Located about 14 miles from Downtown L.A. and directly north of Pasadena, Altadena is an unincorporated area with a high median household income and cozy population of 42,777. Stop in at foodie-friendly AltaEats and shop the top-notch Farmers Market on Wednesdays, featuring Coldwater Canyon Provisions’ famed jams, artisan cheese from Drake Family Farms, and Japanese rice sandwiches from Mama Musubi. Significant architecture in the neighborhood includes the Queen Anne-style Andrew McNally House, ultra modern Beard House, Craftsman-style Keyes Bungalow, brick-covered Pacific Electric Railway Company Substation No. 8, and Italianate and Colonial Revival-style Woodbury-Story House. Altadena’s aptly named Christmas Tree Lane has been a holiday attraction since 1920, and features the oldest large-scale outdoor Christmas lighting venue in the world.
By Kathryn McLamb Built by 23 students at Pasadena City College in California, this mid-century home was celebrated in a public display when construction was completed in 1960. The 1,200-square-foot structure, known as ‘Case Study House #11,’ was then sold via a silent auction and moved from the campus to its current location in nearby... Keep reading →
By Pauline O’Connor Well well well, looks like the housing gods have seen fit to favor us with a time capsule listing, and a very fine one at that. Located at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in northern Altadena, the well-preserved post-and-beam was designed by USC-trained architects Fred Dinger and Harlan Pedersen in 1962.... Keep reading →
By Julie Lasky Altadena, Calif. | $1.699 Million A 1963 modern house with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Ian Mackinlay, a Scottish-born architect, adapted the design of this house from one his client admired in Hawaii. He built it on a knoll in the foothills of the San Gabriel range, on a private road that... Keep reading →
By Marilyn Kalfus Set on a knoll under a soaring Chinese elm tree, an English cottage on Marigold Street is one of the original homes that Elisha Janes, a New York transplant, built in Altadena in the 1920s. The 1928 home is located in Janes Village, designated as an ”Altadena Heritage” area in 2002. In... Keep reading →
By Bianca Barragan Up in the foothills neighborhood of Altadena, the dramatic makeover of this three-bedroom Craftsman makes it look much younger than its 107 years. Perhaps the most notable addition is a large, rectangular swimming pool in the front yard. French doors from the front porch lead indoors to an open communal area that holds... Keep reading →