Pasadena Condominium for Sale – Desirable Location
330 CORDOVA STREET #354, PASADENA CA 91101
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SOLD $36,500 OVER asking price with multiple offers!
|Bedrooms:||2 + Den + Loft|
|Interior Square Feet:||1290 sq. ft.|
Welcome to Cordova Park Villas, one of the most desirable condo complexes in the heart of Pasadena. Located just a few blocks from Paseo Colorado and in very close proximity to Old Pasadena and South Lake District, this condo offers the best in urban living with easy access to the Metro Gold Line, restaurants, shopping, museums and entertainment!
330 Cordova Street #354 is set at the back of the complex offering serenity and privacy.
Interview with the owner:
Why are you selling your condo?
I would like to upgrade to a single family home.
How long have you lived here?
I’ve lived in this unit for approximately three years. I’ve lived in this neighborhood for almost ten years.
What improvements have you made since you purchased the home?
I’ve removed old wallpaper from the kitchen, bedrooms, and bathrooms, and repainted the walls. I’ve also removed the textured “popcorn” ceilings from the bedrooms, hallway, and loft area. I’ve installed new angle stops on the plumbing fixtures, and replaced the kitchen garbage disposal unit. The outdoor balcony and patio electrical outlets along with the indoor electrical outlets surrounding the kitchen and bathroom sinks have been replaced with GFCI units. In addition, the television cables that used to run along the baseboards and over and under doorways have been placed inside the walls and now connect to cable jacks. The master bathroom was just renovated with a new shower pan, shower door, and tile walls in the shower and bathtub areas. The master bedroom ceiling fan has also been replaced. I just installed brand new carpeting in the bedrooms.
The Association has repainted the exterior of the building and installed new balcony and patio railings. In addition, the association replaced plumbing in 2013.
What originally attracted you to this home?
The home gets lots of good natural light. In addition, it is a top floor unit, so there are treetop views and there is no listening to an upstairs neighbor’s footfalls. The upstairs loft area provides plenty of storage space, and the layout of the unit with everything else on one level is very convenient, especially for frequent travelers (no hauling suitcases up and down stairs). Additionally, the unit is well-situated within the complex. It doesn’t face the street, so city noises are minimal. The pool and recreation areas are nearby in the complex, but no so close that noise and privacy are a problem. The complex itself has several nice features. There is a pool, spa, fitness, and recreation room, bicycle storage, and a separate off-street guest parking area. The unit itself has two side by side parking spaces in the secure underground garage.
What do you like about the neighborhood?
The neighborhood is very convenient. Shopping, entertainment, and public transportation are all within walking distance, allowing for a walkable lifestyle, while still being an easy commute (by car or light rail) from downtown Los Angeles. The immediate neighborhood boasts amazing cultural amenities. There are numerous famous restaurants, two well-known museums, a public library, several live performing arts venues, and an independent movie theater all within walking distance. The Huntington Library and Gardens is nearby.
Where do you shop?
Whole foods, Ralph’s, Target, Von’s, and two Trader Joe’s locations are within walking distance. For wholesale, the Alhambra Costco is approximately a 10-minute drive. There are also several Asian supermarkets about 10-minutes away in Alhambra and Highland Park. Most of the well-known clothing retailers have locations in Old Pasadena or on South Lake Avenue, both of which are within walking distance. There are specialty shops along nearby Colorado Boulevard and within the adjacent Paseo Colorado, and there is a Vroman’s Bookstore nearby.
What providers do you use for cable and internet?
I use Charter Cable for internet and pay $39.99/month
Are there any special neighborhood specific events?
The route for the Rose Parade is two blocks away. Old Pasadena has free outdoor movie screenings during the summer months. CalTech offers free or low-cost lectures that are open to the public. The Association hosts an annual summer and winter holiday parties.
Which park do you go to?
For serious hiking, I go to Eaton Canyon or Hahamonga Watershed Area. For a casual walk I would go to the Huntington Library and Gardens or Arlington Garden. If I have small children with me, I would go to Central Park or Allendale Park, which have public playgrounds.
Any special hiking or outside activities that are close to your home?
The Rose Bowl is good for outdoor jogging, golfing, and bike rides. A number of fitness classes meet there, and there is also an aquatic center for water sports. The San Gabriel Mountains are a short drive away, and have many hiking, bicycle, and equestrian trails. The Huntington Library and Gardens and the Los Angeles County Arboretum are nearby. There are many pleasant places to walk or jog in the neighborhood itself. Colorado Boulevard has a lot of nice architecture and shopping. In the opposite direction is an older residential neighborhood with tree-lined streets and historic large estate homes. The CalTech and Ambassador College campuses are nearby and feature landscaped gardens and koi ponds.
Any recommended restaurants in the area and what do you love about them
One of the areas selling points is the sheer variety of restaurants. Nearly any type of cuisine can be found nearby, and there are options at every price point. Some favorites include:
Congregation Ale House
La Grande Orange
New Delhi Palace
Vertical Wine Bistro
If you are interested in selling your home, call Irina Netchaev at 626-629-8439 for a private consultation. You can also complete the form for more information: