Before he designed the Rose Bowl, the Ambassador Hotel and some 200 other landmark structures, architect Myron Hunt created his private residence in the Prospect Park neighborhood of Pasadena, where he lived with his wife and children from 1905 until his death in 1952.
The three-story Arts and Crafts brownstone, listed for $2.25 million, has much of its original woodwork, with dark panels and doorways of Douglas fir and redwood that create a lodge-like feel in the living room and library. Many of Hunt's books still line the bookshelves of the library. An original light fixture -- a gift from railroad mogul Henry E. Huntington -- hangs in the downstairs sun room and will be included in the sale.
Since buying the home in 2003, owners Michael and Kathleen Harris have added a two-car garage and master bathroom and have updated the kitchen, installing granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. They stripped wallpaper left behind from previous owners and restored much of the house to its original state, including rebuilding period light fixtures and keeping Hunt's original tub in the master bathroom.
The house, designated a Pasadena Landmark in 1991, is a short walk from Old Town Pasadena and just up the hill from the Rose Bowl and Brookside Golf Club.