March 31, 2022, 12:29 pm
From Mid-Century Modern to Spanish colonial, the homes of the San Gabriel Valley feature a wide variety of architectural styles. Our listings this week stand as testament to this unique characteristic of the SGV. An art deco estate in La Cañada Flintridge will inspire those with an eye for glamorous custom features, while a contemporary Cape Cod in Glendora will call to those who love entertaining outdoors. Opportunities abound in Pasadena and nearby Altadena with homes ranging from a 1927 English Revival to a charming 1913 Farmhouse.
Glendora | Cape Cod Compound
1103 Danton Drive | $2,000,000
Private and spacious, this modern four bedroom, five bathroom property (with the option of a fifth bedroom or office) offers all the amenities a family desires in a secure setting with a scenic view of the mountains. This home was built for comfort and ease, and bringing family and friends together for the shared activities they love. Enjoy movies in the private theater, or play pool/billiards or air hockey in the game room. Outside is and outdoor basketball court, putting green and in-ground trampoline, perfect exercise. Cool down in the backyard swimming pool and spa, fashioned from natural rock, and featuring man-made slide and waterfall. The oversized, covered patio is ideal for relaxing, and includes a BBQ, glass rock fire pit and space for outdoor parties. Attached to the magnificent 1,000 square foot, three-car garage is a built-in solar power system that helps keep electric bills low. Packed with a host of amenities, 1103 Danton may spoil you for anything else that comes along, providing great value in one, upscale location.
Pasadena | Updated 1927 English Revival
351 South Parkwood Avenue | $1,749,000
Located in Pasadena’s sought-after Caltech neighborhood, gorgeous curb appeal and lush landscaping embrace this updated 1927 English Revival home. A breezy covered porch with curved archways welcomes warmly into the charming light-filled living room adorned with original Batchelder tile fireplace, built-in shelving and a dramatic barrel ceiling. The bright and elegant dining room benefits from massive picture windows, and a unique built-in lighted cabinet. Hardwood floors connect the entire home and lead to the three generous bedrooms each with an abundance of windows. The primary bedroom with a vaulted skylight has built-in storage and a classic tile bathroom. The second bedroom accesses the pool and patio through French doors, and the third bedroom features a walk-in closet. The 10,890 square foot lot, one of the largest lots on highly desirable Parkwood Avenue, makes excellent use of the outdoor entertaining spaces with multiple grassy areas for play, a full-sized inviting pool with spa, built-in BBQ, mature fruit trees throughout the gardens and a 511 square foot ADU/guest house with kitchen, laundry and bathroom. Enjoy pride of ownership and endless possibilities in this rare and gracious home.
Pasadena | Mid-Century Modern
3715 Hampton Road | $2,299,000
Located in the lower Hastings Ranch area, this extra-large, 13,000 sq. ft. lot holds an elegant 4-bed, 2.5 bath Mid-Century home with a 373 sq feet detached studio and finished and insulated two-car garage with a charging station, a separate finished outbuilding, and an extra-wide, gated driveway with parking for 4 cars. The backyard patio features stone pavers leading through the fully – landscaped yard with room for a pool and outdoor seating to enjoy the unobstructed mountain views. You’ll find artful light fixtures, a wine refrigeration unit, abundant closet space, and custom built-ins. Two of the remodeled baths are oversized: one with a shower and soaking tub and the other featuring an extra-wide roll-in shower. A central open floorplan takes you from the living room through the dining room to a large family room with a view of the private backyard. The front hallway leads to two bedrooms and the master ensuite, which wraps around two sides and opens to the back patio. The modern kitchen lies off the dining room with its gleaming quartz stone counters and matching floor tiles, and beyond that is a half bath and the fourth bedroom. A separate finished 17′ x 18′ temperature-controlled building lies just a few feet across the patio with room for your hobbies, music, a gym, or a separate rec room. Living here, you’ll enjoy comfort, style and all the conveniences this area has to offer.
La Cañada | Spanish-inspired Art Deco Estate
607 Foxwood Road | $8,995,000
Offering spectacular views, this is truly a house that must be seen to be appreciated. The Overell Estate, one of the most iconic and historic properties in the San Gabriel Valley, has been updated and expanded with the latest technology without losing its classic character. A unique blend of Spanish Colonial Revival and Art Deco architecture. The design, a collaboration between L.G. Scherer & Cyril Bennett, was completed in 1929. There are two APNs totaling 1.18 acres with outstanding landscaping, including several fountains, a waterfall, koi pond, pool, spa, lanai, views galore, and entertainment areas. The current owners have taken the property to yet another level, remodeling the kitchen, landscaping, the pool twice, theatre equipment, and the master bathroom (2018) with custom tile, THG fixtures, and onyx. Unique cherry cabinetry designed specifically for the dressing area completes this suite. There is an attached one-bedroom guest apartment with separate entry. All five bedrooms are ensuite, spacious, have tremendous closet space, and feature balconies. The three-level floor plan is excellent. In addition to the four bedrooms in the main house, there is an attached one-bedroom guest apartment with its own entrance. The property is meticulously landscaped and includes numerous outdoor water features, including fountains, a koi pond, an exquisite tiled infinity pool and spa, a lanai, panoramic views, and entertainment areas. Old-world charm is reminiscent of Hollywood glamour.
Altadena | 1913 Farm House
1158 New York Drive | $1,998,000
Statuesque trees grace the entrance of this 1913 vintage Farmhouse-style home, sited upon a 16,000+ square foot lot. While in need of some real tender, loving care, the charm remains intact. In addition to the home, there are two adjacent parcels which when added to the main lot, that equal a total of 35,000+ square feet. The opportunity exists to restore this grande dame to her glory days and create an estate to rival those of the surrounding neighborhood – or to develop the vacant lots into a separate new home as allowed by the county’s rules and regulations. Either way, the possibilities are endless. The seller prefers to sell the parcels together.
Pasadena | San Rafael Contemporary with Striking Views
205 Malcolm Drive | $1,499,000
A rare find, this contemporary residence resides in the sought-after San Rafael Hills. This one-owner home is thoughtfully designed and has been meticulously maintained over the years. Offering 4 bedrooms, and 3 baths this split-level residence is ideally suited to take advantage of spectacular views of the majestic San Gabriel Mountains. Sliding doors to both the front and back patios ensure the enjoyment of indoor/outdoor entertaining. The contemporary style kitchen offers window views to the rear gardens, modern light fixtures, and a retro O’Keefe and Merritt stove takes center stage. The main level features 3 bedrooms, including a primary suite, and are all similarly accented with exposed beamed ceilings. A second full bath completes this level. Downstairs, there is a fourth bedroom and bath, ideal for multi-generational living, guests, home gym or private office space and convenient direct access to the attached 2-car garage. Drought-tolerant butterfly and hummingbird plantings punctuate the back garden, respectfully designed for water conservation, without the sacrifice of color or interest. This property is truly a keeper and is one to be cherished by its next owner for as many years as its original.