Corta Bella is a Moorish inspired Spanish Colonial building located in Pasadena. It features an arched-rotunda leading to a garden courtyard. It's a short distance from the Playhouse District between Old Pasadena and South Lake. It's near many of Pasadena's cultural, business and shopping districts. It ushered in the age of in-town living. Garo Minassian designed it and Madcore Homes built it in 2001 as the first new condominium projects in Central Pasadena.
Corta Bella offers 19 units on 4 floors with two and three bedroom layouts ranging from 1,100 square feet up to 2,200 square feet. They feature an entry alcove that opens to the living room with a fireplace and French Doors. There are Marble floors through out, in-unit laundry, private terrace and gourmet kitchens with maple cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The master suites include walk-in closets and luxurious master bath with dual sinks. has a private bath and large walk-in closet. 2nd bedroom has an adjacent full bath. Den/office with a fireplace may serve as a third bedroom. In unit laundry closet has stacked washer/dryer.
The building features a courtyard with fountain and lighting that create great ambiance, a gym is located under a pyramid skylight, controlled access and secure parking.