1771 Devon Road, Pasadena | Featured in CurbedLA

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Pasadena Mid-Century Comes with Rad Fireplace and Arroyo Views for $1.6M

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1771 Devon Road, Pasadena 91103

1771Devon.com | Open Sunday 2-4pm
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1771 Devon Road Living Room

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Overlooking the Arroyo Seco, this three-bedroom Pasadena house offers awesome views of the arroyo and beyond.

The main living room and dining area are one big open space, with floor to ceiling windows, skylights, and a vintage fireplace with an unusual circular opening. Elsewhere in the house, there’s another vintage touch: “a hip, 1950’s stereophonic turntable waiting to be restored.”

The remodeled kitchen offers plenty of counter space and new quartz counter tops. The newly renovated master bedroom has a prime location in the house, looking out toward the pool and the patio. A corner of windows afford the room a view of trees and hillsides.

There’s also a pool, reachable by a curving staircase that runs down to the area from the upper landscaped backyard.

 

The property is listed for $1.59 million.
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1771 Devon Road Hall

1771 Devon Road Atrium

1771 Devon Road Kitchen

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1771 Devon Road Pool

1771 Devon Road Views

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Listed by: Dhari Thein CalBRE# 01403784

This article was originally published on Curbed LA.

By Bianca Barragan

Posted on September 21, 2017 at 10:11 am
Podley Properties | Category: New Listings, News

It’s Time for September Sweep!

September Sweep

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Mark your calendars, folks! The weekend after Labor Day may not be the official start of fall — the first day of fall is September 22 — but it may as well be.  Which means, it’s time for another September Sweep!

Schools are back in session, neighborhood pools are closed and white pants are officially off limits. It’s also the ideal time to clean up all the grime summer left behind, as well as prep for the cooler temperatures to come.

Trust us: Gutters are way easier to clean when they’re not clogged to start with. Oh, and frozen pipes are actually preventable if you winterize your sprinklers before the cold sets in.

Enjoy the ultimate guide to getting your home ready for fall, courtesy of Patch and HomeAdvisor. Here’s what to do and who to hire now so you can start enjoying fall ASAP. Happy September Sweep!

 

Outdoors

Winterize Sprinklers: Any water left in the sprinkler system or pipes could freeze, crack and ruin the system. This inexpensive task can save more than $1000 in total replacement.

Find a Local Sprinkler Service


Gutter Cleaning: The leaves likely haven’t fallen yet but get ready. Gutters that are full of leaves can hold water and pull down your entire gutter system, and sometimes parts of your roof.

Find a Local Gutter Cleaning Service


Weatherstripping: This little task can pay for itself with the savings you’ll see on on your energy bill. Filling the gaps around doors and windows will ensure you’re warming your home, not your neighborhood.

Find a Local Weatherstripping Contractors


Window Caulking/Inspection: Caulking around the windows also helps keep heat from escaping. While you’re at it, have someone inspect the integrity of your windows. If they are more than 25 years old, it’s likely time for new ones.

Find a Local Handyman


Roof Inspection: This is your first line of defense against the weather. A quick roof inspection by a professional can tell you if you have any weak spots that could cause serious damage during the bad weather.

Find a Local Roof Inspector

 

Indoors

Carpet Cleaning: Sand. Need we say more? Get rid of the grit and grime that summer left behind with a professional carpet cleaning before fall.

Find a Local Professional Carpet Cleaner


One-Time Deep Clean: Sanitizing kitchen areas, bathrooms and everything in between after a long, hot summer is crucial to starting fall so fresh and so clean. 

Find a Local Professional Maid Service


Furnace Tuneup: Naturally, you need to change your furnace filter if you haven’t since last winter, but also hire a furnace repairman to make sure your unit is tip-top. A quick tune up can identify problems before they start, and also help optimize your system for the brutal months ahead.

Find a Local HVAC Professional


Odds & Ends:Of course if you have special items like a pool, water feature, or hedges to protect from the cold weather, now is the time. If you beat the rush, you can always find a contractor who has the time. However, if you wait until the busy season to contact a pro, you might be waiting for a while.

 

This September Sweep article originally appeared on Patch in association with HomeAdvisor.

 

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Posted on August 24, 2017 at 10:32 am
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Back-to-School Tips for Parents

Back-to-School

Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement & anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved back-to-school tips.

 

Meet the new teacher.
For kids, one of the biggest back-to-school fears is “Will I like my new teacher?” Breaking the ice early on is one of the best ways to calm everyone’s fears. Take advantage of your school’s open house or back-to-school night. Some teachers welcome phone calls or e-mails — another great opportunity to get to know each other before the year begins.

If personal contact with the teacher isn’t possible, try locating the teacher’s picture on a school website or in a yearbook, so your child can put a name with a face. If your child’s teacher sends a welcome letter, be sure to read the letter together.

