Pasadena, California. This 1932 four-bedroom cottage was just remodeled this year. Features include hardwood floors and trim; a living room with fireplace and exposed-beam barrel ceiling; a main bedroom with a custom door and stained-glass casement window, and a gourmet kitchen with soapstone counters.
French doors open to a backyard with a patio, garden beds, and a strawberry tree. $1,299,000. Linda Seyffert, Deasy Penner Podley, (626) 712-5194.