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Weekly Round-Up: Homes for Sale in Southern California

DPP January 20, 2023

Real Estate

Weekly Round-Up: Homes for Sale in Southern California

We are kicking off the new year with a fresh batch of stunning new listings. From Laurel Canyon to Glendora, these unique Southern California homes range across history and style. Featuring a three-story Victorian in Monrovia, a Mid-Century with sunset views in Tujunga, a classic bungalow in West Adams, and much more. Enjoy! 

Laurel Canyon | Designer View Home

8165 Mannix Drive | $4,350,000

Perched in Lower Laurel Canyon sits this impeccably curated home-- by designer, Studio Keiko. Upon entering the property you are immediately struck by unobstructed jetliner views of DTLA and the hills. Sliding nano doors delete the line between indoors and out. On the main level is the heart of the home, a fully custom Boffi kitchen made in Italy. This seamless kitchen with floating cabinetry includes the latest from Miele, Sub Zero, Wolf, Dekton, and Definitive Technologies. Walk-in pantry with Sub Zero Freezer Drawers, Miele plate warmer, Dekton countertops, Sicilian Lava stone, wine fridge, custom liquor cabinet, and a Miele Sous-Vide / Steam Oven. A large dining area complete with clay walls, a one-of-a-kind powder room composed of hand-crafted sand tiles imported from Italy, and a spacious living room anchored by the first of the fireplaces and over 1000 sq ft of decks complete the entry level. On one side of the lower level sits the spacious Primary suite with an oversized walk-in closet and full city views from the shower and tub and bedroom-- complete with a private deck. At the other end, an additional two bedrooms with outdoor decks and views. Full bath and large laundry room. The top level is an open-concept flex space with the second of two fireplaces. Perfect for an at-home office, family tv room, or both.

Monrovia | The F.W. Burr Residence, 1894

150 North Myrtle Avenue | $1,900,000

First public offering. Constructed in 1894 by the Burr family, the three-story, seven-bedroom Victorian is part stately city house, part relaxed farmhouse. It stands on the northern end of Myrtle Avenue where it’s quieter and residential. Finished in well-maintained clapboard siding and fishlap shingles in a subtle color palette, the home’s  large original double-hung windows invite plenty of natural light and mountain views; beautiful period wood detailing, wood floors, and twelve-foot-tall ceilings provide both texture and airiness. Features range from the ground floor workshop of the later two-story carriage house that accommodates up to six cars (complete with a professional walk-in pit for underbelly work) to a working sauna and a living/bedroom suite on the third floor. The home’s main floor includes a bright, sunny double living room with ornate fireplace; an original wood door between the two parts allows you to close off part of the space for different activities. Across the hall, the wood paneled office with built-in bookshelves and a fireplace, feeling like an old-fashioned doctor’s office, is a cocoon promising quiet time and focus. Much of the woodwork throughout the entire house reflects the meticulous care of the decades-long owners, who were determined to bring only the best craftsmanship and period-appropriate detailing throughout the entire house, down to the working turn-of-the-century intercom system (now electric) and light fixtures. Another example is the huge wine cellar occupying a good deal of the rambling basement, handmade in redwood by the master carpenter. While the home’s style may feel like the 1890s, many systems have been upgraded to today’s standards, including the unusual and rugged roof, textured to simulate shingles. While contemporary, it never compromises the building’s style and self-assurance.

Altadena | Mid-Century Ranch

1796 E Mendocino Street | $1,400,000

This gracious, traditional 1,970 square foot home, as measured, has sweeping mountain views and is beautifully appointed throughout. This Mid-Century Ranch, built in 1950, has a highly desirable floor plan and is in an unparalleled location in the Altadena Country Club neighborhood. Beautifully done throughout with lovely finishes, the light-filled interior has three spacious bedrooms, including one that has been converted to a den area, two remodeled bathrooms, and a welcoming family room that opens out to the expansive back patios that are perfect for relaxing or entertaining friends. The kitchen and adjoining laundry room feature rich wood cabinets, updated appliances, recessed lighting, and a breakfast area. In addition, the home has an inviting entry, a lovely dining area, and ample-sized rooms. Quality details include gleaming wood floors, elegant built-ins, two fireplaces, and a paved stone, gated drive that leads to the motor court. The 9,589 square foot property is set on a wide, verdant lot surrounded by homes with gorgeous curb appeal.

Pasadena | Garfield Heights Craftsman

925 Worcester Avenue | $1,169,000

This friendly 1905 Craftsman offers an incredibly flexible floor plan. Located in Garfield Heights on the non-through-way block of Worcester just above Mountain, in a neighborhood with lots of lovely older Craftsman homes. A water-wise front yard is the first thing you'll notice as you approach the incredibly sweet front porch beckoning you to sit and set a spell. As you enter the front door, to the left is the formal living room with an attached bedroom or den. This could be an ideal setup for an in-law or adult child. With an en-suite primary, three additional bedrooms, a formal living room, a spacious kitchen with an attached great room/dining room, and a large bonus room, this house has enough space for everything. The kitchen has an abundance of storage and counter space for all your culinary needs. The hardwood floors have just been refinished and the carpet is brand new. A fully fenced backyard with mature plants and shrubs is perfect for outdoor entertaining, and offers great space for an RV, outdoor gym or awesome outdoor living. A finished oversized two-car garage with separate automatic doors is a fantastic feature. It could easily be converted to an ADU. There is also an incredibly spacious attic offering a loft possibility. Newer upgrades include dual paned windows, HVAC, smart doorbell, copper plumbing, and an updated electric panel.

