Sure. You Know Craftsman and Tudor, But Do You Know Googie Architecture?

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Southern California is renown for its blend of impressive historical architecture. While Pasadenans are quite comfortable with Craftsman's of the Arts & Crafts movement or Tudors and Spanish Revival casitas, the everything-amazing architecture site has broken down the myriad of architectural styles in Southern California that go well beyond the common types.

Sixteen impressive styles are covered in this recent article including some styles that I have not heard of (and I am a rabid consumer of all architecture content).

Included in the guide are the Southern California specific Googie and the mouthful Churrigueresque styles.  Articles like these are great primers for novice architecture fans as well as would-be homebuyers.

Your home will, or is, you most valued possession, it is always where you will spend so much time living and building memories.  Discovering your favorite style can only increase the pride of homeownership now and in the future.

One of the first questions I cover with the buyers I consult with, is what they envision their future home to look like.  Not only does the positive thinking of homeownership assist in manifestation, it also uncovers neighborhoods that homeowners may not have considered. 

Have you thought about your favorite style?  What is it? 



Michael Robleto

REALTOR®-Compass Real Estate


Michael Robleto is a Pasadena based REALTOR® with Compass. His analytical and open approach to sales and representation have served his clients well in his twenty years of sales experience. Michael is a staunch homeowner advocate that blends compassion with a highly advanced technology-driven approach to the buying and selling of real estate in and around Los Angeles.  His client accolades of insight, integrity and hard work support the fact that he is not your average agent. 

Michael leverages his personal passion for historic architecture to provide his clients the unknown insight on the pros and cons of older homes.  Michael, a California native, grew up in an older Bungalow home and has spent 23 years in Southern California admiring the unique architecture of the region.  He often writes on homeownership strategy, historic residential architecture and Pasadena related topics which can be found on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram under the common profile name of his blog; BungalowAgent or at 

Michael is a committee member and frequent volunteer for the preservation efforts of Pasadena Heritage as well as a supporter of the Five Acres center for children.  


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