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by Gretchen Schmidt

I was visiting my brother in Pasadena last weekend for his 50th birthday party. Of course, I’m nowhere near his age… As I like to do when traveling, I went open-housing. My brother lives near the Rose Bowl, and we always admire the homes we can see across on the other side – the grass is always green syndrome – so we decided to take peek at one. James and my niece, Sonia, came along for fun. The neighborhood along Linda Vista Avenue really was pretty. We met Jihad Shakoor who is the agent as well as one of the developers. He was proud to show us around the project he and his team had spent years designing and building. The original house was mostly torn down except for one wall with the wood burning fireplace. They built a spacious light-filled modern Mediterranean gem. They’ve got before-and-after photos on the website.

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