500 N Michillinda Avenue Sierra Madre, CA 91024
Listing Courtesy of: CRMLS / Podley Properties Sierra Madre / Katherine Orth
Expired (190 Days)


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, and the estate included almost 6 acres of land. In 1932, when the Hoovers moved in, they added a children's wing. Word has it that the playroom, which is accessed by a slide, was designed by family friend, A. A. Milne, the author of "Winnie the Pooh". The current owner has lovingly maintained the property, making necessary improvements and upgrades while respecting the architectural integrity of the building and its grounds. The main residence will take your breath away with its expansive rooms, soaring open-beamed cathedral ceilings, updated kitchen with original "ice box", four fireplaces, wood-paneled library, huge formal dining room, and so much more. In addition, there is a full guest house with living room, kitchen, bedroom, bath, office, laundry room and screened in porch. Spectacular grounds with meandering brick pathways, pool, spa and pool house, and several outdoor dining areas. This stately property and its colorful link with history reflects the graceful architecture of an earlier era. This is truly one of Sierra Madre's finest trophies.

Lot Size
1.15 acres
Single-Family Home
Year Built
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School District
Pasadena Unified
Los Angeles Co.
Bathroom Details
  • Full Bathrooms: 5
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
Interior Features
  • Master Suite
  • Main Floor Master Bedroom
  • Living Room
  • Library
  • Laundry
  • Kitchen
  • Jack & Jill
  • Guest/Maid's Quarters
  • Formal Entry
  • Family Room
  • Basement
  • All Bedrooms Down
  • Laundry: Individual Room
  • Appliances: Refrigerator
  • Appliances: Gas Stove
  • Appliances: Garbage Disposal
  • Appliances: Double Oven
  • Appliances: Dishwasher
  • Pantry
  • Cathedral-Vaulted Ceilings
  • Built-Ins
  • Beamed Ceilings
Lot Information
  • Fencing: Wrought Iron
  • Sprinkler System
  • Lot Over 40000 Sqft
  • Landscaped
Property Features
  • Guest House
  • Fireplace: Outdoors
  • Fireplace: Living Room
  • Fireplace: Library
  • Fireplace: Family Room
  • Fireplace: Dining Room
Heating and Cooling
  • Central Furnace
  • Central
Pool Information
  • Diving Board
  • In Ground
  • Private
  • Wood
Exterior Features
  • Roof: Tile
  • Rv Access/Parking
  • Garage
  • Driveway - Asphalt
  • Auto Driveway Gate
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Listing Price History

Date Event Price % Change $ (+/-)
Sep 11, 2017 Price Changed $3,500,000 -7% -250,000
Apr 24, 2017 Original Price $3,750,000 - -

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Disclaimer: Based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc. as of 9/25/18 23:01 and /or other sources. Display of MLS data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS. The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent.
Katherine Orth
Katherine Orth
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Judy Webb-Martin
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