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Quaint 1920s cottage in Altadena seeks $620K

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216 WEST TERRACE STREET | ALTADENA 91001
Open House Saturday & Sunday 2-4pm

This charming cottage in the foothills was built in 1925, and it sits in a small community of similar cottages developed and designed by E.P. Janes, a businessman from New York.

The Altadena house’s charm extends indoors. Textured walls, wood floors, arched windows, and barrel and coved ceilings help the residence maintain a cozy cottage feeling that’s amplified by a fireplace and its little niche.

The dwelling holds three bedrooms, at least one of which appears to be in use as a workshop or office.

 

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The rear yard, though mostly concrete, does have mature fruit trees, plenty of space, and a detached garage.

The 1920s house last sold in 2008 for $460,000. It’s now asking $620,000.

 

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Posted on June 20, 2017 at 3:48 pm
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Del Mar Gardens | LA Times Home of the Day

Del Mar Gardens

DEL MAR GARDENS | PASADENA 91107

Modern Lines  |  752 – 2,196 Square Feet of Living Space  Read More

 


Welcome to Del Mar Gardens, Pasadena’s newest collection of 17 contemporary condominiums to call home. Its unique architectural style features clean, modern designs, understated sophistication, abundance of natural light and open floor plans to enjoy a low maintenance lifestyle. The exterior space offers a minimalist garden courtyard that is interlaced with lounge seating areas and features an outdoor fireplace to cozy up to. Its neighborhood is situated within close proximity to the best that Pasadena has to offer. Let the fun begin with exploring Victory Park, Eaton Canyon Park, The Huntington Library, The Arboretum, one of L.A.’s best Farmer’s markets and over 500 restaurants.

Priced from $399,890 to $1,268,890 | More info: DelMarGardenCondos.com

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Exclusively Represented by:
Lara Arslanian & Boyd Smith
626.590.1243 | 626.755.7822
CalBRE #01274839 & #00862189

 

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Posted on June 16, 2017 at 2:44 pm
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Victorian Masterpiece in Pasadena | LA Times Home of the Day

346 MARKHAM PLACE | PASADENA 91105
READ MORE! Featured on the LATimes.com, CurbedLA.com and
PasadenaNow.com

The Victorian Foster/Blankenhorn home is an enduring icon of turn of the century Pasadena grandeur. It has been sensitively updated and peppered with whimsical modern surprises.


Throughout the years this stunning Queen Anne Victorian has housed a mix of distinguished people. This list includes a railroad baron, a professional golfer, founders of the Valley Hunt Club and a celebrity radio DJ. This grand dame is visually captivating from the street, and deliciously mixes gabled, hipped and conical forms with boxed eaves, clapboard siding and a wraparound porch.


Lauded as “perhaps the most outstanding example of Victorian architecture still standing” by the Pasadena Star News, this unique property made its big screen debut in 1968’s blockbuster Yours, Mine and Ours, starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda.

In addition, this home features eleven-foot ceilings, a dramatic stained redwood staircase and round turret rooms with curved windowpanes. The back yard offers a series of super-sized lighted sculptures that invite conversation. Especially relevant is the no-expense-spared sound proofed music studio with separate vocal booth. This space could also serve as an office, art/dance studio, gym or guest room. Furthermore, the studio has plumbing connections for a possible future bathroom. Because of its contribution to the Markham Place Historic District, and its many historic features, the property is potentially eligible for Mills Act property tax reduction.

Offered at: $2,299,000 | More info: 346Markham.com

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HOME FEATURES
  • 2 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms
  • Built in 1894
  • 3,107 sq. ft. Home on a 13,388 sq. ft. Lot
  • Eligible for Mills Act Property Tax Reduction
  • Markham Place Historic District

 

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Exclusively Represented by:
Matt Littell
626.755.4428
CalBRE #01329989

 

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Posted on May 31, 2017 at 11:17 am
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Historic Commercial Building For Sale

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Offered at: $1,650,000 | 540Marengo.com

What was once the first Pasadena home and design/build project of noted Arts and Craft’s Architect Louis B. Easton, is now a professional office building. The original Easton Home is one of 12 architecturally significant properties located in the South Marengo Historic Business District. In the 1980’s, the City of Pasadena added a business overlay zone to the residential area allowing the two-story Craftsman Bungalow to be redesigned to a business-friendly floor plan

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Features include a gracious entry, reception/work area, waiting area with view into wood and glass enclosed conference room, six large offices (three on each floor), two bathrooms (one on each floor), upstairs kitchen and open loft-like work area with six cubicles and room for office equipment, bookcases, and work tables. The use of wood beam ceilings, wainscoting at plate level height unifying the wooden doors and windows, built-in window seating, natural brick fireplace and other Arts and Crafts details blend seamlessly with the preserved original exterior with its spacious front porch and side pergola lined in tumbled granite arroyo stone, and wood. Nine parking spaces are located behind the building which are accessed off Pleasant Street. There is a gentle sloping landscaped walkway from parking lot to front porch.

