960-square-foot Sierra Madre cottage has chalet charm for $689K

By Bianca Barragan

Way up in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, this Sierra Madre cottage is close to hiking trails and far from the action and crowds of city life.

The 960-square-foot house in Little Santa Anita Canyon was built in 1949. It features “Swiss chalet”-style details, like the high pitched ceilings, the exposed ceiling beams, and the wavy decorative wooden details. The rock fireplace is another reminder that the mountains are nearby.

Its two bedrooms are ample and sunlit, and out of every window, there’s a view of mature trees or glimpses of the mountains or both.

Behind the house, a rambling, terraced backyard with a seating area stretches across the nearly 7,000 square foot lot. The trailhead for Mt. Wilson is about a mile away.

The house last sold in 2016 for $628,000. 674 Alta Vista Drive is for sale now for $689,000 with Vanessa Withers of Deasy Penner Podley.

To read the full article visit their website here.

You Might Also Like...
Recent Posts

Astonishing Pasadena Post + Beam, $2.125M

by Philip Ferrato Immaculately restored and cared for, this superb Post + Beam from 1957 by Buff, Straub + Hensman, known as the Thomson House, is not only one of the finest examples of the firm’s work in wood, but one of the best Post + Beam houses to survive from the period. Buff, Straub… Keep reading

Lovely 1920s Spanish-style duplex in Leimert Park asking $939K

By Pauline O’Connor New on the market in Leimert Park is a well-preserved Spanish-style duplex that’s been around since 1928. The turreted building was one of a number of duplexes built in the neighborhood by local contractor Leo B. Elliott, and according to city records, shortly after its completion, the LA County Assessor determined its… Keep reading

DPP Curate Helps Boost Mid-Century Sale

Built in 1964 as part of The Cliffs, a modernist development in the Montecito Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, 3877 Latrobe Street stands as a stunning example of mid-century modern architecture. The home was designed by architect John Lawrence Pugsley, who is best known for his mid-century commissions in neighboring Pasadena. After a series of… Keep reading