June 2, 2022, 1:34 pm
From a Stick-style Victorian marvel in historic Angelino Heights to a Mid-Century Post and Beam in Altadena, these sunny SoCal homes are sure to inspire. Explore another Post and Beam residence with expansive views of the San Rafael Hills as well as views of the northeast Los Angeles valley floor and Glendale. Summer is just around the corner and our listings are hotter than ever!
Echo Park | The John Wesley Ellis Residence | Circa 1883
1032 W Edgeware Road | $2,995,000
Being the only verified surviving Bunker Hill home in Los Angeles, this extraordinary, 100% turnkey, Stick-style Victorian rivals itself as one of the rarest properties in the entire city. This legacy home began as what would later become the Good Samaritan Hospital and has benefitted from almost 140 years of thoughtful ownership and preservation. Instead of being demolished for new developments, the home was painstakingly moved to two different locations during it’s storied history, and now sits comfortably in the Angeleno Heights HPOZ. Now, at the peak of it’s care, the property has been entirely customized and restored by the current owner/designer, with the intent to marry the memorable with the modern.
Los Angeles | Mid-Century Modern Post and Beam
1995 Escarpa Drive | $1,500,000
Although the Post and Beam home began as a small, one bedroom residence in 1959, later additions and modifications done in the Modernist style by Oakley L. Norton, transformed the property to reflect his design aesthetic and the other homes he built on Escarpa Drive. Each level of the home has expansive views of the San Rafael Hills as well as views of the northeast Los Angeles valley floor and Glendale, all of which can be experienced from within the home or on the wide, west-facing balconies. The interior of the home is, in part, clad with vertical, richly hued wood paying homage to Norton’s architectural contemporaries. The post and beam construction and wood ceilings add warmth to the house and will satisfy the needs of every die hard Mid-Century Modern aficionado.
Pasadena | Updated Single-Story
3799 Sycamore Avenue | $1,550,000
Welcome to this beautifully updated single-story home on a huge, 14,690 square foot lot in wonderful Pasadena. As you enter through the motorized privacy and security gate, you’ll drive up a long driveway, passing an expansive park-like front yard with two large and productive avocado trees. A charming pathway leads to the front door. When you enter the home, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the large size and brightness of the living room which has a sky light and huge windows that bring the sunlight inside. A fireplace also adds to the relaxing atmosphere. The spacious primary suite has a walk-in closet and a beautiful primary bathroom, complete with double sinks, walk-in shower and an elegant free-standing bathtub. The two other bedrooms are large and on the opposite side of the house offering lots of privacy.
Sierra Madre | Two-Story Colonial
440 W Highland Avenue | $2,800,000
Situated on a lot of over one half acre in a true park-like setting, this gracious and stately two-story shuttered Colonial, built in 2002, offers first level formal living room with marble-faced fireplace, dining room with multiple windows overlooking the front grounds, family room with used brick fireplace and three sets of French doors leading to expansive deck, cozy den, large kitchen with stainless appliances including Viking six burner and double oven range within a large center island, separate third built-in oven, double drawer Fisher Paykel dishwasher, Sub-Zero refrigerator, large eating area with built-in desk, walk-in pantry, and powder room. The second level includes a primary suite with newly remodeled four fixture bath plus three additional bedrooms, one and a half baths, and laundry room. The home features beautiful finish details including crown molding, exposed hardwood floors, an elevator, and more. Exterior features include full house width covered as well as open wood deck, free-form pool with spa, play area, and a private, tree-shaded ravine. This is truly a home created for entertaining in a tree-studded indoor-outdoor setting with close proximity to the city’s enchanting village center.
Altadena | Mid-Century Post and Beam
1059 Alpine Villa Drive | $1,249,000
Welcome to this incredible post and beam Mid-Century, set in an unparalleled sylvan setting at the end of a wooded cul-de-sac. The home has three bedrooms and two baths including a lower-level bonus guest suite or bunk room that is tucked off the verdant yard. You feel like you are miles away from the hustle and bustle and in your own hideaway retreat. You step into the architectural home via a tall door flanked by period, reeded glass panels. As you enter the residence, wrapped in windows, you are led to the elegant living room with beamed ceilings as well as a stately fireplace. This adjoins the inviting dining area and kitchen that has been recently remodeled. This upper floor also features a renovated bath and two bedrooms, including a primary bedroom that opens out to a wide balcony that showcases tree-top views of the beautiful surroundings. The bottom floor is bonus space and would be ideal as a separate guest suite or office. This property is filled with character details and fixtures throughout including custom built-ins, clerestory windows and mid-century lighting that complete the picture-perfect interior.
Sierra Madre | Cul-de-Sac Traditional
725 Edgeview Drive | $1,300,000
This Sierra Madre traditional is located on a quiet cul-de-sac and is sited nicely upon a knoll offering an immediate sense of home with brick accents and a graceful multi-trunk Sycamore welcoming all to the south-facing entry. The home features well maintained original hardwood floors throughout, a remodeled kitchen and a peaceful backyard for at home relaxation and visits with family and friends. The living room and separate dining room both offer large picture windows that capture the sun and delights of nature throughout the day. In addition to the hardwood flooring, the living room features trey ceilings and a lovely brick fireplace. The updated kitchen features hardwood flooring, granite counters, tile backsplash, newer appliances, and offers a desirable open floor plan to the comfortable family room with a central brick fireplace, built-in desk and verdant views of the rear yard through large sliding glass doors. Two nicely sized bedrooms are at opposite ends of the central hallway and share a full bathroom. The home has an extra-long driveway with plenty of space for parking as well as easy entry into the kitchen or family room from the rear of the property.
Altadena | Storybook English Cottage
2197 Allen Avenue | $1,549,000
Welcome to this gracious storybook English style home set back behind a tall hedge and sited under a majestic California Live Oak tree on a serene, private lot. This three bedroom, two bathroom home is filled with elegant built-ins, old-world charm and character details throughout. The living room beckons you in with a stately stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings and tall, floor to ceiling bookcases. Off the living room is a charming, sunlit study or office that is a perfect space for work or reflection. The formal dining room is light-filled and offers the ideal space for dinners with family and friends. The kitchen is light and bright with crisp white cabinetry, arched doorways, granite counters and a pantry all with an adjacent laundry room.