Hidden in the picturesque San Rafael hills, The Haugaard Residence sits on an expansive half-acre lot. The surrounding trees and lush canyon create an escape from the city. Designed by Robert Duncan Haugaard Jr., the home was originally built in 1956. It is a stunning exemplification of indoor/outdoor living, typical of mid-century architecture in southern California. Priced at $3,829,000, 390 N San Rafael Avenue is listed by Karen Lower at Compass.
The floor-to-ceiling windows are a stand-out element of this elegant home. The open floor plan allows for light to stream in. It embodies the mid-century modern ethos of enhancing living through smart design and functionality.
Designer Kathryn McCullough undertook an extensive restoration and renovation project, paying homage to the original design by incorporating strong geometric lines into the newly built-in seating, shelves, and cabinetry. The custom color palette remains faithful to the home’s era.
The formal living room features a striking stacked red-brick fireplace and a pitched wood-clad ceiling. The recently renovated kitchen boasts exceptional cherry wood cabinetry, honed infinity black quartzite counters, and unlacquered brass fixtures. The open-concept cooking space and dining area are surrounded by walls of glass for a bright, welcoming appearance.
Bringing the outdoors in, the dining space is flanked by an intimate courtyard with an elegant water feature. The exterior is equally tranquil, featuring a patio, pool, and spa. High-end appliances are seamlessly integrated for a polished look.
The other wing of the home contains a generous primary suite. A vaulted wood-clad ceiling with an oversized Noguchi pendant sphere complements the impressive volume of the space. The updated bathroom is complete with skylights that flood the space with natural light. High-quality finishes include earth-tone grigio sienna marble flooring and a double sink vanity with white oak cabinetry. Waterworks fixtures add a final touch of luxury. The sizeable walk-in closet and private outdoor space complete the suite.
The home also includes two additional bedrooms and bathrooms. In addition, a generously sized office space offers plenty of light and inspiring views. The spacious media room features a vaulted cherry wood-clad ceiling, making it perfect for entertaining large groups or enjoying cozy movie nights. A recently redone 2-car detached garage provides an additional 488 square feet of useable space and numerous options for conversion.
Tucked away from the main road down a long driveway, the property offers an impressive level of privacy and isolation. Situated in the sought-after north San Rafael hills above Pasadena, it’s located close to shopping, dining, and the famous Rose Bowl. The 2,565-square-foot home includes three bedrooms and three bathrooms in total.
Listing: 390 N San Rafael Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105 [Compass]