DPP Real Estate August 31, 2023
From the timeless elegance of a French Norman Chateau located in Santa Monica to the captivating allure of a 1929 Spanish two-story nestled in Pasadena, this collection of unique properties invites you to embark on a journey through Southern California's rich heritage and contemporary opulence. Each residence tells a story, a narrative woven through the threads of its design, location, and the echoes of those who once called it home. Explore these extraordinary dwellings, where the past meets the present, and aspirational living takes on new dimensions.
Santa Monica | Boehm Residence :: Ruoff and Munson
518 Adelaide Drive | $7,999,995
Boehm Residence:: Architect: Ruoff and Munson. Santa Monica designated landmark. Classic French Norman Chateau on one of Santa Monica's best streets. The site captures Pacific, Canyon and Palisades views on nearly a half acre flat lot with an east-west tennis court. Formal entry, vaulted living room, formal dining room, den, kitchen and loggia comprise the first floor. Four bedrooms, two baths upstairs. Two housekeeping suites, two-car garage. Unique charm pervades this historic home. (Buyer shall check for Mills Act eligibility.)
Hollywood | c. 1926 Tudor Architectural
2061 Morgan Hill Drive | $2,899,000
Nestled in the hills above Franklin Avenue is a secluded hideaway built c.1926 and fully updated for contemporary living. Originally built as a Tudor-style home, thoughtful renovations maintain historic charm and evoke an architectural atmosphere. Natural light streams through sprawling windows and carefully placed skylights, inviting city views into the home’s generous living spaces. Historic details blend with modern amenities throughout the home. An original Mayan motif Batchelder fireplace graces the living room, along with original Honduran mahogany beams and more recent mahogany ceiling slats. Luxurious stainless steel appliances complement the classically designed custom kitchen cabinetry along with a mahogany wine closet ideally situated in the designated bar area. Multiple access points to expansive outdoor decks: offering over 2,500 square feet of outdoor space include a built-in Viking barbecue area, affording endless entertainment potential.
San Marino | Renovated Cul-de-Sac Traditional
1640 Waverly Road | $2,588,000
This delightful single-story home is now on the market for the first time in 36 years! Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac, this charming residence provides a sense of seclusion while still being conveniently close to the San Marino Public Library, Valentine Elementary School, Huntington Middle School, and San Marino High School. Featuring four bedrooms and three bathrooms, this residence offers unparalleled privacy and serenity. As you step inside you are welcome by a foyer that overlooks an atrium, filling the space with natural sunlight from all three sides. The open layout seamlessly connects the formal living room and dining room to the outdoor patio, creating an ideal setting for both indoor and outdoor entertaining. The hallway leading to the bedrooms provides ample built-in storage space, and the first bedroom is conveniently next to a hallway shower bathroom with double sinks. The second largest bedroom offers wall-to-wall closets with a direct access to the shared bathroom, while the master suite boasts an abundance of sunlight and double doors leading to the lush backyard. The en-suite bathroom features a shower, soaking tub, double sinks, and a spacious walk-in closet. The fourth bedroom features an atrium window that fills the room with sunlight. The expansive kitchen includes a 3x7 foot island and an eating nook that can comfortably accommodate up to six people. Adjacent to the garage is a dedicated laundry room with a washing sink and storage. The family room is connected to the kitchen, full-size bar, and half-bath that is convenient to all guests. The large office space next to the family room could serve as a potential office space or playroom offering a lovely view of the low-maintenance backyard. The double-door garage with finished epoxy floors is perfect for easily transporting party food from the garage to the backyard. This property has been recently renovated with new flooring throughout, fresh exterior and interior paint, a finished epoxy garage floor, and recessed lighting. This home truly offers an ideal location with the perfect floor plan!
Altadena | Altadena Country English
1285 New York Drive | $2,250,000
Delight in this enchanting Altadena country English with voluminous, lush, back and front park like gardens. Only three owners its history! The eastern elm in the back and magnolia tree in the front were planted when the house was built 1917. The playhouse in the back was built by the owner's grandfather for her mother in 1929. The floor plan offers four bedrooms up with a possible fifth on the ground floor. Two-car garage with storage in back could be a work space or guesthouse. This home has been lovingly kept and the warmth and joy of the house is now yours to make history.
Pasadena | 1931 English Tudor
508 South Santa Anita Avenue | $1,799,000
Picture perfect English Tudor sited in coveted Southeast Pasadena just steps from the San Marino border. Featuring verdant gardens masterminded by British landscape guru Stella Binns, once you pass through the wraparound privacy hedges you will be transported to a simpler time of quiet repose. Built in 1931, this charming character home retains all the details of yesteryear delicately paired with today's modern conveniences. Hand-plastered walls, crown moldings, arched doorways, and restored casement windows throughout. Entertainer's living room with dramatic coffered ceiling and hand-carved stone fireplace, inviting family room repurposed from the third bedroom, en suite master on the first floor, formal dining room and so much more. Cook’s kitchen with stunning brick floor and adjoining breakfast nook, and up the stairs for an additional bedroom, bath, and office. This is a serene oasis you have been searching for, it’s time to come home.