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HOME FEATURES
  • Designed by Arts & Craft’s architect Louis B. Easton
  • 2-Story Craftsman Bungalow
  • 2,898 sq. ft.
  • 9,306 sq. ft. lot
  • 6 large offices – 3 on each floor
  • Loft space with 6 cubicles
  • 9 parking spaces behind the building

 

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Exclusively Represented by:
Jane Workman
818.406.0483
CalBRE #00875063

 

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Posted on May 9, 2017 at 2:20 pm
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Rich in History & Architecture: “The Hoover Estate”

 

500 N. MICHILLINDA AVENUE | SIERRA MADRE 91024

Offered at: $3,750,000 | Open Sunday 1-4pm | 500NMichillinda.com

From 1932 to 1943, this stunning early California Hacienda-style estate was owned by Herbert Hoover, Jr., son of the 31st president of the United States. President and Mrs. Hoover visited often and the home was known as “The Winter White House.” It was originally built in 1928 by local businessman, Frank Picard.

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In 1932, when the Hoovers moved in, they added a children’s wing. Word has it that the playroom (accessed by a slide) was designed by family friend A. A. Milne, the author of “Winnie the Pooh”. This stately property and its colorful link with history reflects the graceful architecture of an earlier era.

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HOME FEATURES
  • 7 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths
  • Living Room w/Cathedral Ceilings
  • Formal Dining Room with Fireplace
  • Wood Paneled Library with Fireplace
  • Family/Play Room w/Fireplace, Wet Bar
  • Updated Kitchen w/Island
  • Master Bedroom with Sitting Room
  • Walk-in Basement
  • Swimming Pool & Spa
  • Pool House/Changing Rooms
  • Main House: 5,810 Square Feet*
  • Guest House: 778 Square Feet*
  • Lot Size: 1.15 Acres (Per Assessor)
  • Fully Enclosed & Gated
  • Guest Cottage w/Kitchen, Bed, Office
  • Two-Car Garage
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Exclusively Represented by:
Judy Webb-Martin & Katie Orth
626.507.3028 | 626.688.0418
CalBRE #00541631 | #00942500

 

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Posted on April 25, 2017 at 9:55 am
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Freshened San Marino Ranch House Retains Charm


Article by Lauren Beale, originally appeared at LATimes.com

A half-circle driveway leads to the front entrance of this Traditional San Marino ranch. The deep yard includes a lawn, a pool and spa, and a pool house with a bathroom. An electric gate opens to a detached three-car garage with a separate laundry and work room.

Address: 961 Santa Anita Avenue, San Marino 91108

Property Website: 961SantaAnita.com

Price: $2,988,888

 


Built:
1947

Property size: 16,993 square feet

House size: 3,530 square feet, five bedrooms, five bathrooms

Features: Living room with fireplace and dining area, open kitchen with breakfast area, family room with vaulted wood-beam ceiling and fireplace, den/office, French doors, back patio.

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 91108 ZIP Code in February was $1.9 million based on five sales, according to CoreLogic. An 11.6% decrease compared with the same month the previous year.

Agents: SHERRY LIN, 626.410.3578, and VANCE WEISBRUCH, 626.639.1713, both with Podley Properties.

 

 

Posted on April 10, 2017 at 1:24 pm
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The Standish L. Mitchell Residence Featured on CurbedLA

Carefully preserved La Cañada home asking $5.85M appeared in ‘House Bunny’

Built in 1923, it has made a number of film appearances

By Elijah Chiland
This article was originally published on Curbed LA
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632 BERKSHIRE AVENUE, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE 91011
632Berkshire.com

Stately country-style home in La Cañada Flintridge built in 1923 for the family of Standish L. Mitchell, a former CEO of the Automobile Club of Southern California.

As it happens, Sumner Hunt and Silas Burns designed the 5,492 square-foot home. They also designed the club’s recognizable headquarters in University Park—as well as the Southwest Museum. (Hunt also designed the original plans for the Bradbury Building.)

If the home looks familiar, perhaps you’ve seen it in one of its many film appearances. Additionally, the residence has played prominent roles in the original In-Laws with Peter Falk and Alan Arkin, The Good German, and The House Bunny. (Interiors subbed in for the Playboy Mansion).

Listed by: Brett Furrey & Esther Tan CalBRE# 01154312 & 00802807


But the home has plenty to offer beyond pedigree and IMDB credits.

