And live in it!
House Crazy Sarah has long been enthralled with authentic California missions so she would jump at the chance to own this place – if only she could afford it!
This unique home is located in the historic stronghold of Pasadena, California. And lucky for us, it’s up for sale!
Admittedly, this 1936 structure is not a bonfide mission – it’s merely a replica built for a private home. But it’s still old and cool as heck so let’s have a closer look.
This is how it appears from the street:
You get a hint that something special is about to happen as you approach the front door/gate…
In 1936 the original owners of ”La Quinta Tranquilla” gave their architect specific instructions to create this one-of-a-kind Hacienda.
The home was carefully designed in the tradition of the early California mission style, and no detail was forgotten.
The current owners added their own touch with a restoration of the entire house that included “historically informed colorful murals and other decorative painted flourishes“.
It’s like stepping back in time to a holy place.
Look at the tiny library:
Real books! (Not just decorations!)
And have a look at the vaulted ceiling living room:
Those cove window seats are simply stunning!
Let’s have a closer look…
A mission-style chair beside the brick wall fireplace:
Perhaps the most amazing thing about this historic home are the hand-carved doors:
Not only the doors, but the portals in the courtyard…
House Crazy Sarah adores houses with their very own courtyard!
You could have your own lily-pad pond!
From the courtyard, you can enter the hacienda’s kitchen…
Below is the formal dining room which also opens to the courtyard.
Just LOOK at those doors!
Back inside, we make our way down the hall to the sleeping quarters…
A gorgeous master suite which occupies one end of the house…
A vintage dressing table nook off the master:
A fun room for the kiddos:
And a little TV den!
In total, the home has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms in over 2,400 square feet.
The interior is gorgeous, but let’s hop back outside to the spectacular courtyard.
The grounds have been professionally landscaped with agaves and trees “reminiscent of the early California ranchos“, according to the listing.
But wait – what is this little hut?
An outdoor wet bar! How freakin’ fun is that?
There’s also a beehive oven for cookouts:
This hacienda is the gift that just keeps giving!
How much for all this amazing old mission character?