The Longtime Pasadena Home of Modernist Architect Harold J. Bissner Has Sold for $1.8 Million

By Wendy Bowman Crafted in 1982 by noted Pasadena-born architect Harold J. Bissner Jr. — probably most known for collaborating with business partner Harold Zook to create the iconic look of Southern California’s Holland-themed Van De Kamp’s bakeries, with their signature folded plate roofs and towering windmills — this striking hillside structure served as the personal… Keep reading

DPP Shred Event 2021

Our annual DPP Shred Event is something we look forward to every year as a fun way to connect with clients and help the environment as well. Last weekend, our socially-distanced Shred Event took place at several DPP office locations. DPP staff, agents and their clients gathered as massive paper-shredding trucks arrived at our Pasadena,… Keep reading

6 Gorgeous Homes On Lakes

Pasadena, California. Built in 1925, this four-bedroom home was originally the Johnston Lake visitors’ lodge. The remodeled house has cathedral ceilings and generous windows, gourmet kitchen, family room, den, and a main suite with separate sitting area, fireplace, and marble bathroom. The secluded property is surrounded by mature trees and features extensive decks and patios, garden beds, a… Keep reading

A Beautiful California Modern 1950 Ranch in Linda Vista, Pasadena

This breathtaking custom-built California Casual Modern 1950 Ranch remained in one family until its current owners painstakingly renovated and reimagined it, while preserving its Linda Vista heritage. Designed by acclaimed interiors firm A1000xBetter, the home holds a special place near the edge of the Arroyo above the iconic Rose Bowl. The peaceful natural setting, serene… Keep reading

Kirsten Blazek Remakes The American Ranch House

By Philip Ferrato The “Ranch” is so ubiquitous a form of housing that we sometimes forget how radical they were, transforming the landscape in the post-WWII era with endless one-story homes. There are the classic Eichlers and Cliff Mays, which introduced one-story Tract Modernism to America, but there’s another species that evolved alongside them with… Keep reading