745 E. Rio Grande StreetPasadena, CA 91104
Year Built: 1916
- Famed Landmark Home in Pasadena
Sold for: $573,000Offered at: $575,000
MLS Number: 22110067
- Pasadena City Landmark
- Treasure House of Batchelder Tile
- Hardwood floors
- Lovely gardens
We are truly privileged to again represent this historic home, now a City of Pasadena Landmark Property. A treasure-house of tiles by Ernest A. Batchelder, this charming Colonial Revival cottage was built in 1916 for Fauntleroy L. "Bud" Compton, Batchelder's chief colorist and assistant, based on plans known as "The Pasadena" design by the Aladdin Company of Bay City, Michigan.
Ernest Batchelder reportedly designed the fireplace himself as a wedding gift to Compton and his bride, Eileen Doty Compton. During the 63 years that Compton lived here, he enhanced the house and gardens with many wonderfully designed and colored tiles. The sunroom is filled with Batchelder's delightful animal and plant motifs; the adjacent paved patio makes an enchanting place to sit and enjoy the outdoors as well as the Batchelder fountain. The grounds include private spaces, formal plantings and paths, Compton's own rose garden as well as his workshop and garage. Recent additions include a third bedroom and bath upstairs, and a new kitchen with breakfast area. This is a rare opportunity to own a very warm, inviting and historic home in Pasadena.