• The historic Merritt Mansion is not the site for Ambassador Gardens' Sales Gallery, providing a worthy first impression for these two luxury new Pasadena home communities.

New Ambassador Gardens Sales Gallery Sets the Stage for Luxury for Pasadena New Home Buyers

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Ambassador Gardens is rolling out the red carpet for Pasadena new home buyers. The new Sales Gallery for Ambassador Gardens’ two communities of luxury condos in Pasadena, Villas and Terraces, is now located in the exquisite Merritt Mansion—a truly befitting location to provide an introduction to the exceptional lifestyle that awaits here. The historic Merritt Mansion, built by railway/steel tycoon Hulett C. Merritt from 1905–1908, is one of Pasadena’s most celebrated Millionaire’s Row estates, with 17,329 square feet of Italian Renaissance grandeur. Buyers at Ambassador Gardens now have the unique opportunity to luxuriate in the Merritt Mansion while meeting with sales professionals and learning more about all that these new luxury flats and townhomes have to offer. “There is no better way to set the stage for what Pasadena new home buyers will experience at Villas and Terraces at The Ambassador Gardens,” said Patrice Quishenberry, Vice President of Sales for etco HOMES. “These two exceptional new communities have redefined the standard for luxury downsizing in Pasadena, just as the Merritt Mansion redefined upscale living in the city more than a century ago.” The historic Merritt Mansion is not the site for Ambassador Gardens' Sales Gallery, providing a worthy first ... Read more

  • Gourmet kitchen are a must-have when buying a luxury townhome in Pasadena.

Buying a luxury townhome in Pasadena is the new retirement downsizing trend

August 4th, 2017|0 Comments

“Wealthy retirees are willing to give up the hassle of the estate — but not its luxuries.” That’s the headline of a new Los Angeles Times article that keys in on one of the industry’s hottest trends: moving down by buying a luxury townhome in Pasadena and other coveted areas. Today, Baby Boomers are seeking ways to make their lives easier without making it any less fabulous. “Real estate professionals are seeing more wealthy SoCal retirees go from extravagant estates to nearly as extravagant town houses and condos. The properties — many of them larger than 3,000 square feet — cost millions of dollars,” said the L.A. Times. And, in return, the luxury residences offer “a luxurious lifestyle” in touch with the needs of Baby Boomers to go with the square footage. The newspaper profiled a few homebuyers who have recently traded in their large estate for a luxury townhome or condo. The features they were looking for: ample space without the tedious maintenance; upscale amenities like private elevators and gourmet kitchens; a location where they can “walk to so many great places;” and the ability to travel as much as they want, with a lock-and leave lifestyle that allows ... Read more

Buying a luxury condo in Pasadena? How to make the most of your outdoor space in four easy steps.

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Moving from a large estate property to a new luxury condo in Pasadena? You’re surely looking forward to being able to greatly reduce the maintenance required at home. You can also look forward to outdoor spaces that are serene and special, and far easier to take care of, by incorporating a few of today’s top outdoor trends in your new home. 1. Incorporate an outdoor fireplace Outdoor fireplaces are a great way to add charm, romantic appeal, and function to an outdoor space, which is why the trend has grown in popularity over the last several years. You can have one built, you can buy a freestanding outdoor fireplace or fire pit, or you can buy a new home in Pasadena at communities like Villas at the Ambassador Gardens, which offer built-in fireplaces on private terraces and rooftop decks (per plan). One of the benefits to outdoor fireplaces is “their ability to add extra square footage to your living space by becoming an extension of your home’s interior,” said TMS Architects. “To enhance this effect, continue the style and color scheme you have used in your home and provide ample comfortable seating.” Create an ideal outdoor space in your luxury new condo ... Read more

  • Cheer for your team during one of the premier Pasadena events of the summer.

All the must-do Pasadena events this summer

June 26th, 2017|0 Comments

There is so much to do in Pasadena, it can sometimes be challenging to choose just one event per day. (As those who live in less desirable places would say, “That’s a nice problem to have!”) This summer, an abundance of Pasadena events and activities invite fun, recreation, and culture, while showcasing the best of the city. Whether you already have the pleasure of calling Old Town Pasadena home or are looking for the best time to visit, these are the Pasadena events you won’t want to miss from June to August. Levitt Pavilion Summer Concert Series, June 29, 7pm, Memorial Park This summer’s free Levitt Pavilion Pasadena concert series at Memorial Park kicks off. Come early to pick the perfect picnic spot on the lawn, and get the full lineup, with artists including Pete Escovedo on July 2, The HillBenders present The Who’s TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry, on July 7, and Jan and Dean’s Beach Party! Featuring Dean Torrence, on July 9, here. Old Pasadena Historic District Walking Tour, July 1, 9–11am, Pasadena Heritage This monthly walking tour is conducted by Pasadena Heritage and includes “historical and architectural insights.” Poke is just one of the tastes during one of the summer's most exciting ... Read more