Shock rock legend Alice Cooper has a duplex for sale in Echo Park at $1.299 million. No, this isn’t an investment property he happens to own — it’s a space he has used as a writer’s retreat when in town creating music for himself and the Hollywood Vampires.
The two-unit house was built in 1927 and maintains its Spanish-style roots with arched windows and passages. The 2,027 square feet of interiors, however, look fresh and new with updated kitchens, bathrooms and light walls. The singer-songwriter-actor completely renovated the duplex when he bought it in 2006 for $700,000.
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About This Old House
Asking price: $1,248,000
248 El Nido Drive // You are invited to view this wonderful, original American Craftsman home, situated on a quaint cul-de-sac at the base of the mountains. This historic, architecturally significant “clinker-brick” house, with red clay tile roof, was built in 1925 as the Harry Nelson residence.
This 93 year old house has withstood the tests of time and elements. It is a prime example of gracious living and the California American Arts & Crafts movement. It’s an old, sturdy house, giving shelter and security and featuring all the modern upgrades and features one expects in a modern household. This house is reminiscent of an easier lifestyle and invites all who come to visit. All are welcome!
Year built: 1925
House size: 2,185 sf | Basement: 607 sf | Garage: 371 sf
Beds: Five | Baths: Two
Lot size: 10,491 sf
Features: The interior is in pristine condition, and features all original exotic hardwood trim, living room with Batchelder fireplace, restored kitchen with hand made Vermont tiles & vintage copper ceiling, additional patio/sunroom and a large wrap-around porch. The yard is surrounded by fencing, hedges, large neighbor’s trees and a productive avocado grove.
About the Area: The wonderful neighborhood provides no through traffic, no dogs barking and no wild or noisy garage bands practicing. This place is like a small town movie set.
Visit www.248ElNido.com for more information
Article originally appeared on www.CircaOldHouses.com
701 Alamosa Drive // Claremont 91711
Asking price: $3,600,000
With such amenities as a recording studio and a temperature-controlled garage, this gated compound seems suited for the bright lights of Hollywood. But it’s the quiet city of Claremont where the place sits on more than an acre of grounds.
Recently reimagined, the home strikes a balance between rustic casual and contemporary flair. A beamed-ceiling great room, distressed-wood accents and barn-style sliding doors are among features of note. In the master bathroom, backlighting sets off a vibrant slab of onyx.
House size: 5,733 square feet, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms
Lot size: 1.25 acres
Features: Distressed-wood siding; designer wall coverings; barn-style sliding doors; great room with exposed-beam ceiling; chef’s kitchen; master suite with backlit onyx shower; detached guesthouse; temperature-controlled garage with studio rooms, loft and bar; covered cabana; native fruit orchard; swimming pool and spa with rock grotto; outdoor kitchen
About the area: In the 91711 ZIP Code, based on 19 sales, the median sales price for single-family homes in May was $680,000, a 1.5% increase over the same month last year, according to CoreLogic.
Visit www.ClaremontOasis.com for more information
Article written by Neal J. Leitereg and originally appeared on www.LATimes.com
A small glimpse of our day yesterday at the 2018 Colorado Street Bridge Party. Every other year residents of Pasadena gather to celebrate the majestic #coloradobridge in #pasadena Great time hanging out with our Podley Properties peeps. Fortunate to work for such an amazing company!
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June 3rd, 2018
Pam Franklin participated in the 27th Annual “America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride – Lake Tahoe,” a charity cycling event for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS). The awe-inspiring ride was a 100-mile ring around Lake Tahoe, through California and Nevada, with spectacular scenery, clean mountain air, great food and more.
Pam trained several months for this event with an organization called Team in Training, a national fundraising arm of LLS. With her hard work and dedicated efforts, she was able to raise $5,130, nearly twice her stated goal. And, as a group, Team in Training raised over $4,000,000!
These donations will help fund treatments that save lives every day. These include immunotherapy, which uses a person’s own immune system to kill cancer. We are extremely proud of Pam for her tireless efforts in support of this life-saving work.
“Thanks to all the wonderful, generous Podley agents and staff who supported my effort!” – Pam
Coaching has always been something that Robb Buzzini has gravitated towards. He applies his great coaching skills to his business, coaching and guiding his clients through their real estate transactions.
