An early 20th century home located just north of the 210 Freeway in Pasadena could be replaced with apartments, according to an agenda item from the city's Design Commission.

439 N Hill Avenue, PasadenaGoogle Street View

The project, which would rise from a single parcel located at 439 N. Hill Avenue, calls for replacing a Craftsman-style house with a Craftsman-style apartment building.  The new construction would consist of a two-to-three-story building containing 13 apartments with 13 parking stalls located in an at-grade garage.

Architect Garo V. Minassian is designing the proposed development, which would be set back from a neighboring home behind a garden courtyard along the southern property line.  The building is of a similar architectural style to surrounding structures, and would scale from the single-family zone to along Hill Street to a larger three-story profile adjacent to the multifamily building to the west.

The project owners and applicants are listed as Setrak and Harout Ajemain.

View into main garden at 439 N Hill AvenueGaro V. Minassian

A staff report recommends approval of the design concept, with conditions subject to further review at a later hearing.

The 439 Hill site is located roughly a quarter-mile north of an empty lot between Hill and Holliston Avenue, where developer Nevis Homes is planning a 58-unit micro-unit apartment building.