Furthermore, Containing six bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths, the expansive interior features original hardwood floors, fireplaces, crown moldings, and even a few era-appropriate bathroom fixtures.

 


Listing agent Brett Furrey tells Curbed the owners meticulously preserved the home’s original character, bringing in FK Design Group’s Marla Felber and Virginia Robinson Garden’s Tim Lindsay to assist with the updates. As a result the grounds are absolutely gorgeous.

 


Especially relevant is the extremely beautiful space around the house.

Located on 2.4 acres, the gated home is accessed by a long, winding driveway and surrounded by a forested, park-like yard. The back yard includes several patios and balconies for admiring the scenery. Additionally, an elegant swimming pool adds to Old World restrained luxury.

 

Posted on April 7, 2017 at 11:25 am
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Elegant Condo Opens the Door to Pasadena’s Grove at Ambassador Gardens

Article by Lauren Beale, originally appeared at LATimes.com

Elegant Condo Opens the Door to Pasadena’s Grove at Ambassador Gardens

Set in the manicured grounds of The Grove at Ambassador Gardens, this two-bedroom Spanish Colonial condo contains more than 2,500 square feet of living space. The use of light interior colors, warm wood tones and marble enhance the feeling of spaciousness throughout the single-story home’s elegantly appointed interiors. In addition, the views take in preserved open space.

Address: 192 S. Orange Grove Blvd. #102, Pasadena 91105

Property Website: 192SouthOrange.com

Price: $2,065,000

 

 

Built: 2015

Monthly HOA fees: $819.64

Property size: 68,634 square feet

House size: 2,585 square feet, two bedrooms, three bathrooms

Features: Living room fireplace, dining area, den/office, bar, enclosed patio, gated underground garage, & four parking spaces

About the area: The median sale price for condominiums in the 91105 ZIP Code in January was $823,000 based on two sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 37% increase compared with the same month the previous year.

 

Agents: LARA ARSLANIAN, 626.590.1243, and BOYD SMITH, 626.795.9571, both with Podley Properties.

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Posted on March 16, 2017 at 4:42 pm
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Historic Country Club Drive Listing Featured on CurbedLA!

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Fanciful pink Burbank house once owned by The Go-Gos guitarist lists for $1.8M

A turret, a vineyard and an outdoor pizza oven

By Bianca Barragan

This article was originally published on Curbed LA

751 COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE, BURBANK | 751CountryClubDrive.com

 

Once owned by The Go-Gos guitarist Jane Wiedlin, this pink villa built in 1928 sits on 1.5 acres in northern Burbank.

Coming in at four bedrooms, the house has high, beamed ceilings, wood floors, and three fireplaces.

A turret makes an appearance in the living room, where there’s a seating area. In the dining room, there’s a built-in buffet that is original to the house. The turret shows up again in the master bedroom, where its windows let in light. The master bedroom has its own fireplace, dual closets, and a sitting room.

The grounds include a lily pond, a vineyard, a solar-heated pool, an outdoor kitchen with barbecue and pizza oven, and an outdoor shower.

Public records show the rosy estate last sold in 2015 for $1.84 million. It’s now listed for $1.799 million.

Listed by: Gretchen Palmer CalBRE #01707834

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on February 28, 2017 at 10:09 am
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The Historic Craftsman Grassie House Featured on CurbedLA

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‘Impeccably Restored’ Altadena Craftsman asks $1.999M

Built in 1913

By Bianca Barragan

This article was originally published on Curbed LA


1979 MAR VISTA AVENUE, ALTADENA 91001 | 1979MarVista.com


This “impeccably restored,” 1913 house in Altadena is checking off all the boxes for a dream Craftsman: handsome built-ins, gleaming hardwood floors, window seats, and three fireplaces sporting Batchelder tiles.


With all those details, it’s no surprise that, as the listing copy notes, the residence has made appearances on Pasadena Heritage’s Architectural Tour, “because of its exemplary construction and pristine level of preservation.”


Beyond the wide front porch, the approximately 4,000-square-foot Craftsman house holds a very large kitchen, a butler’s pantry, a formal dining room, and French doors to the rear yard.


Five of the house’s six bedrooms are upstairs, as well as two of its three bathrooms. One of the bedrooms is an ample master suite with an attached master suite holding dual vanities and a travertine shower. The master bedroom also opens out onto a its own private patio.


The six-bedroom house is located in Altadena’s County Club neighborhood, on lot encircled with trees that’s less than a mile away from the neighborhood’s namesake country club.

Listed by: Dhari Thein CalBRE #01403784

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on February 8, 2017 at 10:36 am
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