Pasadena | 1926 Spanish

1039 North Vinedo Avenue | $1,139,000

Charming, recently renovated, Spanish-style home offering three bedrooms and two full baths. Living room with fireplace and formal dining room. Both have hardwood floors and arched windows with beautiful mountain views. Newer gourmet cook's kitchen with center island, stainless steel appliances, and tile flooring, nicely landscaped lot with abundant fruit trees including orange, lemon, and tangerine. Separate two-car garage with huge attached laundry/bonus room. Also a walk-in basement for additional storage. Close to public transportation and shops.

Tujunga | Mid-Century with Sunset Views

10816 Redmont Avenue | $900,000

Sited in the desirable Sevenhills neighborhood of Tujunga, this custom mid-century will attract many buyers but especially those looking for a serene setting and plenty of space for entertaining with nature as a central theme. The 1952 architecture is beautifully displayed with the use of natural finishes to create the perfect balance between the interior and exterior environments. The home features a striking living room that immediately impresses with wood flooring, an artistic brick fireplace, a rich wood-beamed ceiling, and an expansive picture window framing dramatic sunset views. A fun vintage-inspired kitchen is well-sized and presents with checkerboard tiled flooring, brick accents, an O’Keefe & Merritt range and a large walk-in pantry. The dining room is charming with wood wainscoting and suitably centered between the kitchen and living room. The converted family room can easily become a primary suite complete with a half bath if desired. It is currently being used as an oversized, comfortable family room that offers the perfect space to enjoy watching a favorite movie or simply cozy up with a book in front of a warm fire. The home also has two additional ample-sized bedrooms each with hardwood flooring, natural light and plenty of closet space and the home’s full bath is convenient to both bedrooms. The sliding glass door from the family room provides access to the inviting rear yard. Once outside, take in the colorful, well-tended garden spaces and paths as well as the patio area with a retractable canvas cover creating a shaded space for outdoor relaxing, dining and entertainment. In addition, a quaint “she-shed”, complete with electrical, offers a nice bonus room for hobbies or possibly an at home office option. The home also offers the added benefit of Solar Panels which are paid-off and will keep electric bills to a minimum. 

Pasadena | 1924 Tudor

1504 E Howard Street | $850,000

Lovely Tudor on a large lot, built in 1924, located in close proximity to Washington and Hill shops and restaurants. The home boasts original hardwood floors recently refinished, a charming fireplace, and new interior paint. A bonus room on the second floor provides additional space. Nice floor plan in a beautiful neighborhood.

West Adams | Classic Bungalow

2634 South Harcourt Avenue | $849,000

Welcome to this super cute West Adams classic Bungalow. Upon arriving, you will find a beautifully landscaped front yard and succulent garden along with an inviting front porch. The home features a spacious living room with a fireplace and dining area, two bedrooms that share a full bathroom in the hallway, and a third bedroom with its own bathroom perfect for guests. The kitchen has a new dishwasher and faucet, which leads to a utility room with a stackable washer and dryer. Exit the house to a spacious backyard with mature rosemary, lime, and Cara Cara trees, planter boxes, and additional patio space. There is plenty of parking in the gated driveway and carport. The property also features central HVAC, a Nest thermostat and smoke detector, Ring video doorbell, Simplisafe alarm system (no contract necessary), flat screen TV, a grey water system, double pane windows, and ramp access in the rear. Located near Highly Likely Cafe, Party Beer Co, Mizlala, Vineyard Rec Center, the Metro E (Expo) Line, and is just a few miles from USC. Come see this great move-in-ready home that's the perfect midway point between the Westside and DTLA. 

Glendora | 1953 Traditional

125 South Burnaby Drive | $725,000

Charming home in the heart of Glendora on a quiet cul-de-sac with foothill views. An open updated kitchen with recessed lighting and a dining nook boasts an abundance of cabinetry and vinyl flooring. The large den/dining room has beamed ceilings & wall to wall windows overlooking the expansive rear yard. One of the bedrooms has a French door opening to a private back patio. The detached two-car garage has been converted into a spacious game room/studio with a bricked fireplace and three-quarter bath. This additional living space of approximately 387 square feet is not included in the original 1179 square feet shown on public records. There is a workshop and laundry area behind the game room. The large rear yard offers foothill views and room for expansion. Close to acclaimed Glendora schools and the shops, restaurants, and activities along the Glendora Village Boulevard. 

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