20 W. Pasadena Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85013
$849,900 SALE PENDING
1,558 square feet
3 bedrooms + 2 bathrooms
19,802 square foot irrigated lot (nearly a half acre!)
The c. 1948 P.M. & Edna Laughrun Residence is an enduring example of Spanish colonial revival ranch architecture in the prestigious Medlock historic district; a multi-million dollar enclave of impressive estates in Uptown Phoenix.
This extraordinary home is set on an estate-sized, irrigated lot ( approx. half an acre) and has retained its original and historically significant elements for decades, including preserved brick exterior, Mission-tiled roof (main house roof replaced November ‘21 with warranty), stained wood soffits, wood-burning corner fireplace, coved ceilings, large picture + casement windows and gorgeous concrete floors.
Romantic covered front + rear porches feature concrete underfoot and stained wood soffits overhead. Straight out of an old Hollywood movie, the enchanting rear yard showcases an expansive brick-lined patio, original water feature/fountain, seemingly endless park-like grounds, original brick BBQ, planter beds and towering palm trees.
Easily walk to uptown eateries and destinations, including Postino, Joyride, Federal Pizza, Windsor, Churn, Frances, Changing Hands, Practical Art, Fame Caffe, Oak, Stinkweeds. A moment’s walk away is Uptown Plaza with local favorites AJ’s, Huss Brewing, Shake Shack, Local Nomad and Flower Child. Close to light rail station and quick access to downtown and the 51. Walk to the Bridal Path, Uptown Farmers’ Market, and enjoy events like the annual light parade in the comfort of your own neighborhood. Walk from your quiet oasis backyard to shopping for groceries at AJ’s, browsing the books at Changing Hands, or enjoying a bruschetta board and bottle at Postino’s in minutes! The best of walkable Phoenician living combined with your own slice of paradise on Pasadena Ave.
Two of the house’s bedrooms are very large for a historic home, and the third features a walk-in closet. The epic kitchen features many original details including extensive cabinetry storage, tiled counters/backsplash, built-in banquet seating, built-in buffet cabinets, built-in ironing board and oversized milk door.
The hall bath is a study in mid-century period finishes with the original blue/peach/pink tiled walls, original vanity and preserved blue tub and adorable pedestal sink. The 2nd bath is also preserved with the original green tilework in shower and pedestal sink.
A stately ~130’ driveway leads to a porte-cochere and a 426 square foot detached garage/ancillary structure with water and electricity (previously approved for livable space conversion to an Airbnb, studio rental, or guest casita – or your very own detached at-home office!). Beyond the garage is an RV slab and gate with alley access. A new metal fence and gate have been installed in the last five years.
RARE opportunity to preserve, enhance or expand with 19,802 square foot R-3 zoned lot. Property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and currently receives a 50% tax savings for owner-occupants. This house is move-in ready, with ample opportunity to expand if desired now or in the years to come. Other homes on this street typically sell for over a million dollars. In the Madison School District, or walk to Brophy and Xavier high schools. Midcentury charm, nearly half an acre of land, and all within a convenient stroll to the best of what Phoenix has to offer. Why dream when this historic gem can be yours!
Call/text Jennifer Hibbard at 602-908-5801 or email her at Jennifer@TwinsAndCompany.com.