DPP Real Estate May 3, 2023
Enjoy a curated list of some of our most recent listings in the San Gabriel Valley and beyond. Ranging from a Mid-Century located right on Surfrider Beach in Malibu to a 1921 Marston & Van Pelt-designed estate in Pasadena, a 1930s Colonial in Glendale, a South Pasadena loft, and much more, these homes showcase some of the most diverse architectural styles in SoCal.
Malibu | Surf Rider Beach View Home
23034 Pacific Coast Highway | $8,995,000
Welcome to your dream beach house in the heart of Malibu. This beautiful home has been cared for and loved by one family for the last 50 years and is now ready for its next lucky owner. The house is a two bedroom, two bathroom gem, one of only five homes that sit adjacent to the iconic Malibu pier and overlooks Surfrider Beach, offering breathtaking views of the Paciﬁc Ocean. As you step inside, you'll be transported to a bygone era with beautiful 1950s architecture and detail. The house is designed for comfort and relaxation, with a galley-style kitchen and dining area that overlooks the ocean. The spacious living room features large windows that let in plenty of natural light and offer panoramic views of the beach. The house also has a beautiful deck that is the perfect spot to savor a cup of coffee in the morning and enjoy the sunrise or barbecue in the evening, while taking in the expansive ocean views, sunsets, surfers, dolphins, and seabirds. From here, you'll have direct access to the most famous beach in Malibu where you can enjoy activities or simply soak up the sun. You'll also be just a short distance from Cross Creek, which boasts some of the best restaurants and shops that Malibu has to offer. The location and beauty of this house are truly unbeatable.
Pasadena | W.H. Mann Residence,1921
777 South Oak Knoll Avenue | $6,750,000
Anchored on nearly three quarters of a flat acre, this grand historic property of exceptional quality achieves the combination of period architectural design, elevated with the modern amenities and features desired today. The stately public spaces commence with double height marble and terrazzo foyer that guides guests to the expansive living room with Medusa 'hand-tooled' cement cast mantel and hearth and adjoining sunroom with a pentagon of full-length operable glass panels. Formal dining room clad in hand-painted silk chinoiserie and french doors that lead to the arched covered outdoor patio with custom tiling. Media room/study provides more relaxed gatherings. Modern chef's kitchen, bar pantry, sitting and family room - a natural for everyday time with family and friends. Two powders and access to the basement complete the first level. Large second floor landing with sitting nook with balcony, elegantly delineates the two living wings. The primary suite is slightly sequestered and features a bedroom with private outdoor patio, marble adorned bathroom with shower, separate soaking tub, enclosed water closet, double vanity, make-up counter and dual walk-in closets. Opposite, three additional spacious bedrooms all with bathrooms ensuite. Expansive outdoor balcony spans the rear, with deck seating and sauna. Linen storage and a separate laundry room complete the upstairs. The walled rear yard provides sweeping grassy lawn, large swimmers pool/spa with adjacent lounging pergola with outdoor fireplace and secret garden. Superb landscape executed by EPT Design. The townhouse guest apartment is connected to the two-car garage and features a changing bathroom and shower on the first level and second floor residence with living, dining, den, bedroom, full bath and kitchen areas. Multiple, extensive renovations, upgrades and documented improvements since ownership. 365 amp electrical service, solar with power pack; upgraded wiring and plumbing; multi-zoned HVAC; Savant Home Automation, extensive A/V panel rack, an array of built-in audio speakers and comprehensive monitored security system. Squarely nestled between Madison Heights and the Langham Estate area - within close proximity to the South Lake corridor.
