1234 El Mirador Drive | Featured in CurbedLA

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1918 House with Secret Wet Bar Asks $1.95M in Posh Pasadena
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1234 El Mirador Drive, Pasadena 91103
1234ElMirador.com | Offered at: $1,950,000 | Open Sat & Sun 12-3pm

This timelessly stylish house is located in the ritzy neighborhood near Pasadena’s Rose Bowl, on Linda Vista Avenue, and was designed by the Pasadena firm Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury, which designed several other houses in the area.

Built in 1918, the four-bedroom estate sits on a 13,220-square-foot lot with mature avocado trees, and it has some cool touches, both modern and vintage.

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The main residence has been updated, and includes central air conditioning and heating, plus a “robust” earthquake retrofit. A hidden wet bar and two fireplaces are tucked into a nearly 1,000-square-foot basement. In a sign of the times, the garage has a Tesla recharging station and even boasts its own bathroom.

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There’s also a renovated one-bedroom guest house with its own kitchen and bathroom. The property has been in the same family for more than 50 years. It’s now listed for $1.95 million.

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Listed by: Todd Hays CalBRE# 00468359
This article was originally published on Curbed LA.
By Bianca Barragan
Posted on September 12, 2017 at 1:08 pm
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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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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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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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