Located in the desirable San Rafael area of Pasadena, this spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath residence has been thoughtfully updated with a contemporary flair. Set back from the street on a gentle grass knoll, this split-level residence provides versatile and flexible living options. The home offers an open concept with a sunken living room, a striking concrete fireplace with a custom fireplace screen, and an adjacent dining room. French Oak flooring is featured throughout the upper level and provides a warm and modern feel. The custom-designed kitchen overlooks the rear yard and includes updated stainless appliances, quartz countertops, a custom-tiled backsplash, an eating area, and a butler's pantry. The upper level also offers two spacious bedrooms, an updated central bathroom, and the primary suite, which includes a spacious updated bath and walk-in closet.A handsome sliding barn door transitions nicely to the stairway leading to the lover level of the home. The many windows provide natural light for the family room, an updated bath, a large third bedroom, and a home office/art studio which could be used as a fourth bedroom. There is also a spacious laundry room and additional storage under the home.The rear gardens are inviting and lush, with mature landscaping and grass areas surrounding the generously sized swimming pool and spa. A gazebo/patio area provides shade and is perfect for Al Fresco dining. In addition, two patios on both levels of the home provide views of the rear yard.This home is perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining, and its prime location provides easy access to Old Town Pasadena, the iconic Rose Bowl, Arroyo Seco, and downtown Los Angeles.