DPP Real Estate May 17, 2023
From a 1915 Mission Revival to a stately newly built California Bungalow, there's a little something for everyone on our curated list of offerings in the San Gabriel Valley. Head on over to the desirable Linda Vista neighborhood of Pasadena and explore a 1951 California Traditional sheltered behind mature trees. Looking to buy in charming Monrovia? The Bliss House, built in 1911 and Monrovia Historical Landmark #104, may be the piece of history you've been searching for.
Pasadena | 1915 Mission Revival with Guest House
775 South Madison Avenue | $5,385,000
Considered one of the most unique properties in Madison Heights, this grand, 1915-built Grable & Austin Mission Revival estate is perfectly situated on tree-lined, historically-designated South Madison Avenue behind mature hedges and high wisteria-covered fences providing unprecedented 360 degree privacy. Over 100 years old, the restored, architecturally-significant six bedroom, five bath home stands on an oversized lot and features an updated guest house with kitchenette, three-quarter bath, television with hydraulic lift, sleeping loft, pool and pool house, tennis court, free-standing stone sauna, and private gardens. The rustic writer’s sleeping cottage offers unparalleled charm with a “secret garden,” fireplace, office, wet bar, water closet, stained glass, and walls of built-in bookcases. Delightful architectural details are sprinkled throughout the home and grounds – antique doorknobs, a trompe l’oeil “parquet” dining room floor, numerous skylights and ceiling fans, window seats, a hidden bar in the library, original leaded glass break fronts, Craftsman lighting, Batchelder tiles that decorate fireplaces, steps, and exterior walls, fountains and water elements, heritage roses, and more. This is a property for a discerning buyer who appreciates the neighborhood’s history, inherent charm, historic quality, and welcoming nature of the ideal family home in the ideal family neighborhood.
Pasadena | Colonial Revival Estate
243 South San Rafael Avenue | $4,700,000
Classic Colonial Revival estate, designed by Reginald Johnson with prominent street presence – sited gently on a rising knoll facing Pasadena’s renowned South San Rafael Avenue. Over 3/4 of an acre of rolling lawn and gardens - expansive private rear yard with pool/spa, outdoor kitchen, pool house with veranda and two-car detached garage with adjacent workshop. Formal living room anchored by a period fireplace, tea sunroom, elegant dining room with access to a proprietary patio - all with lovely proportions, crafted moldings and oversized windows. California kitchen with breakfast seating, first floor bedroom with bathroom shared with the adjoining family room. Powder and basement. The second level features a spacious primary bedroom with dual walk-in closets and bathroom with soaking tub and separate shower enclosure. A two-room bedroom suite, and additional bedroom share a full-bathroom. Linen and storage closets. Pool house and covered patio with large entertaining room, bar, bathroom, laundry and storage. Outdoor kitchen with bbq. Upgrade and renovate as you desire.
Pasadena | 1950s California Traditional
1677 Linda Vista Avenue | $2,425,000
Sheltered behind mature trees, this 1951 sanctuary is nestled on a gracious corner lot in the highly desirable Linda Vista neighborhood by the Rose Bowl. Combining the charm of the 1950s with updates and additions throughout the years, this home offers a unique blend of classic appeal for contemporary living. A spacious light-filled interior greets you upon entering, with an open floor plan that seamlessly connects the living spaces, forming an atmosphere ideal for relaxation and entertainment. The living room with its high ceilings, hardwood floors and stone fireplace take full advantage of the large dual pane windows; bathing the space in natural light while inviting the abundant outdoor greenery in. A formal dining room with beamed ceilings opens off the living room and leads to the updated kitchen. The kitchen is outfitted with stone countertops, wood shaker cabinets and center island. Just off the kitchen, an inviting family room with abundant windows and light. An office or eat-in kitchen area has a second fireplace for maximum coziness and French doors leading to the expansive patio, waterfall and upper terrace patio. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms comprise the private quarters of this home. In addition a permitted 560 SF separate studio with bath offers additional options....guest suite, office or rec. room. Filled with plenty of storage spaces, unique built-ins and windows at every angle. Cementing this home as a nature lover's paradise and offering privacy is the side yard, an oasis to make your own with lush landscaping and fruit trees.