Pasadena | The Dobbins-Banks House
1300 Chelten Way | $4,995,000
One of the most exclusive and highly coveted addresses, the Dobbins-Banks House is one of only 18 properties in the private and discrete north-side enclave of Chelten Way and Ashbourne Drive. Known for its tranquil shaded streets lined by pedigree homes on large, bucolic lots, 1300 Chelten Way, has been, from inception, a significant contribution to the neighborhood. Originally part of the 17.2 ac Dobbins’ Estate, the property was built in 1910 as the companion carriage house to the Marston & Van Pelt designed O’Melveny estate at 1210 Chelten Way and was completely remodeled by the current owners in 2008. Conscious of the significance of the architecture, the classic Georgian exterior was left virtually unchanged, while the interior was almost completely gutted and rebuilt. Downstairs, the Powder Room was reconfigured and a new floor and plumbing and light fixtures were added. Virtually all of the downstairs flooring was replaced with hand-scraped oak flooring and the massive Living Room fireplace received a new hearth and mantle. The kitchen was updated with new flooring and appliances, including: SubZero refrigerator and 6-burner Thermador cooktop. Upstairs, the floorplan was updated for modern conveniences: expanding the Primary Bedroom and closet, and adding new full-size Laundry Room and Primary and Secondary bathrooms. Mechanically, the house received new HVAC, Lutron lighting system, and upgraded security and high-resolution camera monitoring systems; all of which can be controlled remotely. Outside, complementing the original landscape plan, which was reported to have been designed by famed architect, Garrett Eckbo, regarded by many as the father of modern landscape architecture, a new 2-car garage with workshop and open area (currently gym, storage) was built. New smart irrigation, LED lighting and front brick pilasters and electronic gates were added along with hand-built wrought iron gates and fencing designed to match the diamond pattern of the house’s classic, original windows and balcony balusters. All work that was required to be permitted and inspected by the City of South Pasadena was done in accordance with its mandates and applicable building codes at the time the work was performed. Significant in its architecture as well as owner pedigree, the Dobbins-Banks House, is a rare opportunity to become part of a select, exclusive community a short distance from downtown LA and the studios of Burbank.
Pasadena | Contemporary Mid-Century
181 San Miguel Road | $2,199,000
Located in the desirable San Rafael area of Pasadena, this spacious four bedroom, three bath residence has been thoughtfully updated with a contemporary flair. Set back from the street on a gentle grass knoll, this split-level residence provides versatile and flexible living options. The home offers an open concept with a sunken living room, a striking concrete fireplace with a custom fireplace screen, and an adjacent dining room. French Oak flooring is featured throughout the upper level and provides a warm and modern feel. The custom-designed kitchen overlooks the rear yard and includes updated stainless appliances, quartz countertops, a custom-tiled backsplash, an eating area, and a butler's pantry. The upper level also offers two spacious bedrooms, an updated central bathroom, and the primary suite, which includes a spacious updated bath and walk-in closet. A handsome sliding barn door transitions nicely to the stairway leading to the lover level of the home. The many windows provide natural light for the family room, an updated bath, a large third bedroom, and a home office/art studio which could be used as a fourth bedroom. There is also a spacious laundry room and additional storage under the home. The rear gardens are inviting and lush, with mature landscaping and grass areas surrounding the generously sized swimming pool and spa. A gazebo/patio area provides shade and is perfect for Al Fresco dining. In addition, two patios on both levels of the home provide views of the rear yard. This home is perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining, and its prime location provides easy access to Old Town Pasadena, the iconic Rose Bowl, Arroyo Seco, and downtown Los Angeles.
Glendale | 1930s Colonial in Royal Canyon
1632 Moreno Drive | $1,380,000
This classic 1930s Colonial home rests on a quiet cul-de-sac just off grand, palm-lined Royal Boulevard in the historic Royal Canyon area. Surrounded by excellent examples of 20s and 30s period revival homes, 1632 Moreno Drive has a welcoming street presence with its second-story entry porch and covered outdoor living room. Inside, a formal entry vestibule with elegant pointed arches connects the sleeping wing with its two bedrooms and bathroom on one side, with the gracious social spaces on the other – the living room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast nook, and covered outdoor lounge space. This foyer also features a graceful stair that connects the main floor with the lower level, which includes another hearth-centered living room, bedroom, and en-suite bathroom, as well as the interior garage access. Original details include the recently refinished oak floors, two brick fireplaces, ribbed moulding, and original tilework. The rear yard features a sizable concrete patio with decorative brick inlays, encompassed by mature plantings. Steps lead through the verdant upslope property to a fire pit lookout area. This home provides timeless elegance in a tranquil setting; it’s also centrally located off the 2 and 134 freeways between Montrose and Downtown Glendale.
