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Property Details

  • 745 Rio Grande Street

    Pasadena, CA 91104
  • Status: Sold
    Year Built: 1916
  • Historic Bungalow In Pasadena
  • Sold for: $685,000
    Offered at: $639,000

MLS Number: 22054705

  • Historic home in Pasadena
  • Romantic gardens
  • Fireplace
  • Batchelder tile throughout
  • Surprising details
  • Mountain views

We are truly privileged to represent this historic home. 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.

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.

This is a rare opportunity to own a very warm, inviting and historic home in Pasadena.