Altadena | 1918 Prairie Revival
2653 Holliston Avenue | $2,399,000
This stunning 1918 Prairie Revival, designed by acclaimed architect A. Burnside Sturges, has been impeccably restored and is located in the picturesque Country Club neighborhood of Altadena. The gated estate, sited on over half an acre, has been extensively renovated to marry period grace with the character details and modern amenities of today. As you enter, you will note the exemplary construction coupled with a pristine level of preservation. The residence showcases its Arts and Crafts style with its green clay tile roof, wide, welcoming porte-cochere with step-up patio, rich, crown moldings, cross beam ceilings, hardwood floors, a tall, decorative Batchelder fireplace, a center, light-filled atrium, and a handcrafted, one-of-a kind, stained glass front door. The house has four bedrooms and two baths, including an expansive primary suite that has an adjoining room that is an ideal office, library or fitness space. The heart of the home, however, is a gorgeous, state-of-the-art, gourmet kitchen with deep cobalt cabinetry, high-end appliances, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator and Wolf range, a hammered zinc range hood, a sweeping breakfast bar and counters done in thick, solid, black walnut butcher block. This is a true chef's dream. The single-level property includes an elegant dining room, with incredible fixtures, that opens out to the back porch that steps down to the serene blue pool, as well as a magnificent urban retreat that is done using regenerative organic farming to offer opportunities for farm to table living at its finest. The garden and landscape of the 25,089 square foot parcel is unparalleled. The shade-dappled yard has been laid out with a masterful hand to create a zen-like, private oasis with meandering stone paths, old growth trees, planted berms, trickling water features, including a stacked masonry pond, a jacuzzi tucked under the Deodars, a variety of fruits and vegetables, raised beds, as well a spacious chicken coop and run. This is a hen haven! Don't miss this stately beauty in the foothills of our wonderful community that offers an amazing opportunity to live in historic splendor.
Pasadena | Modern California Bungalow
1469 East Elizabeth Street | $1,748,000
Get ready to be wowed by this beautifully reimagined Pasadena property. Originally built in 1922 as a 783 square foot home, it has been completely renovated from the ground up to accommodate today's modern lifestyle and now spans 2,758 square feet of living space. The main residence comprises 1,958 square feet and welcomes you with a bright living and dining room, a chef’s kitchen with a generous island and appointed with stainless steel appliances, a family room with custom cabinetry and built-in shelving. There are three spacious bedrooms with finished closets, and two impressive bathrooms, one of which is the en-suite for the primary bedroom. The new construction Accessory Dwelling Unit is a versatile bonus, perfect for guests, extended family, rental income, or office space. This thoughtfully designed 800-square foot ADU offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms, laundry area, living and dining areas, and full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and bar top for optional functionality. As an added benefit, the ADU comes with solar panels included in the sale. The property's outdoor spaces are both beautiful and eco-friendly. The front yard features water-efficient landscaping, while the backyard patio was designed with low maintenance and water conservation in mind. Conveniently located, this home is just minutes away from popular shops and restaurants, the Altadena Country Club, Eaton Canyon Nature Center, numerous hiking and biking trails within the picturesque San Gabriel National Forest. Don't miss the opportunity to make this exceptional property yours.
Monrovia | The Bliss House, 1911
209 South Mountain Avenue | $1,699,000
The Bliss House: Monrovia Historical Landmark #104. Own a piece of Monrovia History built in 1911, this magnificent Craftsman has many of its original features. The home consists of seven bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms. Living room with rock fireplace is open to the dining area which features a large stained glass window, beautiful mahogany moldings, and the original built-in buffet. There is a large family room that can be closed off for privacy or open to accommodate entertaining for large parties. The kitchen has been updated and includes a professional 60-inch Viking stove, stainless steel appliances, and a large center island. The original untouched Batchelder fireplace is the focal point of the oversized primary bedroom with a bathroom and walk-in closet. In close proximity to Parks, hiking trails, and Old Town Monrovia. Oversized two-car garage and a separate one-car garage complete the property. This one-of-a-kind property is perfect for many uses from a large generational family home to a bed and breakfast. The possibilities are endless. The home is currently under the Mills Act which offers significant property tax relief.