Following high school, Robb served as an Assistant Coach for his high school in Santa Rosa. He also coached a basketball team for the Boys and Girls Club for ages 15-18. After moving to Pasadena in 2010, Robb served as Head Coach of the JV baseball team at St. John Bosco School in Bellflower.
This past year Robb has coached 4 youth teams that his children, Avery (8) & Jack (5) play on: 6U Soccer for AYSO Region 13, Kinder Co-Ed, first & second grade girls for Upward Basketball in Pasadena and Tee-Ball for Central Altadena Little League.
“I always look for ways our teams can be better” says Robb. “Whether that was strategy or simply knowing the rules, I wanted everyone on my team to be prepared.” Robb remembers what his Little League coach told him at 11 years old. That he was an extension of him on the field, earning him the nickname “Coach.” He was prouder of that than any on the field accomplishment. It is something Robb still applies to his life today.
For Robb, the thrill of helping a child get their first hit, make a basket, or score a goal matches the thrill of helping a first time home buyer or seller achieve their goals.
Bears, deer, a lone kangaroo. Fairhaven in La Cañada Flintridge kept an exotic menagerie in residence when it was the home of Academy Award-winning actor Victor McLaglen and his wife, horsewoman Enid Lamont McLaglen. Visit LATimes.com to read the complete feature on 1219 Journeys End!
June 21, 2018
The PFAR® Charitable Foundation hosted their 27th annual Charity Wine Tasting and Auction in Altadena. This event is a wonderful opportunity for real estate professionals to come together in creating a better community. Proceeds from the event went to benefit local charities. We would like to thank all of the Realtors for supporting this event. And an extra special thank you is in order for PFAR Charitable Foundation Co-Chair Michele Giffin for helping to make the event such a success!
Visit PFAR.org or more info on upcoming charitable events
May 23rd, 2018
Every year Podley associates, alongside other area Realtors®, donate their time and effort to the Door of Hope and the PUSD Summer Reading Program. This year we had 10 agents donate their time and efforts for this wonderful program. “It’s very exciting to be part of the summer book for 2nd graders for PUSD,” says Bia Kasten. “I love seeing the real estate community sharing its time and resources for the success of the program.”
The program is a great way to encourage Pasadena’s youth to read. It also provides them with the tools (books) to do so. All together, the district ordered 1,500 books this year – enough to buy a book for every 2nd grader this year!
However, the work didn’t end there. The volunteers got together and labelled all of the books for the students. They then hand-delivered the books themselves to each 2nd grade class and to Door of Hope. The day of giving included a celebration, with musical performances by the students, costumes and fun!
This year’s participating agents:
Founded in 2014 by Realtor® Jacen Crehan and designer Daniel Coffman, Staged Spaces provides premium home staging and interior design services to the San Gabriel Valley, Inland Empire, LA, OC and beyond. With their team of vibrant designers, Staged Spaces’ goal is to take your space to the next level. Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or in need of a total home transformation, Staged Spaces are the dedicated professionals that will make it happen.
The birth of Staged Spaces started with Jacen jumping on an opportunity to stage his own home. “Going through the process turned out to be creatively fulfilling to both Daniel and I,” said Jacen.
Their dynamic is a perfect balance of the pair’s passion and expertise in design and business. Daniel’s event design background proved beneficial in gaining accounts with wholesale furniture companies, while Jacen’s real estate background and previous work in flipping homes for friends and family both set them up for professional success.
Staged Spaces’ services include home staging, interior design, remodel design, furniture sales, and computer modeling among many others.
They currently offer more than 30 collections between bedrooms, dining rooms and living spaces. Their décor collections were meticulously put together in order to pull off an elevated look to staging and design. Currently featured are the industrial-style Montreal Living Room set and the La Jolla Dining Set – a collection crafted with solid pine and mahogany wood.
Daniel and Jacen don’t just put furniture in a room. Their design showcases the best features of the home and helps create the most stunning marketing photos possible. In addition, they pride themselves on using their hand selected pieces to give a unique yet familiar “home” appeal to the new buyer.
Schedule your appointment for a no obligation home consultation by calling 626.765.4762, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
See some of Staged Spaces’ recent work below:
2830 Glenoaks Canyon Drive, Glendale // As Featured on CurbedLA
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