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 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 →
Calling all landscape design enthusiasts! The 2019 Art of the Garden tour hosted by Creative Arts Group offers a unique opportunity to visit five stunning private gardens located in the foothill communities of Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre and San Marino. The tour includes gardens in a variety of different styles. Visitors may draw inspiration from... Keep reading →
By Elijah Chiland Here’s a Spanish-style home sitting on a grassy 5,993-square-foot lot in easygoing Altadena. The house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, spread across 1,391 square feet of floor space. Inside are wood floors, French doors, and a wood-burning fireplace in the living room. Behind the house is a large back deck and... Keep reading →
By Lauren Beale Andrew McNally, co-founder of the atlas publishing company Rand McNally, put this Altadena mansion on the map. Built in 1888, the distinctive house is in the Queen Anne-style but more horizontal and less fussy than the vertical Victorians of the time. McNally often used the house, with its three-story rotunda, to entertain... Keep reading →