Sierra Madre | Cedarhawke :: Contemporary Architectural
646 Alta Vista Drive | $1,698,000
Welcome to “Cedarhawke”, a contemporary masterpiece perched on an overlook with unparalleled views of the city lights and the canyons of Sierra Madre. Crafted predominantly of wood and glass, it was designed by R. Nilsen in a style reminiscent of the architecture of Sea Ranch in Northern California. This home is the manifestation of a love story that started in the late 1940s when two high school sweethearts would park on this very spot, gaze at the stars and plan their future. They married and raised two children. In 1976, the now empty-nesters were able to purchase the property and build their dream home. Not only does this house have a name, it inspired a song: “Cedarhawke Rag” written by Vincent Matthew Johnson, a family friend and quite famous composer of ragtime tunes. The heart of this home is a spacious living area with a Swedish-style fireplace and a loft-like openness. The expansive glass walls invite the nature of the canyon to become part of the interior. This open-concept layout seamlessly merges the living, dining, and kitchen areas.
Sierra Madre | 1914 Airplane Bungalow
687 Monterey Place | $1,598,000
Neatly tucked into a treelined, cul-de-sac lane, this 1914 Airplane-style Bungalow is loaded with charm and character. Upon entering, your eye is drawn to the focal point of the living room: its hand-crafted, river rock fireplace complemented by the warmth of hardwood flooring. The flooring continues into the formal dining room which is framed with wainscoting and able to accommodate a large gathering. The kitchen has been updated and opens out to a spacious family room. The main level offers three bedrooms and two baths. Upstairs, you will find the primary suite which consists of a bedroom and bath. The special characteristic of an “airplane” bungalow is a single room on the second floor surrounded by windows, said to resemble the cockpit of an airplane and designed to originally be a sleeping room in summer months with all-around access to breezes. An attached, wrap-around, redwood deck offers ample space for outdoor dining and entertainment and overlooks a sparkling, blue swimming pool that screams “jump in and cool off” on these warm days of summer. The rear yard includes a large, grassy area and is graced with a lovely view of the mountains. The oversized, 11,000+ square foot lot provides plenty of parking. In addition, there is an outbuilding with a carport with plumbing and electricity which would be perfect for an ADU. This home is located near public transportation, the park and recreation center and the downtown village of Sierra Madre.
Altadena | Mid-Century Ranch
1355 Morada Place | $1,499,000
Welcome to this beautiful, 1,529 square foot, 1954 Mid-Century Ranch, with Asian influences, all sited on a deep 16,624 square foot Zen-like lot, in the sought-after country club neighborhood of Altadena. You enter the sunlit residence, with a desirable open floor plan, via the inviting foyer that has gleaming hardwood floors and a raised, original period planter. From there you step into the spacious living room with custom built-ins, a stately decorative, stone fireplace as well as expansive, tall sliding glass doors. This all adjoins the central dining room, with a corner banquet, that leads to the sun-dappled kitchen with an antique range and crisp white cabinetry. In addition, there are three well-appointed bedrooms and two baths, including a lovely master suite. The incredible lot is truly stunning and has been landscaped using California native plants that create a private hideaway. The rear yard feels like a retreat with its numerous serene, seating areas as well as the wide patio that offers space for diners under the stars and entertaining all while showcasing views of our magnificent San Gabriel mountains rising in the distance. Not to be missed is the sports court that allows for limitless possibilities. Pickleball anyone? The opportunities abound in this home that is a true treasure in our fantastic foothill community.
Mount Washington | Solar Powered Mid-Century
4593 Jessica Drive | $1,399,000
Solar-powered, Mid-Century Eco home full of style and charm sited in the coveted Mount Washington Elementary School district. Featuring city living with a country feel, this turnkey refuge offers that desirous open floor plan and is centrally located for quick access to West Side/Downtown/Hollywood/Glendale/Pasadena. Displaying move-in ready condition on an expansive double lot, this showplace has been beautifully remodeled and boasts hardwood floors, copper plumbing, updated bathrooms, kitchen, master bedroom, and oversized walk-in closet. Huge, grid-tied 4.55 kW solar array with estimated yearly energy production of over 5,300 kWh! All appliances included and a three-car garage with plentiful storage. You are truly all that's needed for this special home's next chapter.