 

Tour the school.
If your school hosts an open house, be sure to go. Familiarizing your child with the environment will help them avoid a nervous stomach on the first day. Together you can meet their teacher, find their desk, or explore the playground.

With an older child, you might ask them to give you a tour of the school. This will help refresh their memory and yours.

 

Connect with friends.
A familiar friend can make all the difference when heading back to school. You might try calling parents from last year’s class and finding out which children are in your child’s class this year. Refresh these relationships before school starts by scheduling a play date or a school carpool.

 

Tool up.
Obtain the class supply list and take a special shopping trip with your child. Having the right tools will help them feel prepared. While keeping basic needs in mind, allow for a couple of splurges like a cool notebook or a favorite-colored pen. These simple pleasures make going back to school a lot more fun.

School supply lists also provide great insight into the schoolwork ahead. Get your child excited about upcoming projects by explaining how new supplies might be used. Let them practice using supplies that they have not used before — such as colored pencils or a protractor — so they will be comfortable using them in class.

 

Avoid last-minute drilling.
When it’s almost time to stop playing, give a five-minute warning. Giving clear messages to your child is very important.

 

Chat about today’s events and tomorrow’s plans.
While it is important to support learning throughout the summer, don’t spend the last weeks of summer vacation reviewing last year’s curriculum. All kids need some down time before the rigors of school begin. For some kids, last-minute drills can heighten anxiety, reminding them of what they’ve forgotten instead of what they remember.

 

Ease into the routine.
Switching from a summer to a school schedule can be stressful to everyone in the household. Avoid first-day-of-school mayhem by practicing your routine a few days in advance. Set the alarm clock, go through your morning rituals, and get in the car or to the bus stop on time. Routines help children feel comfortable, and establishing a solid school routine will make the first day of school go much smoother.

 

This article originally appeared on pbs.org

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 2:55 pm
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1406 Alameda Avenue, Glendale 91201 | Featured in CurbedLA

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1930s Glendale House is a Slice of Suburbia for $769K

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1406 Alameda Avenue, Glendale 91201
1406Alameda.com | Offered at: $769,000 | Open Sat & Sun 1-4pm

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This two-bedroom house on 1406 Alameda Avenue is pretty much a little nugget of suburbia. Built in 1939, the two-bedroom is located in Glendale. Plus, it has a manageable lawn and a backyard pool—it might as well come with kids and a dog.

The interiors have been updated, most noticeably in the kitchen, where there are marble countertops, a farmhouse sink, and a butcher block-topped center island. The living room hosts a crop of windows. Flowing into those two spaces is a large dining room.

The lone bathroom features retro pink and red tile, and a separate shower and bathtub. In the rear yard, there’s a large pool, a covered patio, and a mural painted on the detached garage.

Last sold in 2009 for $525,000, public records show, the house is now asking $769,000.

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1406 Alameda Avenue Patio

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Listed by: Joanne Martin & June Vickers CalBRE# 00468359 & #01024779
This article was originally published on Curbed LA.
By Bianca Barragan
Posted on August 9, 2017 at 12:33 pm
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Adam Bray-Ali Named the New Branch Manager of the La Cañada Flintridge

Branch Manager
Podley Properties is Proud to Announce Adam Bray-Ali as the New Branch Manager for the La Cañada Flintridge Office!

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Adam’s
many years in the real estate industry include roles such as broker associate, property manager, teacher, and trainer. His passion for the real estate industry is combined with an approachable demeanor and a broad-minded attitude. As a native Angeleno, Adam has a long
history in the community and an in-depth understanding of the marketplace and local neighborhoods.

Podley Properties is proud to serve La Cañada Flintridge and the surrounding Crescenta Valley communities. Congratulations Adam!

In honor of Adam’s new role, the La Cañada Flintridge office held a special welcoming party. Photos of the event are below.
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ADAM BRAY-ALI

Broker Associate, Sales & Office Manager
213.399.1940
adamb@podley.com | www.PropertyByAdam.com
CalBRE#
01859026

 

Posted on August 2, 2017 at 10:38 am
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310 N. Sunnyside Avenue | Featured in CurbedLA

310 N. Sunnyside

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Sierra Madre Craftsman Bungalow with Pleasant Yard Seeks $1.5M

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310 N. Sunnyside Avenue, Sierra Madre 91024
310NSunnyside.com | Offered at: $1,499,000

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This sweet Craftsman in Sierra Madre is just lovely. The house, built in 1921, is clad in redwood exterior siding and has an oversized front door. And, inside, there is a lot more glorious wood: white oak floors, wainscoting of mahogany, fir and redwood. French doors and casement windows abound.

The house’s three bedrooms are spacious and bright, and the bathrooms all feature vintage-looking tilework.

Saltillo tiles cover the floor of the dining room, which over looks the spacious rear yard. The house sits on a nearly 11,000-square-foot lot that includes a spa and views of the San Gabriel Mountains nearby.

