Movie Producer Barry Mendel listed his nifty Pasadena Craftsman last month for $1.275 million, and he already found a buyer willing to pay $1.328 million. He paid $1.018 million for the Southern California home in 2005.
Not surprising that Mendel wound up with an offer of $53,000 over his asking price after only weeks on the market. The 1910-built house is a shameless charmer, and is set in a prime location.
Located about 15 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, the bungalow is a classic retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city. The residence still features classic era-specific elements like wood paneling, eaves, and windows, and the offset toning that helps to define the style.
The main living space truly charms with light blue walls, hardwood floors, plenty of windows, built-in bookshelves, and a central white-painted brick fireplace. The burled walnut in the dining room helped sway the buyer, one expects.
There are three bedrooms and 1.75 baths across the home’s 1,796 square feet of living space. The master features casement windows, a small fireplace, and a tucked-away, cottage-like feel.
Mendel has produced or co-produced a long list of hit films that includes “Trainwreck,” “The Big Sick,” “Munich,” and “The Royal Tenenbaums.”