Quaint 1920s cottage in Altadena seeks $620K
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.
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.
Article Originally appeared on CurbedLA
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
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
- 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
We are pleased to announce Sierra Madre’s own Derek Podrebarac as the 2017 Fourth of July Parade Grand Marshal. “The Grand Marshal is a person whose efforts over a long period of time have benefited to the Sierra Madre community. The Grand Marshal title honors a person or persons’ work, dedication and overall enhancements to our community.” Derek is an inspiring leader and volunteer, and has time and again embodied the spirit of Sierra Madre.
Derek Podrebarac spent the last 17 years calling Sierra Madre home with his family. He was born in Pasadena, grew up in La Crescenta and lived in South Pasadena, Monrovia and now Sierra Madre. Derek exemplifies what it means to be a true Sierra Madrean through his passion for giving back to his community. In addition to serving as a Real Estate Agent for Podley Properties, Derek’s volunteer efforts are felt throughout the community. He frequently volunteers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He gives blood to save the lives of those who rely upon his rare blood type.
Derek is a tireless advocate, and volunteers for Habitat for Humanity. He spent time rebuild homes in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and more recently, projects in Mississippi. He generously donates his time to homeless shelters in Pasadena, and is an active leader in his local church. Derek’s passion for baseball has led him to become a devoted leader with the Sierra Madre Little League. He has coached and managed baseball teams in the league for the past seven years, contributing his talents and energy to multiple teams and age groups simultaneously.
Derek selflessly gives his time to improve youth sports in our community for children of all ages and abilities. For example, he organized, and now heads, the Challenger Division for SMLL, a Little League division designed for special needs children. In addition, he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the league.
In addition, Derek serves as a mentor to youth athletes as a baseball coach at Maranatha High School and other schools throughout the region. His motivation for serving his community stems from his pleasure in meeting and getting to know new people and their interests. He is a shining example of the sort of person who makes Sierra Madre such a magical place to live.
SIERRA MADRE JULY 4TH SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
The parade route begins at Sierra Madre Blvd. and Sunnyside Avenue, and travels the length of Sierra Madre Blvd. to Sierra Vista Park.
5:30pm–10:30pm Pre-Party in Memorial Park!
Family picnic, beer garden
& live music featuring Sierra Madre’s own, Groovy Lemon Pie!
Firecracker Fun Run: 8:00am
Women’s Club Breakfast: 8:00am-10:00am
Community Picnic: 11:00am–3:00pm
Article originally appeared on SierraMadreWeekly.com
Podley Properties hosted its 5th annual company-wide Spring Cleaning Shred Event at five office locations, offering this valuable service for free to our clients and community each year. While enjoying coffee, donuts and other refreshments, residents watched on-site trucks safely shred an estimated over 29 tons of paper! That’s more than the combined weight of 3 T-Rexs!
“We are pleased to offer this valuable service for our clients and Community each year. It delights us on how well it is received and appreciated!” stated Ed Afsharian, Manager of the Podley Properties Pasadena office. “We always want to provide important and interactive opportunities or our clients and community.”
Thank you to all the agents who volunteered their time and made this another successful event. We look forward to seeing you all next year, and would like to wish you a clean and green spring!
Podley Shred Event 2017 TOTAL: 58,720 lbs.
Glendora: 15,480 lbs.
La Cañada: 12,180 lbs.
Monrovia: 10,060 lbs.
Pasadena: 12,980 lbs.
Sierra Madre: 8,020 lbs.
Carefully preserved La Cañada home asking $5.85M appeared in ‘House Bunny’
Built in 1923, it has made a number of film appearances
This article was originally published on Curbed LA
632 BERKSHIRE AVENUE, LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE 91011
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.
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
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.
As part of REALTORS® Read Across PASadena Day, Podley Properties agents worked alongside the Pasadena Unified School District, Collaborate PASadena and the Pasadena Educational Foundation in recruiting local REALTORS® to participate. The participating REALTORS® picked the books to read to K-3rd graders at schools across the PUSD. Twelve Podley Associates participated and raised $750 to purchase books for the second graders. Our Sierra Madre office committed $500 and six readers for the day, while our Pasadena office committed $250 and six more readers.
The money raised by the event will be used to buy one book for each 2nd grader in the district. At the end of the school year, the books will be given out by the participating REALTORS®. Podley Properties is especially proud to participate in this wonderful program and to see the kids’ excitement about their new books!
This is the program’s second year and was another huge success. We are also proud to lead in the number of agents to have participated!
Sierra Madre: Sue Cook, Jan Greteman, Jim Manoledes, Katie Orth, Andrea Palmatier, Judy Webb-Martin
Fanciful pink Burbank house once owned by The Go-Gos guitarist lists for $1.8M
A turret, a vineyard and an outdoor pizza oven
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
‘Impeccably Restored’ Altadena Craftsman asks $1.999M
Built in 1913
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