March 1, 2022, 3:59 pm
Spring is just around the corner and we have a fresh crop of new listings positively blooming with possibilities. From the Hollywood Hills to the desert of Palm Springs, these are homes sure to inspire any prospective buyer – and all priced at under $2,000,000. Looking to reside in the SGV? Explore a 1917 Craftsman set against the backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains in idyllic Altadena. Mid-Century Modern more your speed? A Pasadena Case Study inspired home may be just what you’re searching for. Those seeking condo living will be intrigued by a Craftsman-style townhome and a centrally located two-story unit in Pasadena and Monrovia, respectively.
Hollywood | Lake Hollywood Contemporary
3070 Lake Hollywood Drive | $1,598,000
Welcome to this magical oasis. A private, gated home tucked on a hillside near the famous Hollywood sign and in the coveted Hollywood Knolls. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom (plus bonus room), contemporary home is a short distance to the iconic Lake Hollywood and has magnificent views. The entryway leads into an open living area with the living, dining, and kitchen flowing within each other offering a perfect layout for entertaining. The bright airy living room has pitched ceilings with a dramatic central beam that is anchored by a gas fireplace and skylights throughout to showcase the amazing natural light. Glass sliding doors lead you from the main living area to deck with spectacular wrap-around views that encompass both the undeveloped green spaces of Mount Cahuenga and city lights. The primary bedroom has a gas fireplace while the second bedroom has a custom built-in home office. Both feature Fleetwood sliders that open onto the lush, secluded backyard and its specimen garden, complete with a flagstone patio for entertaining, relaxing, and enjoying the natural beauty of the property. This prime corner lot allows for the opportunity and room to build a pool or ADU. Finishing off the property, there is an attached temperature-controlled garage that is suitable for parking or as an art/yoga studio.
Pasadena| Mid-Century Modern
1439 Lida Street | $1,795,000
Stunning, modern, and bespoke, this mid-century residence has stood the test of time with its classic lines, powerful vision, and indoor/outdoor aesthetic. The creative brainchild of the prominent artistic couple Leslie and Nancy Watts, whose pedigrees included professional photography and museum curation in the Pasadena area. Built in 1946 of their own designs with aid from contractors and clear inspiration from Case Study homes of the time, 1439 Lida does not disappoint. The living, dining, and kitchen showcase the ideal open floor plan with walls of glass and sliding doors towards the manicured backyard. Warm, rich, and profound wood details complement the verdant tract of the home and provide a crisp and timeless feel while being functional and livable. Other details not to be missed like the flat composition roof and top-of-the-line restoration materials show the pride of ownership this home has known throughout the generations. The backyard is outfitted with a detached studio sited to take advantage of the beauty of the outdoors, perfect for a new generation of artists to inhabit this retreat. Close to the Rose Bowl, Brookside Golf Course, Art Center, metro Pasadena, as well as easy freeway access to DTLA, Burbank, and beyond.
Palm Springs | Modern Desert Villa
171 Desert Song Lane | $1,525,000
Discover your new Palm Springs lifestyle at Villa Rosa. This bold, newly constructed, and highly upgraded home rests behind gates on fee land in the resort community LX at Vibe. Villa Rosa welcomes you past its ”oh so cool” fuchsia front door to experience soaring ceilings, grand scale, and a sophisticated color-splashed custom interior. The gracious floorplan features an impressive first floor primary suite featuring custom wall and windows coverings by Zoffany with vintage sconces. The adjacent kitchen is truly the heart of this home with an oversized island, plenty of counter space topped in white quartz, top-of-the-line appliances including a wine fridge and a walk-in pantry. Upstairs you’ll find a loft/den/office surrounded by clerestory windows framing San Jacinto mountain views. An oversized splash pool is perfectly placed in the central courtyard, inspiring you to enjoy true California indoor-outdoor living. Around the corner is an outdoor shower and separate hot tub. The Villa Rosa is a sophisticated, colorful and highly upgraded home waiting to welcome its new owner to its carefree resort lifestyle. Community amenities include two dog parks, a clubhouse with a large resort style pool and spa, electric car charging stations, and bocce ball courts.
Altadena | Classic 1917 Craftsman
1125 East Mariposa Street | $1,899,000
Set against the backdrop of the majestic San Gabriel Mountains, this 1917 Craftsman home is an excellent and well-preserved example of the architectural significance of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Fronted by a rugged river rock stone wall and anchored by twin hundred-year-old Canary Island palms, this home beckons the visitor up the steps of its enveloping wrap-around veranda and into a world of handmade craftsmanship and quality you’ve come to expect from an earlier era. The current owners have overseen a reverent renovation of the wood moldings, built-ins, doors/windows, and framing in the living room, dining room, and tv room/5th bedroom, stripping the layers of paint to restore the natural wood. New wiring and Craftsman light fixtures and sconces were installed in many rooms. The dining room provides a substantial built-in sideboard/buffet and glass inlaid French doors that lead to the outside. An office/library is accessed from the living room. The center hall stairway leads to the four bedrooms on the second floor. The rear patio with its views of the mountains to the north provides a perfect spot for outdoor entertaining. Hand-crafted and unique, this is a home where almost every application is original and classic. This is truly an American Craftsman masterpiece.
Pasadena | Craftsman-Style Townhome
2876 Butter Creek Drive | $989,000
Smack dab in between Pasadena’s hotspots, this Craftsman style Townhome has all the comforts of a single-family residence with the community, style, and grace that only the Rose Court complex can offer. One of the largest homes in the complex; three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths are spread out over 1,700+ square feet and two levels making this home expansive and airy from the inside. Vaulted cathedral-style ceilings and clerestory windows bring in tons of light and warmth. The open and accommodating floor plan allows guests to enter through the formal living room with a fireplace that connects to the dining area that breezes into the family room and kitchen with a breakfast bar overlooking the enclosed yard. All three bedrooms are spacious and the master suite is outfitted with dual vanities, a separate tub and shower stall, and a huge walk-in closet. The public spaces of this home have Italian ceramic tile and the private quarters benefit from plush carpeting. Two-car attached garage, central air and heat, private yard with separate dog run, washer and dryer, tons of storage, and fabulous mountain views make this home the whole package.
Monrovia | Two Story Condominium
210 East Walnut Avenue | $659,000
Wonderful, two-story condo in the heart of Monrovia. One block from downtown Monrovia and Myrtle Avenue makes it very convenient with all that it has to offer with restaurants, bars, shopping, and dine-in movie theaters. This condo is credited with a functional floor plan featuring two bedrooms, three bathrooms and two generous-sized master bedrooms each with en-suite facilities all situated on the second story. Lots of storage with generous closets throughout, but there is also a large pull-down ladder that allows for almost 200 more additional square feet of attic space. You won’t run out of room for all the holiday decorations. Entry area, living room, kitchen, and dining area all located on the first floor. Amenities such as a powder room for guests and two single car garages with direct access make it very appealing. A total of 1,244 square feet of living space combined with a tranquil garden and peaceful setting just outside the patio sliding doors is your own private sanctuary. The enclave of townhomes built in 1983 is centrally located with easy access to freeways and DTLA via a short commute on the gold line.