Pasadena | Traditional Pool Home
2382 Loma Vista Street | $1,545,000
Located in one of Pasadena’s most sought after neighborhoods, this 1936 Traditional has been beautifully updated with a perfect blend of modern comforts and timeless charm. Upon entering, you'll be welcomed by an inviting and exceptionally spacious open-concept living and dining room. This area features hardwood floors, a built-in wood bookshelf, and a classic wood-burning fireplace, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. The main living area seamlessly transitions to the kitchen and breakfast nook, providing a perfect blend for entertaining guests and everyday living. The kitchen has been tastefully updated, featuring floor-to-ceiling wood cabinetry, a kitchen island, sleek granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances, including a built-in gas range and a French door refrigerator. Adjacent to the kitchen is a charming breakfast nook, offering an ideal spot for casual dining. Towards the front of the home, you'll find a spacious primary suite with an en-suite full bathroom. This retreat includes a large closet with mirrored sliding doors, a generous dual sink vanity with ample storage, and a separate tub and shower. Down the hall from the kitchen, the family room provides comfortable living space with picturesque views of the lush backyard through French glass doors. One of the standout features of this remarkable home is its stunning backyard oasis. Step outside and be greeted by lush landscaping, a serene swimming pool, and a covered patio that is the perfect retreat from the sun. The indoor and outdoor living areas seamlessly merge, creating a space for relaxation and enjoyment. In addition to its exceptional qualities, this home also includes several additional features. You will find three additional bedrooms and a three-quarter bathroom within the home's 2,500 square foot floorplan. A well-placed laundry room is completed with spacious built-in cabinetry that provides abundant storage solutions with easy access to the home’s storage room. Adding to its functionality, the laundry room also features a utility sink. These thoughtful additions elevate the overall convenience and practicality of the home.
Altadena | Astounding Mountain View Residence
1330 Rubio Vista Road | $1,495,000
Rooted at the edge of the San Gabriels, with jaw-dropping views of the Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy land beyond, this contemporary residence provides immediate access to trails and the wilderness – yet is only minutes away from Altadena’s downtown district. Built in 1972, the open living, dining, and kitchen concept provides effortless entertaining - with multiple opportunities to connect with the outdoors. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Stainless double ovens, built-in microwave, elbow island range top, high-efficiency HVAC, and washer/dryer in garage. Numerous patios, bluff-side dining/bbq kitchen pavilion, and spa tub capture the arresting vistas beyond.
Monrovia | Updated Ranch with Pool
137 Mauna Loa Drive | $1,398,000
Step back in time to the meticulously maintained ranch-style home and experience the charm and elegance of a single-level home that has been fully updated for today's modern living. This stunning property boasts three spacious bedrooms and two-and-a-half beautifully appointed baths, providing ample room for relaxation and rejuvenation. As you step into the formal living room, you'll be greeted by a cozy fireplace and a warm, inviting atmosphere perfect for entertaining guests or simply relaxing after a long day. The spacious dining area provides ample space for family dinners or large gatherings, and the custom updated kitchen is a chef's dream come true, featuring high-end appliances such as a Thermador® 6-burner range, dishwasher, built-in refrigerator, custom cabinets, and an eating area that's perfect for casual dining. As you make your way down the hallway, you'll discover the two additional bedrooms and the beautifully updated hallway bath. At the end of the hallway, you'll find the spacious primary bedroom, a true sanctuary within the home. Designed with your comfort in mind, the primary bedroom offers ample space for rest and rejuvenation. The custom-designed primary bath is a true highlight, featuring a jetted tub for luxurious soaking, an oversized shower for a refreshing experience, a double sink vanity for convenience, and a toilet closet for added privacy. Sliding doors in the primary bedroom provide direct access to the rear porch and patio, seamlessly connecting indoor and outdoor living spaces. Step outside into your very own private oasis – the backyard offers a brand new custom pool and spa, complete with a swim-in-place feature for your daily exercise routine. Take a dip in the refreshing water or relax and unwind in the luxurious spa, all while enjoying the privacy and seclusion of your own backyard. The gas fire pit is the perfect place to gather with friends and family while the pergola provides an ideal entertainment setting for dining al fresco. Don’t miss out on making Mauna Loa your new home this summer!
Arcadia | 1990 Two-Story
9540 East Naomi Avenue | $1,375,000
Spacious two-story home located on a quiet street but near shopping and fine eateries. Great design. Five large bedrooms including a private room with a walk-in closet. Four bathrooms. Space to live and work. Two office rooms. Tiled entrance with two closets. Living room with 18-foot ceilings, fireplace, and abundant windows. Downstairs is an open-concept design. Combining living room and dining areas. Quarter bath downstairs for guests. Wet bar with tiled countertop next to a large dining area. Recessed lights. Wall-to-wall carpeting throughout. Kitchen with built-in microwave, double oven, countertop stove, dishwasher, and trash compactor. Plenty of cabinets and tile countertops. Dual sink. Two refrigerators. Breakfast area with French doors to the side yard. Downstairs office room with coffered ceiling. Spiral staircase to the second floor. Upstairs corner office room. Large private bath with dual sinks and oversized tub + stall shower. Tile floors and countertops. Linen closet in the hallway. Abundant closet space. Two-car attached oversized garage with cabinets, finished walls, high ceiling and laundry area. Don’t miss the fenced backyard.
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