Home of the Week: Spectacular Pasadena post and beam with sweeping city views

This spectacular USC School of Architecture Post & Beam designed by Thomas A. Dismukes, AIA, is sited to take advantage of the surrounding mountains and sweeping city views. A long hedged drive ensures privacy and opens to reveal the architecture and delight the eye.

Continuous walls of glass and double-height clerestory windows provide symmetry, as well as expansive volume, light and visual transparency to the outside. The unified, well-proportioned public spaces begin with the living and dining room and flow to the entertaining and chef’s kitchen designed by Barbara Bestor, which was recently upgraded.

Two grand outdoor spaces flank and connect the core, creating seamless indoor/outdoor flow – from the serene pool and garden with northern mountain views, to the expansive southern deck with views of the city below. The remodeled master wing has an ensuite bath and entrance to laundry room and pool area.

The guest wing includes three additional bedrooms and bath. There is a bonus room off the carport with a sink for home office, studio or workshop. An outstanding example of mid-century architecture impeccably restored to enhance and respect the original home and today’s lifestyle.

1615 Hastings Ranch Drive is offered at $2,059,000 by Melanie Sommers.