The house in the foothills last sold in 1979 for $97,500. It’s now listed for $1.499 million.

 

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310 Sunnyside - Interior

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310Sunnyside-Backyard.

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Listed by: Cathy Crockett CalBRE# 00597561
This article was originally published on Curbed LA.
By Bianca Barragan
Posted on July 28, 2017 at 4:52 pm
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Beat The Heat With These Water-Saving Tips!

 Simple Tips for Saving Water Outdoors

Help conserve water during the summer heat when water use is at its highest with these water-saving tips!  While using water efficiently is important throughout the year, sometimes the timing of water use can make a big difference for community water supplies — and your water bill. Experts estimate that 50 percent of the water we use outdoors goes to waste from evaporation, wind, or runoff due to overwatering.

Is your region experiencing below average rainfall this summer? You may be in a drought! Visit the Drought & WaterSense page for helpful information on droughts and what you can do to help your community.

For more information & water-saving tips to, visit epa.gov

Posted on July 24, 2017 at 9:30 am
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5909 Annan Way | Featured in CurbedLA

5909 Annan Way Main

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Winsome Highland Park Home With Original Hardwood Floors Seeks $699K

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5909 ANNAN WAY, LOS ANGELES 90042
More information | Offered at: $699,000

If you’re looking to wiggle your way into the increasingly desirable enclave of Highland Park, this 1,032-square-foot home, located on the border of Eagle Rock, is quite lovely.

The two-bedroom, two-bathroom is embellished with stylish details, including subway tiles in the bathroom (speaking of the bathroom, we see you, skeleton figurine) and a farmhouse-style kitchen sink, but it also retains its original hardwood floors and moldings from 1909. Also of note is the pretty front door, brick fireplace, and handsome built-in cabinet.

The exterior is equally winsome, with its sage green paint and drought-tolerant but lush landscaping. Out back, you’ll find a brick patio large enough to hold a table, hammock, and fire pit.

The property, which measures 4,013 square feet, last sold three years ago for $462,004.

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5909 Annan - Living Room

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5909 Annan - Kitchen

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5909 Annan Way - Backyard

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Listed by: Gretchen Palmer CalBRE#01707834
This article was originally published on Curbed LA.
By Jenna Chandler
Posted on July 17, 2017 at 1:36 pm
Podley Properties | Category: New Listings, News

1735 Bellford Avenue | Featured in CurbedLA

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Delightful Little Spanish Bungalow in Pasadena Asks $579K

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1735 BELLFORD AVENUE, PASADENA 91104
1735Bellford.com | Offered at: $579,000

 

At 864 square feet, this lovely two-bedroom, one bathroom bungalow in Pasadena is by no means enormous. However, it boasts plenty of attractive features, including hardwood floors and a white brick living room fireplace.

The Spanish-style residence was built in 1924, and includes an elegant front porch with arched entryways. In addition, the house sits on a nearly 5,000-square-foot lot with a long driveway. Also, the home features a converted garage/office.

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1735 Bellford - Living Room

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Also of mention, the front yard features drought-tolerant landscaping. The backyard features a brick patio, garden space, and a pergola-shaded deck.

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Inside, the home has wide windows, spacious kitchen with outdoor access, a breakfast nook, and an open kitchen and dining area.

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1735 Bellford - Backyard

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Listed by: Rob Weise & Edward Afsharian CalBRE#00558068 & #00790083
This article was originally published on Curbed LA.
By Elijah Chiland
Posted on July 14, 2017 at 10:20 am
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LA Times Home of the Day | 1336 Inverness Drive

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1336 Inverness Drive | Pasadena 91103

4 Bedrooms & 2.75 Bathrooms  |  2,810 Sq. Ft. Home | 68,210 Sq. Ft. Lot
Home of the Day Feature

Tucked away in one of the finest neighborhoods of Pasadena is this private French Villa estate offering stunning views of Pasadena’s iconic landmarks. The interior has been renovated extensively with a professional designer and features custom window treatments, stylish sconces, and brass fixtures. Furthermore, the elegant formal rooms are ideally situated for family gatherings or larger scale entertaining.

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A true chef’s kitchen, you will appreciate the the carrera marble counters, oversized troth sink, 5-burner gas range, and spacious island. Additionally, the master bedroom wing features dressing area, 2 baths, soaking tub, French stucco finish, open beamed ceiling, polished concrete floors.

Resting on approximately 1.6 acres, there is opportunity for expansion. The seller has researched adding a 1200-square-foot guest house, pool and separate studio. Artistic approach to landscaping offers the perfect balance of natural and manicured grounds. Rarely does a home of this caliber come to market. Do not miss this opportunity.

Offered at $2,400,000 | More info: 1336Inverness.com
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Exclusively Represented by:

Faith Field
619.733.1620
CalBRE #01961067

 

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Posted on July 11, 2017 at 12:14 pm
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