Stylish & Sophisticated | 606 Church Canyon Place, Altadena 91001
606ChurchCanyon.com | Offered at: $2,400,000
Twilight Open Thursday, August 17th, from 5:30-8pm
Escape to your very own oasis atop La Viña’s highest cul-de-sac. This elegant estate provides an abundance of privacy, miles of unobstructed views, and a host of luxurious amenities that make this home stunning. Upon entry, vaulted nine-foot ceilings and crown moulding capture one’s attention. Downstairs, three fireplaces provide an aura of warmth and intimacy. The gourmet kitchen, equipped with a large center island, granite counter tops, and a butler’s pantry, connects openly to the expanded family and informal morning rooms. The custom extension of the family room provides numerous French doors to the backyard, creating an ideal space for entertaining. Upstairs offers three bedrooms and a loft space perfect for a private office, play room, or teenage retreat
Additionally, the master suite includes a balcony overlooking the San Gabriel Valley, a spacious walk-in closet with new built-ins, and a luxurious bathroom with dual sinks, soaking tub, and a separate stall shower. Many upgrades, such as the hand-distressed wood flooring of the staircase and upstairs, travertine marble floors, and Andersen windows and doors, enhance the home’s elegance. The true luster, however, lies uncorked in the walk-in wine cellar enclosed by stone and mahogany. Is there a better way to enjoy the view of distant Catalina Island than poolside with friends and a glass of wine from your own cellar? Welcome home to 606 Church Canyon, your sanctuary in the city.
| Home Features
La Viña Features
5BR/4.5BA | Built 2002 | 5,189 Sq. Ft. on a 12,449 Sq. Ft. Lot (Buyer to Verify)
Starting the new school year can be a time of great excitement & anxiety. Help calm your child’s fears (and your own) with these teacher-approved back-to-school tips.
Meet the new teacher.
For kids, one of the biggest back-to-school fears is “Will I like my new teacher?” Breaking the ice early on is one of the best ways to calm everyone’s fears. Take advantage of your school’s open house or back-to-school night. Some teachers welcome phone calls or e-mails — another great opportunity to get to know each other before the year begins.
If personal contact with the teacher isn’t possible, try locating the teacher’s picture on a school website or in a yearbook, so your child can put a name with a face. If your child’s teacher sends a welcome letter, be sure to read the letter together.
Tour the school.
If your school hosts an open house, be sure to go. Familiarizing your child with the environment will help them avoid a nervous stomach on the first day. Together you can meet their teacher, find their desk, or explore the playground.
With an older child, you might ask them to give you a tour of the school. This will help refresh their memory and yours.
Connect with friends.
A familiar friend can make all the difference when heading back to school. You might try calling parents from last year’s class and finding out which children are in your child’s class this year. Refresh these relationships before school starts by scheduling a play date or a school carpool.
Obtain the class supply list and take a special shopping trip with your child. Having the right tools will help them feel prepared. While keeping basic needs in mind, allow for a couple of splurges like a cool notebook or a favorite-colored pen. These simple pleasures make going back to school a lot more fun.
School supply lists also provide great insight into the schoolwork ahead. Get your child excited about upcoming projects by explaining how new supplies might be used. Let them practice using supplies that they have not used before — such as colored pencils or a protractor — so they will be comfortable using them in class.
Avoid last-minute drilling.
When it’s almost time to stop playing, give a five-minute warning. Giving clear messages to your child is very important.
Chat about today’s events and tomorrow’s plans.
While it is important to support learning throughout the summer, don’t spend the last weeks of summer vacation reviewing last year’s curriculum. All kids need some down time before the rigors of school begin. For some kids, last-minute drills can heighten anxiety, reminding them of what they’ve forgotten instead of what they remember.
Ease into the routine.
Switching from a summer to a school schedule can be stressful to everyone in the household. Avoid first-day-of-school mayhem by practicing your routine a few days in advance. Set the alarm clock, go through your morning rituals, and get in the car or to the bus stop on time. Routines help children feel comfortable, and establishing a solid school routine will make the first day of school go much smoother.
This article originally appeared on pbs.org
Cheri Hsu is a residential real estate agent helping those who want to buy, sell or relocate. Cheri assists clients who have the need to search for the right sales associates throughout U.S. and over 65 countries. She also works with a commercial broker in helping clients engage in commercial leases, sales and purchases.