South Pasadena | Large South Pasadena Architectural Live-Work Loft
1010 Sycamore Avenue, #217 | $1,200,000
Large industrial chic corner unit – sleek and modern design, high-ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, views of the San Gabriel mountains, large patio and balcony. Concrete floors on the first level, bamboo floors upstairs. Secure building, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, entertainer’s kitchen, flexible open floorplan, central air and heat, in-unit laundry. Award-winning South Pasadena school district. Plenty of unrestricted off-street parking for guests & clients. Easy access to all that South Pasadena, Highland Park, Pasadena and Downtown LA have to offer. Close to 2 metro stations, two Farmer’s Markets, South Pasadena Nature Park, Arroyo Seco Recreational area, which includes golf, tennis, pickle ball, soccer fields, stables, and parks, and more. Amenities include a secured entry system, a large lobby area, low HOA's and two parking spaces side by side. Now South Pasadena's Cultural Landmark #18, the property was the country's first Ostrich Farm, a tourist attraction created by Edwin Cawston in 1886. The original brick structure was retained and re-envisioned in 2006 as the industrial chic Ostrich Farms live/work lofts, which provides urban-style living amidst an idyllic and tranquil suburban setting.
Pasadena | 1927 Spanish
3234 Mataro Street | $938,000
Welcome to this charming three bedroom, two bath Spanish, set behind a picket fence, that includes a family room and bonus office. There is a space for everything and everyone. All this in a sought-after neighborhood, on an idyllic tree-lined street. The home was built in 1927 and has been partially remodeled and newly painted all while offering a very desirable floor plan. You enter the gracious living room off the wide, sun-dappled, Saltillo-tiled front porch with mountain views. The home has numerous updates including newer fixtures, hardwood floors, an elegantly tiled fireplace, custom pass-throughs, built-ins, and light-filled interiors. There are spacious bedrooms and two full baths, including the primary suite with a spa tub. In addition, there is an eat-in kitchen with granite counters, rich wood cabinetry, and a stainless steel refrigerator, as well as a convenient laundry area. At the back of the home is a family room that steps out to the relaxing backyard, with a covered patio, that is perfect for family gatherings and entertaining. In addition, there is an oversized two-car garage that has an attached bonus room that could be used as a fitness area, office, or workshop. The opportunities are endless! The residence also offers easy access to freeways, local restaurants, and a variety of shops. Don't miss this lovely gem in our wonderful community.
Sierra Madre | 1941 Traditional
455 East Montecito Avenue | $858,000
Welcome to this charming and well-maintained single-story Traditional. Boasting an open-concept layout, this home offers a warm and inviting ambiance that is perfect for relaxing and entertaining. This is the first time this gem has hit the market in over 35 years, making it a rare opportunity for any buyer seeking a move-in ready home in Sierra Madre for under $900k. Featuring two spacious bedrooms and one bathroom, the home offers an abundance of natural light creating a bright and airy feel. Each bedroom offers ample space to accommodate a variety of needs, and the natural lighting only enhances the warm and welcoming ambiance. The spacious backyard is a true oasis, with breathtaking views of the mountains. Whether you enjoy gardening, hosting outdoor gatherings, or simply soaking up the sun in peace and tranquility, this backyard is the perfect retreat. Located in the heart of Sierra Madre, this home is conveniently located near some of the area's wonderful downtown attractions, including amazing restaurants, cozy cafes, and boutiques. With downtown LA just 30 minutes away and hiking trails nearby, this home offers the perfect balance between a quiet suburban lifestyle and the hustle and bustle of the city.
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