Altadena Real Estate


745 E. Rio Grande Street, Pasadena

Please join us at the Open Houses on Tuesday, February 24th, from 10:30 to 1, Thursday, February 26th, from 10 to 2, and Sunday, March 1st, from 2 to 4!

We are truly privileged to again represent this historic home, now a City of Pasadena Landmark Property. A treasure-house of tiles by Ernest A. Batchelder, this charming Colonial Revival cottage was built in 1916 for Fauntleroy L. “Bud” Compton, Batchelder’s chief colorist and assistant, based on plans known as “The Pasadena” design by the Aladdin Company of Bay City, Michigan.

Ernest Batchelder reportedly designed the fireplace himself as a wedding gift to Compton and his bride, Eileen Doty Compton. During the 63 years that Compton lived here, he enhanced the house and gardens with many wonderfully designed and colored tiles. The sunroom is filled with Batchelder’s delightful animal and plant motifs; the adjacent paved patio makes an enchanting place to sit and enjoy the outdoors as well as the Batchelder fountain. The grounds include private spaces, formal plantings and paths, Compton’s own rose garden as well as his workshop and garage. Recent additions include a third bedroom and bath upstairs, and a new kitchen with breakfast area. This is a rare opportunity to own a very warm, inviting and historic home in Pasadena.

Now priced at $625,000! See more on  and call or email for an appointment to view this property.

745 E Rio Grande Front

745 E Rio Grande Living Room

745 E Rio Grande Dining Room



Backyard 2

Historic Photo

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