Haskett Court

Completed

Details

Address:
824-834 East California Boulevard, Pasadena, CA

 

Type of Construction:
Rehabilitation of 6 historic Tudor style cottages /traditional bungalow court layout

 

Units:
Six (6) 1-bedroom & 1-bath

 

Type of Income:
Low- and moderate-income

 

Amenities:
Private patios and outdoor space; walking distance to the shops and dining along South Lake Avenue; homeowners qualify for Mill’s Act property tax savings

 

Historic Significance: 
Haskett Court is significant as one of the finest remaining examples of a 1920’s bungalow court in Pasadena and as an example on a small scale of the work of Charles E. Ruhe, an architect who was known for his work on larger, more expensive residences in Pasadena’s best neighborhoods

 

Awards and Recognition:
• 2010 City of Pasadena Historic Preservation Award

• Designated City of Pasadena Historic Landmark

• Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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Haskett Court, located in the South Lake District of Pasadena, is a six-unit bungalow court.  Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, it is deemed significant as one of the finest remaining examples of a 1920’s bungalow court in Pasadena. It was designed by Charles Ruhe for W.B. Haskett and his family.

As a development type, the bungalow court is a unique compromise between the traditional single-family residence and the more dense multi-family apartment buildings being built in the early 1920s. The Haskett family continued to own and live in the bungalow court until the early 1980’s, at which time it was converted to commercial/retail use.

In late 2007, HHP acquired Haskett Court with the intent to convert the units back to residential use and sell them to first-time, low- and moderate-income homebuyers. Rehabilitation was completed in late 2009.

The one- and two-bedroom units will be sold to first-time low- and moderate-income homebuyers. The homebuyers will receive additional low-interest financing from the City of Pasadena to assist in the purchase of their homes.