oven

Stove

Microwave

Refrigerator

Dishwasher

Washer

Dryer

Creative

Piano

Art Studio

Comments: See description for parking

Our Travel Preferences

Who's Coming?

Party of
1
1 Adult

Our Destination

Preferred Destination

United Kingdom

Flexibility

Open to a home exchange in any destination

Comments: Would love to exchange homes for approx one to two months, September-October. I live in Pasadena, close to the Huntington and Caltech.

What We Are Looking for


Bedrooms
1


Bathrooms
1


Offices
0


Size
250 ft2

Smoking

I prefer smoking not allowed in the home

Car

I would like a car if possible

Comments: If you are interested and able, i would also be willing to pay for services for taking care of my dog, who will otherwise be boarded during an exchange.

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Trust Score (49)
Independent Scholar or Retired Academic

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Trust Score (49)
Independent Scholar or Retired Academic
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