Cheri’s specialty is in providing an intimate knowledge of the unique communities that make up the San Gabriel Valley and Foothills communities. Additionally, she is fluent in English and Mandarin, and has lived in the community for 25+ years.
Furthermore, as a REALTOR®, Cheri brings a wide range of financial expertise to her clients, having worked as a credit analyst for two Southern California banks and as a credit and risk management analyst with Southern California Edison for 17 years. This level of experience is unique and is one of the many qualities that make Cheri outstanding in her role as a real estate professional.
Sierra Madre Craftsman Bungalow with Pleasant Yard Seeks $1.5M
310 N. Sunnyside Avenue, Sierra Madre 91024
310NSunnyside.com | Offered at: $1,499,000
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.
Listed by: Cathy Crockett CalBRE# 00597561
This article was originally published on Curbed LA.
Podley Properties agents love their communities, and nothing exemplifies that like the way that they went out to celebrate on the Fourth of July! Below are photos from some of those celebrations. We are already looking forward to next year!
SIERRA MADRE Fourth of July Parade
PASADENA Americafest at the Rose Bowl
This year’s Americafest was just as grand as ever! Along with the incredible fireworks display, the 91st annual show’s pyrotechnics honored the 20-year anniversary of NASA’s Pathfinder mission. That spacecraft was designed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge, less than 10 minutes from the Rose Bowl.
MONROVIA Fourth of July Celebration
This year Monrovia’s Fourth of July Concert & Fireworks show featured live music by Night Owl, a decorating contest and of course, a fireworks show! Photos courtesy of Pasadena Star News.
GLENDORA Area Community Celebrations
Podley Properties’ Rana Madain visited a few of her community’s Fourth of July celebrations, including the annual N. La Ramada party, and the Santa Maria/Hacienda celebration.
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
Nick Demopulos is a lifelong San Marino resident and UCLA graduate. After college, Nick pursued a career in the entertainment world, working for companies like William Morris/Endeavor and DreamWorks SKG. He has spent the last fifteen years working side by side with his father Andy Demopulos, PFAR and AAR Broker Emeritus. Having lived his entire life in the Pasadena Area, Nick has an acute awareness of integrity behind the Podley name, and looks forward to contributing to that integrity and doing his best to uphold the Podley standard. Nick attributes this integrity and standard as what attracted him to Podley Properties.
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897 Granite Drive, Pasadena, CA 91101
Paul Barnes is a family man, and the proud father of twin girls, Emma and Ellie. He attributes his personal and career successes to his commitment to integrity, honesty and hard work.
Paul began his career working in construction with his father during high school summers. After just a few years he discovered that he had exceptional talent creating custom art work out of brick. He spent years in Beverly hills crafting unique pieces for clients. This included everything from 3 dimensional brick design to fountains that had optical illusions.
After meeting his wife, Paul joined forces with her to embark upon several entrepreneurial adventures. One of which was building their own home in La Crescenta.
In his spare time, Paul likes to race motorcycles. He has raced professionally in the past, and currently races as a hobby every chance he gets.
Paul has always had a passion for Real Estate. His ambition, combined with his genuine desire to put his clients’ needs first make him a great Realtor®. He is excited to bring his skills to the real estate world, and looks forward to providing the best service to clients possible.
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846 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Originally from Santa Rosa, CA, Robb Buzzini moved to Southern California in 2002 and eventually settled in Pasadena in 2010. Robb is a third generation REALTOR®. His grandfather was a mortgage broker and real estate broker, and his father is a real estate broker and has owned and operated a property management company for over 30 years.
Robb views Real Estate as a service industry. His goal is to serve the needs of his clients and help them achieve their goals as they relate to their personal residences or investment properties. “Knowing that you are helping someone with possibly the largest financial transaction of their lives is a tremendous responsibility. I try to put myself in my client’s shoes. I think about the level of commitment and protection I would want my realtor to give me, and then I do everything I can to provide that to the families I represent.”
Prior to becoming an agent and joining Podley, Robb worked in the entertainment industry for several years before becoming a stay-at-home dad in 2010. A former sports anchor and reporter in college, he holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. An avid baseball fan he has previously coached at the high school level in both Northern and Southern California. Robb lives in Pasadena with his wife Catherine, their daughter Avery, and son Jack. As a family the Buzzini’s enjoy frequent trips to Disneyland, Legoland and try to visit Hawaii once a year.
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.