Altadena | Park Planned Home :: Gregory Ain, Architect
2823 Highview Avenue | $1,349,000
Introducing an iconic masterpiece of Mid-Century Modern architecture by Gregory Ain. This exceptional residence is nestled on Highview Avenue, part of the coveted historic Park Planned Homes development of Altadena. Designed in 1947, these 28 homes reflect the pioneering spirit of Ain's work featuring distinctive Mid Century Modern design that harmonize with the natural beauty of the San Gabriel Mountains. The unique layout includes interior courtyards offering privacy within a vibrant community all the while expansive glass walls frame private gardens flooding the interiors with natural light. The kitchen seamlessly connects to the living and dining areas. Polished floors lead the way to three bedrooms and two baths. This residence exemplifies the indoor/outdoor California lifestyle with vaulted ceilings, clerestory windows, and an open layout perfect for entertaining. Plus a peaceful little studio with its own bathroom. Central heat/air and appliances ensure modern comfort. Come experience a piece of architectural history in the serene foothills a true gem awaiting your discovery.
Pasadena | 1927 English
1055 Del Rey Avenue | $1,349,000
The first time on the market in nearly 30 years, this East Pasadena English charmer is sure to delight. Built in 1927 with improvements over the years, the home sits on a 7,000 plus square foot lot framed with trees and greenery. The large arched dome top window and light from all sides welcome the entryway into the living room via the shady and hidden front porch. A built-in stucco fireplace, wall sconces and hardwood floors provide the space with warmth and comfort. The dining room is adjacent to the living room, and accessed through an elegant arched doorway, which leads to the heart of the house, the kitchen. With stone countertops on one side and cherry hardwood counters on the other, the kitchen is classic and gracious. Custom wood cabinetry, windows and access to the laundry room with a side entrance complete the front of this home. Continuing from the kitchen, there are three bedrooms and a bathroom off the central hallway. All three bedrooms have custom closets, cabinets and doors. Lastly, the sunroom boasts nearly 300 square feet of permitted space. Finishing this home, an extra long driveway leads to a two-car garage. Situated close to some of Pasadena’s favorite sights such as Eaton Canyon, Victory Park, Caltech, and with easy access to multiple transportation, and commuting options, you just need to bring your ideas to make this house your home.
Eagle Rock | 1925 Spanish Bungalow
2116 Yosemite Drive | $799,000
Located in the heart of Eagle Rock is this charming 1925 Classic Spanish Bungalow! This home offers two bedrooms and one bathroom with a measured living space of 742 square feet on a 3,919 square foot lot. The added bonus is the Casita/Studio at the back of the property which measured 198 square feet with a three-quarter bathroom. Perfect for a home office, art studio, yoga room, or just a hangout space. The bright and cheery front door opens to an open floor plan with barrel ceilings combining the living room, dining room kitchen and laundry area. Two nicely appointed bedrooms and a full bathroom complete the home. The living area opens to a generous covered patio and the private fenced backyard, perfect to enjoy the Eagle Rock indoor/outdoor lifestyle. The home and casita are freshly painted, new recessed lights in the main living spaces, new PSC luxury waterproof vinyl flooring throughout, and refreshed front and backyard. This home is centrally located with easy access to all the trendy shops and restaurants on Eagle Rock Blvd, Colorado Blvd, York Blvd, and minutes away to Pasadena, Glendale, and Downtown LA. Don’t miss this opportunity and make this home yours today.
Rosemead | 1955 Traditional
3127 Driggs Avenue | $739,000
An opportunity awaits buyers at this single-level residence offering three bedrooms, two bathrooms and located on a tree-lined street in a well established neighborhood of Rosemead. This delightful home presents with an open floor plan that caters to modern preferences, offering ample space for entertaining family and friends. This residence has been enhanced with a variety of upgrades. There is new paint throughout the interior along with newly installed baseboards giving the home a fresh new look. The home has a whole-house soft water system, filtered water and an Insta-hot faucet for convenience. Brand new flooring, updated light fixtures with fans and vinyl windows are present in select rooms. The eat-in kitchen with recessed lighting stands ready for the resident cook or can be transform to the new owner's preferences. The kitchen conveniently opens to the rear yard and a covered laundry area.
Pasadena | 1929 Spanish
1945 E Mountain Street | $9,500/month
Two-story 1929 Spanish home, nestled among stately homes on tree-lined Mountain Street in northeast Pasadena. The brick-lined front porch welcomes one to a glorious formal entry and step-down living room featuring picture windows, fireplace and built-in bookshelves. Elegant formal dining room with vistas to the front garden. A more casual breakfast nook opens to the updated kitchen featuring chefs appliances, ample counter space and storage. The kitchen overlooks and opens to a charming side patio with bbq. Additional storage and laundry adjacent. Spacious bedroom, half bathroom and den complete the first floor. Elegant stairway leads to the primary suite with balcony and updated spa bathroom. Two additional bedrooms share an updated bathroom. The resort-like backyard features lush landscaping and mature manicured hedges for privacy. The swimming pool and spa, as well as a covered loggia make this home ideal for entertaining. A detached two-car garage is located at the end of the driveway to the rear.
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