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.
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
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!
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.
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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33758 MEADOW LANE | GREEN VALLEY LAKE 92341
3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms | 1,465 Sq. Ft. Home | 10,730 Sq. Ft. Lot | Read More
Sited on a rare flat lot, this spacious 1942 three bed, two bath Chalet has been a cherished retreat from a hustle-bustle world. Located in Green Valley Lake, this sanguine small town has been called “The best kept secret on the mountain.” The LA Times described GVL as “Where June and Ward Cleaver would bring the family”. Offering swimming, canoeing and fishing, GVL’s namesake lake is just blocks away from this charming property.
Shaded by a verdant canopy of trees, its striking metal roof and wood shingled siding are your first hint of how special the home is. Entering this timeless home home transports you to a different era. Wood flooring and beautiful wood and rock wall covering, Mid-Century fireplace, galley kitchen, and the ability to sleep ten. Backing up to the National forest, the property also features a seasonal stream in the back yard.
Truly a place where inter-generational memories are made, this will be your mountain epicenter as you entertain company, play games, hike, ski, build forts, barbecue, spend the day at the lake or just relax on the deck reading with a drink in your hand. Hiking trails, cross country skiing trails, sledding hills, etc. are all literally right outside the front door.
Offered at $325,000 | More info: 33758MeadowLane.com
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
Article by Lauren Beale, originally appeared at LATimes.com
A half-circle driveway leads to the front entrance of this Traditional San Marino ranch. The deep yard includes a lawn, a pool and spa, and a pool house with a bathroom. An electric gate opens to a detached three-car garage with a separate laundry and work room.
Address: 961 Santa Anita Avenue, San Marino 91108
Property Website: 961SantaAnita.com
Property size: 16,993 square feet
House size: 3,530 square feet, five bedrooms, five bathrooms
Features: Living room with fireplace and dining area, open kitchen with breakfast area, family room with vaulted wood-beam ceiling and fireplace, den/office, French doors, back patio.
About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 91108 ZIP Code in February was $1.9 million based on five sales, according to CoreLogic. An 11.6% decrease compared with the same month the previous year.
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.